Not sure if you need a textbook or specific supplies for your class? We update this list each quarter with our instructors’ current requirements.

If you don’t see your class listed here, there are no required materials; however, some art classes prefer to go over recommended supplies on the first day of class.


All textbooks are available at the Seattle Central Bookstore or online.

Interchange Intro Student’s Book with Audio CD | 3rd Edition

  • Authors: Jack C. Richards, Jonathan Hull, Susan Proctor, Susan Proctor, Jonathan Hull
  • ISBN: 9780521601498
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Deutsch Na klar! An Introductory German Course Student Edition | 5th Edition

  • Author: Robert Di Donato, Monica Clyde, Jacqueline Vansant
  • ISBN: 9780073535326
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Python for Data Analysis: Data Wrangling with Pandas, NumPy, and IPython | 1st Edition

  • Author: Wes McKinney
  • ISBN: 978-1449319793
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition

Essential Italian Grammar

  • Author: Olga Ragusa, Dover Publications Inc
  • ISBN: 9780486207797
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication Date: 06/01/1963

Adventures in Japanese | 3rd Edition

  • Authors: Hiromi Peterson & Naomi Hirano-Omizo
  • ISBN: Paperback – 978-0-88727-549-4; Hardcover – 978-0-88727-575
  • Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company

Recommended Reading:

Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology

  • Author: Alexander Alberro
  • ISBN: 0262511177
  • Publisher: The MIT Press

Chapter 7: The Art of Ideas and the Media Generation, Performance from Futurism to the Present

Sentences on Conceptual Art

Recommended Reading:

The Compleat Distiller | 2nd Edition

  • Authors: Michael Nixon & Michael McCaw
  • ISBN: 193576103X
  • Publisher: Amphora Society

Como Se Dice..? | 8th Edition

  • Authors: Ana Jarvis, Raquel Lebredo, Francisco Mena-Ayllon
  • ISBN: 9780618471447
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Please Note: This edition can be found as used via online and retail booksellers; if you’re able to find a used version, we recommend that you purchase it

Suggested Reading for Advanced class only:

El Espejo Enterrado

  • Authors: Carlos Fuentes
  • ISBN: 978-6071106148
  • Publisher: Alfaguara
  • Please Note: You can also purchase this as an eBook

Español para el hispanohablante en los Estados Unidos | 3rd Edition

  • Authors: Alfonso González and Mirta A. González
  • ISBN: 978-0-7618-2037-6

McGraw Hill’s Complete Medical Spanish | 2nd edition

  • Author: Joanna Rios, Jose Fernandez Torres
  • ISBN: 978-0071664295
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

Spanish in 10 minutes a day with CD-ROM | 1st edition

  • Author: Kristine K. Kershul
  • ISBN: 9781931873116
  • Publisher: Bilingual Books, Inc

Dos Mundos A Communicative Approach | 4th Edition (Blue Cover)

  • Author: Tracy D. Terrell, Elias Miguel Munoz, Jeanne Egasse
  • ISBN: 9780070644342
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

How To Teach English Book with DVD | 1st Edition

  • Author: Jeremy Harmer
  • ISBN: 9781405853095
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication Date: 05/21/2007

Grammar for English Language Teachers | 2nd Edition

  • Author: Martin Parrott
  • ISBN: 9780521712040
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date: 01/14/2010

New Perspectives HTML and CSS: Comprehensive | 6th Edition 

  • Author: Patrick Carey
  • ISBN: 9781111526443
  • Publisher: Course Technology


All instructors will go over a more detailed supply list on the first day of class.

  • Sketchbook
  • 24 soft color pencils
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • One white acrylic color
  • Pencil
  • Notepad

A list of required materials will be provided and discussed on the first day of class.

  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • 2 canvas mat boards
  • 1 tablet of canvas paper
  • Craft notions: beads, string, ribbon, decorative paper, fabric scraps, found art such as rocks, sticks, dried blossoms
  • 18” x 24” sketch pad
  • Mechanical pencil (0.7 or 0.5mm) with B or 2B graphite

Supplies will be provided on first day.  Instructor will go everything you will need to bring/buy for next class.

A list of required materials will be provided and discussed on the first day of class.

A list of required materials will be provided and discussed on the first day of class.

  • Set of 24-48 Hard Pastels (ie. nupastel)
  • Set of 24-48 Oil Pastels (Plus Oil Pastel Colorless Blender)
  • Set of 24-48 Soft Pastels (Optional)

Please Note: With any of these Pastel Sets, you can get a larger set if you’d like

  • 1 or more Pastel Paper Pads:
    • 11×14, 14×17 or 16×20 – Depending on size preference; Canson or Strathmore recommended
    • 11×14, 12×17 or 16×20 Sanded Paper (Optional)
  • 3 – 4 Drawing Stomps, (or Tortillons)- various sizes
  • 2B Pencil
  • White Vinyl Eraser
  • Can of Spray Fixative (Optional)
  • Paper Towels
  • A collection of at least 10 magazines that are of visual interest to you
  • A small collection of craft type notions: buttons, ribbons, rhinestones, beads, etc.
  • A packet of canvas paper
  • 3 of your favorite music CDs, preferably instrumental

Please note: The instructor will supply some of the above materials, but please bring any that you have

Please bring any watercolor supplies you already have, but do not buy anything.