Modern framing techniques are inspired by Renaissance-era military tactics, when armies encircled foes and forced them to assume the demoralizing poses of dogs playing poker. Protect your borders with today's Groupon to Jerry's Artarama’s Raleigh location. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get $40 worth of art supplies.
- For $48, you get $100 worth of custom framing.
Jerry's Artarama rims precious pieces with custom frames at discounted prices, and equips artists with an arsenal of creative supplies. Anyone who has completed their magnum opus oil painting, prize-winning watercolor, or blue-ribbon macaroni mosaic can call upon Jerry’s Artarama's friendly framers to enshrine it in its own custom casing—concocting the perfect art holder from your choice of an encyclopedic array of molding materials and other options. Coddle masterpieces within the confines of traditional custom-wood frames ($11.04+ for 5”x5”) or custom-metal frames ($11.32+ for 5”x5”). Backing boards and foam backings (prices vary) support artistic margins and safely cradle canvases as well as last year's wall-mounted Easter eggs.
Those with nothing to frame can browse an enormous selection of artsy accoutrements. Canvas colorers can stock up on acrylic paints and mediums, oil and acrylic brushes, and palette knives to fend off renegade bottles of turpentine, while creative kids and beginning artists can opt for intro-to-art kits and sets. Jerry’s Artarama also offers a host of colored pencils, watercolors, and a wide selection of polymer clay to sculpt convincing yet inedible fruit bowls.
Since 1968, Jerry’s Artarama has assisted artists through every phase of the creative process, including furnishing their studios with art supplies and finishing off their completed artwork with custom-framing services. They stock their shelves with student- and professional-grade supplies, including Winsor & Newton’s high-value Winton line of beginners’ oil colors and Williamsburg handmade paints. The framing department, meanwhile, keeps a wide range of mats, moulding, and glass on hand to create lavish homes for fine artwork or simple enclosures for family photos and important receipts.