Donna Aldridge, international award-winning master pastelist and oil painter, fine artist, has work in collections in 25 countries and teaches painting workshops nationally and art classes in Kansas City. Oil, acrylic and pastel paintings of landscapes, still lifes and figures are available and painting commissions are accepted for home and corporate, including portraits, other subjects mentioned plus pieces representing the history of the family, business or city, state or national government in oil or digital mediums.

Drawing Supplies List
for classes and workshops with Donna Aldridge


Fine Vine Charcoal

       plus optional

  • conte crayones in black, sanguine, white
  • 6-B to 8-B graphite pencil
  • carpenter's broad, flat pencil (+exacto knife)
  • quill pen or carved stick
  • with sepia or India ink
  • large pieces of charcoal
  • compressed charcoal pencil
  • sticks of pastel
  • pastel pencils
  • white pastel, chalk or conte for toned papers
  • felt-tipped pens
  • other drawing tools


Grumbacher Workable Fixative

  • used at strategic times
    as you are drawing

Grumbacher Final Fixtative

  • for the final protective fix

• For more information about Fixative
     please read — click here


  • 18" x 24" newsprint pad
  • several sheets of good drawing paper
  • —white and/or toned in color
  • foam core or other backing board
  • clips to secure paper to board

  • kneaded eraser
  • white eraser

  • 2" x 3" throw rug to place under easel to catch dust (& break fall of pastels, etc.)
  • moist hand wipes in sealable plastic bag
  • optional—cream "gloves" or finger cots
  • optional—Colourshaper or other tools
  • optional—viewfinder
  • notebook and pen/pencil since there are times when you want to make notes!

    Contact Donna with questions about supplies
    For email, click here.
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Please Note:  All artwork and materials contained on this website are copyrighted by Donna Aldridge.  No image or picture may be downloaded or copied without written permission from the artist.  Many of the painting images you will see on this site may be available for sale in original or in print form by contacting Aldridge Studios.

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