When attending my workshop for the first time I only ask that the person buy one tube of dioxin purple, a filbert brush and a canvas. That way they can try out the session and see if they have the heart to spend money and make a commitment. After the first session I give them the supply list. This is that list:
SUPPY LIST FOR MARGARET GARCIA’S OIL PAINTING CLASS
Cadmium Red Deep
Cadmium Red Medium
Cadmium Yellow Deep
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Yellow light.
You can buy a tube of white but you won’t use it for a while. No Black, No Umbers, No Siennas, No designer flesh tones, No nipples yellow. You can buy expensive though not necessary cobalts, and other high key color Radients, which I love, but best to focus on understanding those colors first.
A newsprint pad and pencils, is always good to have, nothing expensive.
Three different sizes of filbert brushes, one the size of tip of your index finger. In the beginning you will prefer soft. As you get into more color and perhaps thicker paint you will want to load the brush more and will need a bristle filbert.
Turpenoid: bring your own, also a jar or metal can so you can to carry it in.
I have rags but you are always welcomed to add your old t -shirts to it.
Some people have portable easels they use, but I have some easels first come first serve.
Also once you get into color you will need a medium. I recommend Liquin. There are many mediums and sometimes the kits come with them.
AND OF COURSE YOUR CANVAS AND $15.