Thursday, June 21, 2018

Koi Watercolor Travel Sets from Sakura

The affordable, lightweight and travel-friendly Koi Field Sketch sets are a longtime favorite of watercolor enthusiasts.  Each set comes with assorted half pan colors and a refillable water brush so you can start painting right away. The 24 color set features a removable mixing palette and the snap lid doubles as an easel to support a 4x6” paper

Koi Field Sketch sets are perfect for all ages, the paint is specially formulated to blend easily and is 100% non-toxic.  Check out our 12, 18 and 24 sets just in time for World Watercolor Month next month!

 A cup of water is a staple of watercolor painting from home.  But what happens when you want to travel and paint on-the-go?  The Koi Water Brush is designed specially for plein-air artists and painting away from home.  Unlike most water brushes, the Koi Water Brush includes a water plug that allows the two halves to travel separately — a truly compact design!  The fine, flexible tip produces the brushstrokes of a natural hair brush with the durability of nylon material.  Beyond water, the easy-to-fill body can hold a wide range of media including ink and high flow acrylic.  Koi Water Brushes are available in three round brush sizes — small, medium, large — and two barrel sizes — small (4ml) and large (9ml).

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Upgrade Your Storage Game

Have you been looking for a sturdy, reliable case for your drawing tools? For a limited time all Global Art Cases and Rolls on are on SALE!

On sale through 06/16/2018
  • 24 Pencil Capacity Zipper Case: On SALE $10.99 
  • 36 Pencil Capacity Snap Roll: On SALE $14.99
  • 48 Pencil Capacity Zipper Case: On SALE $14.99
  • 120 Pencil Capacity Zipper Case: On SALE $24.50
Global Art Cases are ideal for taking supplies on-the-go as well as safely storing your tools at home. Each roll/case features strong elastic bands that securely hold down your colored pencils, graphite pencils, technical pens, markers and more. Global Art Rolls stay shut with a sturdy band closure while Global Art Cases feature a solid zipper that buttons to the side of the case. Durable and hand crafted out of heavyweight 16 oz. canvas, these cases and rolls are built to last and will quickly become one of your favorite storage spots.

Buy together, ON SALE for just $29.94
Looking for a gift for Dad or a friend?

Add a set of Tombo Drawing Pencils and create a great new sketching set!

A favorite of artists, atelier workshops and professionals alike, the Tombow Mono pencil is perfect for drawing and drafting. The extra-refined graphite produces smooth, rich value while sketching, writing or working on detailed illustrations. Tombow’s signature fabrication— centering and gluing the lead core throughout the entire wood casing — ensures a break-resistant drawing experience. ARCH is featuring the Tombow Mono Professional Drawing Set, it contains one pencil of grades 6B through 4H, a sharpener and a Tombow white eraser.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Great Travel Journals from Pentalic

A simple, all-purpose and durable sketchbook is often the key to bringing your best ideas forward. If you’re an artist, a writer or just a creative mind, you will find the Pentalic Traveler sketchbook an inspiring book to keep by your side.

Packed with 80 sheets (160 pages) of white, 74lb recycled paper, the Traveler takes pencil, ink, fountain pen and even watercolor washes. We’ve added a new rack of Traveler books that features three different sizes in a variety of bold colors. Each book comes equipped with a ribbon page marker, back pocket, and an elastic closure that makes the Traveler the ideal sketchbook to take everywhere you go.

The Pentalic Aqua Journal features thick sturdy paper that gives confidence that one can deal heavy watercolor washes. The smaller sizes are great for traveling and with the hard cover it will hold up easily to the everyday stress of travel and handling. The binding also allows it to lay flat when working. These are available in four sizes (including a 5x5 square!).

We suggest pairing the Aqua Journal with these great Art Advantage Water Brushes. Makes a great gift for a friend, a father or yourself!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

New To Stock: R&F Pigment Sticks

Just Announced!
Space is limited, so please RSVP today!

Since 1990, R&F Handmade Paints® has manufactured linseed oil-based Pigment Sticks®. Distinguished by their lipstick-like soft consistency and wide range of complex colors, R&F Pigment Sticks® inspire artists worldwide bringing color, texture, translucency, gesture, depth and immediacy to their art.

They can be manipulated with a paint knife, a brush or vigorously pushed along your surface until the paint is a buttery consistency. R&F Pigment Sticks® can be thinned with mineral spirits or with oil mediums.

Draw with them.

Mix them with tube oils.

Dip them into stand oil, linseed oil, alkyd mediums, resin gels, or use colorless R&F Blending Sticks and Medium to increase transparency and add body.

ARCH is now stocking the full line 38ml sticks along with jars of the R&F Blending Medium.
Click to download a PDF Color Chart

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!