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Art Supplies

Our store occupies over 10,000 square feet. Described as "one of the last real art stores on the West Coast," we carry the gamut so you can find everything that you want!

Below is a sampling of our stock, so please call us at (831) 423-1935 if you don't see something that you want or would like to check stock before driving a long time to visit us. (Last updated Feb. 2021.)

Sign Making
Graphic Materials



Oil (Tubes): Oil (Sticks):
  • R&F Pigments Sticks (Color Chart)
  • Shiva Paintstiks (Color Chart)
  • Winsor & Newton OilBar (limited to stock on hand)

We have great prices on pastels!
  • Winsor & Newton (Color Chart)
  • M. Graham (At least 40% off every day) (Color Chart)
  • Daler Rowney (closing out)
  • Talens (closing out)
  • Shiva/Richeson (Color Chart)
  • Grumbacher (discontinued, very limited)

Glass Paint:
Encaustic Wax:
  • Encaustikos (Hot Cakes and Hot Sticks)
  • R&F

Tempera Paint:
Fabric/Textile Paint:
Fabric Markers:
Leather Paint:
  • Angelus (Popular for Shoes)

Alcohol Inks:
Silk Dyes:

Spray Paints:
  • Montana Gold (Color Chart)
  • Montana Black (Top 112 colors, see PDF Color Chart)
  • Montana Water-Based 100ml (Small selection)
  • Liquitex (on closeout, will special order)

Fabric Dyes:
Raw Pigments:
Airbrush Paints:
  • Createx
  • Golden (Use Golden High Flow with airbrushing additive.)

Sets of paints:
  • Artist Grade, Student Grade. From Deluxe Wooden Oil Paint Box sets to keychain watercolor sets.

Painting Mediums and Thinners. For oil, acrylic, casein, and watercolor.

BRUSHES: We have approximately 10,000 brushes in stock! Artist brushes, foam brushes, sets of brushes. Winsor & Newton, Isabey, Princeton, Escoda, Connoisseur, Raphael, Robert Simmons, Grumbacher, DaVinci, Richeson, Fibinacci, Royal Langnickel, Silver Brush, FM Brush, and more!

ADHESIVES: Masking tapes, Scotch tapes, double-sided tapes, ATG tape, archival hinging tapes, document repair tape, 3M spray adhesives, liquid glues, rubber cement, super glues, PVA, adhesive sheets, etc.

PRINTING/PRINTMAKING: Screen printing materials and inks, Screen printing sets, etching inks, scribes, linoleum blocks, linoleum cutters, brayers, block printing inks, etching inks, etching tools, tarlatan.


PENCILS: This is just a sampling... Graphite pencils (Turquoise, General's, Cretacolor, Design, Derwent, Stabilo), wax/oil-based colored drawing pencils (Faber-Castell, Prismacolor, Derwent, General's, Caran d'Ache, Lyra, Pentalic), colored drawing pencils (Verithin, Col-Erase), water-soluble colored pencils (Caran D'ache, Cretacolor, Derwent, Stabilo) and water-soluble colored crayons (Caran D'ache, Cretacolor), drafting pencils. We have a TON of pencils and sets!!

MARKERS·PENS·INKS: Markers, Paint Pens, and Writing Pens (Sanford, Pentel, Uchida, Pilot, Niji, Marvy, Zebra, Itoya, etc.), Technical Pens, Inks (Pelikan, Higgins, Koh-I-Noor, Dr. Martin's, Winsor&Newton, F.W., Liquitex, Sennelier Shellac, etc.), Nibs (calligraphy, writing, sketching), etc. Molotow, Posca, Montana, DecoColor, and more!

DRAFTING: Vellum, Mylar/polyester, triangles, T-squares, scales, Drafting Tables and Parallel Boards, rulers, compasses, protractors, lead holders, leads, drafting dots, etc.

SIGN MAKING: Vinyl Letters, Sheets of adhesive Vinyl, Stencils, etc.

CANVASES: We have the second largest selection of Masterpiece Canvases in the world! We also stock Winsor & Newton Classic Canvases as well as Frederix Watercolor Canvases. We stock well over 1,500 canvases! Prestretched canvases in several bar weights also available with linen (rectangles, squares from 3"x4" to 4´x6´ and ovals too). Plus our frameshop can stretch custom sizes for you.
(Lenz Arts Masterpiece Canvas General Selection)
(Lenz Arts Winsor & Newton Canvas Selection)

Stretcher Bars from 8" up to 60" in standard weight, heavyweight bars from 12" up to 120"!

We raw cotton canvas, raw linen, and also primed cotton canvas by the foot. We also have an assortment of cotton and linen in rolls.

We have thousands of Ampersand brand panels—cradled and uncradled—for paintings and crafts in a wide variety of surfaces: raw, gesso, clay-coated, encaustic surface, wet-media (watercolor) surface. We also have a smattering of other brands.

EASELS: Full range from tabletop to deluxe double-mast studio easels. Best, Testrite, MABEF, Art Advantage, Pro-Art, Winsor & Newton, etc. At least 30-50 on display at any time.

SCULPTURE: Wood, Plaster, Ceramics, and Stone Carving Tools, Ceramics clay, oil-based and oven hardening clays (Sculpey, Fimo, Premo), air-hardening clays, etc.

CRAFTS: Plaster gauze, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, resin, liquid latex, wood-burners, shaped punches, stencils, etc.

PAPER: Rolls, Pads, Specialty Papers, Watercolor Blocks, Origami Papers, Hardbound Sketch Books, Watercolor papers, Drawing Papers, Bristols. Strathmore, Canson, Arches, Winsor & Newton, Rowney, etc.

FRAMING: A room devoted to 2,000 pre-made frames, thousands of pre-cut mats, aluminum sectional frames (8" to 40"), a variety of mat cutters (Logan, Dexter). Thousands of matboards ready to cut. We also have a full-service professional custom frame shop.

MATBOARDS: One of the largest retail selections of matboards in the United States (Bainbridge, Crescent, and Canson brands), foam-core (on sale cheap!) up to 48"x96", railroad boards, illustration boards, poster boards, Museum Boards (Strathmore, Rising, on sale at over 50% off of list price!), presentation boards, science project display boards.



AIRBRUSHES: Paasche, Richpen, plus lots of parts, hoses and compressors. Friskette films. Airbrush paints.

BOOKS: An entire section of art books. Art technique books, featured artist books, children's activity books.

GRAPHIC MATERIALS: X-Acto knives and blades, mechanical boards, etc.


  • Storage: Portfolios, Presentation Cases, Art supply boxes.
  • Manikins: Man (various sizes), Woman (various sizes), Horse, Hand, Alligator, Alien, Mouse, etc.
  • Palette Knives, Mouth Atomizers, Opaque Projectors, Magnifiers, Tjanting Tools, Lettering Guides, Storage Tubes, Rubber Cement Pick-ups, Flexible Curves, etc., etc., etc., etc. Lots more.

Art Resources local to Santa Cruz County.