Color Pencil Supplies

Shopping for art supplies and books is one of the best things about being an artist but it can also be overwhelming if you haven't figured out your favorites yet. Below is a list of sketching supplies that I love to travel with. You can click on any item listed to go to a link on Amazon.com.

Recommended Supplies

Strathmore 400 Series Colored Pencil Pad 9"x12" Wire Bound, 30 Sheets

Manual pencil sharpener: Kum AS2, Two Hole Automatic Long Point Pencil 

Eraser: Tombow 57315 MONO Zero Eraser

Kneaded eraser

Most projects in Rhonda Gardner’s workshops can be completed in the Strathmore pad described above.  However, students may want to complete some projects on higher qualify paper. The Instructor will have a supply of high qualify colored pencil paper (Stonehenge) that students may purchase in class for specific projects.

Optional extras:

Embossing stylus

Battery operated eraser: Derwent Battery Operated Eraser

Refills for Derwent Battery Operated Eraser

Brush to keep paper clean: Mr. Pen drafting brush

Other sharpeners that we like include this battery operated sharpener and this electric sharpener.


Color Pencils:
I am recommending Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils.  Please do not bring student grade pencils (or you will be disappointed with your results). I have listed here the name and number of the individual pencils recommended for the beginners workshop. I suggest buying these in person at local art stores that sell the pencils individually. Or if you want to buy the entire set of 150 Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils you can find it here.

These are the pencils recommended for Rhonda’s July workshop.

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These are the pencils recommended for Rhonda’s August workshop.

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