InkTober 2019 Official Prompt List

🕷️ Ready for InkTober? Above is the InkTober 2019 prompt list, in case you wanted to join in the inky fun. 🕸️ InkTober rules: 1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).  2) Post it  3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019  4) Repeat  Them’s the rules. We […]

Farewell, Swain’s and C2F!

It has been a rough start to the fall in the art materials industry. The Los Angeles area lost an institution with the closing of Swain’s HQ Art Supplies, which has been supporting artists and selling art supplies in Glendale for seventy years, and we are very sad to see them go. Read Karl’s message […]

David Arquette Teaches Bob Ross Technique @ Raw Materials to benefit Inner-City Arts

We’ve been lucky enough to get some press on the Bob Ross Painting Class that actor David Arquette taught at Raw Materials (thanks to Emmy-winning reporter Nic Cha Kim at Spectrum News!) but we felt it was important for you to know, as mentioned in the news story, that the proceeds from the class went […]

💥 Boom. Summer is 🔥 and we’re almost out of here

There’s a lot going on so we’re just going to jump in with some news and exciting events curated just for you. Our current location will close at 5pm on Sunday August 11 and we will re-open in our new location at 645 S. Los Angeles Street at 10am on Thursday, August 15, 2019. The […]

We’re Moving!

Raw Materials Art Supplies is moving to a new location! Our new location is at 645 S. Los Angeles St., only two blocks away from our current store and at double the size, we’ll be bigger (and deffer). Come for more of the best art supplies, and stay for in-store classes, workshops, and product demonstrations! […]

Announcement: Gamblin Discontinued Products

Gamblin is discontinuing the following products and we couldn’t be more proud of them for leading the way: Rabbit Skin Glue Traditional Gesso Why no more Rabbit Skin Glue and Traditional Gesso?We recognize that many painters value the working properties of rabbit skin glue and traditional gesso. We have our own values, however, and these […]

New Research on Importance of Arts Integration in the Classroom

A new study conducted by Johns Hopkins University published in the journal Trends in Neuroscience and Education provides strong correlational evidence that involvement in the arts improves students’ academic outcomes and memory of learning math and science.  It is unclear whether the improved outcomes are the result of general exposure to the arts, the integration […]

Apply for LACE’s Getty Marrow Internship Positions!

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is offering two full-time paid summer internships for college students through the Getty Marrow Internship Program.  Deadline to apply is April 26th! Click here to read more about the positions and learn how to apply. Curatorial Internship The Curatorial Intern will work directly with Curator Daniela Lieja Quintanar, summer artist-in-residence Sandra de […]

President’s FY20 Budget Calls for Termination of Cultural Agencies Again

Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, made the following request. Let’s help. “For a third-straight year, the Trump Administration has proposed to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation of […]