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Garage Sale for Art Supplies

Garage Sale for Art Supplies
Our first annual Garage Sale for Art Supplies takes place on Saturday, July 22, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.!!  Everything on “our” tables will be 75% off!!! Prices at other rented tables will vary. If you’re still interested in renting a table, only a few remain. Contact us at the store for more info!  

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 .

Crystal Salamon – Awakening Artful Colouring

Crystal Salamon – Awakening Artful Colouring
Crystal Salamon paid us a wonderful visit last week to drop off a bunch of copies of her new colouring book, Awakening Artful Colouring. We are absolutely thrilled to have these in stock! Not only is Crystal an amazing artist, she is a local artist as well, hailing from Turner Valley. This book makes a great gift for anyone on your list! And it’s only $20.00! A great pairing for this colouring book are .