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45th Anniversary Seal Serving you for over 45 years, Lenz Arts offers the largest selection of fine art supplies and the oldest custom frame shop on the Central Coast. Described as "one of the last real art stores on the West Coast," people drive for hours to take advantage of our selection of materials. From the finger-painting toddler to the professional gallery artist, we've got you covered!


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Lenz Arts
will be closed
on July 4
in observance of
Independence Day!

We will be open on Monday, July 6.


Hear what one of our young customers says about Lenz Arts:
(Yes, unrelated and yes, not paid!)



Rives BFK Printing Paper.
22x30 white, 250 grams, acid-free. 100% cotton, 100 Pack.
List $510.00
Only $258.97!
You save huge...!

In-Store Demo - Free!

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Classical Drawing on Toned Paper
Saturday, July 11, 1-3 p.m.

Lisa Joseph is the founder of Santa Cruz Atelier offering lessons in classical drawing and painting. After earning a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa she spent three years at the Aristides Atelier in Seattle. For more information about the Atelier visit santacruzatelier.com. For more information about Lisa visit lisalynnjoseph.com

Drawing on toned paper is an excellent way to study value and form. By incorporating the mid-tone value of the paper, you’ll learn how light approaches and shadow recedes to create a beautiful illusion of three dimensions. Simplifying value shapes is key to creating an image that catches and holds attention. You’ll learn the best papers to use and how to make the most of vine and white charcoal to achieve a painterly drawing.

And remember that we will have lots of one-day sales on the day of the demonstration!

Please stop by the store or contact us to sign up for our demo reminder e-mail list!


Speedball Screen Printing
Saturday, July 30, 1-3 p.m.

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Ken Eastman has been in the art materials trade for many decades. As the Speedball factory rep, Ken will be demonstrating how to use Speedball products to print your own T-shirts and Posters. From preparing your artwork, to coating and burning your screen or just using stencils, to printing and setting the ink, Ken will cover screen printing to A to Z!

Please stop by the store or contact us to sign up for our demo reminder e-mail list!

And remember that we will have lots of one-day sales on the day of the demonstration!


And more demos coming. . . check back for more information!

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You'll hear about our demos and we'll include news, art information, specials, some humor and otherwise keep you in touch with happenings at Lenz Arts, the art mecca of Santa Cruz!

Wow! Charbonnel Aqua Wash Etching Inks!


Silk Cut Lino
Lenz Arts is now stocking Silk Cut Lino, the pinacle of printing linoleums!

Lenz Arts storefront
Our 10,000 square foot location—wall to wall supplies for you!


Art Materials/General Information: (831) 423-1935
Custom Picture Framing: (831) 425-7111
Hours, directions, and full contact information.


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