Inktober: 31 days, 31 drawings.

by admin on September 24, 2016

Every October, artists around the world take up the Inktober challenge. Can you?


Visit us for a great selection of inky inspiration. 15% off all ink-related supplies.

See you soon! —Tim and Barb


Summer events

by admin on June 21, 2016

Lots of opportunities to jump into art this summer!

Free Painting Day: June 25, 2 – 4pm. Supplies provided. Space and supplies limited. All ages.

Sidewalk chalk Day: July 2, all day. Join us on the shady side of Garafraxa St. for great times with chalk! Free.

Comic Arts Day: July 2, 2 – 4pm. Workshops, resources, and a comic jam! Free for all ages. Learn about materials, drawing and sequencing.

Click on Classes above for a full list of our summer classes.

comic jam


First Friday free painting session

March 2, 2016

Get your brushes moving this Friday (March 4) from 4 cialis pas cher to 8pm as we add some colour to main street Durham. We’ll work together on a large canvas, all ages encouraged (youngsters need accompaniment). It’s loads of fun. Just show up.

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New Holbein Heavy Body Artist Acrylic

January 23, 2016

In May 2013, Holbein introduced to the world market a completely re-engineered line of artist acrylic. The 113 carefully detailed color palette consists of colors derived from both Western and Eastern influences, specifically designed to add luster and brilliance to your paintings. Utilizing the best traditional organic pigments as well as the latest and the […]

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December hours

December 9, 2015

Hello art friends! Special holiday hours are as follows: December 24, closing at 4pm December 25-28, closed December 29 and 30, regular hours December 31, closing at 4pm January 1, closed.

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First Fridays!

October 29, 2015

This painting started it all. It’s based on a work by famous artist Jackson Pollock, but completed by last spring’s kids art class. We put it in the window and had about four offers to buy it. Now we want to keep that energy going, and are using the money from the sale to provide […]

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A GPS case in leather

August 17, 2015

Here is an interesting project: create a leather case or holder for a GPS device. The customer was tired of the wires and the suction cup would not stick to the window with changing weather temperatures. There was a space above the gear shift to insert something, but a case was needed to contain the […]

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Repairing an old photo album

May 26, 2015

Recently we had the opportunity to work on an old family photo album. Here are some photos documenting the process.

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Hoping for Spring Sale

March 5, 2015

We are cleaning house. Get over here and stock up on things you’ll always use: Aquafine Watercolour: 25% off Artists’ Watercolour: 15% off All watercolour paper sheets: 15% off Portfolios: 10% off Crepe paper: $1 / roll Kite paper: $0.30 / sheet Stabilo marker sets: 25% off Masking fluid: 25% off Natural glue: $1 each […]

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Forgery is hip, and ancient

February 10, 2015

It wasn’t a dark basement filled with nervous criminal forgers, but the studio at The Colour Jar certainly had enough excitement to make the process nearly illegal. Eyes were squinting, and heads were tilting in discernment. Paint was applied in thick strokes. Nine copies of Van Gogh’s “Wheat field with cypresses” emerged to the delight […]

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