Art Insider – BTS Sale is here, NEW products have arrived

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August Classes

August class registration times are ending soon!

Painting class has maxed. We are going to have a great time. Single sessions are available but only one seat is possible. so registration is required and some time slots are already full.

Watercolor class registration ended on monday the 31st of July. The class was lightly attended for the month, so it was cancelled.

Sculpture/Ceramic Class is still open but registration is closing on thursday the 3rd.

There has been an instructor change for this class, Keith Kendall will be taking over the painting class on thursdays. He holds a degree in illustration, has owned the Art Store for nearly 25 years and was trained by his father who was who’s who’s in america in 1964 for the art division. He is looking forward to teaching again after the near miss of his death.

To view the present class and workshop schedule, please click here.


BTS sale has begun!

For Back to School Sale this year, the following are on great promotions:

All M. Graham Watercolor, Gouache, Acrylic, Oil are 40% off their MSRP !*

Fredrix Prestretched Canvas is 50% off their MSRP!

Discontinued Single Prismacolor Markers are 50% off their MSRP!

Discontinued open-stock enkaustikos sticks are 50% off their MSRP!

*Buy 3 Get one Free! promotion is in play as long as supplies last


New for the sales floor!

Nitram Bâton

Unique charcoal drawing device. Designed to hold the new Nitram Mignonette a thin 4mm charcoal stick. The Nitram Bâton provides a unique way to draw.

Artists who have tried the Bâton: “I love it! Lightweight and clean, easy to use and feels good in the hands…” “Enables a good ‘taking in’ of the model and background at the same time”

Each Bâton comes with five (5) Mignonettes ~ soft charcoal sticks specially made for Nitram Bâton.

As long as supplies last, if you purchase a baton and refill, we will give you a portfolio bag from Nitram

for free!

New for the Sales Floor!

Faber Castell Pitt Pens has released new nibs

What is a Fude Nib? Meet the Pitt Artist Pen’s Newest Nibs

Pitt Artist Pen with fude nib

The Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen collection is known for its versatility and wide variety of nibs, making it a go-to for artists and crafters of all interests. Taking the versatility of the popular artist pens a step further, Pitt Artist Pens are now available in two new nib sizes: fude medium and fude hard.

Pitt Artist Pen Fude Hard nib
Pitt Artist Pen Fude Medium nib

What is a fude nib?

The word “fude” comes from the Japanese term meaning “brush.” The Pitt Artist Pen fude nibs earn their name from their resemblance to brush nibs, although they are different. With a shorter nib design, fude nibs allow for a more stable design process compared to brush nibs, with durability that provides a constant flow of India ink.

Fude nibs allow for razor-sharp lines, avoiding line imperfections. Beginners will enjoy using the new nibs as they are flexible, durable, and easy to control. Both fude nibs are suited for lettering, sketching notes, bullet journaling, and more. We do not recommend using a fude nib for quick sketches as the ink flow will break off in between lines.

New for the Sales Floor!

Golden Acrylic in Heavy Body, 2oz tubes are now in flourescent colors.

NEW GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylic Sets

The first acrylic colors offered by GOLDEN, Heavy Body paints are known for their exceptionally smooth, buttery consistency. The Heavy Body palette includes the largest assortment of unique pure pigments in a 100% acrylic emulsion available to professional artists. These colors offer excellent permanency and lightfastness. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners, or dyes added.

NEW GOLDEN Fluid Acrylic Color Sets

Fluids are created by loading an acrylic polymer binder with concentrated levels of quality pigments for a wide selection of permanent and light-fast colors. No fillers or extenders are added to achieve the desired consistency, nor is the fluid quality achieved with additional water. GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics have the same pigment load as the Heavy Body Acrylics, but in a viscosity similar to heavy cream. Fluids allow for smooth flowing applications while retaining color intensity, tinting strength, film integrity, and adhesion.


If you have been trying to email us or receive an email from us recently we need to apologize for our email services provided by mediatemple. Mediatemple was purchased by GoDaddy. During the transfer to GoDaddy, the certification of our email was disorganized by GoDaddy. As more and more large corporations buy up the smaller businesses, the more the large corporations have control of what you see and read. If a smaller business is not paying attention, they can be censored very easy. For example as the emailing server needs to be certified by Big Tech. GoDaddy would not certify the DNS report without the owner contacting them to say, “Yes, I want my emails to be received by Google, Yahoo, AOL…..etc……etc.” For any inconvenience, we apologize. If you are having such a problem, it is best to contact the business who may be having such concerns.  – Keith Kendall, owner & manager of the Art Store, LLC


Tooting our Horn

I hope everybody enjoyed the chalk-it-up festival. We were one of the sponsors.

Upcoming is the Plein Air Festival as well. Sponsoring this again this year.



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