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Art & Frame of Sarasota NEW Sketchbooks.    100 sheets, fine quality 60 lb, acid free perforated paper.  (14"x 17" not perforated)  Made in the USA  Art work by our own Karla Mendez.

Holiday gift sets are the best present!

In Honor of our Veterans

At 91, CNY man who survived WWII gives back to today's veterans through art. Read full article "From day to day you didn't know if you were ever going to survive, and it bothered me in years to come," said Adams, who now lives in Manlius. After returning home, Adams said he struggled with depression and couldn't forget what he had seen. Years later, his depression, he believes, would have been diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder, an illness not officially recognized by doctors by that name until 1980. "You see these things, they're indelibly in your brain and you can never get rid of it — you just have to deal with it," Adams said. To cope with his illness, he turned to art, something he had loved since his mother introduced him to it when he was a boy. "Art helped me readjust into civilian life again," he said. Adams, 91, has never given up his love of art. He turned it into a teaching career for 34 years, most in Cen

To your health!

Be kind to yourself and start improving your health now.

Summer 2016 Hall Gallery Art Show

Ready for our community art show?   Please come in and visit.  It is a great show! Artwork is up until November 27 ,2016 between 9:00 am - 6:00 pm at  Art & Frame of Sarasota.

Join the fun with Brain Busters Adult Coloring Contest

Art & Frame of Sarasota is sponsoring the Herald-Tribune Brain Busters Coloring Contest. Win 1 of 3 $100 Gift Certificates from Art & Frame of Sarasota! How to enter: All entries must be submitted on the official entry form, back page of Brain Busters Volume ll Premium Edition.  This section published on August 28, 2016 as part of all home delivered copies of the Herald-Tribune.  Copies of Brain Busters Volume ll Premium Edition may be purchased at on the the the Herald-Tribune offices. Entries will not be accepted that are not on the official entry form. Entrants should submit their original artwork (colored in page) no later than Friday, September 23,2016. The design must be the artist's original creation and cannot be copied or duplicated, photographs electronic graphic images or manipulations are not accepted...... Click for full contest rules

It's time to purchase school supplies!

2016 summer break is coming to a close and it is time to prepare for a great school year. If it is on your list, we have it.   Come in and talk to one of our very knowledgeable and kind staff members.   We will  help you gather your supplies and tell you about our products. Free sample with purchase. (while supplies last)     Store Hours of Operation Monday: 9am-8pm (Framing Department: 9am-6pm) Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday & Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday:  9am-5pm Sunday: Closed  

Schools out for Summer!

Don't go on vacation without stopping by Art & Frame of Sarasota's adult coloring book section and the youth art supply section.  What a wonderful way to travel and relax with your family. Put aside the phones and ipads. Enjoy getting back to creativity with no pressure, just enjoyment. Come in and talk to our wonderful associates. They will assist in choosing the right supplies for you and your family. Coloring books and markers, Colored pencils and journals, travel sketchbooks and microns, water-soluble pencils and travel watercolor blocks.............. We can even create a travel kit for you! Let us know how we can help you.
It’s a P a i n t P a r t y at Art & Frame!! With Andre De Journette   Next Party: September: Call for updates Have fun painting while enjoying free Wine and Lite Bites in a creative environment with friends and family. Great girls night out, bridal party or date night!!! Within 2 hours create a masterpiece you’ll be proud to hang on the wall.  Call 941-366-2301 for reservations.

It is a perfect time to take a class or two

Workshop Schedule Click individual link for workshop details: Layered Abstract, instructor Jill Krasner.  Wednesday, June 1, 2016: 3.p.m. Expressive Art Doll, instructor Selinah Eldridge. Monday, June 6, 2016: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It’s a Paint Party at Art & Frame of Sarasota, instructor Andre De Journette.    First Monday Night of each month, 7p.m. to 9 p.m. N ext party June 6, 2016 Scene-sational Watercolor Landscapes with collage effects, instructor Jacqueline Woolf. Monday, June 20, 2016: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call or come into the store to sign up for workshops  941-366-23 01

ShinHan TOUCH TWIN brush markers have arrived

Get the TOUCH of real brush strokes with a marker The TOUCH TWIN brush marker features a distinct fine brush nib on one end and a medium-wide chisel nib on the other, allowing users to express a wider range of techniques. The newly broaden color spectrum of 204 brilliant colors allows artists and designers greater possibilities and freedom of expression. The innovative and durable design of the nibs ensures they will not lose their firmness over time. Optimum ink flow and drying rates allow for seamless execution of even the most detailed artwork. Refillable ink and replacement nibs add to the longevity of the TOUCH TWIN Brush Markers. Ergonomically designed body for the perfect grip Now in 204 brilliant colors Double-ended with brush and medium broad nibs The finest control of ink flow, absolutely no smudging or bleeding and Odorless Refillable ink and replaceable nibs

March & April 2016 Workshops

Click individual link for workshop details: Zentangle Classes, instructor by Holly Williams, CZT Workshops It’s a Paint Party at Art & Frame, instructor Andre De Journette. Every Monday Night 7 to 9 p.m. Starting March 28th, 2016 Create a Picture Storybook Journal, instructor Katya De Luisa Now through May 7th Encaustic-Water Mixed Media Marbling Madness, instructor Celia Buchanan April 15 Silk Painting and Fabric Dying, instructor Celia Buchanan April  16th Free Acrylic DemoPaints A to Z, instructor Kevin Tobin of Golden Artist Colors. April 2nd Screen Printing 101, instructor David Amos.  Monday, April 4th & Wednesday, April 6th Color Mixing 101, instructor Mike Grecian. Thursday, April 21 or Friday, April 22:10:00 1:00 p.m. Sketching with Pen, Ink and Watercolor, instructor Mike Grecian.  Thursday, April 21 or Friday, April 22: 2:30 5:30 p.m. New Workshop with Kevin Tobin “You Can’t Really Swing, If You Ain’t Got That Bling". Friday,

Midnight Madness SALE & More!

Friday, March 18th Midnight Madness SALE & More! Our Lowest Prices Ever! Come celebrate our 25th anniversary serving the artists of Sarasota, with Donna, Robert and the whole staff of Art & Frame of Sarasota. To celebrate, take an additional 25% off our regular discounted prices on our complete inventory! Open: 9am till 6pm Closed: 6pm-8pm to reset the store Re-open: 8pm until midnight Demos and sale prices all day No sign up necessary • 10am - Katya De Lusia  -  Collage Mixed Media • 11am - Holly Williams  -  Zentangle Demo • 1pm  - Celia Buchanan  -  Marbling Demo • 2pm  - Tom Ruthz  -  Oil Painting on canvas • 3pm  - David Amos  -  Silk Screen Printing • 4pm  - Andre De Journette   -  Painting Party Demo • 5pm  - Mike Grecian  -  Color Mixing Door prizes and free samples: 8pm-midnight Don't miss this annual event.  We have $1000s of free samples and door prizes to give away. (8pm-midnight)

What Can Happen When You Carry A Sketchbook With You Nonstop

The International Art Materials Association - NAMTA® recently published this article in their news letter.    Read, enjoy and pick up your sketchbook! 9 Things That Happen When You Carry A Sketchbook With You Nonstop  Go ahead, give your inner artist some space to grow. "Draw everywhere and all the time. An artist is a sketchbook with  a person attached," artist Irwin Greenberg said. OK, but what if you're not an artist? Or, at least, not yet. Can you  still gain something from incorporating a sketchbook into your  everyday life? The answer is yes, yes, a million times yes. And here's why. Exercising your creative mind is just as important as exercising  your body. Studies have shown that just seeing, never mind  creating art can lower levels of cytokine interleukin 6 ‐‐ a marker  of inflammation that can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and even Alzheimer's. And while coloring books  have recently become the trendy artistic outlet of choic

Gallery Wrap Style Canvas

Special Purchase -Now 6 sizes   Come see our mountain of canvas!

Free Color Pencil Demo

Sign up for a free demo with award winning artist Kristy Kutch Date: February 6th, 2016 Time: 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Featuring: Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils Albrecht Durer Water Soluble Pencils Everyone attending the demo will receive a free sample! Colored pencils- whether conventional or water soluble- offer an appealing combination of rich colors, non-toxic convenience, easy control, and gorgeous results. Kristy Kutch is an author and experienced workshop instructor who teaches colored pencil workshops throughout the country. She will demonstrate a surprising array of techniques for "conventional" (non-watercolor) colored pencils, including color-layering, burnishing, grating, and incised lines. Watercolor pencils are popular among both watercolor artists and colored pencil enthusiasts. Kristy will also offer tips and techniques for their use: layering, painting from the point, making a customized palette, spattering, grating, and using complem