Artistic Insider June 2017 edition! – The Art Store

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Welcome to Summer! We hope you’re enjoying warmer weather and longer days. You know, more daylight means more time for you to make art! We brought you a lot of fresh content for the start of Summer in the Artistic Insider June 2017 edition! – The Art Store. Scroll down for our featured products, local art lessons, free art supplies, local art events and more!

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Clearance Sale!

We’ve been cleaning house and found some great deals for you! Next time you’re in the store check out our clearance cart. There’s a bunch of really good first rate wares on the cart, but we need to make room for new products coming in! Help us clean it out and score some great deals for yourself – visit us today and pick up a few great deals from the clearance cart! 25%-50% off!

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Here you see our clearance cart in all of its glory! Score some great deals on art supplies, paint, books, sketch pads, paper, palettes, drafting supplies, and more!

Featured product: Faber Castell beginners art materials

Just in time for summer arts and crafts! We have a full assortment of Faber Castell beginners art supplies. Faber Castell makes some of the very best art materials for beginning artists! Designed for youthful artists as well as beginner adults, their introductory art supplies offer a full range of mediums in wax and gel, colored pencils, watercolors, crayons, markers and so much more.

Gel sticks are super fun to play with, blendable and watersoluable!

Why get crummy old crayons when you can have WATERCOLOR CRAYONS! These can be used in the traditional way, or go over your drawing with water and watch the magic!

Gel sticks work on any paper, but they look amazing on dark paper! The cool thing about these? They’re watersoluable and blendable, for a really wide variety of effects. Try combining them with traditional wax crayons to create some neat wax resist effects.

Art Humor – The Selfie Era

“Van Selfie” by Domenic Bahmann

“Sunday Selfie in the Park” by M. Wuerker

“Before Instagram” -could not find artist for credit

Announcement! Free Tubes are still available!

You can still get a free 5 oz tube of Golden Open Titanium White acrylic! After the initial rush we found we still had more… Come get your free tube! Mention you saw it in this newsletter. Of course, offer only good while supplies last.

Free tube! Golden Open Titanium White Acrylic, just because you said so.

What? YES! a free tube of paint!

Customer Question of the Month: Polymer varnish VS. MSA Varnish: What’s the difference?!?

There are a LOT of choices out there when it comes to varnishing your artwork. Two of the most popular varnishes are also two of the most misunderstood. Searching for clarification, we asked our friends at Golden Acrylics, and here is what they have to say!

MSA Varnish: for Oil, Alkyd, or Acrylic paintings!

MSA Varnish with UVLS (Gloss, Satin, Matte) is a Mineral Spirit based Acrylic resin system that forms a tougher, less permeable film than water­borne acrylic varnishes and can be applied to acrylic, oil and alkyd painted surfaces. It reduces dirt penetration and surface marring, offering an ex­treme­ly level film with less foam and fewer pin­holes. Available in Gloss, Satin and Matte, it is removable with Mineral Spirits after drying and is recommended for interior or exterior use.

Not for use by children. (Item# Gloss – 7730, Satin – 7735, Matte – 7741)

MSA (Mineral Spirit Acrylic) Solvent is the ideal solvent for thinning GOLDEN MSA Varnishes, which must be thinned before use. MSA Solvent assures clear, clean, even application time after time.GOLDEN MSA Solvent can also be used to remove MSA Varnish at a later time for restoration purposes.(Item#  – 7751)

For detailed product information, see MSA Varnish w/UVLS  Product Information Sheet. For health and safety information, see MSA Varish Safety Data Sheet, and the MSA Solvent Safety Data Sheet

Polymer Varnish: for Acrylic paintings only!

Polymer Varnish with UVLS (UltraViolet Light Stabilizers) is a waterborne acrylic varnish that dries to a protective, flexible, dust resistant surface over acrylic paint. It is removable with ammonia, and available in Gloss, Satin and Matte.

Health Labeled (HL) Product. Not for use by children. Recommended for interior use only. (Item# Gloss – 7710, Satin – 7715, Matte – 7720). For detailed product information information, see Polymer Varnish Product Information Sheet and for safety and health information, see Polymer Varnish Material Safety Data Sheet

Art Around Town

Activities – Shows – Events

The 4th annual Mountain Art Market in Walker is coming up, and they are looking for artist vendors! See the flyer below for details, and give John Ohanesian a call at 928.445.8358 or email at if you’re interested in having a booth at the show. Otherwise, simply go to the event and enjoy all the fun to be had!

Artistic Insider June 2017 edition - The Art Store

Love animals and want something fun to do in early June? United Animal Friends is holding their annual Woof Down Lunch fundraiser! We were happy to donate a tote full of art supplies and a gift certificate for their raffle table.

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Phippen museum memorial day art show 2017

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Prescott artist Russell Johnson in his natural habitat, painting in the Quick Draw Event at the Phippen Museum Memorial Day art show!

The Phippen Museum Memorial day art show

This fabulous western art on the Prescott courthouse square is coming up over Memorial day! This is one prestigious art show, with local, national and internationally recognized artists participating. Come browse the booths, meet the artists, and watch the quick draw which is always exciting. Find out more about the show and sale here! Meet artists like local palette knife painter Russell Johnson and many more.

Art Lessons, Workshops, Classes in Prescott – Prescott Valley

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‘Tis Annex offers classes, lessons and workshops of all kinds! From STEPS for kids to lessons for adults. Check them out!

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Phippen Museum on Hwy 89 offers art lessons for youth as well as adults!

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Mountain Artists Guild offers workshops for all ages in all media, and Kid’s Art Camp in June!


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Jenny T. Designs offers Art and Soul workshops for beginners to advanced students. Join in, have fun, express yourself!


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Clayote offers classes and workshops in ceramics, painting, beading, journaling and more!

Featured Kid’s art class at Yavapai College, with instructor Denise Incao:


We hope you’ve found our newsletter entertaining and useful! We hope to see you at the store and around town 🙂

Thanks for reading! Happy Art-ing!

-Ida Kendall


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