What the class includes:
White Gesso - any gesso is fine. it doesn't have to be golden. If you don't have any gesso, then you could also substitute a matte finish white acrylic.
Amsterdam - Sevres blue - any turquoise or blue will work. craft paint is fine!
Heavy body Titanium white paint - I used Dick Blick here but you could also use any heavy body white
Folkart skintone - available at many craft stores like Joann, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby
Paynes gray or dark brown
stabilo graphite pencil (NOT the black pencil. they are way different.) you could also just use any 2b pencil. This is just a preference. You can get singles at most art stores.
Quinacridone Nickel Azo gold - this is a beautiful, unique color. It is the most important color for my faces so if you want to invest in paint, this should be the first one you get! (especially if you paint faces a lot)
Flat brush - I used the flat that is in this set. Any 1/2" flat synthetic brush will work fine.
detail brush - Princeton select round size 1.
8x8 wood board - you could also use smooth watercolor paper. Something that is pretty thick. Canvas is certainly ok, but it will give you a different texture.