Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around the outside of an aircraft carrier. One-up ordinary hobbyists with today’s Groupon to Jerry’s Artarama. Choose between the following two options:
- For $19, you get $40 worth of paintbrushes, pencils, and canvases.
- For $24, you get $50 toward custom-framing services.
Jerry’s Artarama furnishes artists with an array of art supplies and showcases cherished works with the help of its onsite custom-framing center. Maestros can apply paints, inks, and acrylics to 10” x 10” multimedia Ampersand Claybord canvasses ($16.14) or wield size-62 Mural Max BOGO round brushes ($24.99), which are more than a foot long, to paint images onto blank walls or update the color on the Statue of Liberty’s toenails. With boxes of 12 Raffiné graphite pencils ($7.19), artistes can sketch crisp still lifes or plot the appearance of paintings before brandishing brushes. Patrons can encase completed works, beloved family photos, or maps of their homes’ duct systems in custom frames fashioned by an experienced staff member. Costs begin at $25 and vary depending on the size of the project and the wood, mat, and glass used.
At Jerry’s Artarama, resident artists draw on personal experience and channel the shop's four decades in business to help create works in nearly any medium. Shelves bravely bear the weight of multitudinous tubes of paint ranging from traditional oil paints made from 150-year-old processes, to easy-to-use acrylic pigments. Artists can wield a Mejillo TruColor palette to serve as a launching pad for paints, or take up PrismaColor colored pencils to add vivid pigmentation to sketches. For more specialized projects, customers can stock up on the store's street-art supplies and screen-printing kits.
Meanwhile, the framing professionals at Jerry’s Artarama navigate a bounty of glass, mats, mounting, and moulding options to personalize the framing of photos, watercolor landscapes, and napping bats. Frame options include the warm whorls of wooden frames as well as silver, black, or gold aluminum frames to complement any work's color scheme.