another month, another medium… In October we will concentrate on these beautiful lipstick-like drawing tools, the divine pigment stick! Read all about my visit to R&F, one of the two brands we carry by clicking here.
Discover them for yourself during our demo day with Michelle Dawson (dates TBA but probably one of the last two Saturdays in October), please call and express your interest already if you want.
And of course… a little discount to support your new passion!
See you soon in the centre…
To all of you out there who like quick sketching, life drawing, big marks… check out the new baby we have just received at the centre… See you soon!!! (even bigger size available in November)
Or maybe I should have said…fall in love with a tub of gel! We did have a demo day with the knowledgeable Turiya last Saturday but it filled up so quickly I did not even have time to put it on the website! (If you want invites to our demo days, please send us an email and/or join our loyalty program to get the infos as they come out.)
HOWEVER, you can still…
1) Read my post
Have you ever been tempted to make your own acrylic paint? To be able to give it the exact consistency, colour, sheen of your dreams? Well… Art Guerra has been doing just that for the last forty years in New York City and sharing his recipes with fellow artists too. Curious? click here to read my post in bed with… Art
2) Enjoy the discount!
Freshly made from sustainable ingredients in an ethical manner, seeped in olive oil and family tradition… might not be words you immediately associate with your brushes!
And yet, there is a family in Spain, on the outskirts of Barcelona to be precise, who have been making elegant and intelligent brushes (yes, yes that too!) for eighty years exactly. To read the full story, click here
Meanwhile, just a few more days to get that coveted sable brush or very large hog one… at a discount!
If you are a fan of art materials then you should discover my blog: inbedwithmonalisa.com
For some years now I have been writing this blog (on and off mind you as I was pretty busy in the shop too) and, behind the screen, collecting more knowledge about art materials whilst visiting all over the world the lovely people who make your brushes, paints, pastels and paper!
I have now chosen to super charge with information all those pages in the back of the site and to share with you all the articles I have written about my visits.
Browse the site… it’s far from done but there are already some good pages. You could check out my new Pigments pages by clicking here, however, your interest might be more in oil paint, oil sticks or brushes so click on those.
If you choose to subscribe to my blog, you will received directly in your mail all my upcoming pages and articles… please feel free to do so… I would so love to grow this community!
Spreading the love and the paint,
PS By the way, I am not selling anything on this blog, you can safely just read and, if you enjoyed it, share with friends, t’is all about the passion, nothing else!
a last minute message to let you know our new kid’s corner has officially opened yesterday with the arrival of the beautiful Lyra and Stockmar stand. As usual, we have gone for great quality in our choices, we have also picked the most environmentally friendly art supplies for kids available (the green earth range from Micador for example). This being said, we have also made very dollar conscious choices too!
So come and have a look. You should find something to encourage the creativity of your little ones, from 2 years old onwards… even on a small budget!
See you soon @ the Centre
Non toxic, vibrant, large colour tools for the 2 to 4 years old
Metallics, fluos, 3D, watersoluble pencils, pastels, paints and much much more!
All the infos are already on the website so please go to art classes if you might want to join one and… good news, we are adding a drawing class on Tuesday afternoon!! Also, since both of us are away (and there is already enough to learn in the framing and art supplies department without the large format printer!) there will be no fine art printing until mid October, sorry for any inconvenience. Meanwhile the new M&M team -the beautiful Michelle and delightful Moana- will be holding the fort.
Thank you for your love and support in the last months…
PS Am going to France via the USA where I shall visit Natural Pigments, Daniel Smith, R and F and Golden (am so excited and will have no doubt plenty of tales to tell on my return!).
need more infos?
Check our Art class page or call (02) 6685 5808
By popular demand, Turiya Bruce’s workshop: Gelli Plates + Open Acrylics = Monotype Magic… will run again on Sunday June 15th.
Based on the original gelatine plate and hectograph this flexible plate will constantly surprise and mesmerise with its unique capabilities. The sensitivity of the plate is such that it gives optimal paint release onto paper without the need of a press. Stencilling and layers of acrylic paint will engage and inspire you , as Turiya guides and demonstrates many facets of this delightful form of artist printing.
As a participant you will have the use of a Gelli plate and a limited range of Golden Open acrylics with which to make your own monotypes. It is also advised to bring a selection of your own favourite acrylic paints and acrylic inks, stencils and soft found natural objects that you can use to impress upon the plate. Bring paper too if you have some… however other paints or products are available from the art shop to purchase.
BYO lunch to share, morning tea provided. Places limited to 10 participants.
10am till 4pm $120 all materials provided. Please book soon if you don’t want to miss out this time round!