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Gabby de Castro-Olano; Light, Color, Design

Foundation Starter Kit 2021-2022

Hello Pratt Foundation Students!

If you are studying in-person with us this fall we ask that you purchase the Pratt Foundation Starter Kit before the beginning of the fall semester. The Pratt Foundation Starter Kit will have some of the basic tools and materials needed for all your first-year foundation classes. These tools and materials will set you up for success throughout the year. 

The Pratt Foundation Starter Kit is available for sale at Blick (536 Myrtle Avenue) near Pratt’s Brooklyn campus. This kit is highly discounted from $203.95 (list price) to $151.99 before tax with support from Blick and Pratt Foundation. Students will need to purchase the kit in-person during the week of orientation; please be prepared to show your Pratt ID for purchase. The Pratt Foundation Starter Kit is only available for in person pick up, shipping is not available for the discounted kits at this time. 

In addition to the Pratt Foundation Starter Kit  you may need the following:

  • Pratt Institute and Pratt Foundation strongly recommend these laptops for students enrolled in all degree programs. Some of your Foundation course content will be delivered online and it’s important that you be able to participate appropriately (see the attached PDF for more information).

  • Students enrolled in Time and Movement classes will need to purchase a hard drive as well as a SD card. Please see the PDF below for more information on suggested specs. 

  • Many LCD classes will require the use of Color-aid. Your professor will let you know if you need this item by the first day of class. If you purchase the kit you will receive a coupon for a discounted rate on the Color-aid should you need to purchase (the kit with Color-aid included costs $219.99 before tax).

For Remote Students:

If you are joining us online this fall we continue to recommend the Pratt Foundation Starter Kit though you will have to source these materials yourself. Please note that if you are not in-person and purchasing the kit at the Blick store on Myrtle Avenue you will not be able to receive the discounted price. The Blick store will not be able to ship kits to your location. 

We have assembled carts through Amazon and Blick to make this process easier for you. Please see the links below for access to these carts. Alternatively, if you have an art store close to where you are studying and would like to support local businesses in your area please do. 

Blick / 


Blick With Coloraid

Amazon /


Amazon With Coloraid

Questions? Please contact Natalie Moore or Leslie Mutchler

Foundation Starter Kit 2021-2022* 

*Please note that this is a starter kit and faculty will ask students to purchase additional materials for specific assignments over the course of the year.