A new semester is upon us! Come get the supplies you need from your local, independent art supply store, The Art Store Prescott!
Our semi-annual Back-to-School sale going on now… Starting today, January 8th, through February 10th, 2018.
PS: You don’t have to be a student to take advantage of these great deals 🙂
Information on the sale is below, keep scrolling!
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7 reasons every college student should take an art class! by Isis Nesbeth
Being a dedicated student is hard work. Choosing classes is even harder. You’ve got your basic core classes that you’re forced to take, then you’ve got the classes that pertain to your major. The best classes though, to me, are the electives you get to choose. These classes let you test the waters. After you’ve tackled 12 hours of classes that you need, choose an elective to give you 15 hours and a break. I know you’re thinking to yourself, how will an extra class give me a break? And I’ve got the answer. It’s all in your choice of electives. Here are a few reasons why every student should take an art class.
1. It’s a stress reliever.
Again, being a dedicated full-time student is hard work. Every teacher feels like their class is the only class you’re taking and on top of that, you’re still trying to juggle your personal life. Taking an art class is a great stress reliever – and you get credit for it! There are a ton of different art styles and a variety of different classes that fall under the ‘art class’ umbrella – choose whatever you’re interested in. The best part about art class is that you can still take the class even if the only thing you can draw is a straight line.
2. You’ll learn a new skill.
You won’t take an art class without learning something new. Even if you are relatively good at art, you’ll still learn something new. By the end of the semester, you will have created a piece of art that you can’t help but to be proud of because you made it. This is a great feeling. Why not learn something new for a change?
3. There’s bound to be at least one extremely hot person in there.
When I took my first art class I could hardly focus because there were so many beautiful people in there with me, and not just beautiful in their appearance either. Many of them were passionate and expressionistic and as a Scorpio woman, that is incredibly sexy to me. I enjoyed seeing the different ways people expressed themselves and how that translated into their artwork.
4. You’ll make friends you didn’t expect to connect with.
I was able to make a ton of friends that I wouldn’t have normally run into on campus. Like I said, artists are sensitive, passionate, expressionistic people. It’s super easy to fall in love with their characteristics and personality. They are all-around good people and you are the company you keep!
5. You can express yourself freely.
In an art class, you can express yourself freely. You will be able to transform your feelings into that art piece you’ll be so proud of. You can really learn a lot about yourself when taking an art class because it requires you to be creative and to really get in tune with your emotions. At least that’s what it did for me.
6. You’ll put your creativity to use at least twice a week.
You’d be surprised at how little people exercise their creative mind. Such a pity. Taking an art class will allow you to put your creativity to work as often as that class meets and that’s a great thing, seriously. It will show in your mood that you’re broadening your mind. You may even find that you want to keep practicing art even after the class is over!
7. It’s fun.
Bottom line is that you can get college credit for taking a class that is fun. Yes, it’s still a class, but it’s an enjoyable class. On top of that there are a variety of different types of art classes that you can take and so many new things you can learn. It’s not like taking a class that once it’s over you never use that skill again – like algebra. So take advantage and make some room in your schedule next semester for an art class!
So hey, I came here to see what was on sale! Tell me about it!
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40% off Graham Paints – Made in the U.S.A.
Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor and Gouache!
These paints are amazing quality for the price. M. Graham paints are an Art Store and local artist favorite… Graham paints have custom ground pigments and are extremely vibrant colors. Great for students and professionals alike!
“Every artist deserves the finest color”
We set out to make a paint Da Vinci would use. This is it.
In the tradition of the masters, M. Graham artists’ oil color is made with pure walnut oil for its brilliance, clarity, texture, and resistance to fading and yellowing. Working in small batches, we craft oil colors true to the roots of Renaissance painting: delicately free-flowing, solvent-free, and with no fillers or additives.
With the exceptionally high pigment loads in M. Graham artists’ oil colors, your work will naturally feel more alive and vibrant, imbued with rich, lustrous color for years to come.
You’re inspired by the world around you — so are our paints.
M. Graham watercolors are made with Northwest blackberry honey, recalling the practice of early artists who drew from nature for their materials as well as their subjects. This traditional base creates willing watercolors ready for your brush and yields even, fluid washes.
Honey also allows for stronger, truer colors. With a complete range of pleasing pigments — from delicate tints to dark, concentrated colors — you’ll discover more color possibilities with M. Graham watercolors.
Discover the best gouache you’ll ever use.
M. Graham gouache is made in the time-honored tradition of binding pigment with pure honey and gum arabic, just as it was for Dürer and Boucher. Providing superior coverage and a creamy application, M. Graham fine art gouache delivers lightfast color designed for your permanent artwork.
With no added chalk or white, you’re in control of creating the opacity you want—whether a soft, pearlescent glow or colors that pop with lively radiance.
M. Graham acrylic artists’ color are made with the same devotion and craftsmanship that we use in our traditional media: small batches, quality ingredients, and the highest concentrations of color possible.
The flow and delicacy of a gouache, with colors you’d expect from oil.
The result is fine art acrylic paint with bold vitality and a creamy delicacy of touch that offers you a world of opportunity — from fine detail to broad, full-brushed applications.
Find out more about M. Graham & Co paint here!
25% off 23 x 26” Drawing boards
Draw anywhere, even your RV, dorm, kitchen table, or tiny house!
40% off 7/8” Fredrix Red Label Canvas
Basically the best economy canvas around! Fredrix quality won’t let you down. Double primed archival canvas can be displayed with or without a frame. Give your art a good start with a quality canvas!
Ceramicists delight… 40% off New Mexico Clay CK MIX with sand – earthen clay
A nice cone 10 white stoneware, perfect for dinnerware. Throws great, feels smooth after it’s fired. Fires a pleasing white to gray. It shows off bright glaze colors.
Our pink sticker sale continues every day! Look for items with pink stickers for the best prices. 25%-40_ off every item with a pink sticker!
New at the Art Store! Cretacolor Black & White box sets.
The Black & White Wooden set by Cretacolor includes 25 pieces for all sketching needs including charcoal, pencils, sharpener and eraser. This set is perfect for creating values and shading and features materials that are black including Nero and charcoal as well as white, including chalk pencils and sticks. Grab a grey or color paper pad to really push the range of these pencils!
We carry a wide range of Cretacolor pencils and charcoals, including open stock.
Where the magic happens! The Art Store in Prescott… 928.443.0749 537 NORTH 6TH STREET SUITE E PRESCOTT, ARIZONA 86301