Paper making demo this Saturday… book now!

Born in Paper demo this Saturday! When writing my Canson blog this month, I was racking my brains about a demo on paper: “Would love to, but what? Maybe giving everyone some papers to try: this paper for pastels, this paper for paint, this one for drawing… “ Basically I gave up on the idea…

Fun and amazing… the Piñata Alcohol Inks have arrived in store!

We now carry the full range (19 colours), in the two sizes (14.79 ml & 118.29 ml) of the Piñata inks. These are highly saturated, fast-drying alcohol inks for any hard surface, including glass, metal, plastic, vinyl, ceramic, stone, leather, YUPO, foil, wood, encaustic, fiberglass, acrylic, polymer clay and more. Indelible and impervious to water…

Paint drying too fast in this heat?

Is your paint drying too fast in this heat? Are you fed up with the smell of turps? Would you like more “open time” to work on your monoprints? OPEN acrylic might be just right for you… We will tell you more about them on our Demo day coming up and give you a chance…

“A journey of a thousand strokes starts with one good brush”

and this what we explore this month! This month again it’s all about brushes… however this time Oriental ones! My latest post is about my visit to Kumano, a little town where they make 80% of the brushes in Japan, its delightful brush museum and even… brush grave! Read it here and enjoy! Also letting…

We now stock Gamblin etching and relief inks… + their ink modifiers!

We’ve finally picked a brand to complement our existing watersoluble Aquawash by Charbonnel. And what brand… nothing but the best here! Gamblin is a very high quality American firm with ambition : “At Gamblin, our mission is to lead oil painting and printmaking into the future. To us this means crafting materials as they ought…

Beginners Knitting Class

What do you get if you cross a kangaroo with a sheep? A woolly jumper! (Thanks Noel) And what do you get if you cross a Beginners Knitting Class with sculptor/textile artist extraordinaire Mimi Dennett? A beanie and a scarf if you do your homework! Which is to say, that due to popular demand and…

Knit One, Pearl One….

Last winter it came to our attention that if  anyone from Byron needed  knitting needles or a humble crochet hook they were out of luck and had to travel to either Ballina or Lismore, so due to popular demand (and having a dedicated ‘knitter’ on staff) Still @ the Centre has branched out into a…

Colour in the making… pigments & binders

This month we are giving place of honour to our delightful -if temperamental- friends, the pigments… after all we owe them every single colour tool in our studios! Pigments are much much more complex than I first thought but after quite a few years of researching them, I think I know enough now to share…

By popular demand… this month, it’s high flow again!

Dear all, Our demo day last month was so successful, were repeating it this month (fully booked though… sorry!) but I’m sending you this email to let you know… 1) There’s a new blog post on my site where you can learn all about how acrylic paints are made at the Golden factory (if you…