materials list

If you’ve been painting a while bring along your usual kit. But do have a look over this list as you will find it helpful to either have what’s on this list or something very similar, as we will work from this basic kit.

If you are in Ireland, I recommend K&MEvans art supplies in Jervis street. You can buy online and they deliver I find them the best value and they have everything on the list.  Ask for Nicola as I have negotiated a discount for you and he has the list too.


Art Supplies List


An easel of some kind

Tabletop is best for classes and the kind that also has a box for supplies can be useful. Here are some examples if you don’t already have something.

If you are travelling by public transport let me know in advance and I can supply one for you.

Winsor Newton Medway Table box Easel

Winsor & Newton Windrush Studio Easel

Create Burren Box


Winsor & Newton Galleria Short Flat no 8, 12 & 14  (an 8 & 12 would be fine)


Palette Knife

You only really need one.

Painting knifes 1011 and 1018 on evans website are good.


Large flat plastic or wooden ones are good. A tear off wax paper one is very useful for workshops as but even a large plate would do in a pinch.



I recommended these for the workshop.

Windsor & Newton Winton 37ml Oil

  • Titanium white
  • Cadmium yellow pale or chrome yellow
  • Lemon yellow
  • Alizerin crimson
  • Cadmium red
  • French ultramarine
  • Cerulean blue
  • Sap green
  • Burnt Umber
  • Viridian
  • Yellow ochre – Nice to have but not essential


Windsor & Newton Galleria Acrylic

  • Burnt Umber 60ml


Brush cleaner/paint thinner

Please do not bring any Turps or white spirit.

I love Zest it (Get the smaller bottle $7.60) which you can buy in different sizes but Winsor & Newton Sansodor will do. Both can be bought from Evans.


Canvas boards or panels

sSmall sizes eg. 8×6, 8×8, 10×10, 10×12 inches Please get at least a few of the smaller sizes.

I will also have some small canvases available.


Kitchen paper towels, Baby wipes or Rags

Ring bound or other sketchpad for sketching

Soft sketching pencils

Thin charcoal

Notepad and pen if you like to take notes


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