Pen:Large folded brass FLAT pen (1/4", 3/8" or 5/16" Horizon is ideal; Coit, Hiro or similar are okay; Automatic is too sharp, but will work with a light touch); plus any other pens you like to use.
Flat Brush: 1/2" W/N Series 995 flat brush or similar (clear handle, gold bristles)
Ruling Pen: Any of the modern variations IF YOU HAVE ONE. This is the one tool that is most optional-if you are not a ruling pen person, there will be lots of other things for you to work with. I have several different kinds for you to borrow in class. If you like a traditional drafting tool style, bring it along, but I have a tough time with those.
Non-Waterproof Ink: Higgins Eternal, Higgins Sepia, walnut, Noodler's, anything like that. Look out for words like "Indian", "permanent", even "sumi" as they all clog the slits of folded flat pens.
Gouache: A tube or two of gouache (W/N Indigo and Prussian Blue have excellent texture and power. All colors are not created equal!) Optional:White or right colors and/or a jar of Pro White or Dr. Martin's Bleedproof Whiteif you want to write in reverse (and some dark papers, too)
Paper:Large paper (11x17 or larger). Bond is fine for pens or something with a bit of tooth. Diploma Parchment is my favorite at the moment & I like Strathmore Charcoal pads for pen, flat brush, AND pointed brush, but NOT CANSON'S charcoal pads: pen work (only)will bleed, plus fancier papers you might want to work on-Arches, Canson Ingres or MiTientes, Bugra, watercolor, etc.
Pencil and/or a few colored pencils and a ruler
For the CUT PAPER part of the class you will need:
An exacto knife and plenty of #11 blades; a self-healing cutting mat (the bigger the better, but a 9"x12" really is just fine) and paper to cut. Most cut paper art is traditionally done on black paper, so I'd load up on that if I were you, something in the Canson Mi-Tientes weight neighborhood. But ANY COLOR is going to work (some better than others). As much as I would prefer to advise you to travel lightly, it will give you more options for creativity to have a nice selection of papers with you. Marbled and patterned papers will come into use as well(your cut-out letters will need something interesting on which to sit).
There will be an optional special project, a cut-paper convex-faceted letter, that you might want to try. For this you will need 6 or 7 sheets of 8 1/2x11 paper that range in colors from white or very bright to dark or black. Get the slightly heavier weight they might call card stock and pick out a nice range of value in colors that go together-it can be monochromatic or not.