Creating a 2D rendition on canvas requires either the ability to masterfully wield a paintbrush or the strength to flatten a fruit bowl. Discover your artful brawn with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of art supplies purchased in-store
- $40 for $100 toward custom framing purchased in-store
Painting supplies include a Winsor & Newton Cotman-series 111 #8 short-handle brush ($6.90) with synthetic fibers suited to water-based media, and the brand's 60-milliliter tube of Artist Acrylic bismuth-yellow paint ($12.81). Alternatively, experts can help you frame and protect a finished piece of artwork with options such as an 18"x20" frame with acid-free mat, glass, mounting, and fitting, which costs about $100.
Top Notch Art Centre
Painters, graphic artists, and architects have found the tools of their trade at the one-stop Top Notch Art Centre since 1971. A floor-to-ceiling picture window beckons passersby on Craig Street, where shade trees shelter a block of historic buildings and small businesses, including a rare bookshop and a cobbler for broken dreams. Inside, the staff leads 2-D artists toward the right brush for watercolor or oil from their selection of Winsor Newtons, or printmaking papers from Arches Cover and BFK Rives lines. The store also makes an effort to seek out artisanal brands, such as Gamblin Artists Oils and Mt. Vision Handmade Pastels. Bookbinders can pick up screw posts and glue, and drafters can run their fingers over delicate, smooth vellum and curl them around the curves and angles of nine types of stylus guides. Past the tall, narrow aisles, a framing shop encases completed works of art in glass and caution tape to prepare them for display.
411 South Craig Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213