Your email*

Supplies [Question]

Where do you get your Supplies?

Started on Oct 22, 2011 by CaptureCreativity
Last post on Aug 14, 2012

Where do you get the majority of your art supplies? Online? The Dollar Store?

6 Keeps, 1 Likes, 14 Comments

  • Mikellee31 10/22/2011 at 05:27pm
    I buy most of my supplies from a local school supply store here in OKC called Porch School Supply, but everything I can't get from there I get from SAX. I buy from them because over the years they have the best customer service, their brand is high quality, and their prices are great.

  • imagiNATION 10/26/2011 at 11:26pm
    I also go with Sax/School Specialty. Their prices seem to be the lowest among our school's suppliers. Like Mikellee31 I have gotten very good customer service and quality supplies as well. Blick is great but much more expensive for most things unless you hit a sale. Other than that Walmart is always there in a time of need.

  • kathleenzeigler 11/06/2011 at 10:48pm
    Sax/School Specialty gives our district a pretty good discount so we go with them whenever possible. I really like the fact that they have a broad selection to choose from for each item we purchase. I agree with Mikellee31 and imagiNATION, they're really good about answering questions and dealing with problems in a timely manner. We also have professional development with their area reps at least once a year.

  • dmbl81 03/18/2012 at 06:16pm
    I purchase what I can from Office Depot (our school has an account), Items I can't find from OD I order from Triarco, sometimes SAX. I purchase items with my own money from walmart (online), and Micheals Arts and Crafts.

  • zstoller 03/20/2012 at 05:43pm
    I get the vast majority of mine from Blick. My district orders quite a bit from them and I get a 20% discount from the catalog prices. I'm a little biased due to the fact that I worked for Blick during grad school and the store manager that I worked for is still super helpful when it comes to my supply orderes. The only thing I don't order from Blick is clay. I get my clay from a local supplier called Columbus Clay.

  • KatieMorris 03/21/2012 at 06:37pm
    Sax/School Specialty, almost exclusively. I usually get my Artsonia money in Dick Blick gift certificates.

  • lightARTed 03/23/2012 at 05:46pm
    School Specialty gives our school a huge discount, but anything they don't have I use Sax and Blick. LOVE Blick!

  • MrsNav 03/25/2012 at 10:14am
    Our district likes us to use Nasco and I also purchase supplies from the $1. store and of course Michael's (with a coupon). I have also frequented Home Depot for certain materials.

  • AmyHall 04/01/2012 at 01:47pm
    I use School Specialty mostly as well because of the discount, they usually tend to be the cheapest to stretch a budget. I buy a lot at the hardware store as well!

  • TinkerLab 04/25/2012 at 11:00pm
    Dick Blick is fabulous, and I like Discount School Supplies for liquid watercolors and tempera paint.

  • supersusanart 04/28/2012 at 09:17pm
    I use Nasco Art supply Company to order most of my supplies. That company gives my school district a 20% off discount and provides excellent customer support. I used to order from Sax; but on several occasions they shipped acrylic paints, ceramic glazes, and ModPodge without sealing or taping the lids, and some of the lids became loose; causing leaks and spills which damaged the other supplies. Improper packaging was the reason why I did not continue to order from them. Blick is also pretty good; but service is quite slow.

  • Artist_RhiCG 04/29/2012 at 12:39pm
    Since a big chunk of my supplies comes out of my own pocket, I tend to shop at Jerry's Artarama online. I can order from them during their Super Sales and get really good deals. Plus there isn't one in KS so I don't have to pay taxes and I usually have a large enough order that shipping is free. Through the school, when they approve an order, I usually go with Dick Blick.

  • MsLundstrum 05/16/2012 at 09:45am
    Most of my orders (80-90%) are through Dick Blick. They run great specials and the school gets a discount. In a pinch, It's also very convenient to be able to have a local branch of Blick and know that the materials are consistent.

  • katiedreskin 08/14/2012 at 02:11pm
    I've found the best prices at United Art and Education!