Dick Ensing demonstrates Canson artists materials
Dick Ensing, visiting artist from Pigeon Forge, will be working with Canson to introduce some fine artist materials in store at the Hamilton place location. On Friday, Sept. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., he will be demonstrating Cobra water mixable oils on Arches oil paper. On Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., he will be using Rembrandt pastels on a variety of Canson artist boards and papers. This a free event, registration required.
Arches Oils Paper
• Ready to use- no need to gesso; no preparation required!
• Features a powerful & efficient oil barrier that absorbs water, solvents and binders evenly while allowing the paint and pigment to remain on the surface
• Extremely convenient because it is easily stored, framed and lightweight to transport
• This new and revolutionary surface is essential for any professional oil painter looking to capture their oil painting on paper all the while saving time
• Ideal for oil painting students traveling back and forth from dorms and for studies done before a final painting
Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colours
• The techniques are the same as painting with traditional oil paint
• Provides a perfect oil paint result with a uniform drying time and degree of gloss
• The paint can be applied using all the usual oil paint techniques.
• The colour as well as the brush stroke or applied texture retains its full expression after the paint has dried
• Simple in use (water and medium)
• No volatile solvents are necessary such as white spirit and terpentine, so: no unpleasant odours, making it pleasant for painters who are sensitive to volatile solvents. Can therefore be used in the studio, living room, outside, everywhere.
Rembrandt Soft Pastels
• Excellent colour release
• Intense and pure colours
• Good to highest degree of lightfastness
• Very high colouring power due to high concentration of pigment
• Free of pigments based on the metals lead, cadmium and cobalt
• The complete range consists of 203 colours
Demonstration is free, but you must register in-store or online. Please visit or call Art Creations Hamilton Place at (423) 531-7606 to register.
Classes & Workshops for the Novice to the Professional
Chattanooga’s finest artist-educators offer classes for young and adult artists of all skill levels
Art Creations has assembled Chattanooga’s finest artist-educators to teach our classes, which offer instruction and techniques in a variety of mediums for the novice to the professional. Our Hamilton Place location boasts two state-of-the-art classrooms where beginners and advanced students alike will benefit from the breadth of talent and experience each instructor brings to our curriculum. We also offer workshops for those who can’t commit to a long-term class. Follow the link below to review the workshops and register online. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com or call our Hamilton Place location at (423) 531-7606.CLASSES WORKSHOPS
Golden Artist Colors QoR
Golden Artist Colors introduces QoR™, a new line of watercolors that offers artists color strength, range and versatility unmatched in the history of watercolors. QoR’s exclusive binder gives color greater intensity and clarity, while retaining the best qualities of traditional watercolors.
“At Golden Artist Colors we’ve had the privilege and delight of collaborating with artists to make the highest quality professional Acrylic and Oil colors,” said CEO, Mark Golden. “Today that same collaborative process has produced a new, thoroughly modern Watercolor called QoR. Some of the country’s most respected watercolor artists were given the opportunity to get a sneak peek at QoR and put it through its paces. We’ve been delighted with the feedback they’ve given us and look forward to hearing from more artists once QoR is available in stores this May.”
The unique formulation of QoR Watercolors accentuates the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying. QoR provides the subtlety, transparency and flow of a great watercolor, with colors that have as much vibrancy and fire as the best acrylic or oil paint.
Brushes? We’ve Got Brushes!
The Finest Quality Artists’ Brushes
New Snap! Brushes from Princeton. Time to have a little fun! We’ve made lots of good-looking brushes over the years, but would we describe any of them as fun? Probably not.Enter Snap! A new brush series that’s determined to get you to like it. We think you’ll like the way they look. We know you’ll love the way they perform. Snap! Brushes are fun, but not frivolous. 80 individual brushes in a variety of styles shapes and sizes. Both white and golden synthetic are available on short handles for watercolorists, decorative painters, and acrylic artists. Bristle and stiffer white synthetic are featured on some pretty darn good-looking long handles to make oil and acrylic painters happy. Check them out at Art Creations today!
Princeton Artist Brush Co. is one of the largest brush-makers in North America. Since our start in 1992, artist brushes have been the sole focus of Princeton. Other brush companies make paint, paper, canvas, pastels and easels. Princeton makes one thing: the best quality, most fairly priced artist brushes available today. Princeton will continue to innovate and maintain our obsession with value. We encourage you to compare our brushes with other brands. Our mission is to always deliver more brush for your money. It’s what we call “Real Value.” Art Creations is proud to offer these quality brushes. Stop by, try them and experience the value!
Catalyst from Princeton is an innovative new line of creative tools for artists. Catalyst Polytip Bristle brushes are super stiff, but truly responsive. Catalyst Blades and Wedges are a new kind of tool made of engineered silicone. Catalyst tools now come in Mini-Blades and Contours. Made out of nylon and silicone that is heat-resistant, solvent-resistant, dishwasher safe, and approved food-safe by the FDA. These great features combined with their new shapes and convenient sizes allow for extensive creativity with cake decorating, food-crafting, ceramic, plaster, and heavy acrylic mediums. Experience the creative flair of Catalyst Blades, Wedges, Mini-Blades and Contours—exclusively at Art Creations!
Daniel Smith Watercolors
When you choose Daniel Extra Fine™ Watercolors, your work will benefit from the extensive research put into all of our materials. Our passion for color is only the beginning; the rest of the story is yours to tell. Since Daniel Smith started making our Extra Fine Watercolors in 1993, customers have responded by telling us about their favorite colors and combinations. Although each artist’s method of color selection is unique, most agree to start with basics, add strong secondary tones, and mix in unique and interesting favorites. Make sure you update your palette to suit the season or a special destination! Art Creations carries the full line of Daniel Smith Watercolors at both locations—downtown at 201 Frazier Ave. and Hamilton Place at 7351 Commons Blvd. Stop by today and try them out today—our artist clients rave about them.
Everyday Savings on Supplies Artists Use Most
Ampersand Artist Panels
Extraordinary Surfaces for Your Art
When you first try an Ampersand panel, you will soon discover that your color is more luminous and that you have more control over your brushwork and fine details. Ampersand’s flawlessly prepared rigid surfaces allow painting from edge-to-edge, eliminating unsightly stretcher bar impressions or the “trampoline effect” of ordinary canvas. We invite you to discover an Ampersand panel that’s right for you.
Tested to last more than 200 years, only Ampersands seals their hardboard with patented Archival-Seal barrier technology. This provides a superior archival barrier between the wood substrate and the painting surface. Visit Art Creations to discover the Ampersand panel advantage. Art Creations carries the complete line Ampersand Artist Panels—visit and try one out today.
Strathmore Toned Sketch Paper
Add a whole new dimension to your drawings
Using toned paper with black and white pencil brings a whole new dimension to drawing. Strathmore’s 400 Series Toned Sketch Paper is perfect for graphite, chalk, charcoal, sketching stick, markers, china markers, colored pencils, pens and white gel pens. Available in Warm Tan and Cool Gray, Strathmore Toned Sketch Paper is ideal for light and dark media—plus, it’s 100% recycled, contains 30% post-consumer fiber and acid free. Wire-bound sheets are micro-perfortated and are actual size when removed at the micro-perforation. Visit this link to learn how artist Scott Burdick uses toned sketch paper and then come to Art Creations to check out the complete line of toned sketch paper.