Materials List

Chart showing different widths of Montana Gold spray paint system


  • There is no paper textbook to buy.
  • Your Laptop & Phone are your textbooks.


Week 1 - Plaster Casting

  1. 4# Box of Plaster of Paris - Any Hardware store
  2. Metal Hand Shovel - plastic shovels suck, metal shovels are expensive, but Daiso has metal shovels for $1.50! :D
  3. Bucket - steal from mom 'n dad or split one at Hardware store with classmate
  4. Stir Stick - free at Hardware store, just ask at paint counter (a free 5-gallon stir stick is even better than a 1-gallon)
  5. Cheap 1" paint brush (optional) don't need this, but most students like to brush sand off their finished casting

    WWE Diva Kaitlyn and Montana Gold Acrylic Professional Spray Paint

Week 3 - Graffiti Writing

Week 6 - Sketching

  • Paper to draw on, several sheets, preferably unlined
  • Any pencil will do, but a "Draughting Pencil" from CSULB Art Store is awesome (can also try Pastels from Automatic Drawing)

Week 10 - Zines

Assorted material: paper, needle & thread for binding, etc. Exact materials depend on what you choose to make.

Lisa Bernhauser creating an automatic drawing with a friend

Week 12 - Automatic Drawing

Note: if you come to the optional meetup, you don't need to bring materials, I'll provide them.

  • 22x30" sheet of drawing paper. Rives BFK White is the most glorious sheet of paper I've ever seen! (seriously) CSULB Art Store in FA3, or any other art store
  • Some kind of Board or plywood or cardbaord to tape it to
  • Oil Crayons - get a whole set at Daiso for $1.50!

120108-N-GC412-001 ARABIAN SEA, Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Dustin Lenhardt and Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Cody Eitniear weld in the sheet metal shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released

Other Materials

Whatever materials you might need to realize your vision on various Activities. Mostly no-cost or low-cost stuff you can find around the house.