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17 Year Anniversary of Kensington Art

On November 17, 2020 we celebrate 17 years of the day I turned that key in the lock to open the door for the first day of business as the new owner of Kensington Art Supply. The store has a long history starting in the mid 1970’s when the it first opened as Barnes Artist Supply. Ruth Barnes bought the building without even seeing the inside. She drove by and knew that was the location .

30 Day Cloud Sketching Project

  Take a gander and try your hand at some cloud sketching, what better way to stay creative than cloud-gazing, a surefire way to exercise your artistic muscle! We’ve got a full 30 days of clouds for you, friends, and family to sketch (though we strongly recommend you just share the link as opposed to going over to their house.) Feel free to upload your photos and tag our social media, but what we .

Notice to Students & Customers: COVID-19

 In light of the continuing concerns about the coronavirus, we wanted to reach out to our students and customers to let you know that we have put procedures in place to help mitigate the spread of the virus. The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. We are regularly wiping down all high-touch areas of the store including the door handles, counters, pin pads, washrooms and more. Staff are asked .

3rd Annual Garage Sale

3rd Annual Garage Sale
You asked, we deliver! On July 20th, 2019, join us from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for our 3rd annual Garage Sale! We are no longer accepting vendor applications, as all spots are FULL. If you are interested in booking a table for next year, please contact the store at 

Art à la Carte Charity Pillows

Art à la Carte Charity Pillows
Kensington Art Supply and Instruction is very pleased to announce that we are selling these beautiful pillows to raise funds for Art à la Carte! This beautiful design was created using a photograph taken by Annette Wichmann. “The image used on these decorative pillows was taken when we left Kensington and moved to our new location near Deerfoot Meadows.  We needed to move the coloured pencil display and that meant taking every pencil out .

A Very Brief History of Acrylic Paint

    In a German laboratory in 1901, the noted chemist Dr. Otto Röhm first made synthetic acrylic resin. His ideas were brought into American commercial production in the 1930s through the efforts of Röhm & Haas and by E. I. DuPont de Nemours (Dupont). This particularly useful resin is used in durable forms of fiber, cast plastic sheeting such as plexiglas and Lucite as well as polymerized emulsions for making paint. In 1931 .

Tombow USA

Tombow USA
We are proud to have a great selection of popular Tombow products in-store. There are several outstanding products that we would like to share with you! Dual Brush Pens These pens are excellent for doodling, journalling, hand-lettering, colouring, fine art, illustrations, and more! Open stock: New lower price of $3.50 each Set of 10: $29.95 Full set of all 96 colours and a desk stand: $309.00   Mono Drawing Pencils Open stock: $1.65 Set .