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 to support one of the nation’s most effective arts education providers, Inner-City Arts. Not familiar with the organization? Check out this video:

Inner-City Arts inspires the next generation of creators and makers.

We recently visited Inner-City Arts‘ beautiful, award-winning campus in Downtown Los Angeles, and came away so inspired. We are even more committed to continue supporting them and invite you to join us in advocating for arts education for our communities.

Dry Pigments by Gamblin

Gamblin Dry Pigments: Cadmium Yellow Medium, Ultramarine Blue, and Cadmium Red Medium

Over the last few years, we’re finding that the DIY movement continually inspires artists to get creative with raw materials and we get a lot of questions about how to use Dry Pigments by Gamblin. Dry Pigments are the same pigments used in Gamblin’s Artist’s Oil Colors, which is 100% pure, finely-ground, available in a range of 22 colors, and ON SALE at 25% OFF! 

While an artist may want to use Dry Pigments to make their own oil paint by mixing with Linseed Oil or other drying oils such as Poppy, Stand, or Safflower, they can also be used to create other paint mediums using binders for acrylics, watercolors, egg tempera, and fresco.  Additionally, Dry Pigments can be mixed with Gamblin Oil Ground to provide a tinted base layer to work on top of. 

We’ve seen beautiful results when mixed with Art Resin to fill in negative areas in wood grain, or as a colored coating for surf boards. Artists have used Dry Pigments mixed into grout for mosaic and tile projects with much success. We’ve mixed pigments with pouring mediums in conjunction with, and as a replacement to, acrylic colors – to fabulous results. Are we obsessed? Yup. But mostly, we’re inspired.

Raw Materials Stretched Canvas and Floater Frame

Raw Materials Stretched Canvas

There are plenty of brand-name options in the canvas and floater frame world, but only two with the name Raw Materials on them. Perhaps not surprisingly, Raw Materials Stretched Canvas and Raw Materials Canvas Floater Frames are available exclusively at your favorite independent art supply store, Raw Materials! Our Stretched Canvases come in the usual standard sizes, with four different types of stretcher bars: Slim (3/4” deep), Thick (1 1/2” deep and lightweight), Chunky (1 1/2” deep and broad), and Epic (2 1/2” deep). You can also order custom-stretched sizes in all four bar sizes, and/or upgrade to a heavier or smoother canvas.

Our Canvas Floater Frames come in come in two different depths, 1½” deep for ¾” canvases (such as our store-brand Slim canvasesMasterpiece Vincent Pro canvases, or the Art Alternatives Studio canvases), and 2½” deep for 1½” canvases (including our store-brand Thick or Chunky canvases, Masterpiece Monet Pro canvases, or the Art Alternatives Gallery Canvases). They are available either unfinished (ready to be stained or painted) or with a black finish. Raw Materials Stretched Canvases and Canvas Floater Frames are only available for in-store pickup and/or local delivery to the Los Angeles area.