May 15, 2020

Without the long hours stuck in traffic after work, some of us have a few extra hours to try out a new hobby or work on some passion projects. While many have ventured into cooking and baking,  many are also turning to arts and crafts. For long-time artists, two months into quarantine may have caused their art materials to run out, while first-timers may not even have supplies to begin with. To fix that dilemma, these art supply stores have got you covered.


Art Bar

With branches in Quezon City, Rockwell and Serendra, Art Bar is catering to art needs not only by supplying art supplies, but also by holding masterclasses and selling art kits. To order, call and text the branch nearest you, pay via bank transfer and schedule pickup or book through delivery services. 

[READ: What can you do with art materials from Art Bar?]


Art Whale

This art supply store in Maginhawa Street, Quezon City has long been a go-to for artists around the area. Complete with an array of acrylics, oil paints, pastels and watercolors, spray paints and drafting materials, Art Whale is the store for large-scale projects. For orders, visit their website and fill out the necessary information. Deliveries will arrive one to two days after order confirmation.


The Oil Paint Store

This store is a painter’s heaven. You can avail of canvases, sketchbooks and watercolor papers of all sizes. Other than the usual paints and pastels, they also deliver table easels to complete your painting experience. Order through their website or email them at [email protected]


Art Nebula PH

Art Nebula opened for delivery around mid-April. They have a number of watercolor sets and a supply of charcoal materials in case you want to venture into that art style. Orders are subject to courier acceptance and your area’s quarantine guidelines. Longer waiting periods should also be expected. To order, visit their website.


Craft Carrot

View this post on Instagram

#flattenthecurve ❤️

A post shared by Craft Carrot Art Tools Inc. (@craftcarrot) on

Known for its array of crafting materials such as scrapbook paper, yarn, glues, stickers and the like, Craft Carrot has opened for delivery. Send them a message at [email protected] to coordinate the availability and delivery of your chosen items. 


National Book Store

The country’s leading office supply store is delivering nationwide. Apart from their long list of office supplies, they also have select art supplies available like brushes, canvases and paints. Contact your nearest branch to inquire about availability and payment and delivery methods.

[READ: National Book Store reopens delivery service for books and office supplies]


Craft MNL

View this post on Instagram

Slow down. Limiting movement is allowing us time to look around, and do things we’d always been putting off—mending the things that need repairing, rekindling old hobbies and interests. And though we’ve been advocates of face-to-face learning these past 8 years, the pandemic happening around us allows us to explore more accessible ways of learning for the time being. The physical studio is closed indefinitely for now, so we’re taking learning to the virtual classroom. We’ve returned to our partnership with @skillshare, and though we don’t have classes of our own up at the moment, we’d like to share with you the timely opportunity to jump right back into learning and making with 2 free months of premium membership. Just head over to OR use the coupon code igamb2203 upon checkout on their site. This applies to both new, and returning members. Hooray for access to premium classes again! ✨ Please do know that we may receive commissions if any of you good folks do sign up. 😊 We’re pretty keen on making, and keeping busy during the community quarantine. It helps dispel some anxiety, as well as keeps us productive. What classes are you keen on taking? We’ll be sharing what classes we’ll be taking, as well as what projects we make in the coming days. Keep safe, everyone.

A post shared by Craft MNL (@craftmnl) on

For more crafty activities, Craft MNL is open for pickup and delivery. Available are origami paper, sewing materials and even some carpentry kits. Additionally, the store also holds online workshops every week to teach aspiring artists different forms of art. Visit their Instagram for more information and order through their website.


Pens Galore

View this post on Instagram

Please read!

A post shared by Pens Galore Philippines (@pensgaloreph) on

If you’re interested in sketching or journaling, then Pens Galore has all the pens you need—from ballpoint and calligraphy pens to colored brush pens and pencils. Order by sending them a message on their Instagram or email to [email protected]. After paying, your order will be shipped the next day via GrabExpress or Lalamove.



Header photo courtesy of Kai Oberhäuser on Unsplash

Get more stories like this by subscribing to our weekly newsletter here.

Read more:

For young readers, here’s an online library of Filipino children’s books you can access for free

This book app offers free subscription for a month. Here are some reading recommendations

Running out of baking ingredients? Here’s where you can order supplies

TAGS: art bar art nebula art supplies art whale craft central craft mnl delivery national book store pens galore the oil paint store