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Art Tools School Art product education from the manufacturers' representative. A dialogue with consumers about art, craft, graphic design, and drafting products.

We are available to answer your questions about art products and related materials, and would love to hear about your experiences with paper, pencils, paints, canvas, craft materials, engineering, and office supplies.

Mission: An educated consumer is a long term customer. Our goal is to educate the actual users of our products so customers can make informed buying decisions and get the most satisfaction out of purchases.

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Two years of thoughtful development backs Jack Richeson & Co.'s Gesso Panels. These strong, warp-resistant panels are co...
07/27/2018

Two years of thoughtful development backs Jack Richeson & Co.'s Gesso Panels. These strong, warp-resistant panels are coated with a high quality acrylic gesso using a two coat waterfall system that yields a perfectly even, lightly toothed surface. Toned umber or medium grey.

The new KUM watercolor paintbox has 12 brilliant and high opacity colors in interchangeable bowls. Thanks to the easy-to...
07/20/2018

The new KUM watercolor paintbox has 12 brilliant and high opacity colors in interchangeable bowls. Thanks to the easy-to-remove lid and the mixing fields there is room for an unlimited creativity. The colors are free of any toxic substances. Made in Germany.

Pacon bought Princeton Brush Co., and now FILA has announced it is buying Pacon. FM Brush Company remains one of the las...
07/13/2018

Pacon bought Princeton Brush Co., and now FILA has announced it is buying Pacon. FM Brush Company remains one of the last family-owned, independent brush manufacturers. With 17,000 styles and 19 patented designs, FM Brush can create custom branded brushes for your company.

The Thing About ThibraPopular for years with creative costume designers (cosplay), Thibra has just emerged as a mainstre...
07/06/2018

The Thing About Thibra
Popular for years with creative costume designers (cosplay), Thibra has just emerged as a mainstream art material with amazing possibilities for sculpture, crafts, mixed media, jewelry, and other 3D creations. See for yourself how amazing and easy it is to make a beautiful rose:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWB4TdedRAk

Pacon bought Princeton Brush Co., and now FILA has announced it is buying Pacon. FM Brush Company remains one of the las...
06/29/2018

Pacon bought Princeton Brush Co., and now FILA has announced it is buying Pacon. FM Brush Company remains one of the last family-owned, independent brush manufacturers. With an endless array of styles and options to choose from, FM Brush can create custom branded brushes for your company.

Armadillo Art & Craft has an interesting product called Chromaroll. This is aluminum microfilm with a mirror finish that...
06/22/2018

Armadillo Art & Craft has an interesting product called Chromaroll. This is aluminum microfilm with a mirror finish that allows anyone with an inkjet printer to get incredible and unique photography and art prints. The film is real metal, not just silver paint. Available in sheets and rolls.

Supertite Adhesives are now in stock in North Carolina, including Multi-Grab 360, a non-toxic version of E6000. Supertit...
06/08/2018

Supertite Adhesives are now in stock in North Carolina, including Multi-Grab 360, a non-toxic version of E6000. Supertite is the only company to offer non-toxic versions of almost every adhesive on the market, and at a cost below the competition.

Focus on creating instead of cleaning: Heritage Arts Disposable Liner Palette is a lightweight, traditional oval shape w...
06/01/2018

Focus on creating instead of cleaning: Heritage Arts Disposable Liner Palette is a lightweight, traditional oval shape with an easy-grip thumb hole. It comes with 10 clear disposable liners that can be used then discarded to make clean up a breeze.

Jack Richeson acquires SIENNA PLEIN AIRJack Richeson is pleased to announce the acquisition of the SIENNA product line f...
06/01/2018
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Jack Richeson acquires SIENNA PLEIN AIR

Jack Richeson is pleased to announce the acquisition of the SIENNA product line from Craftech International. SIENNA produces innovative plein air pochade boxes and accessories along with a beautiful counterweight easel. The product range can be viewed at www.siennapleinair.com.

Jack Richeson & Co.
05/25/2018

Jack Richeson & Co.

Just in time for summer: grassy Cobalt Green, summer sky King's Blue and sunny Nickel Titanite. New Richeson Oils colors are coming to a retail store near you!

One stroke of this luxurious, buttery soft and pigment-rich pastel is enough to lure anyone into pastel painting. With o...
05/15/2018

One stroke of this luxurious, buttery soft and pigment-rich pastel is enough to lure anyone into pastel painting. With over 500 colors, Jack Richeson’s Soft, Handrolled Pastels are professional grade at an affordable price point. Check out the specialty sets athttp://richesonart.com/pdfs/color_charts/RichesonHandrolledPastels_ColorChart.pdf

05/04/2018

The ultimate pencil sharpener: KUM’s Masterpiece yields a very long, sharp point via a two step process. The first hole strips the wood from the lead, while the second hole hones the lead to a needle-sharp point. Slide the blue plastic endcap off to shave remove even more wood exposing even longer pencil cores. Includes two replacement high-carbon steel blades, packaged in a plastic case and a neoprene pouch.

05/03/2018

New to the Copic Multiliner family, luscious Lavender Inking Pens are available in five different sizes. These water-based, pigmented, disposable pens are great for line illustrations. Their sturdy nibs and smooth ink flow allow for clean, precise drawings. Acid-free, archival, and compatible with Copic markers.

Dynasty introduces NewYork Sable, a pure red sable hair brush for the discriminating oil or acrylic painter. Resilient w...
04/07/2018

Dynasty introduces NewYork Sable, a pure red sable hair brush for the discriminating oil or acrylic painter. Resilient with a soft flexible tip and a balanced white birch kiln-dried handle, this brush has the ultimate snap and bounce painters want in a fine brush.

It’s not just guys that like to build things. Be the queen of your own castle with this re-usable Fun Dough set, complet...
04/06/2018

It’s not just guys that like to build things. Be the queen of your own castle with this re-usable Fun Dough set, complete with extruder, tools, and materials to create the perfect pink palace.

By now most people realize PanPastels are a unique approach to pastel painting. What a lot of folks don’t realize is tha...
02/07/2018

By now most people realize PanPastels are a unique approach to pastel painting. What a lot of folks don’t realize is that PanPastels work beautifully in mixed media, hand coloring photographs, and encaustics. See the encaustic videos here: http://paintdrawblend.com/encaustic/

Supertite Adhesives are now in stock in North Carolina, including Multi-Grab 360 (the non-toxic version of E6000). Super...
01/31/2018

Supertite Adhesives are now in stock in North Carolina, including Multi-Grab 360 (the non-toxic version of E6000). Supertite is the only company to offer non-toxic versions of almost every adhesive on the market, and at a cost below the competition. SuperTite will be at NAMTA Booth 112.

Did you know...Alvin can build custom student kits from their huge selection of drafting and technical drawing tools. Sp...
01/31/2018

Did you know...
Alvin can build custom student kits from their huge selection of drafting and technical drawing tools. Special order items may be included.

Jack Richeson Co. has added twelve new colors to their line of professional quality Shiva Oils. Personally I am intrigue...
12/28/2017

Jack Richeson Co. has added twelve new colors to their line of professional quality Shiva Oils. Personally I am intrigued by the Transparent Marble White, Brilliant Green Light (also in Pink and Violet) and a beautiful Cobalt Teal. With their reliable buttery consistency and high permanency, Shiva Oils are formulated to satisfy the most discerning master painter.

12/25/2017
Kum’s handmade Memory Point Brushes use an incredibly elastic high tech fiber that makes them super-versatile. It’s rare...
12/16/2017

Kum’s handmade Memory Point Brushes use an incredibly elastic high tech fiber that makes them super-versatile. It’s rare to find a brush that performs well for oils, acrylics, and watercolor. Available in various sizes of round, flat, angle and cat’s tongue (pointed filbert).

I am looking forward to building my first house, it should take me an hour or two. From Dala’s Junior Tradesman product ...
11/18/2017

I am looking forward to building my first house, it should take me an hour or two. From Dala’s Junior Tradesman product line, the My First House kit should be a hit with the kids and their dads—maybe their moms, too! Mix the mortar and lay actual (miniature) bricks to build a satisfyingly solid little house. After playing with the house, the kids can go into demolition mode, break it apart, and build it again on some rainy day.

Copic has announced the first ever Copic Award, a contest open to anyone. The grand prize is a trip for two to Japan, al...
11/11/2017
COPIC AWARD OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Copic has announced the first ever Copic Award, a contest open to anyone. The grand prize is a trip for two to Japan, along with a ton of Copic goodies. Entry for the competition is free, deadline is December 17. See more at https://copicaward.com.

American Handcrafted Brushes: Run by the Mink family for four generations, FM Brush maintains attention to detail throug...
11/10/2017

American Handcrafted Brushes: Run by the Mink family for four generations, FM Brush maintains attention to detail throughout the entire manufacturing process, producing the fine quality handmade brushes for over 85 years. All materials non-toxic and environmentally sensitive.

10/31/2017
Looking for a fun, stress-free watercolor experience? Brusho® is a unique product that’s so easy to use even children ca...
10/13/2017

Looking for a fun, stress-free watercolor experience? Brusho® is a unique product that’s so easy to use even children can create beautifully expressive artwork. These nontoxic dye crystals have been referred to as “little pots of magic,” and are a delight for painters of all experience levels. Available in 32 intermixable colors, also in sets of 12 and 24

Prestige® Rugged Pro Portfolios are constructed with black polyester and an ethylene-vinyl acetate shell to keep their s...
09/16/2017

Prestige® Rugged Pro Portfolios are constructed with black polyester and an ethylene-vinyl acetate shell to keep their shape. Features include a clear zippered pouch, a large mesh pocket, elastic cross straps and zippered enclosure for securing contents. Available from Alvin, these portfolios have easy carry handles and rubber feet to protect it from wear.

09/11/2017
Supertite Multi-Purpose glue is unique because it doesn’t need to “dry”; not only can it bond wet items, it even works u...
09/09/2017

Supertite Multi-Purpose glue is unique because it doesn’t need to “dry”; not only can it bond wet items, it even works underwater! The slicker the surface the better the bond, so it works beautifully on glass, metal, and any other smooth surface. This hybrid MS adhesive is also solvent free. What more could you ask for?

09/02/2017
Did you know that bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth? Onyx + Green take conservation seriously, offering ink p...
08/26/2017

Did you know that bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth? Onyx + Green take conservation seriously, offering ink pens made from environmentally conscious —and sometimes surprising—products such as bamboo, recycled aluminum and milk cartons, and, believe it or not, corn!

It’s time for the Jack Richeson Company Easel Blowout on Richeson Lyptus and Best easels over $200.00 retail. Customers ...
08/25/2017

It’s time for the Jack Richeson Company Easel Blowout on Richeson Lyptus and Best easels over $200.00 retail. Customers get a $50 JRC gift certificate with purchase, internet price matching. Inquire for updates, time frames, and locations.

If you have ever used a KUM pencil sharpener, you know they are a cut above other sharpeners. One reason is the Dynamic ...
08/19/2017

If you have ever used a KUM pencil sharpener, you know they are a cut above other sharpeners. One reason is the Dynamic Tornsion Action® flexing blade, which reduces the likelihood of a broken tip.

The Copic Coloring Foundations series is perfect for new and established marker enthusiasts who want to improve their sk...
08/12/2017

The Copic Coloring Foundations series is perfect for new and established marker enthusiasts who want to improve their skills with Faces & Hair, Flowers, Cats & Dogs, and the basic Intro to Coloring. Available in English and Spanish, optional kits come with pre-printed line art marker paper.

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