Tuesday, January 23, 2018

New To Stock: CarbOthello Pastel Pencils from Stabilo

World famous for quality, lightfast pigments, the opaque, water-soluble colors in CarbOthello pencils blend beautifully and erase easily.

Draw with CarbOthello pencils as you would draw with a pastel stick or use like watercolor pencils – they respond instantly to a wet brush or pre-dampened paper.

CarbOthello’s large-diameter lead can make broad strokes or be sharpened to a fine point for details and lettering. Available in 60 shades, individually and in various ranges as sets.

Golden Heavy Body Acrylics - Now Available in 5oz Tubes

As we continue to expand our stock we saw an obvious need for larger quantities of Heavy Body Acrylics from Golden Artist Colors.

Tubes so big, hands so tiny ;)
New to stock at ARCH and 40% off list price during our back to school sale*. We have 60 colors available at this size in addition to Golden’s full line of heavy body’s in 2oz.

We have also been adding in larger sizes of Golden Acrylic Mediums. Stop in soon to see what else is new at ARCH!

*sale ends 02/17/2018, hurry in!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

So Much On Sale for Back-To-School!

Click the sale flyer to see some of the great deals we have during back-to-school. Visit our store to see even more. Great deals on Newsprint, Sketchbooks, Acrylics, Oils, Panels and much, much more!

We Are Stocked and Ready for Back-To-School
Plenty of Off-Street Parking 
Student and Faculty Discount with ID
Shop Your Local Source for Back-To-School! 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Gifts for Stockings & Budgets of All Sizes

Looking to fill a stocking? On a budget for your friends and family? Caryn and Kate do a great job every year finding quality items to fit stockings and budgets of all sizes.

We are open until 7:30pm Monday through Friday 
and we'll be open Saturday from 12 - 5pm. 
Plenty of FREE customer parking!
Hahnemühle Sketch & Note Set
Starting at only $1.93

Kuretake Fude Brush Pens

All Weather Waterproof Notebook

Felt Mushrooms

Retro Click Pens

Joshua Tree 3 Notebook Set

Hardworking Erasers Set

Monolith Woodless Graphite Set

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Great Holiday Gifts and ARCH Exclusive Sets

Support Your Local Art Supply Store This Holiday Season!

We have put together some great sets for artists of all types. From the beginner, to the professional, you can find what you are looking for at ARCH.  In addition we have a number of great gift sets, stocking stuffers, wraps, ribbons and cards.

You can purchase these sets online, but we encourage you to visit our store at 10 Carolina Street in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. We are open late during the week and from 12 to 5pm on Saturdays. We have plenty of off-street parking for our customers.

David's Mix-Media Illustration Kit
David's Kit features a variety of tools to facilitate the aspiring illustration or comic artist.
ON SALE - $29.00
Buy Now

Mac's Oil Painting Kit
Explore the wonders of oil painting with this all-inclusive kit! Great for the beginner to intermediate artist.
ON SALE - $69.00
Buy Now

Caryn's Travel Watercolor Kit
Everything needed for the nomadic watercolor artist on the go!
ON SALE - $45.00
Buy Now

Armando's Watercolor Enthusiast Kit
Top of the line supplies for watercolor enthusiasts. Features a handmade swatch card from Armando himself!
ON SALE - $79.00
Buy Now

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Request for Donations: Help Artists Affected by the Wine Country Fires

Do you have gently used art supplies you’d like to donate to fire victims in the North Bay?

Knowing that the tragic firestorm that engulfed Sonoma and Napa Counties must have taken a huge toll on artists and art students of that area, we reached out to some of our connections in the Fine Arts Department at Santa Rosa Junior College to find out how we might be of assistance. We heard stories ranging from students who lost their homes and supplies, to others about those whose places of work were destroyed or who ran through their savings while caring for friends and families who had to evacuate.

When asked if there was a need for donated art supplies to help those affected by the fires, the answer was a resounding: YES!

Along with Gamblin Colors, Princeton Brush Company and Art Alternatives Canvas, we have been working on a donation of materials that the faculty at SRJC would get into the hands of the students most in need.

Additionally, we want to open this up to you. If you have gently used materials that you are no longer using, we would gladly include them in the boxes of materials we’re compiling.

What is most needed:
  • Un-drawn on paper (full or partial pads okay)
  • Willow Charcoal
  • Unused Paper Palette Pads (full or partial pads okay)
  • Graphite or Color Pencils
  • Used or New Watercolor tubes or Palettes
  • Used or New Acrylic tubes
  • Used or New cans of Krylon or Blair Fixative

What is not needed:
  • Turpentine
  • Varnishes and/or solvents
  • Used Canvas

You can drop off your donation of gently used art materials at ARCH through the end of Saturday, November 4th.

Finally, if you are traveling through the Santa Rosa area, we encourage you to visit stores such as Village Art Supply and Riley Street Art Supply. Natural disasters like this have a deep impact on nearby small businesses. These locally owned shops play an important roll in the community and need your support. Retail can be a tough business. Ask any of us the reason we do this work and we’ll all say it’s because of the people and the community which surround us.

Show your support and shop local!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Draw More this October!

Artist Jake Parker created the Inktober drawing challenge back in 2009. Began as way to encourage the practice of his inking and drawing skills, the annual event now draws thousands of submissions each year on Instagram by artists of all ages and skill levels.

How do you participate in Inktober? 

1) Make a drawing in ink.

2) Post it online

3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2017

4) Repeat

We love this drawing challenge and many of us on staff will be participating. If you’re planning to take part in Inktober you have the chance to win a $50 ARCH gift card! As you post your Inktober art on Instagram, tag @archsupplies and make sure to use the official Inktober hashtags. We’ll announce the prize winner after October 31.

Want to check out some of our favorite pen and ink supplies? We have put together a curated kit with some of our top recommended tools at a sweet deal to help get you going!
Check out the ARCH Pen and Ink Set