When preparing to head to an art retreat or workshop, you have a few options available: pack everything but the kitchen sink in your checked suitcase (change of clothing optional) OR shop at your destination or ship to the destination in advance (check with your host prior and clear up any receiving preferences in advance.)
As a venue/organizer/attendee I've seen the gamut of the traveling art supplies, let me help you pack like a pro:
Take your supply list and work from it. Don't put more thought into it than what the list states. The teaching artist has developed the supply list with the class in mind. You don't need to anticipate any unforeseen needs.
Check a bag. No, really. Bite the bullet and check a bag. TSA doesn't take kindly to ar…