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 Riebe’s Artist Materials in Melville.
$20 for $40 worth of art supplies
- The store’s selection includes the following:
- Stretched artist canvas ($3.59+)
- Aluminum easel with a bag and strap ($19.95)
- Rembrandt 15-color pastel set ($36.05+)
- Liquitex acrylic paint kit ($39.95+)<p>
- Paint from brands including Da Vinci and Liquitex
- In business since 1920s<p>
Riebe’s Artist Materials Inc
Muses flit among Riebe's Artist Materials Inc's bouquets of brushes and kaleidoscopic sprays of pastels, whispering lore accumulated during the shop's 89 years in business. Managers Bob Riebe and Bryan Di Bartolomeo pilot artists of all levels through a sprawling prairie littered with gear including drawing tables, easels, and brushes. After spotting acrylic paints from brands such as Golden Artist Colors, Inc. and Liquitex, rainbows rush off to change outfits, stomping past an armory of clay-modeling tools and drafting templates.