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    When we moved here to Seaton in 2014 and rebranded from Imagine Design Create Ltd to Devon Art Supplies we had a shop packed full of creative supplies, we ran birthday parties, workshops afterschool clubs and more. At that point we were the only shop in Seaton offering these products and services. We loved having the shop packed full of families enjoying getting creative. Times have obviously changed and we have had to adapt to survive as a small family run business. 

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    (The way the shop once looked, the wall has now gone and long workshop table removed) 

    One of the ways we have done this is to invest in our website, our website not only hosts this blog to keep you up to date with all things Devon Art Supplies related but also has information about us and a web shop where you can order for home delivery, collection or postage delivery. We also have two Youtube channels packed full of demonstrations, tips and advice. 

    (Flashback to a time where we ran regular workshops and our branded T-shirts!) 

    Another way we have adapted is to increase the range of art brands and supplies we offer and this is something we really want to continue to do but we need your help. We need to know what art supplies you want to see both in store and here on our website. We currently offer an order in service, there are many products we have access to from our suppliers but cannot afford to stock in store so we offer an order in service which means we can usually have the art supply you need in store and ready within 48hrs. We can then arrange a suitable collection time or deliver to your door in the Seaton area.

    We have invested in the past few years on improving the shopfront and interior including removing a wall to open the shop up making it easier to move around, re-painting the shop front and having a planter built which we've filled with colourful plants to help us catch your eye when you are walking around Seaton. We really love getting your feedback on these changings and it has been lovely to hear how much you are loving these changes so far and appreciate the hard work that has gone in to keeping our little shop open and inviting. 

    We plan to continue stocking wool and yarns from Stylecraft, we know that you love these and we are doing our best to keep on top of ordering the various colours and varieties including chunky, aran and double knit. 

    We will continue to stock cardmaking and stamping supplies including our own brand range of Imagine Design Create stamps. We know that you love these and want to continue offering a variety of craft supplies like stickers, stencils and ink pads too. 

    We are unsure if we will continue with the beading supplies and jewellery making supplies, we investing quite a bit in these over the past few years and have noticed a decline in people purchasing these supplies so we will see how things go for the rest of 2021 before deciding if we will discontinue these products. 

    We have discontinued the cake making selection, we have a few items left but once these are gone we will no longer stock cake making supplies. 

    There are a number of other ways we want to adapt and develop the shop and some of these are in progress due to be carried out over the coming months, so watch this space! We would love to hear your thoughts too, what would you like to see us stock here at Devon Art Supplies? What would you like to see change? 

    We are here for you, our lovely Seaton community and visitors so your views and opinions are important to us! 

    Thanks as always for your support, 

    Kerri-Ann, Jon & family x 

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    Have you been looking for books about arts and crafts in Devon? Well you've found us! Here at Devon Art Supplies, 30 Queen Street, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2RB we stock a wide range of books about arts including, charcoal, drawing, arcylic, watercolour, goucache and more as well as crafty books about macrame, quilling, sewing, knitting and so many others. 



    As you walk around the shop you'll find books on display mixed in with the art supplies they relate too, you'll also find a book rack with many more books. 

    If you are looking for colouring books we have a great selection for both children and adults. Titles including 'Harry Potter' 'Tropical rainforest' 'Through the seasons' and more. 

    We have recently restocked the brush lettering books, both the educational book and the practice books are now in stock. 

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    Have you been looking for Facepaint in Seaton, Devon? Well look no further, we have it at Devon Art Supplies 30 Queen Street, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2RB. 

    We are Snazaroo stockists, offering one of the top rated face paints in the UK (and possibly the world?) We have previously stocked other value brands but after research and customer feedback decided that they were not something that should be promoted and sold. Safety when Facepainting is important and so by stocking only Snazaroo we can be confident we are offering a well know and respected brand. 

    Snazaroo say: "Our paints are Water-based, easy to apply & easy to wash off
    Each 18ml pot paints approximately 100 faces. Snazaroo Face Paints are the World's favourite in face and body paint. All Snazaroo Face Paints are skin friendly, non-toxic & fragrance free but we do recommend you try a patch test before painting faces." 

    We offer individual pots of Facepaint and also party packs which give you a smaller portion of a range of colours and in some packs glitter too. 

    Other Snazoo products we stock include the fake blood for haloween and 3D gel. 

  4. Have you ever wondered what artwork sells best in the UK? 

    Kerri-Ann worked on a research project recently looking into that exact question and spoke with a number of art gallery owners from Seaton. You can read the full article and many other art related posts over on her blog Art & Academia blog or click here to go directly to the post about 'What art sells best?' 

    f you'd like to sell your artwork in Seaton but don't know where to start pop in and have a chat with Kerri-Ann who should be able to advise on some ways you can sell your artwork locally. 

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    Have you seen the new Pastel Shades Paint Pan set from Derwent? 

    We have always loved the Derwent Watercolour pan sets, we already stock the graphitint, travel sets and metallic sets and this new pastel shades we just had to get in too.  

    Derwent describe this new set as "Soft refreshing coloured paints in pastel shades. Apply as a light wash or layer up for brighter finish" "Derwents uniquely formulated pastel shades paints are soft and light. They can be layered for brighter finish without dissolving previously dried layers. Alternativley these contempory light shades can be applied for a soft light wash or used with inktense and metallic sets to create dramatic effects. This compact self contained set contains 12 pastel pans a mini waterbrush, five mixing palettes and a sponge to clean your water brush" 

    We've seen these paints in action and have to say they are stunning, really beautiful effects can be created with this selection of colours. 

    You can order these via our website here or by coming to see us in store in our Seaton art shop, Devon Art Supplies, 30 Queen Street, Seaton, EX12 2RB.