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Gift Vouchers (In-Store) Gift Vouchers (In-Store)
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Give the gift of creativity with a gift voucher for The Drawing Room! The perfect present that ensures that special person gets exactly what they want. Available in $10, $20, or $50 denominations. To purchase multiple gift vouchers, simply keep adding to your shopping cart. Please note physical gift vouchers are sent via courier. If you would like any special message included with your gift vouche…
Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour 37ml Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour 37ml save
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From $16.99 Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour has been specifically developed to appear and work just like conventional oil paint. The key difference between Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour and conventional oil paints is its ability to thin and clean up with water. The thick and buttery consistency of Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour provides an oil painting experie…
Winton Oil Colour 37ml Winton Oil Colour 37ml save
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Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Colours have been developed to provide the highest quality oil paints at an affordable price. Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Colour is a traditional oil paint, made from moderately priced pigments. Perfect for students, amateur artists or accomplished painters requiring large quantities for large scale canvases.
KIDS School Holiday Workshop- Playing with Watercolour! KIDS School Holiday Workshop- Playing with Watercolour!
$35.00
Kids School Holiday Workshop- Playing with Watercolour! Thursday 22nd July 2021 10am until 12noon A fun filled workshop to get you rhands dirty as you are guided through experimental play with watercolours and some weird and wonderful things to create a range of colourful goodies! Take home some bookmarks, tags and shapes to turn into gift tags and to use on cards and in collage. *Caregivers welco…
Monoprinting with Melanie Davies Monoprinting with Melanie Davies
$99.00
Monoprinting With Melanie Davies Sunday 25th July 2021 10.30am - 3.30pm Join us for a fun few hours being introduced to the incredible world of printmaking with tutor Melanie Davies. Monoprinting is a process that creates a unique print by applying ink directly onto a plate before rolling it through a press and transferring it onto paper. It allows the artist to work in a free and painterly manner…
Drawing a Rifleman for Beginners with wildlife Artist Tricia Hewlett Drawing a Rifleman for Beginners with wildlife Artist Tricia Hewlett
$69.00
Drawing a Rifleman for Beginners with Wildlife Artist, Tricia Hewlett Monday 26th July 2021 9.30am - 12.30pm Join Tricia for this workshop, following step by step tuition on how to draw a gorgeous Rifleman- New Zealand’s smallest native bird. Starting with a blank sheet, follow Tricia’s techniques and take home an artwork to be proud of, as well as the knowledge of how to do it all again at home!…
Mixed Media Collage With Nicky May Mixed Media Collage With Nicky May
$89.00
Mixed Media Collage with Nicky May Tuesday 27th July 2021 10am - 1pm OR Saturday 18th September 2021 11am - 2pm Bring along some ideas you'd like to pursue using mixed media to achieve the results you're after. Often artists explore their ideas before beginning a work by playing with many techniques and styles.  Free yourself from being constrained to one medium... From pastels to watercolours, ac…
Mountains & Seascapes in Oil with Tony Stanford Shields 2 Week Class Mountains & Seascapes in Oil with Tony Stanford Shields 2 Week Class
$179.00
Mountains and Seascapes in Oil with Tony Stanford Shields Two Week Class Saturday 31st July & Saturday 7th August 2021 10.30am - 3.30pm Join local artist, Tony Stanford Shields for a fabulous workshop in oil painting. Whether you are a complete novice, and keen to try your hand at painting in 2021, or have drawn or dabbled with colour but are needing the help and guidance of structured lessons wit…
Liquitex Pouring Medium Gloss 237ml Liquitex Pouring Medium Gloss 237ml save
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Create high gloss artwork with Liquitex Pouring Fluid Effect Medium. Apply to your acrylic paintings to achieve a water-resistant glass-like finish, or mix with your favourite acrylic media to create fluid effects. It can even be poured onto your artwork to form even "puddles". This medium lowers the viscosity of heavier bodied paints, giving increased flow. When used with acrylic paint, the origi…
Jacquard Alum 450g Jacquard Alum 450g
$29.99
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Jacquard Alum (Potassium Aluminium Sulfate) is used to pretreat fabric or paper before marbling to ensure that designs transfer clearly. It is also used as a mordant with some natural dyes. For more about Jacquard Alum click here.
Jasart Brush Wallet Short Handle 10pc Jasart Brush Wallet Short Handle 10pc save
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The Jasart Short Handle Brush Wallet contains 10 assorted durable, short handle synthetic hair brushes. These brushes are ideal for Acrylic, Water Colour, Poster Colour, Gouache and Tempera. Gold synthetic dual dipped bristles with a white pearl handle. Each set is packaged in a durable nylon wallet with secure zip closure. Packaging and contents may vary.
Jasart Fineliner 0.4mm Set 12 Jasart Fineliner 0.4mm Set 12 save
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Jasart Fineliner Set 12 has an assortment of colours in the pack. Each fineliner contains a water-based ink with long lasting colour and high qulity performance. The 0.4mm nib makes it an ideal choice for writing, hand lettering, colouring in and detailed works. The sturdy plastic case can be used to prop up your coloured markers on the table.
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Colour 118ml Liquitex Basics Acrylic Colour 118ml save
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Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint is for all creatives. For all budgets. It's perfect for all painting techniques including underpainting and sketching. This medium viscosity paint is made with lightfast, artist-quality pigments in an expanded choice of 72 colors.
Liquitex Basics Gesso Liquitex Basics Gesso save
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From $19.99 Liquitex Basics Gesso gives a matte white, opaque finish which provides a long-lasting base for your artwork. Basics Gesso primes surfaces and adds a high level of tooth for good color adhesion and stability. It also stiffens your canvases and creates the right absorbency for paint application, establishing a good surface for acrylics, oils, charcoal, pastels or pencil drawings.
Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Colour 59ml Essentials Set of 12 Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Colour 59ml Essentials Set of 12 save
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Bring your creativity to life with Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint. Experience the thick buttery consistency with a similar outcome to using oil paints. Palette knife and brush strokes are retained once dry, making it the perfect paint for traditional art techniques as well as experimental contemporary styles and mixed media. Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint produces rich brilliant colours due…
Liquitex Professional Acrylic Gouache 59ml Liquitex Professional Acrylic Gouache 59ml save
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Liquitex Professional Acrylic Gouache Paints are an acrylic paint with opaque and semi-opaque matte characteristics. The special formula has a very high concentration of pure, ultra-fine pigment sresulting in saturated colour. Gouache is traditionally the paint of choice for matte results. Liquitex Professional Acrylic Gouache formula gives you solid matte colour without reflecting light or showin…
Princeton Catalyst Silicone Art Wedges Princeton Catalyst Silicone Art Wedges
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Not quite a brush. Not quite a palette knife. Catalyst™ tools are crafted from flexible silicone to allow artists a new form of expression. Available in two unique styles: Catalyst™ Wedges are ergonomically designed to fit in your hand allowing a direct interaction with your work. Catalyst™ Blades are mounted on artist brush handles offering a blend of tradition and innovation. Designed for use wi…
Winsor & Newton Visual Journal Hardback 185gsm Interleaven Winsor & Newton Visual Journal Hardback 185gsm Interleaven save
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From $24.99 Winsor and Newton Interleaven Visual Journals contains high quality 180gsm drawing paper, ideal for sketching and drawing. Includes interleaved 62gsm tracing paper between the pages to protect against image transference & smudging. This journal has a durable, hardbound, textured cover and contains 32 sheets (64 pages) of drawing paper.
Winton Oil Colour 200ml Twin Pack Titanium White Winton Oil Colour 200ml Twin Pack Titanium White
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*200ml Winton tubes usually $42.49 each* Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Colours have been developed to provide the highest quality oil paints at an affordable price. Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Colour is a traditional oil paint, made from moderately priced pigments. Perfect for students, amateur artists or accomplished painters requiring large quantities for large scale canvases. This great value twin…
X-Press It Magnetic LED Light Pad A4 X-Press It Magnetic LED Light Pad A4 save
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- Magnets included to secure your image in the magnetic zone of the light box - Power adaptor and USB-C cable included - Even light with 3 levels of brightness - Light weight and ultra slim 6mm thickness - Top and side ruler for accurate scaling - Portable and suitable for use with USB adaptor, power bank, desk top computer and laptop - Designed for tracing, illustration & technical drawing - Anti…

About The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room is a Christchurch owned and operated art supplies store, providing a comprehensive range of products and workshops to the local art community for over 25 years.

Our team are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. More importantly, we have a real passion for all things art related. We are here to help artists to find the right mix of products for the goals they wish to achieve no matter if they are professionals, hobbyists, students, or just starting out.

We stock an extensive range of products from paints and pastels, to canvas and craft supplies- we have it all! Both in-store and online, you can find products from leading international brands such as Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, Fabriano, Daniel Smith, and Jacquard (and many more!). Our range is ever-expanding and we love to hear suggestions of new products to stock.

We also run a wide variety of fun and exciting workshops in store with talented local and international tutors. You can check these out on our workshops page or follow us on social media for updates. We are continually adding new classes so keep checking back to see what's coming up, there really is something for everybody!

Community and creativity are at the heart of everything we do. We would not exist without our loyal customers and we are excited to finally have this platform to share our products and service with the rest of New Zealand.

Whether you are an absolute novice or a professional artist we have what you are searching for and look forward to helping you fulfil your creative needs! 

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