In this post I'm going to be reviewing Artist & Craftsman Supply.
It's close to me. I know that obviously won't apply to everyone. It carries a lot of good brands. It has friendly and knowledgable staff. That's how why gallery wrap canvas is called gallery wrap canvas.
It's small. But I also think that's a pro in a way because that makes it easy to find things and it's kind of cozy.
How Did I Discover Artist & Craftsman?
The short answer is my mom told me about it. I'd reached a point where I was fed up with Aaron Brothers, which is where I'd been buying my art supplies.
Now, I'm not bashing Aaron Bros, because I only have experience with one branch, and I don't know, maybe there are good ones out there.
But the one I was going to was understaffed and the staff that was there never knew the answers to my questions. Either that or they were on a break.
sAnyway, my mom told me that there was an art store she knew about in Hillcrest, which is a neighborhood close to ours and I was more than willing to check it out.
I know I mentioned before that A&C Supply has friendly and knowledgeable staff and they really do. I can ask them how something works or what something is for and they will tell me very clearly, no problem.
eI remember asking someone about different kinds of tape because I was confused. I asked someone what modeling paste was for, because I was trying to figure out whether or not I wanted to buy it. I had some oil pastels and I was trying to figure out if the pastel paper I was looking at would work for them or if it would only work for soft pastels. I asked someone and they said yes it will work, I just have to use the correct side of the paper.
I have a hard time finding my way around places and sometimes it takes me a few tries before I really know where something is. I've asked the staff at A&C Supply where the paper and canvas was numerous times because it took me a while to figure it out since it's behind something, and a lot of the time, the employee will offer to walk me right to the thing I'm looking for.
For a while, A&C Supply was the only art store I shopped at. But then I found out I could go to Blick's too, which I also like because they carry some things that A&C doesn't, such as Liquitex's Basics and Softbody lines.
A&C has become my go to place for canvases.
Painter of portraits and wildlife