In August it’s all about the brush…

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…

Are you a fan of art materials?

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…

Hooray, hooray… big colour tools for little hands!

Hello everyone, 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…

Term 4 dates are out and the M&Ms are in!

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…

By popular demand… one more Gelli workshop!

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…

Sharpen your pencils, open your eyes…

Term 2 classes resume this coming week for young (at heart) creatives and next week for young (in years) ones! This term again we are please to offer 4 on going morning classes for adults (10am-1pm) Painting on Tuesday with Bernadette Curtin, Creativity through art journaling on Wednesday with Zom Osborne, Watercolour painting on Thursday…

Come and try “the paint that flies off your brush”

Please join artist Margaret Kirman for a free Demo this Saturday 5th of April – from 10.30am till 12  Come and discover ( and play with ) the new Atelier Free Flow Acrylic Paint. This is a free flowing, very versatile Professional Artists Quality Paint, with really intense colour and excellent coverage. It can be…

Repeat workshops

Hello everyone, the three workshops we had here in January were such a success that we are repeating immediately both Turiya’s Gelli Plates + Open Acrylics = Monotype Magic (above tags were made with that technique) and Zom’s The Secrets of Creativity, the secrets I wish I had known 25 years ago. Zom’s is this…