Gift Ideas

Crayon Rocks
We have carried these since we opened the shop in 2008 and they continue to be a hit! Kids seem to gravitate to them. The shape and colors are inviting but there's much more. They are great tools to strengthen the tripod grip necessary for good handwriting with pencils and pens. They are made with soy wax- as opposed to petroleum wax used for common crayons- and are naturally pigmented. They are buttery in use and are also long lasting. (See our sample pack at the shop. It's the original one from more than 14 years ago and they look like they've hardly been used!) They don't break like common crayons and don't have paper that gets in the way. And they also have multiple surfaces for sharp lines and shading. We carry them in party favors of 4, sets of  8, 16 and 32 color sets in beautiful fabric bags, a classroom box of 4 sets of 16 colors and 2 sets of 32 colors, a Birthday gift box of 16 colors.

Mannequins, Manikins, Mannikins!
Everyone appreciates our selection of mannequins. We have a selection of male and female full body models, mini-manikins, left and right hands and a magnetic sports mannequin with ball. And animals: giraffes, horses, cats, dogs, crocodiles and dinosaurs.

Sketch & Drawing Pads galore
We have a great selection of sketch and drawing pads. Hardcover, softcover, foldover, wirebound, bamboo paper, hemp paper, black paper, mineral paper, newsprint, tracing, gridded, pastel/charcoal, watercolor, mixed-media

*Gift Certificates
Artists are usually very particular regarding brands and grades of the materials they use. Unless you know the specific brand and grade of the products- or unless they're beginners- we highly recommend gift certificates over buying actual materials as gifts for artists. We offer them in any denomination you wish, they don't expire- and you'll be helping us keep our store stocked and growing.