About Us - The Art Shop Skipton | Art & Craft Supplies Online
Welcome to The Art Shop Skipton
Pablo Picasso once said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Art has the ability to make reality seem even more real, and the unusual and fantastic seem ordinary. Art can act as therapy, channel expression and become an outlet for every feeling and emotion under the sun – that’s why we think art is for everybody.
Our shop in Skipton was founded in 1996, but selling art supplies has been in the family as far back as 1919.
This heritage of knowledge has been passed on through generations, with the ethos of exploration and discovery put at the heart of our business ever since.
Whether you’re a budding amateur, seasoned professional or getting back into the creative swing of things, you’ll find everything you’ll need from the likes of Winsor & Newton, Daler Rowney, Derwent, Pebeo, Sennelier, Unison, Bockingford, Loxley, Uni, Reeves, Artmaster, Hahnemuhle, Koh-I-Noor, Fila Lyra and many more premium brands.
We also stock a specially-curated collection of craft materials, so if you’re into collage, glazing, making furniture, working with fabrics or creating jewellery – we can help.
Selling art supplies online
Four years ago, we took the next step on our journey and began selling online for the first time.
We pride ourselves on being a space people can discover new techniques and new materials. All of our staff were chosen for their passion for creativity, so they can advise customers on making the right choices on everything from watercolour paper to oil paint.
Advice isn’t limited to physical visits either – look out for our individual staff recommendations around our website. We know people don’t want to wait around when inspiration strikes, so all of our orders are packaged up and sent in no time. Customers can even order items and collect them in store.
Learning is a huge part of our ethos.
We attend many events over the year to help promote and educate anyone who’s interested in getting involved with art.
Our partnerships with manufacturers like Pebeo, Derwent and Daler Rowney allow us to offer free workshops and demos, so we can teach people about new techniques and tools.
Find out more about our artistic staff below.