In-Store Working Studio
We are happy to share our work and technical experience in our in-store studios where often, we are found working on commissioned work and/or personal work.
Both Jim and Sandy have Fine Art Degrees in illustration and combined, have several decades of work experience in the visual arts. We encourage customers to share what they are working on, demo products or just browse through our reference material.
We are the only art supply store in New Zealand that has a working artists' studio on premises. We are always happy, willing and able to demonstrate techniques and share tips on the use of various artist materials. Please feel free to drop by our shop in Takapuna during opening hours.
The shop has a studio area where both Jim and Sandy work in-house and where fellow creatives stop by to share advice, inspiration, techniques, and their work. Here, Sandy is working on a sculpture for an exhibition in Takapuna.
As working artists both Sandy and Jim are in demand worldwide providing illustrations, sculptures and paintings for clients as diverse as the NFL and Franklin Mint. Here, Jim is working on a commission for the Buffalo Bills.
How to buy
Note: we do not deliver outside New Zealand.
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 or Payment Express. Alternatively you may pay by "bank deposit" or by phone on 09 489 7213.
Our delivery rates are:
- Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order †
- Local (Auckland): $5.50 per order *
- Local Towns (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
- Rest of North Island: $9.30 per order *
- South Island and Great Barrier: $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 per order
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