ArtCan Art Supplies

We carry a good selection of art materials and will take the time to explain their use if you require information.  As artists we have lots of experience to share and enjoy helping you select the right products for your needs. We stock student grade and professional grade options in many brands to fit your budget.

acrylic paint

Golden Open Acrylics

Golden is a premium quality paint recommended by artists who love acrylics. This product line has been developed to allow much longer working time than regular acrylics. It’s produced using only the finest pigments. We have 60 individual colours to choose from.

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Pads and Papers

  • Arches Watercolour paper in sheets and blocks
  • Mayfair sheet
  • Newsprint pads
  • Pastel and charcoal paper in sheets
  • Rice paper in sheets
  • Saunders Waterford watercolour paper
  • Canson Watercolour pads
  • Canson XL Mixed Media pads
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Paints and Mediums

  • Oil Paint: Kama Pigments, Daler-Rowney
  • R&F oil sticks and R&F Encaustic sets
  • Acrylic Paint: GOLDEN OPEN and a selection of student grade economical brands
  • Watercolour Paint: Holbein individual tubes and sets and Reeves in sets
  • Oil Mediums: Linseed oil, Stand oil and Old Master’s Maroger, Odourless solvent
  • Acrylic Mediums: GOLDEN OPEN slow-drying liquid medium. and Tri-Art
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  • short and long handle synthetics
  • long handle hog hair
  • short handle Kolinsky

Available in many sizes.

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Canvas and Frames

Masters Brand Stretched artist quality double-gessoed canvases made in Canada. Available in both regular 3/4” and 1 1/2” depth.

We also have 10′ wide raw canvas available by the foot.

Shadow box ash frames are handcrafted in Canada. Buy a combination of frame with canvas and save 10% off the canvas price.

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Drawing Supplies

  • Chalk and Oil pastels
  • Charcoal sticks
  • Conté
  • Graphite
  • Micron pens
  • Individual pencils and in sets