Equipment and Materials

image studio students

We will provide…

Studio easels
Stools & lightweight easels for outdoor use
Drawing boards

We have a small shop to supply additional materials e.g. paper, boards, canvases, paints, pastels, brushes, white spirit, turpentine etc. There is also a small art supplier in the town. Remember that it is not permitted to carry inflammable liquids on an aeroplane.

You will need to bring…

  • A large sketch pad (preferably A3) and a couple of drawing pencils (2B).
  • Your preferred palette of paints including: red, yellow, blue, black, large white, others if you wish.
  • A basic selection of brushes for your chosen medium.

If you are uncertain about what brushes, paints, etc you need to bring please contact us for advice. It really is not necessary to bring tons of stuff!


Our house and the town of Alcalà is very relaxed so you only need to bring informal clothes. Cool clothing and layers are best as temperatures vary depending on the time of year. Comfortable footwear is essential as the streets are cobbled and it is a hill town. A sun hat, sun glasses and suntan cream are also advisable. If you come during the summer months the municipal swimming pool will be open, so if you like to swim bring swimwear and we will provide towels.