Seniors 1 and 2 Materials list

This list is for Senior 1 and 2 students that are new to the school. Returning students only need to top up missing items.


Pencils: HB, 2B, 4B  (Junior classes only need a good HB pencil)


  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Rubber
  • 30cm Ruler
  • Scissors
  • UHU stick
  • PVA glue
  • Masking tape 1″
  • A3 clear book display file (this contains clear pages to insert coursework)


  • Maped Colouring pencils
  • Maped Gem markers ( this brand please!)
  • Thick Wax crayons (box of 12)
  • Thick Permanent Black marker pen


  • Black spiral bound A3 journal ( example on the blog)
  • A3 Watercolour pad, (300gsm) (gsm is the weight of the paper)

It is IMPORTANT that students have good quality paper to work on if we are going to have successful results that inspire and motivate them further. Students will work mostly in their sketchbooks for random painting experiments but when we create a FINAL PIECE we want to do it on decent paper that doesn’t wrinkle.

  • Faber Castell student Watercolour set, box of 12 OR, Reeves have a nice quality too.
  • Jovi poster paints in  a set of 12
  • Beginners set of Acrylics


  • Paintbrushes (Taklon round, sizes 6 and 10, Taklon flat , sizes 4 and 10).


PARENTS, Please ensure that you label everything. All materials should fit into a sturdy box (One your child can carry, 11 litre capacity is perfect). Sketchbooks and display files will live on the class shelf in the art room so they do not need to fit in the box too.

Box to contain materials

Box to contain materials

  1. maria chiara pace senior 1b
    December 6, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    Hi Ms Lee,

    About the contour line which it has to be rubbed out,because I out lined the crussifics. Do I have to stat again or leave it as it is.

    • December 6, 2010 at 7:18 PM

      Show it to me tomorrow and I can help you then. I’m not really sure what the problem is right now. 🙂

  2. kristina cachia
    September 26, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Hi Ms Lee its Kristina from senior 1B, just to tell you that I went to buy the water colour pad and the man at the shop said that the sheets ARE aquarell since in the blog it was marked water colour pad (no aquarell)
    can you please clafiry!
    Thank you 🙂

    • September 27, 2011 at 9:56 AM

      A watercolour pad works with water and Aquarelle means to do with water! Sometimes it is just the name in another language to tell you it’s watercolour paper, other times, it means it is specifically for working with the Aquarelle colouring pencils. This last kind of paper doesn’t hold paint very well if you want to use anything else other than Aquarelle crayons so make sure you ask if it is specifically for Aquarelle work or for any kind of water based paint. It will make a difference to your painting if the paper wrinkles or the surface gets lumpy. Hope that helps?

  3. James Ducker
    September 29, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    most of this stuff is from last year so no need to buy alot of stuff

    • October 1, 2011 at 8:38 PM

      EXACTLY!!!! Well done James 🙂

  4. October 1, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    hello!ms lee i want to ask u something i dont know the h.w .that progrem is not on my computer how i am going to do can u tell meb plss thank u:)

    • October 1, 2011 at 9:01 PM

      Aleyna, what programme are you talking about? Microsoft Paint?
      You don’t have to do anything on the computer for homework… are just designing in pencil right? 3 ideas in your sketchbook?

  5. October 3, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    thank uu ms lee:)

  6. Helene Heldager
    October 3, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Dear Ms Lee,

    Nice to meet you! I just want to let you know that I went to San Gwann today to buy all the stuff Magnus needs for his art class but it turns out that Grafarts are closed on Wednesdays. I tried to find their website to check their opening hours before I left but they don’t seem to have one. I only found their phone number and called them. No answer.

    I’ll get the things tomorrow 🙂

    All the best


    • October 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

      I tend to recommend people use the shop in Mosta called Hobby world, mostly because she knows the stock I use and if she doesn’t have the stock she would know what to substitute it with. She is also the best priced too 🙂 Good luck….

  7. Marthese
    July 4, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Hi Ms Lee, I have found that another great shop in Mosta is Art Academy. And if you live far from Mosta, no doubt Galea in Valletta and Faber-Castell in Msida are well stocked for students. They all have very good prices, offer discount schemes and are also very knowledgeable and helpful. It seems that prices for branded art materials today are more or less the same as they are being recommended by suppliers. BTW on a more personal note, I love your work 🙂

    • Lee
      July 5, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      Thank you for that 🙂

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