Dream Art Studios and more! Artistic Insider, September 2017


It’s nearly fall… Time to start thinking about shorter days and spending more time indoors in your studio making art! Inside, we’ve got dream art studios and more!! Get the lowdown on art classes in the area, check out our Back to School sale flyer, hear about new items in the store, and get a coupon to use in the store. Read on! Artistic Insider June 2017 edition! - The Art Store

Our Huge Back to School sale continues….

Our huge Back to School sale runs through September 15th – with deals like 50% off canvas and 40% off M. Graham & co oils, acrylics, watercolors, and gouache. You don’t even have to be a student to take advantage of these prices! Psssst…. there’s a coupon on the flyer, and one at the end of this newsletter… Also, if you spend $30 or more you get a register coupon for 25% off one item at your next visit! back to school art supplies

Back in stock! Bestine… it’s the best(ine)

You’ve missed it because nothing works quite like it. Bestine is finally back! We have it on the shelves, and we know you’ve been waiting. Come get some!


Do you have a dream art studio?

A dedicated space to make art is something we as artists need, want, and dream about. A place where we can focus on doing what we love – making art! Some artists have neat and tidy spaces, others thrive on the chaos of a messy, colorful space. Great ideas are born in spaces like these:

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Joan Miro’s studio

Does your dream studio have tall ceilings? Lots of daylight? Solitude? Music? Where do you see yourself creating and living?

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Francis Bacon’s notoriously cluttered studio

Ideal studios are a retreat where the artist can escape the constant pressure of tweets, texts, Facebook, TV, time, kids, spouses, pets and all the distractions of life. A place where as much or as little contact with the outside world can be had.  Good lighting, proper equipment, and supplies are all necessary; but most importantly it needs to be your own space!

“To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today,” writer Joseph Campbell once said. “You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.”

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Keith Haring in his studio

Curious about more famous artists’ studios? Check out this article about 100 famous artist studios at Bored Panda or this one for more contemporary artists at Huffington Post .

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Georgia O’Keeffe in her studio

What goes into a great artist studio?

  • Light! If you don’t have windows at least bring in several lamps so that you don’t suffer for lack of good lighting. Many artists choose white or pale grey for their studio wall color, because they reflect light and brighten the space.
  • Work space (tables, easels, walls, floors): You need enough room to achieve your goals. A closet is fine, if you work on miniatures… if your vision is big, don’t skimp on your space! A car can always park outside, if you need the whole garage for your studio 😉
  • Thought space (chairs, beanbags, benches, lounges, and resources like magazines and books)
  • Tools – brushes, pencils, paints, thinners, clay, armatures, kilns, drafting implements, paper, canvas, computer, supplies, … whatever your artistic medium of choice is!
  • Inspiration: idea boards, flowers, bones, gears, toys, fabrics, colors (or no colors)… all the ephemera of a creative mind. What objects inspire you and belong in your space? Be selective, and don’t allow anything in that distracts from your vision.

How can The Art Store help you achieve your dream studio? Check out our brand new studio furniture, all at 25% off full price until September 15th!

You can participate in the Prescott Meals on Wheels Pizza Palooza pizza box art contest!

Are you a local artist? Want to help Prescott Meals on Wheels? Participate in Pizza Palooza by creating your own custom pizza box art! You’ll be given a 20″ or 10″ pizza box to create art on. After that, the decorated pizza boxes will be auctioned off to raise money for Meals on Wheels. Sound like fun? Use the entry form below to participate!  Besides, who doesn’t love pizza?

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Art Lessons and Classes in the Quad City area:

Fealing Lin – Watercolor:  4-day portrait/figure watercolor workshop for Mountain Artist Guild, Prescott, Arizona. Contact Barbara Kimmel-Palmor at 928-778-0939 / 928-273-7089. At Mountain Artist’s Guild on Alarcon St. in Prescott

Click here for the supply list for Fealing Lin’s class!

Click the painting to learn more about Fealing Lin, who will be teaching a watercolor class at Mountain Artist’s Guild in Prescott!


We are happy to announce that Don Rantz is now teaching pastels at the Phippen Museum! Don’t miss taking a class with this amazing artist and peerless instructor. 

Pastel Workshops with Don Rantz at The Phippen Museum on Tuesdays Rantz Desert Pastel Event
Tuesdays from 10AM to 2PM
Space is limited; Call for reservations (928)778-1385
Cost: $35 per session
These classes are open to both the serious beginner and the experienced artist interested in learning pastel technique or expanding their skills in the use of pastels. Don is a local, award-winning artist and accomplished instructor who has been teaching classes and workshops in pastel since 2006, with many of his students going on to receive national recognition for their work.

‘Tis art center & gallery offers STEPS art program for kids as well as a variety of adult art lessons.

The ‘Tis Annex Art Education Building
235 N. Marina Prescott, Az 86301

Art Classes- Please feel free to contact the following art instructors for more information regarding their classes at Tis art

Neil Orlowski- Oil and Acrylic Painting Call first at 928-642-8018 neil.orlowski@yahoo.com

Debra Owen- Mixed Media and Collage dovehollowarts@gmail.com

Betty Parsonage- Art Therapy bettyparsonage@gmail.com

Mixed Media Art Journaling Class at Clayote Studios in Prescott Valley.

Visit www.clayotestudios.com/summer-classes
$90 for 5 weeks includes 9×12 art journal
Fridays 11am-1pm starting 9/8 thru 10/6
with make-up class available 10/13.
All supplies provided including 9×12 journal.
An art journal is a space for you to play, experiment, work through experiences, and make art that is meaningful for you. We will explore composition through collage, tell stories through images, and try a variety of techniques, materials and themes, including stenciling and resists. No art skill or experience necessary. All materials and supplies, including a 9”x12” spiral bound journal will be provided. Fridays, 11am-1pm, September 8th through October 6th. Students who miss a class may schedule a make-up class on October 13th.

 Here’s a coupon, good through September 16th!

We hope you found this information useful! Thanks for reading. When you’re needing art supplies, come see us at 537 6th St. in Prescott! We have the supplies you’re looking for. Shop in the store or online at prescottartstore.com!

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