California Art Supply Co.

3600 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA. 94403, T 650.350.1990

Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30 to 7, Sun 11 to 5

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February 7, 2019

Ok, so we were all worried about the new 2019 price increase on Copic Sketch Markers going up a dollar...from their already lofty price. Well low and behold some early 2019 changes in Copic distributors is changing everything again, so as of immediately our Copic Sketc...

October 13, 2018

...on Pointy! As of this month you can view the bulk of our inventory, as well as "in store" pricing via the wonders of the interweb. Pointy is a valuable tool for you to quickly take a peek and see if we carry something. The way it works is simple. They (Pointy) read...

September 27, 2018

...because we're awesome at adding cool new products to our mix, but we're horrible at writing blog posts to keep up. Sorry. That being said, here's a couple newbies that you may not have seen yet...

Marabu Graphix Aqua Inks - Super brilliant, transparent, and very mixa...

July 7, 2018

Spray Paint 101
Spray Paint Tips & Techniques with Mike "Bam" Tyau
Saturday July 28th, 1pm to 3pm (or until Mike says you're done)-

Some of you have already seen one of Mike's artworks on the huge wall in our back patio area. Mike is a very talented muralist, and has be...

July 7, 2018

General Pencil
"Pencil Painting" Tips & Techniques with Kathi Hanson
Saturday July 21st, 1pm to 3pm -

This FREE seminar sponsored by General Pencil will show you why Kimberly® Watercolor Pencils are the perfect medium for watercolor painting, mixed media art, journaling...

June 27, 2018

Pentel Arts
Illustration Techniques with Chris Koehler
Saturday June 30th, 1pm to 3pm -

Chris Koehler is an award winning artist and illustrator working out of San Francisco. His work has appeared in Popular Science, Utne Reader, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wire...

May 31, 2018

Faber Castell Pitt Pens
Urban Sketching with Don Colley

Friday June 22nd, 5pm to 7pm -

It's that time of year again, as the weather warms it's time to "get out and draw!".With that in mind we have the fabulous Don Colley coming for a 2 hour demo/discussion about "Urban...

September 7, 2017

Brand new from Michael Harding oils is his "Non-Absorbent Primer". Although it can be used for either acrylics or oils, it's with the use of oils where this new gesso sets itself apart. Traditional acrylic gesso allows the oil from your paint to absorb into the surface...

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