Art supplies can be very expensive if you are looking for good-quality equipment. It does not have to be overly expensive though and this article details some of the places where you can go to buy cheap art supplies.
Artdiscount.co.uk is an online supplier that offers art supplies at extremely cheap prices including graphic materials, craft materials and education equipments. On top of this, they are a delivery service and therefore deliver all supplies that are on offer directly to your door. The website offers up to 70% off their retail prices. It also offers a membership scheme in which customers can earn points from their orders. They can then redeem these points for products in the future which means that if you sign up, you could save a lot of money on your art supplies. As the site is celebrating its tenth birthday in 2011, they are offering loyalty card holders- Ten loyalty points per £1 spent. Therefore, 2011 is as good a time as any to sign up.
Hobbycraft has been the nation's favourite for decades and still is today due to their good value and wide range of products. Their products are perfect for budding artists and those of you who simply enjoy crafting as a hobby. Online They often run sales and along with having many stores throughout the U.K, they also now have an online store as well. The online store offers delivery directly to your door if you do not have the time to visit the store. As of Summer 2011, they are running a summer sale with up to 50% off their products.
They may not be necessarily associated with arts and crafts but Staples do offer some very good deals on art supplies. They offer particularly good value on their back-to-school ranges with many art tools, pencils and equipment available at low prices across the summer during the build-up for children going back to school. Staples have many High-Street store outlets around the U.K and also have an online website where you can order from to make life easier for you. Along with Hobbycraft, both these companies are well known and very reliable.