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.


Look for textbooks online or at local bookstores. Books for TESOL classes (only) are available at the Seattle Central Bookstore or online.

Master ASL - Level One (with DVD)

  • Author: Jason E. Zinza
  • ISBN: 978-1881133209
  • Publisher: Sign Media Inc

Belwin's 21st Century Guitar Method 1 | 2nd Edition

  • Author: Aaron Stang
  • ISBN: 9781470623807
  • Publisher: Alfred Music

Belwin's 21st Century Guitar Theory | Bk 1

  • Authors: Sandy Feldstein and Aaron Stang
  • ISBN: 9781470633660
  • Publisher: Alfred Music

While no texts are required for this course, here are a few optional texts recommended by the instructor:

Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

  • Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
  • ISBN: 978-1119002253
  • Publisher: Wiley

The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios

  • Authors: Steve Wexler, Jeffrey Shaffer, Andy Cotgreave
  • ISBN: 978-1119282716
  • Publisher: Wiley

Communicating Data with Tableau: Designing, Developing, and Delivering Data Visualizations

  • Author: Ben Jones
  • ISBN: 978-1449372026
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media


  • Authors: Solórzano & Schmidt
  • ISBN: 978-0-13-294040-5
  • Publisher: Pearson 2014


  • Authors: Chase & Johannsen
  • ISBN 978-11113-98651
  • Publisher: Cengage
Recommended reading:
9 Heads: A Guide to Drawing Fashion, by Nancy Riegelman,

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

GENKI I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese | 2nd Edition

  • ISBN: 978-4789014403
  • Publisher: Japan Times/Tsai Fong Books

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
  • 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 Text for Intermediate Only:

El Espejo Enterrado

  • Author: Carlos Fuentes
  • ISBN: 978-6071106148
  • Recommend purchasing used or e-book

Required Text: Schaum's Outline of Spanish Grammar | 6th Edition

      • Author: Conrad Schmitt
      • ISBN: 9780071830416
      • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Optional Text: English Grammar for Students of Spanish | 1st Edition

      • Author: Emily Spinelli
      • ISBN: 978-0934034227
      • Publisher: Heinle

Optional Dictionary: The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary

      • Author: Salvatore Ramondino
      • ISBN: 978-0451181688
      • Publisher: Berkley

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 | 6th Edition

      • Author: Tracy D. Terrell, Elias Miguel Munoz, Jeanne Egasse
      • ISBN: 978-0073046075
      • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
        • Please note: Returning Spanish the Natural Way students with the 4th edition of this book can still use it for the time being

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.

Here's the list of required and recommended materials, which will be discussed in more detail on the first day of class.

  • Acrylic paint: Basic colors
  • Paintbrushes: Various sizes
  • Mixed media tablet: 11"x14"
  • Tracing paper
  • Fine point scissors
  • Glue
  • Canvas board
  • Sketchbook
  • 24 soft color pencils
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • One white acrylic color

* Reguired Supplies (others are optional)

  • Drawing Pencils
    • 2B & 6B Pencils *
    • 4B & 8B Pencils
  • Charcoal Pencils
    • Soft, White *
    • Medium, Hard
  • Paper Blenders *
  • White Vinyl Eraser *
  • Detail Eraser (Tombow)
  • Micron Pens
    • .5 *
    • .3 & .7
  • Small Watercolor Pencil Set
    • 12 *
    • 24, 36 or 48
  • Small Pastel Pencil Set
    • 6 *
    • 12
  • 1 – 3 square charcoals *
  • Medium #4 filbert brush for blending watercolor pencils
  • Water Jar
  • Paper pad
    • 11" X 14" *
    • 9" X 12"
    • 14" X 17"
  • Watercolor or mixed media pad
    • 11" X 14" *
    • 9" X 12"
    • 14" X 17"
  • Pencil
  • Notepad

Pencils - HB, 2B, 6B
Plastic Eraser
Newsprint Pad – 14 x 17 or 18 x 24
Tracing Paper - 11 x 14

Recommended materials:

I will demonstrate color rendering in class and limited supplies will be available for you to try.

  • Basic set of colored art markers - Cool Gray 20% (light gray), Cool Gray 70% (dark gray), Lt. Flesh**, Dk. Flesh**, several colors of your choice (light and dark of same color)\
  • Fine point black marker (.05) or dark colored pencil for line work
  • White colored pencil or white gel pen
  • Bristol board 100 lb smooth (11 x 14) or marker paper

Optional materials:

**Some good flesh tone combos: Brick Beige / Light Walnut or Sand– Light complexion Light Tan / Walnut – Darker complexion
Fashion Illustration Materials

Other media you are interested in using
Appropriate paper for chosen media

Note about materials:
Be sure to purchase artist's supplies. Regular markers, colored pencils, etc. will not give you the same results and flexibility. Art supply employees are usually a good source of knowledge when looking for a good brand or the right paper to go with the media of your choice.

Suggested marker brands:
Prismacolor Double Ended Art Markers, choose from chisel tip or brush tip ($2.00-$4.00 ea.)
Suggested colored pencil brands:
Berol Prismacolor, Faber-Castell, Derwent

Other media to consider and suggested brands:
Watercolor pencils (Caran D'Ache, Faber-Castell, Derwent)
Watercolors (Daniel Smith or Grumbacher watercolors, Windsor Newton or Daniel Smith brushes)
Soft (artists') pastels (Rembrandt or Windsor Newton)

Suggested Art Supply Vendors:
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE (U-District)
(206) 634-3400

Daniel Smith Art Supply
Seattle store - (south of downtown)
4150 First Avenue South
(206) 223-9599
Redmond store
15112 NE 24th Street
(425) 643-1781
Catalog orders

Artist & Craftsman Supply
4350 8th Avenue NE (U-District, just east of I-5, behind Petco)
(206) 545-0091

Blick Art Supply
1600 Broadway East Seattle, WA 98102 (206) 324-0750
Northwest Art and Frame
4733 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116 (206) 937-5507

Here's the list of required and recommended materials, which will be discussed in more detail on the first day of class.

  • Spiral notebook
  • (2) each of small, medium, and large brushes; get synthetic if affordable, otherwise look for mid-range options
  • (1) packet of 8 1/2" acrylic paper
  • 16 oz. acrylic paints in the following colors:
    • Red
    • Blue
    • Yellow
    • Brown or black (your choice)
  • (2) 11x14 and (2) 16x20 stretched canvases - 5/8"
  • A pair of fabric cutting scissors - choose a low- to mid-price model

On the first day, please bring your paints, spiral notebook, brushes, and (1) 11x14 canvas.

  • 18” x 24” sketch pad
  • Mechanical pencil (0.7 or 0.5mm) with B or 2B graphite
  • Sketchbook approximately 9x12 inches, mixed media paper
  • Pentel Brush Pen - black
  • Micon Pens - black, one of each size 03, 05; you can purchase a wider range of sizes if you'd like such as 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
  • Canson Fanboy Comic Book Art Boards 11 x 17 -- comes in a pack of 24

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

Here's the list of required and recommended materials, which will be discussed in more detail on the first day of class.

Here's the list of required and recommended materials, which will be discussed in more detail on the first day of class.

We'll also be referencing the instructor's book Painting for Everyone, which will be made available via handouts for students.

Required and Supplementary Student Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Paper glue (can be Elmer's glue)
  • Masking tape (wide and narrow)
  • Adhesive tape
  • Pencil
  • Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Brush
  • Recycled paper (can be magazines for recycling)
  • 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.