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Where can I buy art supplies?

If you are new to the type of art supplies you need and want personal assistance, or just need a few things, these are my personal recommendations. If you have signed up for one of my classes and need all new supplies, the easiest and least expensive way to get everything you need is to purchase the whole supply list on Blick Art Materials — I’ve made it really easy for you. All you have to do is click on the supply list for your class and look for the ‘Buy Supplies on Blick Art Materials’ button on the right hand side. Visit the class supply lists now.

Places to Order Art Supplies Online

Nowadays, prices for art supplies are BETTER when you order them online – especially if you are ordering a lot of supplies. I’ve found that Blick Art Materials and Rex Art seem to have the best online prices. It usually takes about 10 business days to get your order.

Blick Art Materials

For the BEST Art Supplies, at the best discounts, check out our affiliate, Blick Art Materials. A family-owned and operated business that is committed to providing quality art supplies for the most competitive prices. 

Rex Art

Rex Art has super great prices but they don't have a large variety of selection. However, you can sometimes find items that others don't carry.

Cheap Joes Art Supplies

Cheap Joes has great prices. They usually carry their own brand of supplies and are continually adding more, so it is difficult for me to say that their brand is as good as name brands that I know and trust.

Local San Diego County Suppliers

Blick Art Materials

1844 India Street

San Diego, CA 92101


Hours: M-F 9-8

Sat: 9-7

Sun: 11-6

Blick Art Materials has the BEST local prices around. They carry just about everything. Their people are extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. This is a great place to save money – especially if you are purchasing a lot of supplies.

Hobby Lobby
553 Grand Avenue

San Marcos, CA 92078

Hours: M-Sun: 9-8

I have not shopped much at Hobby Lobby but I can tell you that their prices are way high. Purchase from here in a pinch. As I understand it, they no longer offer 40% off coupons.

Michaels Arts & Crafts
To find a store near you, go to:

Michael’s is convenient but their “Artist’s Loft’ brand of supplies is extremely poor quality and not worth the money – especially their  canvases which always seem warped and loose. I also haven’t seen any good quality painting brushes in their store for years now. You’re much safer purchasing only known brands of supplies at these stores. Their prices are average to high and staff knowledge is not the best. Use a coupon.


Froshay Fine Art is a proud affiliate of Blick Art Materials. Blick offers high quality products for the best prices. Save time, no driving to different stores and hunting through confusing brands trying to find everything you need.

Use the linked lists in the menu bar to make it easier for you to get everything on your Lesson Supply Lists. No need to question whether you've bought the right product plus online prices are usually better than in-store.

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