For ages 8 and up

We have everything you need, at the best price too

Order your supplies with our checklist order form.

Then you can pick them up at Firstlight!


If you’ve been around for very long at Firstlight, you know that we’ve always worked as hard as we can to keep materials costs down. Sometime it is hard to find the important items we use without traveling into downtown Nashville or going out to specialty art stores. We will always continue our goal of keeping your supplies affordable, and we try to make it easy to purchase them too.  These supplies will last the full school year and some will last longer.

15% OFF

We always offer our supplies at a 15% discount off of the Manufacturer’s list prices, so you will know you’re not paying more than you need to.

40% OFF

Our Stretched Canvas is usually 40% off msrp! available at the school in several popular sizes. (discount for canvas subject to change depending upon availability)

Returning Students are required to restock all supplies. Thank you!




So we are not spending valuable class-time fetching supplies and texting you for payments.

Supplies are needed for artists age 8 & up (Foundations or higher)

Returning Students, please make sure you have a full set of supplies BEFORE your first class. Thank you!

Later in the school year, if your student runs out of an item during class, we may notify you to go online and pay for them before class is over. That way supplies will be available immediately, and we don’t forget at the chaos when classes are letting out.

Good • Fast • Cheap

Our supplies are carefully selected to be the lowest price, but not low quality – which causes frustration when materials don’t perform well.

We hope you will purchase from us, and really, almost everyone does, but we also don’t want there to be any pressure to do so. If you love shopping around and getting the best sale prices, then go for it! Just FYI, we have had several people try to beat our prices and they ended up returning their purchases when they saw that ours were lower. Not only do we mark down 15%, but we also buy a few things in bulk.

Our list of 10 pigments must be purchased exactly as shown in our supply list below. Any deviation will not only hinder your ability to mix colors well, but you won’t be able to follow our curriculum.

Foundations Supplies

Full Set is also for Creations classes and includes:

  • Super Satchel Case
  • Folder for handouts
  • 12 x 16 Canvas Pad
  • 11 x 15 Watercolor Pad
  • 12 x 16 Palette Pad
  • 14 x 17 Sketch Pad
  • Brushes – Set of 4
  • Waterproof India Ink
  • Pen nib holder
  • Artist Nibs (2 kinds)
  • Ebony Pencil
  • 2B Pencils (2)
  • 4B Pencil (2)
  • Colored “canvas” pencil – grey
  • White Soft Eraser
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Blending Stumps
  • Oil Pastels – Set of 25 sticks
  • Soft Compressed Charcoal
  • Sandpaper Board
  • Palette Knives – set of 3
  • Blue Tape
  • 2 – 11x14 Canvas Boards
  • 10 Tubes Acrylic Paints (see pigment list)

Pigment List

Student Grade

  1. Raw Sienna
  2. Burnt Umber,
  3. Ultramarine Blue
  4. Cyan Blue
  5. Phthalo Green
  6. Purple (Dioxazine)
  7. Light Yellow
  8. Warm Red
  9. Magenta

Professional Grade

  1. Titanium White

Toon Supplies

Full Set Includes

  • Super Satchel Case
  • Folder for Handouts
  • 9 x 12 Sketch Pad
  • 9 x 12 Tracing Pad
  • Comic Book Art Boards Pad
  • Bristol Vellum Pad
  • Colored Pencils – Set of 24 Student Grade
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • 4B Pencil
  • 4B Mechanical Lead Refil
  • White Soft Eraser
  • Modeling Clay (non-drying)
  • “S” Pitt Pens (2)
  • Markers – Super Tip for 1st year
Full set of new supplies 

If you are new to Firstlight, or if your supplies are mostly used up, you can buy a new load of stuff with everything needed for your class, all at once, and with no worries whether or not you found the right items. (several rolls of paper towels are not included, but required at various times). The supplies should last the entire year, and many items last close to 2 full years of classes.

A la carte

Supplies are available for single-item purchase any time – during class or on our online store. We also have special items such as stretched canvas, clay, and higher grade paints, which are not on the required lists, but available for purchase when you want them.