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prestretched canvases

Our store occupies over 10,000 square feet. Described as "one of the last real art stores on the West Coast," we carry the gamut so you can find everything that you want!

Below is a sampling of our stock, so call if you don't see something that you want or would like to check stock before driving a long time to visit us. (Last updated July 2017.)

Sign Making
Graphic Materials


  • Winsor & Newton Artist (tubes, half-pans, large pans)
  • Daler-Rowney
  • Sennelier
  • QoR by Golden
  • Holbein
  • Schmincke
  • M. Graham (40% off every day)
  • Daniel Smith (35% off every day)
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman
  • Talens Van Gogh
  • Grumbacher Academy
  • Liquitex (Discontinued, Limited to stock on hand.)
  • Reeves (sets)
  • Pelican (sets)
  • Prang (sets)

  • Winsor & Newton Artist Oils
  • Winsor & Newton Winton Oils
  • Winsor & Newton Griffin Oils (Alkyd)
  • Talens Rembrandt
  • Talens Cobra (water-cleanup)
  • Talens Van Gogh
  • Talens Amsterdam
  • Michael Harding Oil Colours
  • Williamsburg
  • Sennelier
  • Gamblin Artist Oils
  • Gamblin 1980 (Student)
  • Daniel Smith
  • M. Graham
  • Daler-Rowney Georgian
  • Reeves (sets)
  • Winsor & Newton OilBar (oil sticks)
  • Shiva Paintstiks (oil sticks)

  • Liquitex
  • Golden (At least 30% off every day)
  • Golden OPEN (slow dry acrylics)
  • Golden Fluids
  • Golden High Flow
  • Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic
  • Talens Amsterdam Expert
  • Sennelier Abstract
  • Grumbacher Academy
  • M. Graham (40% off every day)
  • Liquitex Basics(Student)
  • Daler-Rowney DR Acrylics
  • Talens Amsterdam (Student)
  • Cal Western (mural paints) - Discontinued, a few left
  • Reeves (sets only)

We have great prices on pastels!
  • Sennelier (soft and oil)
  • Schmincke
  • Rembrandt
  • Holbein
  • Unison
  • Art Spectrum
  • Faber Castell
  • Richeson Art Stix
  • Nupastel
  • Pentel (oil)
  • Van Gogh (oil)
  • Cray-Pas
  • Reeves (sets only)

  • Winsor & Newton
  • Daler Rowney
  • Talens
  • M. Graham (40% off every day)

Casein: Grumbacher (very limited)

  • Shiva/Richeson

Encaustic Wax:
  • Encaustikos (Hot Cakes and Hot Sticks)
  • R&F

Waterbased Enamels:
  • Liquitex Glossies

Tempera Paint:
  • Pro-Art (The best quality brand on the market.)

Fabric/Textile Paint:
  • Jacquard

Silk Dyes:
  • Jacquard
  • Sennelier (limited)

Spray Paints:
  • Montana Gold
  • Montana Black
  • Ironlak
  • Liquitex (on closeout)

Fabric Dyes:
  • Jacquard Procion MX
  • Jacquard iDye
  • Cushing (limited)

Raw Pigments:
  • Gamblin
  • Jacquard
  • Demco

Airbrush Paints:
  • Createx
  • Golden (Use High Flow with additive.)

Sets of paints:
  • Artist Grade, Student Grade. From Deluxe Wooden Box sets to keychain watercolor sets.

Painting Mediums and Thinners. For oil, acrylic, casein, and watercolor.

BRUSHES: We have approximately 10,000 brushes in stock! Artist brushes, foam brushes, sets of brushes. Winsor & Newton, Isabey, Princeton, Connoisseur, Raphael, Robert Simmons, Grumbacher, DaVinci, Richeson, Demco and more.

ADHESIVES: Masking tapes, Scotch tapes, double-sided tapes, ATG tape, archival hinging tapes, document repair tape, 3M spray adhesives, liquid glues, rubber cement, adhesive sheets, etc.

PRINTING: Screen printing materials and inks, Screen printing sets, etching inks, scribes, linoleum blocks, linoleum cutters, brayers, block printing inks, etching inks, etching tools, tarlatan.

PENCILS: Graphite pencils (Turquoise, General's, Cretacolor, Design, Derwent, Stabilo), wax/oil-based colored drawing pencils (Prismacolor, Derwent, Faber Castell), colored drawing pencils (Sanford Verithin, Col-Erase), water-soluble colored pencils (Caran D'ache, Cretacolor, Derwent, Stabilo) and water-soluble colored crayons (Caran D'ache, Cretacolor), drafting pencils.

MARKERS·PENS·INKS: Markers and Writing Pens (Sanford, Pentel, Tombo, Uchida, Pilot, Niji, Marvy, Zebra, Itoya, etc.), Technical Pens, Inks (Pelikan, Higgins, Koh-I-Noor, Dr. Martin's, Winsor&Newton, F.W., Liquitex, Sennelier Shellac, etc.), Nibs (calligraphy, writing, sketching), etc.

DRAFTING: Vellum, Mylar/polyester, triangles, T-squares, scales, Drafting Tables and Parallel Boards, rulers, compasses, protractors, lead holders, leads, drafting dots, etc.

SIGN MAKING: Vinyl Letters, Sheets of Form-X adhesive Vinyl, Custom-cut Vinyl letters up to 2" in height, Stencils, etc.

CANVASES / BARS: We have the second largest selection of Masterpiece Canvases in the world! We stock well over 1,500 canvases! Prestretched canvases in several bar weights also available with linen (rectangles, squares from 3"x4" to 4´x6´ and ovals too), canvas rolls, primed and unprimed canvas by the yard. Stretcher Bars from 5" up to 72" in standard weight, heavyweight bars from 24" up to 80"—and beyond! Plus our frameshop can stretch custom sizes for you.

EASELS: Full range from tabletop to deluxe double-mast studio easels. Best, Testrite, MABEF, Art Advantage, Pro-Art, Winsor&Newton, etc. At least 30-50 on display at any time.

SCULPTURE: Wood, Plaster, Ceramics, and Stone Carving Tools, Ceramics clay, oil-based and oven hardening clays (Sculpey, Fimo, Premo), air-hardening clays, etc.

CRAFTS: Plaster gauze, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, resin, liquid latex, wood-burners, shaped punches, etc.

PAPER: Rolls, Pads, Specialty Papers, Watercolor Blocks, Origami Papers, Hardbound Sketch Books, Watercolor papers, Drawing Papers, Bristols. Strathmore, Canson, Arches, Winsor&Newton, Rowney, etc.

FRAMING: A room devoted to 2,000 pre-made frames and mats, sectional frames (8" to 40") in metal and wood, a variety of mat cutters (Logan, Dexter). We also have a full-service professional custom frame shop.

MATBOARDS: One of the largest retail selections of matboards in the United States (Bainbridge, Crescent, and Canson brands), foam-core (on sale cheap!) up to 48"x96", railroad boards, illustration boards, poster boards, Museum Boards (Strathmore, Rising, on sale at over 50% off of list price!), presentation boards, science project display boards.

AIRBRUSHES: Paasche, Richpen, plus lots of parts, hoses and compressors. Friskette films.

BOOKS: An entire section of art books. Art technique books, featured artist books, children's activity books.

GRAPHIC MATERIALS: Pantone color matching products (fans, books, sheets), Letraset dry transfer lettering sheets and line tapes (both very limited), Formatt products (limited), X-Acto knives and blades, etc.


  • Storage: Portfolios, Presentation Cases, Art supply boxes.
  • Manikins: Man (various sizes), Woman (various sizes), Horse, Hand, Alligator, Alien, Mouse, etc.
  • Palette Knives, Mouth Atomizers, Opaque Projectors, Magnifiers, Tjanting Tools, Lettering Guides, Storage Tubes, Rubber Cement Pick-ups, Flexible Curves, etc., etc., etc., etc. Lots more.

Art Resources local to Santa Cruz County.