new store hours due to covit 19

Starting 14th of May 2020

Monday closed

Tuesday closed

Wednesday closed

Thursday 10am-3pm

Friday 10am-3pm

Saturday 10am- 2pm

What’s better than a sale?

Permanently reduced prices on Schmincke Norma oils and Aquarell watercolors.

Norma oils now starting from $15.99,

Aquarell watercolours now starting from $13.99

Since 4 generations the traditional Schmincke-goal is making and providing the very best finest artists’ colours for demanding artists

Rub N Buff

Rub ‘n Buff® is made from imported carnauba waxes, fine metallic powders, and select pigments. This unique blend gives objects decorated with Rub ‘n Buff® a finish that no paint can duplicate! Available in 14 colors.

It’s so easy to apply. Just rub onto any surface with finger or soft cloth, then buff to a beautiful luster. Rub ‘n Buff® is ideal for:

  • restoring cherished antiques
  • stenciling
  • frame finishing
  • antiquing
  • home decor
  • restoration
  • crafts projects

Derwent Inktense pencils

Pen and ink offers strong, intense color combined with a translucent effect. Now you can enjoy these distinctive qualities in an easy to use pencil. Inktense has a firm, bendable texture and comes in a range of 71 brilliant colors, plus a non-soluble out liner which allows you to draw outlines that are permanent. The colors can be blended together with a slightly wetted paintbrush while applying an overall light wash creates a vivid, ink-like translucency. Derwent Inktense pencils are incredibly versatile and can be used to create a diverse range of art from Japanese Manga to vibrant silk painting; traditional watercolours to stunning botanical illustrations.

Inktense pencils and blocks are available at The Red Studio along with the full range of  Derwent products.

Pebeo Watercor tin set

Pebeo’s Fine Watercolour range has been carefully selected to meet the needs of watercolour lovers, designed in the tradition of Pebeo watercolours, the colours are easy to thin and provide a depth of tone and transparency that is retained when dry.
This stylish round metal box contains 12 x half pans of Pebeo Fine Watercolour: Primary Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Primary Red Cadmium, Alizarin Crimson, Primary Phthalo Blue, Cobalt Blue, Permanent Green, Earth Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber and Ivory Black. Also available in 24’s
Pebeo watercolor sets available at the red studio.

Gedeo Moulding Alginate

Gedeo Moulding Alginate
A natural seeweed based powder, suitable for moulding complete items, soft or delicate objects or the human body.

Pan Pastels


PanPastel Colors are professional grade soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format (cake-like) so that they can be mixed and applied like paint. They are very low dust for a cleaner working environment.
All 80 PanPastel Colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in rich, ultra soft and low dust formulations.Only professional artists’ grade pigments are used for the most concentrated colors possible. The colors have excellent lightfastness and are fully erasable.
Each pan contains 40%* more material than the average pastel stick, and yields approx. 4-5 times more coverage than sticks.
Pan Pastels are now available at The red studio

Maimeriblu Watercolor

Maimeriblu Watercolor

Maimeri was founded in 1923 by noted Italian impressionist painter, Gianni Maimeri, who was searching to satisfy his own burning desire for artistic excellence in paint.

The result of his passion is a line of highly concentrated, lightfast watercolors with performance unlike most of their mass-produced counterparts. Every color is made with the best binder available — a gum-arabic from Kordofan, in the Sudan region. The result is an almost completely clear and elastic medium, totally soluble in water, yielding the purest and most brilliant tones.

Choose from an outstanding palette of 72 colors set in 15 ml individual tubes and experience the rich tradition of colors like those treasured by ancient masters and appreciated by modern Italian painters for more than 80 years.

The Red Studio are the only stockists in the North Island to carry Maimeriblu Watercolors

Uni Posca Paint Pens

Uni Posca Paint Pens

15% off for the month of September


Contains Non Toxic Water Base Paint. Mark on metal, wood, glass, plastic, plaster, canvas and more. Excellent for signs exposed to the weather. Great for temporarily marking up glass windows.
Popular with surfboard painters.
Markers are removable from non porous, sealed surfaces like glass, car bodies, chalkboards.
Opaque, water based acrylic paint is non toxic and acid free. Odorless, lightfast, Xylene free, lead free and waterproof when dry. Will bond permanently to wood, clay pots, poster board, plaster and other porous materials.

Pebeo Fabric paint

Paint on light or dark fabrics with these bright, luminous water based colours. Fabrics may be washed after fixing with an iron.

For denser effects, choose the bright and luminous colours of the Setacolor Opaque range.
Setacolor Shimmer Opaque colours add a subtle lustre and sparkle.
For lighter fabrics choose the Setacolor Transparent colours.

The range consists of 70 Opaque, Shimmer Opaque and Transparent colours in 45ml bottles.

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