Saturday, 24 October 2015


Yesterday, me, my sister and friend went to Ainsdale beach. The weather was crap, but we had a lovely time. Here are some pictures from the day.

Amber x

Saturday, 17 October 2015


So, I've just completed my third week at university, and I thought it would be a good idea to list the essentials for a fine art degree. I hope this is helpful for anyone who hasn't got their equipment yet or for anyone who maybe looking to study fine art in the future.

The first section is basic stationary
  • Pencil case consisting of pens, pencils, ruler, rubber, sharpener
  • 2 A4/ A5 notebooks. One for Fine Art and one for Art History. (if you do both)
  • plastic A4 folder to put any papers into that you need to take with you
  • Ring binder with plastic wallets to put any papers that you don't need to take with you

The second section is the actual art equipment
  • Acrylic paint in the primary colours + black and white
  • Paint brushes in varies different sizes
  • A1 portfolio
  • 2 A4 sketchbook
  • 2 A3 sketchbooks
  • A1 paper
  • Toolbox
  • Mixing palette
  • Black drawing ink
  • Pencils 2B- 6B
  • Graphite sticks
  • Black compressed charcoal
  • Willow charcoal sticks
  • White chalk
  • Putty rubber
  • Fixative
  • PVA glue
  • Masking tape
  • Drawing pins
  • Scalpel handle and blades
  • Scissors
  • Stanley knife
  • Tape measure
  • Screwdriver
  • Claw hammer
  • Carpenters square
  • Metal ruler

The third section is books- this will probably be different for each university but I thought I would list a few that I was told I need.
  • Vitamin D: New perspectives in drawing
  • Vitamin P2: New perspectives in painting
  • After the Revolution: Women who transformed contemporary art

The last section is electrical
  • A laptop or a desktop pc and a small laptop/ tablet to bring with you to university
  • Dslr camera (not essential, however will be an advantage). I've got the Nikon D3200, which is a really great DSLR camera for beginners.

What are you studying at uni/ college/ school?

Amber x