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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…
Reeves Fine Acrylic Colour 75ml Reeves Fine Acrylic Colour 75ml save
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From $6.99 Reeves Fine Acrylic Paint is extremely versatile and comes in a range of beautifully vibrant colours. They are highly pigmented, flexible when dry and can be easily cleaned up with water.Reeves Fine Acrylic colours are quick drying and water based. Suitable for a variety of different techniques and surfaces like canvas, paper, wood and fabric. Perfect for student, amateur artist or acco…
5-Minute Sketching: Architecture by Liz Steel 5-Minute Sketching: Architecture by Liz Steel
$24.99
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Great drawings in just five minutes! Perfect for beginners. Professional architect and urban sketcher Liz Steel provides expert tips and inspiring sketches to help you learn to ‘read’ buildings and capture them on paper. Relish the challenge of recording urban spaces – from the domestic to the majestic – in just five minutes! This book can help artists of all abilities, especially novices, to unde…
An Introduction to Natural History Illustration with Belinda Biggs An Introduction to Natural History Illustration with Belinda Biggs
$269.00
An Introduction to Natural History Illustration with Belinda Biggs Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of July 2021 10am-4pm OR Thursday 8th and Friday 9th July 2021 9am-3pm Natural History Illustration is a wonderful way of portraying interesting, unusual or just your favourite flowers, animals etc. With an eye for detail, you will start with a full tonal pencil drawing, studying the light, shade, form a…
"Abstract Nature"- An Introduction to Screen Printing with Carla Watson
$120.00
"Abstract Nature" An Introduction to Screen Printing with the Talented Carla Waston of Imprint NZ Saturday 26th June 2021 10.30am - 1.30pm An exciting hands on, interactive workshop looking at several types of fabric printing. No knowledge or experience required, just a desire to give it a go and have some fun! Experiment with a range of hand printing techniques, many of which can be carried on wi…
KIDS Roll a Picasso Oil Pastel Portrait- School Holiday Workshop KIDS Roll a Picasso Oil Pastel Portrait- School Holiday Workshop
$49.00
Roll a Picasso Oil Pastel Portraits- A School Holiday Workshop for Kids Tuesday 13th July 2021 9am to 11.30am We’re getting our “Cubist” on for this workshop! Based on the work of Picasso, and using oil pastels, the kids are going to have a lot of fun creating these abstract and colourful portraits! Many think of oil pastels as just a medium for kids but they’re much more than that! In this class…
KIDS School Holiday Workshop- Travels in Print KIDS School Holiday Workshop- Travels in Print
$35.00
Kids School Holidat Workshop- Travels in Print Thursday 15th July 2021 10am until 12noon Design and print your own special stamps of a place you've been or dream to go to. Create your own travel memoir in print from sunny days at the beach to hapless picnics at the park. Make a travel tag for your bags on card and headed envelopes and paper to send your memories to faraway friends. You will cut se…
Copic Sketch Markers Copic Sketch Markers save
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Copic Sketch markers offer the widest range of colours from Copic and feature the medium broad and super brush nib combination, which has revolutionized fine art markers. A favourite amongst illustrators, artists and crafter, Copic Sketch markers are commonly used for comics, storyboard illustration, fashion design, interior design, manga, anime, landscape architecture, rubber stamping, mixed medi…
Daniel Smith Jean Haines Master Artist Watercolour Set 10x5ml Daniel Smith Jean Haines Master Artist Watercolour Set 10x5ml
$199.99
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Jean Haines whose lush, expressive paintings are filled with colour and movement, has selected a collection of ten Daniel Smith Watercolours that will excite and inspire you with her new Jean Haines’ Master Artist Set. Jean is an Internationally renowned watercolourist and author of best-selling books including “Atmospheric Watercolors”. Described as a “breath of fresh air” on the art scene, Jean’…
Essdee Safety Hand Guard Essdee Safety Hand Guard
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This Safety Hand Guard is an essential safety measure in classroom environments. The natural instinct is to drive a cutting gouge towards the restraining hand holding the work piece, so we have created a guard that covers the smallest to the more dexterous larger hand, in one item. The guard is held either at the corner of the relief block or on top of the carving material close to the area to be…
Fabriano Black Black Pads 300gsm Fabriano Black Black Pads 300gsm
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From $19.99 Fabriano Black Black Pads contain 20 sheets of 300gsm ultra black paper with a smooth surface. This paper is characterized by a very deep black colour due to the high quality and lightfast pigments used in production. Each sheet in an uncoated cardboard made from ECF (Environmental Chlorine Free) cellulose pulp. It provides excellent results teamed with light coloured art materials tha…
Jasart Floater Frames Thick Edge White Fsc100% Jasart Floater Frames Thick Edge White Fsc100% save
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Jasart Floater Frames are designed for stretched canvas & wooden art boards. The Floater Frames create the illusion that the artwork is floating within the frame allowing you to attach the artwork in the centre of the panel cradle frame protecting your artwork. The frames are designed with a wider base that prevents damage to the panel cradle and a higher profile and deeper rabbet to protect the c…
Jasart Gold Synthetic Round Brushes Jasart Gold Synthetic Round Brushes save
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From $2.99 Jasart Round Taklon brushes are suitable for fine details and highlighting. The synthetic hair filaments are an excellent alternative to natural hair, ideal for Acrylic, Water Colour, Poster Colour, Gouache and Tempera. Features include round bristle shape with short silver handle.
Jasart Round Wooden Artist Panels Fsc100% Jasart Round Wooden Artist Panels Fsc100% save
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Jasart Round Wooden Panels have a solid 4mm solid birchwood top on an MDF base, which is 19mm in depth. The surface is sanded smooth and is natural and unprimed. Ideal for a variety of applications including painting, drawing, mixed media, presentation or craft, the Jasart round wooden panels won’t flex or stretch when your media is applied. They can be used in their natural state, but can also be…
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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$119.99
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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…
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…
Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Set 12 Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Set 12
$39.99
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A collection of the 12 most beautifully coloured Metallic gel pens. The Sakura Gelly Roll contains special water-based pigment gel ink to give bright, intense colours which never fade. Thanks to the unique gel ink technology, the ink flow from the pen is always constant, without exerting any pressure and to the very last stroke. Lots of fun Writing, Drawing, Decorating, in Scrapbooks, Making cards…
TPH Winslow Watercolour Postcards 300gsm 148x100mm 15 Sheet TPH Winslow Watercolour Postcards 300gsm 148x100mm 15 Sheet
$9.99
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The Paper House Winslow Water Colour Postcards are ideal for beginners to artists. This pad contains 15 sheets of European Watercolour paper in a postcard size and features an address pane on the reverse, so you can post your masterpiece. Designed for water colour, The Paper House Winslow Water Colour Postcards are also suitable for acrylic, gouache, water colour markers and sticks. The 300gsm col…
Winsor & Newton Mersey Studio A Frame Easel (FSC 100%) Winsor & Newton Mersey Studio A Frame Easel (FSC 100%) save
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$169.99
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This robust Beechwood studio easel offers both stability and flexibility of adjustment for a variety of canvas sizes. The lower support features a metal ratchet for adjustment of the working height. The easel can accommodate a maximum canvas height of 124cm (49"). FSC certified. Assembly Required. Overall Height: 233cm (92") Maximum canvas height: 124cm (49") Width of easel: 56cm (22") Depth of ea…
Winton Oil Colour 200ml Twin Pack Titanium White Winton Oil Colour 200ml Twin Pack Titanium White
$54.99
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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. This great value twin pack includes 2x200ml tubes of Winton Tit…

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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