(SPOT.ph) Whether you make art for work or for fun, it can be tough to find everything you need to get the job done. Sometimes, you just need something really specific (be it a certain fabric, paint, brush, or paper) but you don’t know where to find it. Thankfully, the art scene in Manila blooms more every year with new craft shops popping up all over the Metro. So if you're looking for more art supply stores, we list 10 more places to get hard-to-find materials for every kind of artist out there.
Art Bar is a great spot to find all kinds of paint, brushes, canvases, markers, and more. If you’re a beginner or if you’re just not exactly sure what you need, their in-store specialists can help you find the right tools to get you started. They also hold workshops to help artists nurture their creativity.
See a list of Art Bar branches.
Joyce’s Art Supplies
Located right in the university district in Manila, Joyce’s Art Supplies is a go-to for students and artists who frequent the area. Their selection includes alcohol markers, acrylic paint, sketch pads, fineliner pens, and wax seal stamps, just to name a few.
Joyce’s Art Supplies is at 923E P. Noval Street, Sampaloc, Manila.
Kapitolyo’s selection of cozy and well-decorated restaurants and cafés is enough to inspire any artist. If you happen to be in the area and are in the mood to start on some new creations, then you’re in luck. Just drop by Craft Carrot to pick up whatever craft or DIY tools you need.
Craft Carrot is at 19 East Capitol Drive corner San Rafael Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
If you're into scrapbooking and journaling, Lasting Impression specializes in DIY and scrapbooking materials so you can let your creative juices flow. Their selection of lacquer, adhesives, stickers, stamps, and embellishments will add the cutest touches to your latest project.
Lasting Impression is at 216-A V. Ibañez Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City.
Art Whale specializes in illustration tools—they take extra care to make sure every pencil, pen, and brush they sell is of the best quality. They carry brands like Escoda, Holbein, Kremer, Palomino, and Khadi among others—perfect for the detailed and nitpicky artists out there.
Art Whale is at Unit B1, 22 Malingap Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City.
Artisan MNL offers good-quality art supplies at affordable prices. If you’re looking to be a more conscious and sustainable artist, check out their selection of locally made calligraphy pen holders. Their team also holds regular eco-crafts projects and even offers shoppers reusable materials from previous projects so nothing goes to waste.
Artisan MNL is at 2/F Ayala Malls Nuvali or you can shop Artisan MNL online.
If you want to try something different from paper and canvas, maybe needlework is more your vibe. Choose from Dreams Yarnshoppe’s wide selection of needles, yarn, and beads for your next fabric-based project.
Dreams Yarnshoppe is at 3/F Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Makati City.
Craft Central has tools for almost every kind of artist out there. Whether your specialty lies in calligraphy, painting, scrapbooking, embossing, or sketching, you’ll want to check it out. Shop from brands like Finetec, Pilot, Tombow, Sakura, Zig, and more.
See a list of Craft Central branches.
Scribe is dedicated to preserving the art of writing by hand, especially in the digital age. They're particularly known for their wide range of fountain pens from brands like Pelikan, Sailor Japan, TWSBI, Kaweco, Noodler’s, and J. Herbin, among others. Be sure to also check out their stationery, wax seals, and journals—it's a paradise for pen-and-ink artists!
See a list of Scribe branches.
Pepper Hill Concept Store
Another Kapitolyo gem, Pepper Hill Concept Store offers all kinds of trinkets and supplies for people who love to craft. We especially recommend their selection of beads, paint brushes, and notebooks.
Pepper Hill Concept Store is at 3 San Rafael Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.