December Art Insider – This is Your Time to Help Us “Stick it to the MAN”


Every year the Art Store is taxed on the items that do not sell by the end of the year. Is this double taxation? Triple taxation?

To encourage this from not happening on some items each year, we host a store-wide 25% off the MSRP of all non-promotional items during the end of each year. This promotion is on all the items you are purchasing during these promotional days. No coupons are accepted at this time but this 25% off the MSRP promotion encompasses all the items you may be purchasing. This year this sale runs from Monday (the 26th of December) to Saturday (the 31st of December).

Of course, its the best time to use your gift certificates!

This year, this promotion is also applicable the clearance items that are already on a discounted price. Some are already at 50% off already!

What?!  You didn’t get the easel you wanted for Xmas?

loboJack Richeson’s Deluxe Lobo Easels are in coming in from Richeson. During the Stick to the Man sale are offering pre-orders (they are in transit) at 25% off their MSRP.

The Intriguing Mystery of the Goldfinch


On the face of it, it couldn’t be simpler: a small, charming painting, on a wooden panel, depicting a goldfinch perched on its feeding-box, seen against a whitewashed wall. There, at the bottom, the signature of the artist, “C Fabritius”, is clearly visible in grey paint, along with the picture’s date: 1654.

For art historians, this information makes the painting invaluable, because Carel Fabritius (1622-54) was an important artist of the Dutch Golden Age. During the 1640s, he trained in Rembrandt’s studio in Amsterdam. Then, in 1650, he moved to Delft – the home town of Johannes Vermeer – where he died, tragically young, in an explosion at a gunpowder warehouse close to his house.

To continue your journey of the Goldfinch, click on the image above.

Are you ready to start your pastel painting career?

richeson-soft-handmade-pastel-sets-in-wooden-boxes-95.pngRicheson’s Handrolled Full-Stick Soft Box is still available!

Unison Pastel
Unison Sets and open stock are also 25% off their MSRP during this end of the year sale.

Faber Castell Creative Art Sets are……awesome!

P-L_connector_teaserMany of our customers tried and purchased the provided Faber Castell sets for kids, teens and adults. Some are still available.

The minions will be more than happy to show you what is remaining

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This year you will see that many items sold out. An awesome year 2016 was…….here is to 2017!

New on the Art Store sales floor NOW

Marabu Textil Plus Set

Highly pigmented and fully opaque, Marabu Textil Plus Fabric Paint is specially formulated for maximum coverage on dark backgrounds.

The waterbased paint is soft to the touch when dry. Try it on natural fabrics including dark- or light-colored cotton, linen, silk, jute, and more. The paint also works with fabrics that contain up to 20% man-made fibers.

Colors mix easily and deliver excellent lightfastness — great for painting, printing, stenciling, and stamping. After the fabric paint is heat set, it’s washable up to 104°F.

Full-coverage Marabu Textil Plus Fabric Paint comes in 50 ml (1.7 oz) bottles.

Starter Set — This set of six colors includes 15 ml (0.5 oz) bottles of Black, Carmine Red, Dark Ultramarine, French Green, Medium Yellow, and White and one brush.


Marabu’s Glas Set

Highly pigmented, water-based glass paint!

Marabu Glas is a lightfast, highly pigmented, transparent, water based paint designed for glass. Glas is low viscosity and flows easily for even application. Glas can also be used on other nonporous and semi-porous surfaces such as Plexiglas, metal, ceramic, vinyl, and polypropylene. Glas is dishwasher safe without being fired leave it for 3 days or baked in the oven at 320F for 30mins to make it dishwasher safe. Glas should be applied using soft natural fiber brushes and cleans up with soap and water. To avoid bubbles do not shake the bottle.

Key Features:

  • Water-based, transparent, lightfast and highly-pigmented colors
  • Low-viscosity, easy flow paint provides even application
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Cleans up with soap and water

Perfect For:

  • Achieving a range of transparent glass effects
  • Use on glass, on other nonporous and semi-porous surfaces such as Plexiglas, metal, ceramic, vinyl, and polypropylene

Ever wonder what Santa and the elves do during the rest of the year?


Our Christmas window from Christmas Past. Santa used to be a struggling student, before he became famous. He had a side gig modeling for art students so he could pay his bills. No lie. This could be how he met Mrs. Claus!

 For those who don’t have the time to color, you can always take a moment to rest and think you have….


Hear in color? It can happen.

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color — and yes, even listen to faces and paintings.

To learn more about this artist, feel free to click the image above.


January Art Store Class Updates

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January’s Pastel Class is a GO!

Contact us for more details and to reserve your space. The afternoon class is a go……the morning class is not available until 2 more signups occur. Class starts on the 3rd of January.

Introductory Watercolor Class is a GO!Water Color Event

This class has met its minimum and will probably max for January. There is one space available in this class for January.

Sculpture, Mixed Media, Oil & Acrylic Painting and Drawing II Class offered in January

To view our full January class schedule feel free to click the button below:

The Art Store is always taking applications for minions and class instructors


Apply by visiting our website at for being part of our instruction team.

Apply to be a minion at the Art Store by visiting our website at

Submit an application and we will be in touch as the need is found.

Time to Blow our Horn


ccj-logoFor the third year in a row, The Art Store donated $100.00 of kid’s art materials to their Special Projects Programs. Organized and matched by one of our local Rotary members.

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