Students are required to purchase a select list of supplies to use in their first year at CIA. The complete list can be found here.

Students may purchase the items on the list separately or they can order a Supply Kit directly from Blick. Information about Blick's kit can be found below as well as information about ordering textbooks. 

Please note: the Supply Kits provided by Blick do not fill all the requirements on the supply list. Items such as text books and other miscellaneous supplies are NOT included in either kit. Please read the complete supply list carefully. 

A note about the Alber’s Interaction of Color  book: It doesn’t matter which version/edition you purchase. Each edition has the same information with newer editions having more color plates.

Students can pre-order their Foundation Supply Kit from Blick Art Supplies by calling 216-371-3500. You must call Blick directly to order a kit.
 
The total cost of the kit is $439.86 (price includes tax). Pre-ordered kits will be distributed during Move-In on Wednesday August 21 and during Orientation on Friday, August 23. 
 
A breakdown of what is included in the Blick Kit can be found here. Please note: this kit does not include everything on the Foundation Supply List. Please check the Foundation Supply List to see what additional items need to be purchased before the first day of class.
 
If you have any questions about ordering the Foundation Supply Kit from Blick, please contact Blick directly.

Students can order textbooks from any major retailer including Case Western Reserve's Bookstore. Students can use this link to find and order their textbooks from CWRU's BookstoreThe department code is CIA. The list of textbooks students need can be found in the Foundation Supply list

 

A note about the Alber’s Interaction of Color  book: It doesn’t matter which version/edition you purchase. Each edition has the same information with newer editions having more color plates.