Thursday, June 9, 2016

Fathers Day Sketch and Notebook Gifts

Dad's can be hard to shop for. The good news is that a nice Fathers Day gift does not need to be complicated. Does a dad really want to count his steps, or text from his wristwatch? We think not.

Moleskine Sketchbook, Blackwing Pencils and Three-hole pencil Sharpener
We at ARCH propose the art of painting, sketching and writing by hand. These gifts are useful throughout the year and give the gift of unplugging from our over-connected world. Sketch and notebooks are devices for contemplation, not consumption.

Moleskine Watercolor Album, Caran d'Ache Water-soluble Pencils and Water Brush
With summer upon us, a Moleskine Watercolor Album is a great accessory for traveling. You can add on water-soluble color pencils and a water brush and skip the tubes of paints. This means less mess and slips easy into a backpack or suitcase.

Moleskine Ruled Notebook and Lamy Fountain Pen
Have you ever tried taking notes on your phone or tablet? Forget about it. A notebook and pen set is handsome, professional and practical.

We at ARCH hope you will chose to give the gift of creativity for you dear dad this year. Come by our PopUp store on 3rd Street for these and other gifts, cards and tools that Father's love.

Shop Local, Draw More and Happy Fathers Day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Closeout Item - Letraset Promarkers Now On Sale!

Letraset Promarkers are one of the most popular and economical art markers that we have stocked. Recently this line has changed ownership and has been re-branded.

That means we have older stock we need to clear outta here!

Letraset Promarkers
Now 45% OFF List
List Price: $3.59
ARCH Clearance: $1.95/ea

ARCHie David Tenorio created some sketches to give you a feel for what these markers are like.  See what he had to say;

"Promarkers allow you to create quick sketches that incorporate color mixing and unique markmaking.  Their portability makes them a great choice for outdoor sketching."

"Available in a vast range of colors to fit your artistic needs.  Each marker is double ended:  a fine bullet tip for details and a broad chisel tip for large area fills.  Rich, alcohol based ink provides you the ability to blend colors and create dynamic edges."
"Promarkers can be utilized in a variety of ways.  They can even be used as an accent color to enhance your artwork of a different medium, including pencil, ink and watercolor."

Monday, June 6, 2016

Pentel Brush Pen Demo - Saturday June 25th

Artist Chris Koehler will be presenting a Pentel Brush Pen demo at the ARCH PopUp. Join us to learn tips and techniques for using this popular product in a variety of ways. For more about Chris, please visit his website.

The ARCH PopUp
2349 3rd St.
San Francisco CA 94107
Saturday June 25th, 1pm-3pm

Chris Koehler is an artist and illustrator working out of San Francisco. His work has appeared in Popular Science, Utne Reader, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wired, The Boston Globe, OnEarth Magazine, Stanford Magazine, and SF Weekly, among others. Chris also teaches in the illustration department at California College of the Arts and regularly shows in galleries.