Art Supplies or Custom Framing at Top Notch Art Centre (Up to 65% Off)

North Oakland

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In a Nutshell

M. Graham watercolors and Speedball inks for fabric and paper, bookbinding and architectural drafting tools, and custom framing on-site

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 2, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. In-store only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Creating a 2-D 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 of art supplies purchased in-store
  • $35 for $100 toward custom framing purchased in-store

Painting supplies include a Winsor Newton Cotman round brush series 111 4 x 0 ($3.59) with synthetic fibers suited to water-based media, and the brand's 60 mL. tube of their Galeria Acrylic titanium-white paint ($3.14). A 15 mL. tube of M. Graham watercolor in cadmium red light 050 ($13.99) dries to an opaque, granulated texture. Block printers may browse 37 cc tubes of Speedball's oil-based, waterproof inks suitable for permanent printing on fabric and paper.

Alternatively, expert framers can help you select a frame, mat, and type of glass that will protect a finished piece of artwork while subtly enhancing its colors or shape ($75–$150).

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.

Customer Reviews

My daughter is an art studio and loved the store - the first thing she said after she came out was "I'm going to shop here all the time."
Wally H. · January 7, 2013
Kat, who works at Top Notch, was the most amazing artistic person. Together we have framed about 5 pieces of art, most of them on groupons. The service there is wonderful, the people really know their stuff, Kat in particular. Great business!
Marcia B. · January 6, 2013
Great place for artists' supplies not found at craft stores.
Jean F. · November 15, 2012

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