Thursday, June 30, 2011

Orders, and more orders!

I was only gone for about a week, but now I have to catch up on Everything!
I already placed the Grummer Papermaking Order!
(Arnold Grummer's is a family owned business, started in 1976 with a request from a school supply catalog for paper making kits for teachers. Since then, the business has grown to become a leading supplier for paper making kits and accessories for the home and classroom.)

Does anyone out there need more Fredrix Canvas?
(Since 1868, Fredrix Artist Canvas has been providing unsurpassed quality and the broadest range of artist canvas available anywhere. )

or Golden? They make such Lovely Acrylics!
(At the height of the depression in the 1930s, Sam Golden joined his uncle Leonard Bocour as a partner in Bocour Artist Colors. Leonard and Sam produced hand-ground oil colors for artists. The shop on 15th Street in Manhattan became a hangout for artists from the 1930s through the early 1950s. Golden Artist Colors, Inc. became an employee owned company in 2002. And despite worldwide distribution, GOLDEN product is still created on the grounds of the original barn in New Berlin using the highest standards for consistency and quality. )

Or Jaquard Fabric Paint?
(For 25 years Jacquard Products has been producing the finest colors at the best value for surface designers, textile artists, fine artists, hobbyists, and crafters.)

Or Pearl -ex Metallic Powders?

We sure are lucky to get the opportuntity to work with such excellent companies!

If you need anything we can get it soon, orders are going out all week!

Monday, June 27, 2011

More Golden?

Wasn't it just weeks ago I ordered my largest ever order of Golden Acrylics?

I thought for sure that would tide us over while I was out of town, but already we need more!

Let us know if there are any Golden acrylics you would like for us to bring in, for you, and I'd be happy to do so!

I'll be placing an order around the end of the week!


Monday, June 20, 2011

Amazing Framing!

Our professional picture framing department continues to produce excellent custom work to suit every possible taste and archival requirement. If you haven't seen our framing lately, Kristin is doing amazing things and cutting unique shapes.

In addition to designs such as shadow-boxes, float frames or needlepoint mounting, we work with artists who need “just the parts” and do the rest themselves.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CLASS:Faking it with Polymer Clay

Saturday June 25th 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

with Mags Bonham

Polymer Clay is the perfect medium for simulating virtually any material. This class covers the various techniques used to re-create wood, ivory, turquoise, and more using economical polymer clay. Through demonstration and hand’s on practice you will gain insight how to master these techniques and create objects that will fool the eye. We’ll cover how to create inlay using the various fauxs. Students will leave the class with at least one finished project incorporating the skills learned.

Max. 8 Students, min. 4 - Sign ups required by June 20th

Class Level - Beginner to Intermediate Cost per student: $60

Not appropriate for children under 12

All materials and tools needed for this class will be supplied by the instructor.

If students own a pasta machine/clay conditioner, they are encouraged to bring it to class.To see more click here:

Monday, June 13, 2011

CLASS:Watercolor Still Life in the Spirit of Plein Air

Saturday June 18th 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.(with a break for a bag/self gathered lunch.)

with Karen Casper

Karen will help prepare you for an art-filled summer and fall. This class is designed for students ready for a fast paced learning experience. Still life set ups will be used to create an experience similar to the challenges and excitement of painting outdoors. Students will learn and practice strategies for working quickly and decisively to create paintings packedwith self-expression.

Min. 3,Max. 15 Students,

Sign ups required by June 13thClass Level -

Beginner to Intermediate

Cost per student: $65 Not appropriate for children under 16.

Contact the store for more information about materials needed.

Karen's website:

Monday, June 6, 2011

Karen's Watercolor En Plein air Demo was great!

With about 17 attendees, we had a full house for Karen's Watercolor: En Plein air Strategies Demo!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Watercolor En Plein Air Strategies

FREE DEMO Watercolor En Plein Air Strategies

Saturday June 4th 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

with Karen Casper
Karen will illustrate a process of painting en plein air so individuals can take watercolors with them wherever they go. Emphasis will be on strategies for capturing one’s initial impressions quickly and effectively. Then you can decide if you are ready for her class, to hone your Plein Air skills.To see Karen's art visit: