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Takapuna Art Supplies is New Zealand's Independent Retailer. We don't hold any brand agencies, so without any quotas to fill, we can bring in a larger range of materials to suit our customer's needs. We acknowledge that there is more than one product and/or brand that can get the job done, therefore we source more brands as well as unique products. Contact us, if you'd like to try something new or, have any products that you would like us to stock on a regular basis. We also experiment with our products on a professional level, making our knowledge the most comprehensive in New Zealand.

  • Strathmore Toned Series 400 Mixed Media Pads
  • Liquitex Transparent Ink Set of 3 NZD $51.95
    Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink! is a range of extremely fluid acrylic paints that use super-fine pigments in a state-of-the-art acrylic emulsion. They dry quickly, are permanent, water resistant and non-clogging, which makes them ideal for a variety of techniques; from watercolour effects to stamping. Contains: Transparent Burnt Sienna 30ml Transparent Burnt Umber 30ml Transparent Raw Sienna 30ml ... more »
  • Liquitex Iridescent Ink Set of 3 NZD $51.95
    Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink! is a range of extremely fluid acrylic paints that use super-fine pigments in a state-of-the-art acrylic emulsion. They dry quickly, are permanent, water resistant and non-clogging, which makes them ideal for a variety of techniques; from watercolour effects to stamping. Contains: Iridescent Bright Gold 30ml Iridescent Bright Silver 30ml Iridescent Rich Copper 30ml ... more »
  • Pinata Alcohol Inks Set of 9 NZD $56.40
    Beautiful, color-saturated, acid-free, transparent inks. They have an alcohol base which makes them indelible and moisture-resistant when dry, and allows you to use them on almost any surface as long as it’s clean and oil free. Highly versatile, Piñata can be used in a variety of applications, including rubber stamping, fine art, fiber art and scrap booking. It can also be used in calligraphy, faux finishing techniques, airbrush applications, wood and leather staining and more. The colors silver and rich gold are formulated with real metal pigments and are super opaque. Set of 9 1/2 ounce bottles... more »
  • Gelatos Colors
    Nothing on the market today compares with Design Memory Craft Gelatos®. Compact acid-free pigment sticks glide on creamy smooth for vibrant color and coverage. All Gelatos® blend easily with or without water. Try this unique medium on paper, canvas, or wood!... more »
  • Pinata Alcohol Inks Out of Stock
    Beautiful, color-saturated, acid-free, transparent inks. They have an alcohol base which makes them indelible and moisture-resistant when dry, and allows you to use them on almost any surface as long as it’s clean and oil free. Highly versatile, Piñata can be used in a variety of applications, including rubber stamping, fine art, fiber art and scrap booking. It can also be used in calligraphy, faux finishing techniques, airbrush applications, wood and leather staining and more. The colors silver and rich gold are formulated with real metal pigments and are super opaque. 1/2 ounce bottles... more »
  • Winsor & Newton BrushMarker
    These BrushMarkers are alcohol-based, non-toxic permanent ink markers. They use the same professional quality dyes as the ProMarker which allows for a smooth, streak-free finish. Great to use on a wide range of other surfaces, including glass, acetate, plastic, metal, textiles and more! The translucent colors can be blended for an almost unlimited palette, while single colors can be layered for added depth and shade. Each marker has twin tips; the brush nib for fluid strokes and variable line width and the broad nib for large color fills. These markers can be used alongside the ProMarker. Certified non-toxic.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton ProMarker
    These ProMarkers are alcohol-based, non-toxic permanent ink markers. The professional quality dyes used provide for a smooth, streak-free finish and can be applied liberally to paper without damaging the surface. Great to use on a wide range of other surfaces, including glass, acetate, plastic, metal, textiles and more! The translucent colors can be blended for an almost unlimited palette, while single colors can be layered for added depth and shade. Each marker has twin tips; the fine nib for precise coloring and details and the broad nib for large color fills. Certified non-toxic... more »
  • Strathmore Series 400 Drawing Roll NZD $45.90
    Acid-free, heavy weight with medium surface. For dry media. 36" x 10 yards (91.4cm x 9.14m).... more »
  • Strathmore Series 300 Smooth Bristol Roll NZD $91.80
    Acid-free, heavy weight for finished artwork such as pen & ink. 270gsm 42" x 10 yards (106.7cm x 9.14m).... more »
  • Strathmore Series 400 Toned Rolls
    Acid-free, 30% post-consumer fiber for light and dark media. 118gsm 42" x 10 yards (106.7cm x 9.14m).... more »
  • Strathmore Series 400 Mixed Media Roll NZD $95.50
    Acid-free vellum surface for wet and dry media. 300gsm 42" x 8 yards (106.7cm x 7.32m).... more »
  • Strathmore Series 400 Watercolor Roll NZD $108.30
    Cold Press, acid-free, heavyweight for finished artwork and wet media. 300gsm 42" x 10 yards (106.7cm x 9.14m)... more »
  • Strathmore Series 500 Illustration Board
    Series 500 features 100% cotton fiber, acid-free drawing paper mounted on both sides of illustration board. The surfaces are identical to the 500 Series drawing paper, mounted to pure white core. It creates a balanced tension that prevents warping.... more »
  • Nitram Baton & Mignonettes
    he Nitram Baton is a stylish charcoal holder for artists with a creative flair. It is an innovative drawing device designed to hold thin 4mm Nitram Mignonette charcoal sticks. It is light-weight, clean, easy to use and ideal for life drawing, plein aire and sketching. Each Baton comes with five Mignonettes. Refills are available in a package of seven Mignonettes.... more »
  • Nitram Fusains Charcoal
    Designed for students and demanding artists in search of deep, rich black tones, these Academie charcoal sticks are breakage-resistant, smooth, blend easily and provide a diverse range of tonal values. They are made using a proprietary old world manufacturing process that ensures consistency and reliability for artists of all proficiencies. Drawing instructors make Nitram a must for their students because it will not crumble or skip when used expressively unlike vine or willow charcoal sticks. Artists have also found that Nitram charcoal erases better and is easier to work than other charcoal brands. Grade B (soft) is soft, yet is still able to carry a point. Grade HB (medium) is ideal for homogenizing tones and retaining tonal detail. Grade H (hard) can be sharpened to an extra-fine point for creating fine detail, and its hardness makes lighter and mid-tones easier to attain. The square shape makes the stick easier to grip and is ideal for sanding a sharp edge for drawing fine line... more »
  • Sakura Pigma Professional Brushes
    Pigma Professional Brush pens offer the ultimate in versatility, producing a range of marks ranging from super fine hairlines to big, broad strokes. The flexible and durable brush nibs respond to instant changes in pressure or direction with a silky smooth, accurate and consistent ink flow. The deep black, archival quality Pigma ink is chemically stable, waterproof and fade resistant. There is consistent ink delivery to the brush sides and tip, with no smears, feathers or bleed-through on most papers. The fine brush nib is made of a tough porous polyethylene material, the medium brush from a tough nylon material and the bold brush from a tough plastic polyacetal material.... more »
  • Stonehenge Sheets
    Stonehenge rivals European mould made papers with its ability to produce excellent results in a variety of printmaking techniques. In addition to intaglio and silkscreening, Stonehenge works well with colored pencil, charcoal, pastels and watercolors. Machine made in the USA of 100% cotton, neutral pH, two natural deckles and two cut edges. Papers measure: 22" x 30" 250gsm... more »
  • Prismacolor Verithin Pencils
    High quality, thin-lead colored pencils, made of insoluble pigments that will not smear or run with moisture. Ideal for checking and marking also for creating outlines and lettering. The cedar wood case is finished to match the color of the lead.... more »
  • Fredrix Archival Oil Primed Linen Canvas Panel
    Fredrix Archival Oil Primed Belgian Linen Canvas Board is a professional grade, archival painting surface with medium texture linen mounted on an acid-free, rigid, non-warping hardboard. It is hand primed the old fashioned way, over glue sizing. This is the orignal method used for hundreds of years, and preferred by artists worldwide. For oil paint only. ... more »
  • Fredrix Pro Series Archival Linen Canvas Panel
    Fredrix Archival 100% Belgian Linen Canvas Board is a professional grade, archival painting surface with medium texture canvas mounted on an acid-free, rigid, non-warping hardboard. Good for acrylic and oil paints. ... more »
  • Fredrix Pro Series Archival Canvas Panel
    Fredrix Archival 12 ounce Dixie Cotton Canvas Board is a professional grade, archival painting surface with medium texture canvas mounted on an acid free, rigid, non-warping hardboard. Good for acrylic, oils and mixed media.... more »

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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

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