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Dick Blick: The Best Art Supplies Online

Updated on April 1, 2012

Dick Blick For Art Supplies

Online art supply stores are everywhere, but Dickblick has been around for awhile online and provides many artists good value art supplies, Dick Blick started out in their make shift kitchen warehouse that Mr and Mrs Dick Blick used to work on their products back in 1911, their first product was a lettering pen that apparently was a top seller.

The company was acquired over 35 years later by a businessman named Robert Metzenberg and it was from then on the business grew tremendously to the branded company it is today, now having expanded to hundreds of employees that deal with various aspects of a thriving art supply business, Dickblick remains Americas top online and offline art supply store that supplies to schools, colleges, amateur and professional artists alike.

This art supplies company releases a few free product catalogues every month that inform customers of new product lines and supplies that maybe of interest, although this is primarily a U.S art supply company they do ship some items internationally, but they don't ship electrical items for obvious reasons of difference in electrics and voltages etc and also flammable chemical based paint products they won't allow to ship, but if you can order them and have them ship internationally then you have to be prepared to pay tax and any duties that are related to the items that are to be delivered.

One of the things that I like about the Dickblick site is that they have lesson plans which you can read the PDF's or watch the videos for certain art projects and I've found this hugely inspirational and interesting to look at.

Dickblick is also home to a very popular artists forum Wetcanvas where you can learn from other artists and interact with other creative types.

You can browse some of the products available on Amazon and Ebay below.

Dick Blick Specialist Art Products

DickBlick Art Materials

Dickblick art materials from paintbrushes, paints and pencils the discounts on the quality art products are the reason to buy from DickBlick.
Dickblick art materials from paintbrushes, paints and pencils the discounts on the quality art products are the reason to buy from DickBlick.

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Well that does sound like superb customer service for Dickblick art supplies, I would order from there if I lived in the U.S, but since I don't I have to buy my art stuff from my local art store or on Amazon UK, although I will need to get some specialized equipment soon for art that Amazon may not carry.

      Cheers Robert!

      Thanks Nancy!

      It looks like a great site and I've got lots of inspiration from the free projects over there.

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      Nancy's Niche 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for the article on Dickblick I will pass it onto my talented daughter...Great info as always...

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      robertsloan2 

      8 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Absolutely. I agree with you 100%. The reason Dick Blick is that popular is several things. Price -- they are either the price leaders or so close that any coupon on shipping or anything else will tip it into that category for pretty much anything I get there. Service -- Dick Blick goes above and beyond for customer satisfaction. Their service department knows me by name because I'm always pestering them about details on this or that product or suggesting they carry a new product I heard about -- usually they will eventually get it for me. If something's wrong in my order, they correct it free of charge in a timely way -- if I find they sent the wrong paper or pencil then they will send the right color at no charge but the mistake item is mine to keep. This policy is so generous that I never mind it when an order has a problem. They even correct for factory defects sometimes, when I ordered a Prismacolor set that was missing two art sticks, I expected them to send the two missing art sticks from open stock. Instead they sent a whole new kit, so I got a lot of extra Prismacolors out of it.

      That kind of service can't be found elsewhere, though some others do come close Dick Blick is great.

      Jerry's Artarama also has a lot of free video lessons and a good broad stock, generally if blick doesn't have something Jerry's may carry it.

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