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FIRST WEDNESDAY ARTIST'S RECEPTION
July 1st, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us Wednesday evening to meet and talk with Norm Taylor about his art & travels reflected in his watercolors from around our nation.
NORM TAYLOR |
JULY Artist of the Month
Norm Taylor is an Aerospace engineer who took up watercolor painting as a hobby early in his career when challenged by his wife to paint a picture she liked. He started in oils but switched to watercolors when a colleague at work encouraged him. After several classes in wet on wet technique, he developed his own style. Beginning mostly with landscapes of Midwestern snow he started painting scenes from extensive travels around the country in an RV with his wife. Recently settling in Oregon from Ohio, he hopes to continue painting Northwestern landscapes.
SALE & NEW PRODUCTS
NEW! Strathmore Writing 20% Off|
To celebrate thoughtful communication, the timeless art of calligraphy, and the physical act of putting tangible ink to beautiful paper, we introduce a full line of high-quality writing products featuring classic Strathmore Writing® paper. The wide range of formats allows you to share special and meaningful communication with others or keep your own personal chronicles.
Natural white Strathmore Writing® paper
Available in pads, envelopes, flat & folded cards, and hardbound & softcover journals
Pads, envelopes and journals feature beautiful 25% cotton, 24lb. (90gsm) writing paper
Flat and folded cards feature heavyweight 110lb. (297gsm) writing paper and matching 24lb. (90gsm) envelopes in standard US mailing sizes
Pads and Writing Journals feature blank and non-photo blue lined options
Softcover Writing Journals feature a luxurious soft cover in deep navy blue
Hardbound Writing Journals feature a textured matte cover in deep navy blue
Made in the U.S.A.
Magazines are Back!|
Need a little inspiration at a small price? Pick up an art magazine. We are just starting to receive our shipments of 6 different titles.
The Artist Magazine
The Pastel Journal
Artists & Makers
Wood Panel Super Value Packs Now $26.95|
These value-priced, super value packs of cradled wood panels are great for painting, especially thick, heavy applications and palette knife work, as well as encaustic, mixed media and craft use as a shadow box, frame or tray. The 4mm hand-sanded birch wood surface is smooth for detailed work and mounting, while the sturdy pine cradle adds support and allows for hanging without a frame. Available in two profile depths: Studio panels have a 3/4" deep profile and Gallery panels have a 1-1/2" deep profile. The number of panels per pack varies by size. Reg. price 54.99.
The Five Dollar table is back with new items. Everything only $5
Traveler Black Paper Journal|
These handy little journals come filled with 160 pages of black 74# acid free sketch paper. The Italian made cover comes with an elastic closure, ribbon marker and pocket inside the back cover. Perfect for glitter, metallic, fluorescent, gel pens and paint markers and even some colored pencils.
Click here for a great video! It's summer! Lets make some sunprints! Check out these dyes that react to sunlight! Works on fabric or paper. Easy clean up. Make your own unique t-shirt designs!
NEW Akua Intaglio and Liquid Pigment Inks
Akua Intaglio's soy-based formulation offers unmatched working properties – it will not skin over in the jar or dry on the printmaking plate and cleans up easily with soap and water. Excellent for Intaglio/Etching, Monotype, Relief and Collagraph printmaking. Available in 27 beautiful colors. Akua Liquid Pigment Inks are exceptionally strong, yet transparent-ideal for mult-layering. Their extended open time allows for convenience in working. Use for Monotype Brushwork, Japanese Woodcut and Drawing or for tinting Akua Intaglio and other inks.
NEW! 40% off DaVinci Brushes! |
DaVinci Impasto Top Acryl Brush: Extra strong and stiff for Acrylics and Oils. This brush is perfect for using with texture gels and pastes. It is the "elastic painting knife brush"
DaVinci Cosmotopspin Brush:
These hand made brushes are our favorite watercolor brush. Although they are synthetic, they perform like natural hair. Their long-lasting, high quality fibers have an energetic spring and they hold more water than any other synthetic.
NEW Solvent-Free Painting Materials|
More possibilities. Less compromise.
Gamblin’s Solvent-Free Gel and Solvent-Free Fluid Medium painting mediums, both crafted from American-grown soybean and safflower oils, increase the flow of oil colors and moderately speed drying. Solvent-Free Gel retains marks and texture more readily than our Solvent-Free Fluid medium.
For cleaning brushes during solvent-free painting sessions, we recommend Gamblin Safflower Oil. When used as a painting medium, Gamblin Safflower oil will increase flow and slow drying.
Made in Portland, Oregon!
NEW! 20% off Watercolor Pencil Sets|
These sets by General Pencil are a great way to try out Watercolor Pencils without spending an arm and a leg. The pencils are made with artist's pigments and encased in incense cedar. Made in the USA.
NEW! Watch Parts|
Look for the packages of Watch Parts. Use them in your assemblages, altered art, or any other kind of mixed media project!
NEW! Wax Seal Sets & Single Wax Sticks|
Add the elegant touch of a wax seal to those special letters, secret messages, and invitations! The sets are available with different seal designs and colored waxes. Already have a seal? Now stocking the refill single wax sticks.
NEW! General's Original Charcoal Pencils|
An excellent quality pencil made of high carbon and fine organic blacks available in 4 degrees of black and 1 degree of white. White can be worked over the black. All are pre-sharpened and have smooth cedar casings. Recommended by our drawing teacher, Ian Factor. Made in the USA.
NEW! WATERCOLOR GRAPHITE & CARBON|
Enter the world of water soluble graphite with the set which includes a soft graphite stick, a tin of Art Graph graphite and a #4 Escoda Prado travel brush. All in a little black box, it makes the perfect gift for any artist. The tin of is also sold individually. Plus it's erasable! For a rich darker mark try the Carbon Disc. You'll love the rich matte black that blends and shades with the touch of a wet brush.
NEW! FLUID 100 WATERCOLOR PAPER|
This 100% Cotton watercolor paper comes in blocks, packets and sheets in a bunch of sizes in 140# and 300# Cold Press and 140# Hot Press. Come in and try our new favorite watercolor paper. Works great with acrylics and dry medias as well.
NEW PASTEL PAPER|
We are so excited about the NEW Pastel Premier Paper by Global Art. This archival 100% cotton145# paper can take up to 25 layers of pastel. Available in white and Italian clay; sheets, packs, and rolls; and in 3 toothy grits. It is so durable that it can be used with oil, acrylics, colored pencil and other dry media.
CLEARANCE 50% Off and more!|
Don't forget to check out our CLEARANCE endcap each time you visit Art Department. Great deals on discontinued, one of a kind, or slightly damaged art supplies! The stock is forever changing and going down in price.
Molskine Journals, Sketch, Watercolor, Grid, Reporter, Ruled, and more. |
Art Department is fully stocked on these quality little journals.
NEOCOLOR I -- New at Art Department, these highly pigmented wax crayons are NOT your childs color crayons. Use them alone, as a resist, or draw over encaustics or dry cold wax for detail. |
NEOCOLOR II -- A long time favorite, these versatile water-soluble crayons are luscious dry or wet. You can scrape into them dry or blend them together with a wet brush. Plus, they have a high lightfast rating to boot.
NEOPASTEL -- We have never seen such an array of color intensity in an oil pastel. The sticks contain permanent artist pigments and are supremely smooth and blendable.
You can't go wrong with one of these. These beautiful handmade certificates can be for any denomination and used on one or multiple visits towards merchandise or classes with no expiration date.
DEPARTMENT OF SILLY|
Bring a smile to someones face, remember us for stocking stuffers and Gag Gifts! Ton's of funny, insulting, crazy little things like the full size Inflatable Turkey, Bacon Bandages, Instant British Accent Spray, and of course the classic extending Freeloader Fork. Check it out!
NEW Winsor & Newton Water Colour Markers|
These markers deliver precision and control and are compatible with all W & N watercolors and mediums. Their lightfast formulation offers optimal performance, transparency and brightness. Each twin-tip marker has a flexible brush tip on one end and a fine point tip on the other end. Once a drawing is made with markers, it can then be transformed into a watercolor painting by applying water with a brush. The sooner water is applied, the better the resulting washes will be. Colors can be mixed either on the paper or on a palette. All sets on sale, see our Holiday Gift Guide above.
40% OFF Princeton Oil & Acrylic Brushes|
Artist's quality brushes come in a variety of shapes. Their stiff yet soft tapered tips lend more control than less expensive brushes. Treat yourself, you and your paintings deserve the best!
COPIC MARKERS NEW LOW PRICE!|
All 358 colors of Copic Sketch Markers are in stock at the new everyday sale price of $5.50 each! These markers have replaceable nibs and the ink is refillable. Click the picture to find out more about these awesome pens.
40% OFF WOOD CRADLED PANELS - Now Stocking New Sizes!|
Made in Salem by American Easel, these panels are constructed of a smooth solid poplar wood 1 5/8” cradle (frame around the back) for strength and rigidity and a top quality birch wood face. The company uses locally grown and sustainable materials from Pacific Northwest mills that have a vested interest in preserving the forests for future generations. We love these!
Many of our customers are turning them over and using them as frames.