Gift Ideas

Under $20

  • Mono Zero Elastomer Erasers
    Protect artwork and erase in detail with these quality, precision erasers in a pen-style holder. The erasers will not damage paper. The eraser advances by clicking the other end of the pen-style holder. The holder includes a convenient clip for erasing on the go. The round eraser is 2.3mm in diameter and the rectangular eraser has a 2.5mm diameter.... more »
  • Quattro Journals
    Quattro Journals feel comfortable in the hand and slip easily into your pocket. The rounded corners help the journals resist damage and wear and the specially laminated cover resists dirt and stains. The cover can be folded all the way around to the back, revealing the full sheet for use. They contain acid-free, micro-perforated sheets for easy removal. The Artist Blank Journals includes 60 sheets of 110gsm paper with a subtle tooth, making it ideal for both ink and pencil. Delicate rules are printed in subtle gray on the super-smooth 90gsm paper of the 80-sheet Lined Journals. The lines are spaced slightly closer than traditional journals allowing small handwriting to feel tight and orderly while large script flows comfortably over every second rule. 3.5 x 5.5"... more »
  • Pentel Color Brush Pens
    Enjoy neat, not-stop painting on the go with this refillable paint brush pen system. These pens consist of an ink-filled, squeezable barrel with a durable and long lasting brush tip made of flexible nylon filaments. A variety of lines from fine detail to broad sweeping strokes can be produced, making the brush pen suitable for stylized design work, oriental artwork, calligraphy, cartooning and transparent watercolor effects. Refill ink cartridges are available.... more »
  • Niji Pencil Roll NZD $10.60
    This durable pencil roll is made of water-resistant canvas and holds 36 pencils, pens, brushes or drawing supplies. It has a secure strap with a snap closure and measures 19" long and 7 3/4" wide. art supplies not included.... more »
  • Magnetic Manikin NZD $19.95
    Never before has a manikin had such a magnetic personality! You can position this articulated manikin in gravity defying poses that appear practically impossible. Its magnetic hands and feet can hold the included ball and find solid traction on the wide metal cover base - to stand or do handstands on. It can even "climb' other metal surfaces.... more »
  • Pilot Parallel Pens
    These calligraphy pens introduce a 'Parallel Plate Structure'. The nib point consists of two parallel plates fed a continuous flow of ink from a cartridge in the pen barrel. Four nib sizes, 1.5, 2.4, 3.8 & 6mm and 12 different ink cartridges colours. A superb design and a delight to use. Each pen set contains a Parallel Pen, a convertor for flushing out the nib, a nib cleaner and two ink cartridges. ... more »

$20 - $50

  • Prismacolor Turquoise Pencils Sets NZD $29.50
    Turquoise professional drawing pencils are pure and smooth in a variety of grades. The lead sharpens to a perfect point for a scratchless, glossy line in any weight. The pencils do not contain rainforest wood. Each set contains 12 pencils of varying grades. The soft grade Art Set is ideal for sketching and rough layouts and contains grades 9B through H. The medium grade Sketching Set is versatile for a variety of drawing and sketching techniques and contains grades 4B through 6H. ... more »
  • Canvas Pencil Cases
    These handcrafted pencil cases are made of a finely woven 16 oz. canvas. They are perfect for storage or for artists on the go. Fits 24 or 48 pencils... more »
  • Strathmore Series 500 Mixed Media Sketchbooks
    These hard-bound art books contain the same high-quality paper used in Strathmore fine art pads. Their lightly-textured matte covers are a dark chocolate brown and the durable Smyth-sewn binding allows pages to lay flat. The 500 Series Mixed Media Art Books feature 90 lb. (190 gsm) 100% cotton fiber, acid- and lignin-free archival paper that is excellent for watercolor, gouache, acrylic, graphite, pen and ink, colored pencil, marker, pastel and collage. The paper is internally sized for wet media with a durable vellum finish for drawing techniques.... more »
  • Quattro Leather Journal Holders
    These leather journal covers can accommodate all Quattro 3.5" x 5.5" journals for added protection and style. They feature a tailored sleeve to securely hold a Quattro journal, an elastic pen holder to accommodate most writing instruments and a convenient pocket in the overflap. supplies not included... more »
  • ArtGraf Water-soluble Graphite NZD $28.95 Out of Stock
    Water-soluble graphite packed in a tin for ready use with a wet brush. It can be used dry or wet and allows artists to achieve a wide range of washes and graphite grays ranging from the deepest blacks to more subtle, transparent grays. It is erasable once dry and is great for adding texture and depth to sketches and watercolor paintings.... more »
  • Itoya Calligraphy Set of 6 Earthtones NZD $30.95
    The Calligraphy Classics Series blends the two sided value of the original Calligraphy Marker with five earth-tone colors. One side features a 1.5mm and the other a 3.0mm chisel point for various applications. Perfect for lettering, invitations, scrapbook and craft projects. Archival safe with acid-free ink.... more »

$50 - $100

  • ArtGraf Water-soluble XL Graphite Stick NZD $62.80
    This large 250g handmade graphite stick is intended for use on large-scale projects. It contains blended graphite and binders allowing it to be used dry for drawing. It can be used dry or wet and allows artists to achieve a wide range of washes and graphite grays ranging from the deepest blacks to more subtle, transparent grays. The graphite is erasable once dry and is great for adding texture and depth to sketches and watercolor paintings.... more »
  • Old Holland Intro Set of 6 NZD $99.95
    This Old Holland Intro Set includes 6, 18ml tubes of primary colours.... more »

Over $100

  • FastMatte Alkyd Oil Introductory Set NZD $152.00 $121.60
    Gamblin's FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors Set gives painters a thoughtfully constructed palette of fast-drying oil colors. With FastMatte, thin layers dry in two hours to a matte surface with a beautiful tooth and a deep, soft luster. FastMatte colors are compatible with oil painting mediums and traditional oil colors which make them ideal for underpainting and plein air. This set contains eight 37ml colors in cadmium yellow light, cadmium red light, alizarin permanent, ultramarine blue, pthalo green, yellow ochre, chromatic black and titanium white, one 37ml Solvent-Free Gel, plus a primed, ready-to-use painting panel handcrafted in North America from sustainably forested birch. Panel measures 12.25" x 6.5" x 1.75"... more »
  • Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors Introductory Set NZD $187.90 $150.32
    Gamblin's Introductory Set of Artist's Oil Colors was designed to give painters a thoughtfully constructed palette of luscious oil colors to support any style of painting. This set is built around a primed, ready-to-use painting panel handcrafted in North America from sustainably forested birch. The set contains one each of nine colors in cadmium yellow light, cadmium red light, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, viridian, yellow ochre, burnt umber, ivory black and titanium white in 37ml tubes. The primed, cradled panel measures 12.25" x 6.5" x 1.75"... more »
  • ArtGraf Water-soluble Graphite Set NZD $101.90 Out of Stock
    A collection of water-soluble graphite that can be used dry or wet, allowing artists to achieve a wide range of washes and graphite grays ranging from the deepest blacks to more subtle, transparent grays. It is erasable once dry and is great for adding texture and depth to sketches and watercolor paintings. Each set includes one Watercolor Graphite 20g tin, one Graphite stick and one Escoda Series 1215-4 Prado Tame synthetic pocket travel brush.... more »
  • Staedtler Digital Pen NZD $320.00
    The Staedtler Digital Pen can capture any handwritten notes or drawings on a plain paper and store them in its internal flash memory. Captured notes can be uploaded to computer via its USB interface. It really helps when you are away from the computer and you need to capture any instant thoughts or important points. The Staedtler Digital Pen consists of a digital pen and a small receiving unit, which combines Ultrasound and Infared technologies with sophisticated algorithms to enable an accurate tracking and positioning system that tracks the movement of the tip of the pen on any surface and converts the movement into a vector image of the user's handwriting or imagery. The digital pen transmits handwritings and images to the receiver unit for storage.... more »
  • Liquitex Complete Classic Set NZD $150.00
    This generous set provides the perfect palette needed for any artist! It includes eight 2 oz. tubes of heavy body acrylics (burnt sienna, ivory black, naphthol crimson, pthalo blue, titanium white, ultramarine blue, yellow medium azo and yellow oxide), two brushes, a 4 oz. bottle of gloss medium & varnish, an 8" x 10" canvas board and a 64-page product and technique book.... more »
  • Matisse Portrait Set NZD $142.60
    This set includes the colours traditionally used by painters. Some of these colours have been enhanced purely for portrait painting. For example, the often used Raw Sienna has been superseded by a purpose developed Skin Tone Mid which will allow further mixing and development of colours than would be possible with a traditional Raw Sienna. Yellow Oxide and Matisse Red Light in the set allows you to bring vibrancy to the brightest areas of colour within the face, for the ears, cheeks, nose and lips. Together with the inclusion of the brilliant Phthalo Green all eye colour are achievable. With the strength of the colour in this set, mixed with Titanium White, you will achieve the perfect highlight colour for the forehead area of your portraits. In the case of darker flesh tones, mix a touch of Ultramarine Blue.... more »

Gifts for Kids

How to buy

Enter the quantity and click "add to cart". When you are ready to pay for your order proceed to checkout. Payment is made by credit card on a secure server using Paypal. Alternatively you may pay by "bank deposit" or by phone on 09 489 7213.

Delivery Rates

Our delivery rates are:

  • Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order
  • Local (North Shore): $5.50 per order *
  • Shorthaul (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
  • Rest of North Island: $9.30 per order *
  • South Island: $10.40 per order *

Prepaid Satchel is available for some smaller items that will fit into an A4 envelope. Please do not select the satchel option if your goods are breakable, easily damaged or flammable.
* Oversized items may be charged an additional amount - once you have selected the items you need proceed to checkout to see the exact costs.

Rural delivery fee $3.30

For privacy, returns and security policies please read our policies page.

Categories

Join Takapuna Art Supplies on Facebook

Sign up to our newsletter
Buy Art Books - new Buy Art Books NZ

Art Books

From anatomy to watercolour see all our latest art books...

"Friends of the store" artists supplies discount loyalty programme

We like to reward our Friends of the Store by giving back in kind. If you would like to be a part of our loyalty program simply register and upon purchase we will contact you about the member benefits available. If you are already a member simply register online and we'll upgrade your online account so that you can purchase directly online with all your member benefits.

Visit us at 124 Anzac Street, Takapuna.
Ph: 09 489 7213