Buying your art supplies

Buying your art supplies

Whether you are an established or an aspiring artist, you will need to know where to go in order to get your art supplies. In fact, there are certain places that one goes in order to buy your material in producing your artwork.

This is by no means just water colour as it would involve all other related material and supplies needed to produce your art work. One element that you would need to consider when buying your art supplies is that you need to plan what you need because not all art suppliers carry all brands and material although most of them do sell the common and popular brand names and products. But if you know before hand what you  need and the quantity then you can start looking out for where to go because each supplier will sell their products in different price ranges.

The range of products would vary according to your needs. Where this is concerned, it would depend largely on what type of medium you are accustomed to. So if you are into acrylic then there are places you can go to get affordable acrylic pain. Most of the retailers would sell the common material that include canvases, frames, brushes, colour and other related material.

Multifilla Balakong

Multifilla operates through its 2,500 square feet showroom in Balakong and is reputed to be the most complete and largest ‘warehouse’ of art supplies. The retailer was set up in 1985 and has since grown to become one of the major suppliers of arts and crafts in the country. It is an ideal place to go if one is looking for art material within its numerous racks and shelves.

Today, Multifilla supplies art material to artists, schools, universities, designers as well as those in the design sectors around the country as well as in the surrounding regions. One would be able to find a wide range of products here that include their expertise which are the durable cement base wall fillers while they also offer products in the sculptural cement crafts. Apart from that, one could also find other craft-related material here which include the likes of scrappers, knives, mechanisms and such.

Clay material for sculptures and paper too are available at Multifilla while acrylic craft paint are also sold here. There is a small collection of craft books here while the personnel are always ready to offer consultancy and tips on what material one would need to produce their work.
Address: No 1, Jalan 2/2 Taman Industri Selesa Jaya, 43300, Balakong, Selangor, 43300
Tel:  03-8961 3686 ‎

Cziplee Plus

Cziplee Plus is typically a stationery shop which operates from its location in Jalan Telawi 4 in Bangsar. This is where one would be able to find a wide range of stationery as well as books to suit every need that include all types of writing stationeries, paper and related material. Despite that, Cziplee is also renowned as being one of the major suppliers of art material which is sought after by students, artists as well as those who are involved with painting and such. One would also find that those in the creative sector too would source for material here.

This is mainly because, Cziplee Plus offers specialized products like canvases in different shapes and sizes while they also sell brushes, colours and related mediums. It is one of the ideal places to go if you are looking for oil, acrylic or poster colours. On top of that, you could also find any other related art supplies like palettes, art paper and many more.

They also offer art classes for all ages while one of their main offerings include selling notebooks of different grades and quality. Take note of their Moleskine and Rhodia notebook sections here as they carry one of the most complete collections here.
Address: Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2287 7699

Nanyang Art Supplies

Located in the busy street of Jalan Petaling, Nanyang Art Supplies is one of the most prominent art suppliers in Malaysia who is also one of the most renowned and established. Here is where one would find students in art and graphic design as well as artists and those in the creative industries browsing through the racks looking for the best art material for their work.

Nanyang Art is one of the pioneering shops around that sells all types of art supplies where they are very well known for selling paper of different quality and types.On top of that, the owners of Nanyang are also knowledgeable where they are able to offer consultancy and advise on what one would need in order to produce their art work.

Here is where one would be able to find different types of brushes, oil or acrylic paints, canvases, art paper and any other related material which are relevant. Whether or not you are a new artists or already an established one, feel free to ask for advice from the owners here and tell them what you want to do and they will be able to offer you with the best and relevant tips and tricks you could use.
Address: 136 Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2078 7066

Art Friend

Located on the third floor of The Gardens in Mid Valley City, Art Friend is one of the most recent art supplier in the Klang Valley. The retail outlet is a branch of the very popular outlet in Singapore where it was first set up at Plaza Uncang Emas in Jalan Loke Yew before it was refurbished into a whole new shopping mall.

Art Friend is now firmly established as one of the major art suppliers in Mid Valley where they have thousands of art material for sale. Art Friend is one of the most established art suppliers in Singapore where they began operations in 1981. Here is where one would be able to find a long array of art material for anyone who is in this sector. It is typically a one-stop shop for anyone who is interested in producing art whether or not you are an expert or not.

They have colours, paper, pen and such for you to choose from and the wide space meant that you will be spoilt for choices here. They carry many brands which are both popular as well as those used by experts as well. Here is where one could see people from all walks of life just browsing about for material and looking for new media to use in their artwork.

Address: The Gardens T213 Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tel:  03-2284 7777

Venus Art and Stationery

This art supplier is one of the most established retail stores that offer a wide range of art supplies in Kuala Lumpur if not the whole Malaysia. This business has a long track record where they have been selling art supplies to students and artists around Malaysia for the last 40 years in its outlet in Jalan Petaling.

Venus Art and Stationery is known as one of the best places to go if one is looking for art supplies although they are very well known for selling Chinese ink painting and such. Here is where one will be able to buy a wide range of products to help you with your art production. Whether you are a fine artist, a sculptor or an installation artist, you will find your material here as Venus Art will be able to assist you in every way possible.

In the beginnings, Venus Art was a stationery supplier and they have since expanded their business and their product line today and is currently one of the major suppliers of art material. At the shop, one would be able to find a wide range of products like graphic art materials, paints, brushes, canvases, all types of paper as well as pen and charcoal, among many others.

Address: 90 Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tel:  03-2078 1077 ‎


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