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Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing
Art Supply Store
Today 9AM–9PM
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7160 Fisher St SE Calgary, AB T2H 0W5 Canada
7160 Fisher Street SoutheastCAAlbertaCalgaryT2H 0W5
+1 403-258-3500swintonsart.com
Art Supply Store, Picture Frame Shop
Art Supply Store
Picture Frame Shop
Art School
Today 9AM–9PM
Wednesday 9AM–9PMThursday 9AM–9PMFriday 9AM–8PMSaturday 10AM–5PMSunday 11AM–4PMMonday 9AM–9PMTuesday 9AM–9PM
Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction and Framing is Alberta's largest, privately owned art facility. With over 10,000 products, having a working knowledge of these items is very important. It has been our practice to hire working artists in the store thus giving our customers leading advice on what materials to use and how best to use them.
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"Terrific demonstrations for cheap, and lots of lessons by good teachers."
"Sales lady was very unhelpful and wouldn't even let me set up an appointment."
"Doug/Holly are awesome instructors."
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Judy Anderson
7 months ago
Best place to take art classes. Doug/Holly are awesome instructors. Amazing framing. Great workshop with Neil Patterson.
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Luella Gilchrist
a year ago
Very helpful staff, lots of inventory with great sales of different stuff every month. Terrific demonstrations for cheap, and lots of lessons by good teachers. They care about their customers and really try to help everyone to excell at their art. I took a course, Drawing For Painters, from Doug Swinton and recommend it highly.
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Michelle Grant
a year ago
THE PLACE for artists!! A sense of belonging and community, and sharing of artistic knowledge. Everything for the artist. Framing, workshops, shopping...how can you not?!
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Sheila Bailey
4 months ago
Advertised that opened at 9am. However no framing available until noon. Sales lady was very unhelpful and wouldn't even let me set up an appointment. I had 5 paintings to be framed which will take a bit of time.
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Mistys Marque
4 months ago
Both times I visited during the "holiday season," it was closed. The front door says in big font: Open Holidays 11-4. I think an updated format is needed, or even a sign that has a schedule of actual open hours during the season.

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7 Benefits of Painting with a Limited Palette... My youngest son is a genius. He asked me, “Dad, how come you are having a sale in the store, and while trying to sell more paint you write about painting with fewer colours?”
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Don't miss this one! The biggest sale of the year! 
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Time to get Successful! This is without a doubt the most useful workshops for artists looking to get out into the world and sell. Even if you are already a selling artist there are things you can learn.

Topics Covered Include:

- Everything you ever wanted to know about breaking into the gallery circuit, including portfolio instruction, taking the correct approach & presentation tips
- What marketing paths lead to success and which are a waste of time and money
- How to price and display work effectively
- Increase revenue and productivity

http://www.swintonsart.com/instruction/workshops/item/“starving”-to-successful-the-workshop-for-professional-artists
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The night is not without colour, the tone value range is just more limited. Read this informative article on our blog, written by the great Robert E. Wood - Eleven Things I Know About Painting Nocturnes.

http://www.swintonsart.com/blog-articles/item/eleven-things-i-know-about-painting-nocturnes
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Our December Newsletter is out. Grab a ginger cookie and an eggnog and have a look. http://eepurl.com/KtJLv
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HUGE BRUSHES for oil, acrylic and watercolour. 40% Off. Emily likes it. :) http://www.swintonsart.com/calgary-art-supplies/item/simply-simmons-extra-large-brushes?category_id=103
Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing is an art retail store with over 10,000 art products; an instructional facility offering art classes and workshops, and a frame shop located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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Custom Framing and Ready-Made Frames are included in our anniversary sale. But only for ONE DAY!
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This is not really a workshop as much as it is a lecture. If you're an artist trying to design their practice, this lecture will set you on the right track. http://www.swintonsart.com/instruction/workshops/item/“starving”-to-successful-the-workshop-for-professional-artists
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Artwork created by one of our instructors Erica Neumann, using Catalyst Silicone Painting Blades & Wedges http://www.swintonsart.com/calgary-art-supplies/tag/Catalyst
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UPDATED Figure Drawing/Painting Page: Our plans for 2014 and also the card for 10 sessions is now available online. Buy it for your artist friends (free delivery) or for yourself and make a commitment to DRAW MORE in the new year because DRAWING = PEACE :)

http://www.swintonsart.com/instruction/figure-drawing-painting
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