Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ARCH IS MOVING! Come to Our MOVING SALE: August 21st, 22nd and 23rd

We will be leaving our 99 Missouri Street location by the end of September, but before we do that, we're having a MOVING SALE ON THESE DAYS ONLY!  August 21st, 22nd and 23rd we're offering 20% off everything store wide in addition to TONS of already marked down items. 

Special Sale Items will include:
  • Art Alternatives Canvas all 50% OFF List
  • Strathmore Skills Pads - 35% OFF List
  • Select Caran d'Ache Products - 20% OFF List
  • Sakura Pigma Micron Pens and Sets - 25% OFF List
  • Hot & Cold Press Fluid Watercolor Blocks - 25% OFF List 

We will also have deep discounted pricing on many items including a variety of large-sized papers, Gocco Printing Inks, Select Portfolios and so much more. Come in to ARCH to take advantage of spectacular pricing on your favorite product lines!

Sale pricing available for in-store purchases only and cannot be applied to current or future special orders. Student and Faculty discounts will not apply during the 3 day sale. ALL SALES FINAL!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Snail Mail Social : Saturday August 2nd at ARCH

Join us Saturday August 2nd from 1-4pm when ARCH hosts the Snail Mail Social. This will be our final Snail Mail at our 99 Missouri Street location as we will be moving in late September.

We'll have custom stationery, rubber stamps, pencils, pens and a bevy of typewriters for you to choose from. Our friends Annie Yu and Carolee Wheeler will be on hand to help guide you in your creations and explain to the young ones what a typewriter is used for!

Check out our photos from our February Snail Mail Social. Thanks to Ryan Tamares for the photos! @ryanzhelp


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Traveling This Summer? Take Watercolor With You!

  • Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks - 10% OFF the 25% OFF ARCH Price
  • QoR Watercolors - 10% OFF the 25% OFF ARCH Price
  • Winsor Newton Sketcher's Pocket Box -10% OFF the 15% OFF ARCH Price

Traveling this summer? We have everything you need to take your art with you! Watercolors make a great travel-friendly medium for making art on the go. Come by ARCH and check out our summer deals on QoR Watercolors, Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks, watercolor sketchbooks and more.

Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks make traveling with a full spectrum of watercolors easy. Just break off small slices of the sticks and arrange on a palette to create a full set of pan watercolors. These high-quality vibrant colors store easily and lessen the mess of traditional tube watercolors. Daniel Smith watercolor sticks, normally 25% OFF list price are now an extra 10% OFF for a limited time.

ARCH has just introduced QoR (pronounced CORE) Watercolors from GOLDEN Paints. ARCH carries the full line including several mediums and grounds. QoR Watercolors, normally 25% OFF list price are now an extra 10% OFF for a limited time.

"The unique formulation of QoR Watercolors accentuates the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying. QoR provides the subtlety, transparency and flow of a great watercolor, with colors that have as much vibrancy and fire as the best acrylic or oil paint."

Looking for a Travel Watercolor set? The Cotman Sketcher's Pocket Box from Winsor Newton is now an additional 10% OFF the regular 15% OFF price of $19.98. This compact set comes with a travel brush and 12 vibrant colors from the Cotman Watercolor line and literally fits in your pocket! ARCH also carries a large selection of watercolor brushes, papers, and paints including Daniel Smith, QoR, and Winsor Newton Artist Watercolor.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FREE Sennelier Inks Class with artist Eve Skylar - Saturday June 14th, 1-3pm

Come join Eve Skylar, San Francisco-based concept artist and painter working in the animation industry, for a FREE demo class on "Drawing and Painting With Ink on Fabriano Paper". The class is open to all levels and is geared towards illustrators and artists interested in working with ink. The class will be parts: lecture, demo, and hands-on trial station. We will cover general setup, how to prepare surfaces, approaches to line quality, drawing, inking techniques, and painting with a brush. Learn how to sketch directly with ink or take an illustration through the process of rough drawing to final inking. Materials covered in class: Inks, Fabriano paper, Kolinsky brush #8404.

Sennelier Ink Color Chart

Monday, June 9, 2014

Art and Design Fathers Day Gifts at ARCH

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Shop local for Fathers Day! We have beautifully designed gifts and creative tools for Dad. From unique travel diaries to cast iron bottle openers we are sure you'll find the perfect gift for your creative Papa at ARCH. We also have a great selection of cards too!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

This Saturday: FREE Golden Acrylics Demo With Tesia Blackburn

This Saturday from 1-3pm, ARCH will host a FREE Golden Acrylics Demo and Lecture with Artist Tesia Blackburn. This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, and the OPEN acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a grip on the many gels and mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. 

Check out the amazing new grounds to prepare truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, even gouache, yet are infinitely more versatile. Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting! A free goodie bag of paint and a nice literature packet are included! Click here to register for the workshop!

Tesia will also have her new book, "Acrylic Painting with Passion" available for purchase and signing during the lecture.


Monday, May 19, 2014

FREE Enkaustikos Demo with Jeff Hirst: This Friday May 23rd at 1pm

ARCH will be hosting a FREE Enkaustikos wax painting demo with local artist Jeff Hirst this Friday May 23rd at 1PM. Jeff will cover mixing encaustic paint, working with opaque and transparent color and color theory, paint applications, surface manipulations, transfer processes, mixing oil and wax, making medium and more. Jeff Hirst has been teaching encaustic and printmaking workshops since 2005 and has taught at many venues across the U.S including The Int'l Encaustic conference, The Encaustic Center in Dallas and Vanderbilt University.

ARCH carries a large selection of Enkaustikos wax painting supplies including Hot Sticks, Hot Cakes, Wax Mediums, and other encaustic supplies. Join us for this workshop and receive 10% OFF of your in-store purchase. Bring your friends and spend Friday afternoon at ARCH!