Saturday, May 28, 2011

Where To Buy Art Materials In Dubai

So if you are an artist and you are wondering where you can buy art materials in Dubai then you do have a few options. Sometimes canvases in particular can be in short supply as they tend to send a shipment over that lasts a few months, gets sold out and then they order another one.

Anyway, there are two really good places and a bunch of others. The main place I buy my materials is in branches of Emirates Trading. They have a big branch up by the Al Nasr Cinema near Oud Metha and they have some smaller outlets at Bin Sougat Mall, Mall of the Emirates (DUCTAC) the old art centre (DIAC) and other branches in Sharjah etc. They supply Windsor & Newton canvases and Paints.

The other main place I buy paints, canvases and brushes is Kazim stationary in the Jumeirah Centre which is one of the many malls down the Beach Road (it's the one with the big Magrudy's at one end). They tend to have a good supply of Daler Rowney canvases and System 3 Paints.

There are also some other shops like Borders and Dubai Library Supplies who also supply different makes of paint including Pebeo.

If you want to get a canvas made to size then they will do this for you at Jam Jar, otherwise it is a bit cheaper to get them ready made from the shops.

11 comments:

SGS Studios said...

Thanks for sharing your information.
I am in Sharjah.. Can you please tell me any art material supplier in Sharjah too.
I went to some stationery shops in Sharjah and they have only material related to kids.

Thanks & Regards,
Sapna

Blue Sky said...

Hi SGS - there are also branches of Emirates Trading where you can get your supplies in Sharjah. I have an artist friend who gets all of hers there.

Frank LE PEN said...

Hello,

My cousin will come from France in the next 6 days, and his challenge is to make a personnal paint on a big surface (like 6x3 meters)!
Do you know If I can find a format like this?
You talked about "JAM JAR", can u tell me where is that?
I am looking for or scafholding, for inside the house, to put in the stairecase, do you know where I can get one?
Thank you!
Frank

Frank LE PEN said...

Tabablem 6Hello,

My cousin will come from France in the next 6 days, and his challenge is to make a personnal paint on a big surface (like 6x3 meters)!
Do you know If I can find a format like this?
You talked about "JAM JAR", can u tell me where is that?
I am looking for or scafholding, for inside the house, to put in the stairecase, do you know where I can get one?
Thank you!
Frank

Blue Sky said...

Wow frank that is big! I'm not sure what surface your brother wants to work on but Jam Jar may well be able to help with that. Just google jam jar Dubai. There are many builders merchants in Dubai where you can get scaffold maybe or else I think you can hire a small scaffold from Ace Hardware. Try the big store at Dubai festival city.

Monia Dcruz said...

Where can I sell my Acrylic Paintings in Dubai or Sharjah
Thanks
Monia Dcruz

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rodelie ballera said...

HI, I would like to buy an easel, f=do you know where I can buy a good one? thanks

Blue Sky said...

You can buy easels at Emirates Trading.

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