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Where to Buy Art Supplies in Limerick

A Brief Guide on where to buy art supplies in Limerick in 2019. If you would like to be featured then please contact me. If you are looking for competitively priced original paintings you can find them here.

Silkes Arts and Crafts

Located at 64 Catherine Street, Limerick, Silkes was established in 1999, it is one of Limerick’s primary sources of supplies for Artists, Students, and teachers.
The service is helpful and knowledgeable and offers competitive pricing for all of the leading brands available in Ireland. There crafts section is particularly impressive, you will find  Daler Rowney, Staedtler, Faber Castell, Winsor & Newton, Decopatch, Liquitex, Snazaroo, Galeria, Sculpey, Fimo, Promarker, Posca  and well as some lesser known competitively priced alternatives in their painting and drawing supplies section. They offer both student grade and professional grade supplies. For more details please consult their website http://www.silkes.ie/.

Opening Hours:

  • Mon 9am – 5:30pm
  • Tue 9am – 5:30pm
  • Wed 9am – 5:30pm
  • Thu 9am – 5:30pm
  • Fri 9am – 5:30pm
  • Sat 9am – 5:30pm
  • Sun Closed

Easons

Opening hours

Generally 9 a.m.–5:45 p.m Monday to Saturday

A few years ago Easons had a very comprehensive range of Art supplies. These days that range has reduced significantly. They mainly stock the standard offerings found in Irish Art shops like Daler Rowney, Faber Castell, Winsor & Newton and Galeria, the paints are mainly student grade. They also offer craft supplies and their books section features a shelf or two on Art related matters. Their website can provide additional details.

Art Mad

Art Mad has an impressive selection of brands, they offer student grade Acrylics and both Professional and Student grade options in Oils at Water Colours. An educational discount of 10% is available to students of the Limerick School of Art and Design.

Staff are helpful and knowledgeable, they will generally order any brands or ranges that are not available in the shop. I recently sources a Rake Brush here which I had found impossible to find elsewhere.

The Acrylic Paints on offer include Daler Rowney ‘System 3’, Winsor & Newton and budget ranges like Lukas. Oils include Daler Rowney Georgian oils, Winsor & Newton oil paint and Lukas.

Opening hours

Mon – Fri: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm ( Closed for lunch: 12.30 – 1.30 )
Sat – 10 am to 1 pm

More details are available on their website.

Paints and Pencils

Paints and Pencils at 3 John’s St, Limerick stock a range of Art & Craft Supplies. They target the local Art School and in my experience, they offer the most competitive rates on student grade supplies. It also helps that the staff and proprietor is super friendly and helpful. They claim to have the friendliest service in Limerick and it is hard to dispute this in my experience.

The offer generous discounts to students and regular customers. Brands include Daler Rowney ‘System 3’, Winsor & Newton and other low cost alternatives.

They do not appear to have a website but their facebook page is here.


Opening Hours

Wednesday 8:30a.m.–5:30p.m.
Thursday 8:30a.m.–5:30p.m.
Friday 8:30a.m.–4:30p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday 8:30a.m.–5:30p.m.
Tuesday 8:30a.m.–5:30p.m.

SØSTRENE GRENE’S

SØSTRENE GRENE provide a range of their own Art Materials, they do not stock the well known brands but their own brand Acrylics and Water Colours are very good value for the price. I particularly like their Acrylics, these tend to be very bright variations of blues, reds and yellows with some even brighter shades of pink and green. To my mind, their pigment quality and density is much higher than one would get in student grade paints from Daler Rowney, Winsor & Newton and other popular brands. They are also just a fraction of the cost of those paints. The paints also have a creamy consistency which makes them easy to work with. I increasingly use these in the foundation layers of a painting, I then finish with a professional grade Acrylic.

They also have a range of cheap brushes in a variety of sizes, again I like these, using them for a few weeks and then disposing of them as they become worn.

I have now tried their canvases yet but again they seem competitively priced and are available in a range of sizes.

Their website can be found here

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 am – 05:30 pm
Tuesday 09:00 am – 05:30 pm
Wednesday 09:00 am – 05:30 pm
Thursday 09:00 am – 05:30 pm
Friday 09:00 am – 05:30 pm
Saturday 09:00 am – 05:30 pm
Sunday 12:30 pm – 05:30 pm

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