the art league store Archive

Tortillons, Explained

There are lots of cool things in art supply stores, including a fair number that might make you wonder, "what's that for?" Read more →

What’s That Thing? Color Shapers

This curious, versatile little tool looks like a paintbrush, except on the brush end is a flexible silicone tip. Read more →

A Beginner’s Guide to Paintbrushes

Here — in broad strokes — is The Art League guide to paintbrushes. Read more →

What’s That Thing? Tortillons

What is a tortillon? What's it for, and how's it different from a blending stump? Read more →

How to Read a Tube of Paint

Here's our quick guide to finding what you need to know on paint tubes, front and back. Read more →

5 Gift Ideas for the Art-Lover in Your Life

Someone special in your life loves art — whether that means making it, learning about it, hanging it in their home, or all three. Read more →