Friday, December 23, 2011

Seasons Greetings from all of us at Artists' Mediums Inc.

We at Artists' Mediums Inc.
wish you all a safe and joyous Holiday Season!
We are very grateful for our talented, creative and inspiring customers, and wonderful friends and family!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Gift Wrap

We have a great selection of paints, canvas, paper and pencils...and AMAZING Handmade Papers
to give your gift wrapping a personalized, natural touch.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Kits!

Don't get fooled by cheap box store art kits full of dry markers, platic filler and cheap quality -

Come and see our many hand selected holiday kits for the creative people in your family.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Kristin is always doing amazing framing.
Obviously, I had trouble taking the photo, but you still get the gist.
Preserve your memories, and your own creations with your own special custom picture framing!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A new look

We've made a few nice changes for the Holidays.

We moved the cash register area into the corner,
to give even more room to show off the Christmas tree and all the Local art we have on display.

It's Quite lovely.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holiday Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class

Only one more class left for the end of the year:

Learn the basics to create up to three of these magnificent Ukrainian style eggs,
to give as gifts for the holidays or to decorate your tree or your home!

(Only one space left as of 11-10-11)
These are the actual designs for the class

Holiday Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class
 with Theresa Somerset
$70.00 per student, ages 16 and up.
Saturday December 3rd -
from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a break for lunch
 Pre-paid Sign ups required by:November 26th.

Learn a basic technique using the traditional ukrainian wax method to create beautiful holiday egg ornaments.
All materials provided to complete up to 3 egg colorings, as time allows.
Since the dyes are staining, please wear crafting clothes.

to see more of Theresa's work go to:

Canvas rack

I was trying to decide how to make the canvas rack that we have able to hold more canvas...
maybe even make it look nice...

After too much struggle, I remembered the phrase "you can't make a silk purse out of  a sow's ear",
and decided to put it out of it's misery. :)

Everything we have fits much more smoothly in this rack.
Ok  I'll admit the Really big stuff isn't in the rack, (and there is more canvas on the way), but we will always find room for more product!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Take a good look

Honestly, one reason we are taking so many lovely photos of the store,
is that we are looking to rearrange a few things.
We want to see what works, and make it even easier to find everything you need.

Check out our facebook page to answer the question:
What color would you paint an art store?
(The QUIZ is listed under the profile photo.)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I love stocking out product.

I know it sounds a bit silly...but when racks are empty, they look forlorn and toothless.
I love being able to restore a big toothy smile to the store.

Golden Acrylics restocked and Smiling!
Then there is the added benefit of being able to call customers, to let them know, that the special orders they requested have arrived.
Williamsburg American Made Fine Quality Oil Paints

Artists' Mediums' Artistic Vandalism Contest.

(Please understand that we are in no way reccommending the vandalism of anything other than this poster.)
For all the rules and info go to:

Almost a virtual tour

I wanted to show folks who haven't
 been in the store lately,
what to expect.

 A little bit of everything!

There's a lot of art - (ready to be made, for inspiration, & for sale) here!
Plus get ready to see more new products, artists services, events, and some rearranging in the future.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Morning Light in the store

The sunlight early this morning was really quite lovely.

Most people don't get to see how nice it looks to see the sun really shining on these yummy art makes them even more enticing.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

We are getting ready for the GIFT EXHIBIT.

What is the GIFT SHOW?
We are looking for new art. (That Artists Mediums has not shown before)
Small-ish/reasonably priced works, that you think folks may want to purchase to give as gifts during the holiday season.

The rules are simple..this is a public place so keep it PG, if it isn't safe to hang, we'll refuse it...
(click here for the rules)
This will be the last show, during which we will still be taking only a 20% commission.
(Begining in February 2012, we will have to start taking 30% commission.)

All art needs to have the accompanying paperwork, already filled out.
This includes your LIST of product, which also serves as a waiver of liability,
as well as a tag for each piece to identify your art.
(For the LIST/waiver click here.)
(For the Tags, click here.)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Paper can work miracles...

Never underestimate the value of Simple Paper Silhouettes!

We have several interesting items for Halloween!

Glow in the Dark Paints and CLAYS, Face paints, Clay, Paper, and Matboard in all colors, so you can make the perfect costume, card, treat, or decoration for this Autumns Festivities.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ghost Stories -The coolest Halloween decoration on the block?

Just in time for Halloween!
Do you have a collection of old Photos and memoribilia, just skulking in a drawer somewhere, wanting it's story told, wishing to see the light of day?
Do you want to make a collage as a tribute to someone or something important to you?
Or do you just want the coolest halloween decoration on the block?


Ghost Stories Box Assemblage Class
with Lorraine Reynolds
Saturday, October 29th
from 10:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

with a break for lunch.
$60.00 per student
Ages 16 and up.

Pre-pay sign ups required by Wed. October 26th

Whether it’s an old family photo or a piece of old lace; we’ve all felt the presence of someone long gone when we encounter their things - the imprint they leave behind after possessing an object for a long period of time. These objects once had owners. They were bought and sold, made and broken. Some of them were kept and treasured, while others were forgotten in attics.

Each has a story to tell. This workshop will teach you the basics needed to construct a box assemblage that speaks the ghost stories of the past.

Materials list available upon registration.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

The advantages of reading our blog!

Ok, I know it's not always a riveting read...
but here's one advantage to taking a peak at our blog once in a while:
Extra Coupons!!!

Maybe one of these will help you out with your creativity!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Star Bookmaking Class

Star book Class
with Elissa Campbell
Saturday, October 15th
from 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. with a break for lunch.
$60.00 per student (most materials provided)
Ages 14 and up.
(STUDENTS min: 4-MAX: 12)
Pre-pay sign ups required by Wed. October 12th

This beautiful, three-dimensional book is sure to capture the imagination! Don’t let this book’s appearance fool you – it’s much easier to create than it looks.
In this workshop, participants will create a star book made from layers of paper and collage materials. The book opens up completely to form a star shape when the covers are held back-to-back. You can use the attached ribbon ties to secure the book when open or closed.
In this workshop, each participant will leave class with a completed book and a basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use. No previous experience required – this is a great class for all skill levels. Non-artists, teachers, photographers, and all creative types are welcome!

All materials are included in the workshop fee, but feel free to bring materials for use in creating a theme/concept for the book.
Some ideas:
Collage materials – small bits of handmade paper, fabric, fibers, etc.
Rubber stamps and pads
Markers, pens, colored pencils, etc.
Decorative scissors/punches

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Past the half-way point and into the wee hours of morning

It's just 3 a.m. as I check in here...

We've dwindled to a small group, but Jim Gorman is the first to have completed his 24 page story, and is getting ready to start another.  Yep, he's going to try and keep his original goal of getting two 24 page stories down on paper in one 24-hour session. That's twenty-four pages in six hours if he can do it.  Jim wins his pick of the Canson Fanboy prizes either way.

Rocky's Pizza arrived with fresh fresh pizza pie earlier this evening, which is a wonderful motivator year after year (Thanks John & crew!) the box of snack treats from Sweet Clover Market is a never-ending treasure-trove (I'm now hooked on orange & rosemary flavored pecans...)  Delicious coffee from Phoenix Books & Cafe has lasted us these past eighteen hours.  We tip our hats to you all! 

Bob W. B.

Jim cleaning up for round two

Greg  G.
My slow progression!  --Kristin

Geoff G.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

24 HCD in Williston Vermont is ROLLING!

Seven of our group here in VT have begun their comics, and I'm about to join them. Excpecting a few more participants to trickle in soon... especially now that the coffee has arrived :)

It's a cold dreary day, perfect to be inside making comics and consuming hot beverages!

art by Rick Evans

Many thanks to our 2011 sponsors:

Phoenix Books (BEST indie bookshop around!)
Rocky's Pizza (we are all looking forward to DINNER!)
Sweet Clover Market (AWESOME snacks!)
Canson Papers (PRIZES!)

And, of course:
all my fellow staff at Artists' Mediums for making this possible
for one more crazy, crazy year.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Year #5 at Artists' Mediums in VT!

Let the creative output begin!
Our event this year is open to comic artists of all abilities, ages 16 and up (younger participants are allowed with an accompanying parent.) Anyone interested in participating with us at Artists' Mediums should email their name, address and telephone number to
or call (802)879-1236 or (800) 255-1290

You can find Rick's handy "Tiny Beginner's Guide" as a pdf here!

Many thanks to this year's sponsors,
we couldn't quite get through the 24 hours without you!

Phoenix Books --Essex
Rocky's NY Pizza -- Williston

Bam! Pow! Comics Demo (free)

Bam! Pow! Comics Demo!
with Greg Giordano
Saturday, September 24th

from 11:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. (FREE)

BAM! POW! HUMOR! DEEP FEELINGS! NO LIMITS! Comic books are the new “great American novel”; everyone reads them, many want to make one and have the talent and drive to learn the skills! Do you? Learn some basic concepts in the art of sequential storytelling and inking with Burlington artist Greg Giordano. Students will review basic theories or comic book storytelling and inking. Various supplies and techniques of comic illustration will be demonstrated and students will get to try them out! Motivated attendees will get space to draw and/or ink a comic page! W00T!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


There are only a few days left to sign up for Kristin's Class: Painting with Oil Paintstiks on Fabric and Paper!

From her last demo on the subject, there's even more you can do in a class!