Frequently Asked Questions

Acrylic Painting Surfaces

If you chose for me to supply it for you when attending one of my art classes, I will supply you with an A4 size good quality paper suitable for Acrylics for R20 each.

Otherwise, you can order any of the below online from Blick Art Materials or find similar surfaces from your local supply stores.

You will need some heavyweight paper that can be bought in sheets or pads.

*** If you order from Dick Blick via these links, I will earn a small commission.
Paper and Board:
* Acrylic Painting Paper and Pads
* Mixed Media Papers and Boards

Canvas:
* Canvas Pads
* Canvas Panels
* Stretched Canvas

*** If you order anything via these links, I will earn a small commission.

Color Pencil Drawing Surfaces

The Drawing Surfaces for Colored Pencils is the same as for Graphite Pencil.

If you chose for me to supply it for you when attending one of my art classes, I will supply you with an A4 size good quality paper suitable for Color Pencil for R15 each.

Otherwise, you can order any of the below online from Blick Art Materials or find similar surfaces from your local supply stores.

*** If you order from Dick Blick via these links, I will earn a small commission.
Paper and Board:
* Drawing and Sketch Pads
* Sketch Books
* Bristol Boards and Pads

Graphite Pencil Drawing Surfaces

The Drawing Surfaces for Graphite Pencil is the same as for Colored Pencils.

If you chose for me to supply it for you when attending one of my art classes, I will supply you with an A4 size good quality paper suitable for Color Pencil for R15 each.

Otherwise, you can order any of the below online from Blick Art Materials or find similar surfaces from your local supply stores.
*** If you order from Dick Blick via these links, I will earn a small commission.

Paper and Board:
* Drawing and Sketch Pads
* Sketch Books
* Bristol Boards and Pads

*** If you order anything via these links, I will earn a small commission.

Oil Painting Surfaces

If you chose for me to supply it for you when attending one of my art classes, I will supply you with an A4 size canvas sheet  suitable for Oil Painting for R30 each.

I will have the paper stapled to a working board for use during class time. You may buy this reusable board from me for R250 each.

Otherwise, you can order any of the below online from Blick Art Materials or find similar surfaces from your local supply stores.

*** If you order from Dick Blick via these links, I will earn a small commission.
Canvas:
* Stretched Canvas
* Oil Painting Paper and Pads
* Canvas Pads

Soft Pastel Surfaces

If you chose for me to supply it for you when attending one of my art classes, I will supply you with an A4 size pastel paper sheet  suitable for Soft Pastels for R20 each.

Otherwise, you can order any of the below online from Blick Art Materials or find similar surfaces from your local supply stores.

*** If you order from Dick Blick via these links, I will earn a small commission.
Papers and Boards:
* Pastel Papers and Boards

Watercolor Surfaces

If you chose for me to supply it for you when attending one of my art classes, I will supply you with an A4 size watercolor paper sheet  suitable for Watercolors for R30 each.

I will have the paper stapled to a working board for use during class time. You may buy this reusable board from me for R250 each.

Otherwise, you can order any of the below online from Blick Art Materials or find similar surfaces from your local supply stores.

*** If you order from Dick Blick via these links, I will earn a small commission.
Papers and Pads:
* Watercolor Papers and Pads

Why did I link to overseas suppliers here when my art classes are held in South Africa?

I have found Amazon to be a reliable online supplier and many South Africans buy theirs supplies there, but Dick Blick’s online store has excellent product description. When I want to learn more about a product, I find the product on Dick Blick. So, even if you would prefer not to buy online from them, reading the product descriptions which I suggested to you, would certainly help you be more sure of what to look for in stores here in South Africa.

Of course, I have to mention that since no South African online art store that I could find, offers an affiliate program, so if you wanted to support me, buying from Amazon or Dick Blick after following any of their links on my site, would earn me a small commission.

Art stores in South Africa

You can buy art materials at stores like CNA, PNA and even some at Builders Express and Builders Warehouse.
However, if you are looking for a wide variety of Quality Artists Materials, Herbert and Evans is probably the best.

I buy most of my supplies there, but also sometimes online (Amazon or Dick Blick) when there are specials available to make it worthwhile.