We'e launched our Back To College campaign, but sometimes by the time September comes around, you've forgotten what you need to stock up on. Did you lose all your pencils? Are your paintbrushes washed and safely in your studio or dried hard with paint? Did you finish that sketchbook or do you need a new one?
The answer: new. Always new. It's an excuse to indulge your stationery fetish (we all have one) and start the new academic year afresh.
So we've compiled a useful list of the essentials for anyone heading back to class - whether you're going back to school, or moving into a new studio at art college.
These are the perfect fine liners for getting back into those exercise books...comfortable, quick-drying and in a set of black, red and blue, they're stylish but respectable enough so your teachers won't ban them from your pencilcase. (We've all been there with the neon gel pens that weren't allowed.)
Faber Castell Set of 6 Pencils
Get these sharpened and at the ready - everyone loses their pencils by the end of the year, but you'll want to hold onto these. In an assortment of hardnesses, the leads are break-resitant and smooth, ideal for both drawing and writing those sums or spellings.
Daler Rowney Soft Putty Rubber
A must have rubber for all those mistakes you'll make whilst learning. It's soft, doesn't leave smear marks and is available in two sizes.
This sharpener isn't just any sharpener - it's one that gives you options and won the ISPA &Innovation Award. It has three holes which allows for standard sharpening,removing the wood without sharpening the lead or sharpens just the point of the lead. Magic!
Bring some colour to the classroom with these high quality fine liners. With durable tips, they also last a long while if you forget to put the caps on. Perfect for those busy lessons.
Art College Essentials
Liquitex Heavybody Acrylics Set of 12 Assorted Colours
A selection of key colours, these paints are highly pigmented and vibrant. They dry fast, mix well, and are particularly good for heavy impasto work. A brand new set of quality paints is something every art student needs at the start of the new term.
They're just awaiting your new designs! Grab yourself a pack of three Daler Rowney Simply Canvases and get stuck in with your new paintings straight away.
Cass Art Hardback Book
A blank sketchbook for all your new ideas is a must. Available in 3 different sizes on 90gsm cartridge paper, this sketchbook is ideal for drawing and sketching with pencils, graphite and charcoals. The paper is exceptionally white so it also scans well for digital work.
Cass Art Presentation Portfolio
Presentation is everything! And as an artist, you know it's true. This hardbound black portfolio will keep your work safe in all weathers, and looks sleek and unassuming so your artwork can do the talking. The sleeve rings are burst-proof so your work will always be protected, and it's available in three different sizes.
Winsor & Newton Artist's Fixative
You can never have too much fixative - and somehow, it's never there when you need it! Stock up now so you can preserve all your drawings - it's quick-drying and transparent, everything you need to prevent smudges.