Buying Guides

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Use these guides to find the right tools for your artistic goals.

  • Art-Aboard

    Art Aboard

    Entertain guests of all ages and skill levels with project ideas, video tutorials, and supplies from Blick. Our expertly-designed group project plans provide everything guests need to make creative keepsakes at a budget-friendly price.

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  • brush-fibers

    Brush Fiber Differences

    Paintbrushes are crafted using an array of natural hairs and synthetic fibers. Learn more about commonly used materials and discover which types are best suited to your media or preferences.

  • brush-shape

    Brush Shape Differences

    Find a paintbrush or brush set that works for you. Learn about the different brush shapes available and locate styles that suit your media, scale, and goals.

  • airbrushes

    Choose An Airbrush

    Compare features and brands to find the right airbrush system for your next project.

  • drawing-pencils

    Choose A Drawing Pencil

    Discover what goes into the creation of a drawing pencil. Learn about the graphite grading scale, explore the benefits of different pencil shapes and wood types, and compare brands.

  • paint

    Paint Buying Guide

    Discover how paints are made, compare different types, and learn about the resources we offer to help you shop for paint on our site.

  • screen-printing-stencils

    Screen Printing Stencils

    Learn about the different types of screen printing methods and find the right tools for your project and skill level.

  • sustainable-products

    Sustainable Products & Practices

    We’re committed to make shopping for sustainable art supplies easy and affordable. Browse our ever-expanding selection of ecofriendly products, including pads and papers made with recycled materials, safer paints and mediums, and more.

Product Information

  • Product Info Team

    Our knowledgeable product information specialists are here to ensure your complete satisfaction with your purchase. If you have any questions about our products, contact us at any time during your ordering process. Our team is available to help with product-specific assistance, including recommended usage and traditional applications and techniques. Can’t find what you’re looking for? We would also be happy to help you locate the right product for your specific needs.

    Here’s how to contact our Product Info Team:

    Live chatChat with us for immediate assistance during regular business hours.

    Email – Select “Request Product Information” in the dropdown on this page or email info@dickblick.com

    Phone – Call 1-800-933-2542 (U.S.) or 1-309-343-6181 ext. 5406 (International)

    Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST.

    For assistance with an order that has already shipped, please contact our Customer Service team.

    Contact Customer Service:

    Live chat - Chat with us for immediate assistance during regular business hours.

    Email - Specify your query in the dropdown on this page or email custservice@dickblick.com

    Phone - Call 1-800-723-2787 (U.S) or 1-309-343-6181 ext. 5405 (International)

    Mon–Fri: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. CST

    Sat: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST

    Sun: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST

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  • Product Icon Key

    Find information relating to the icons displayed next to products on our website and in our catalogs using the Product Icon Key page.

  • Product Reviews and Product Q&A

    Visit our Product Review page for helpful information on where to find product reviews and how to submit one.

    See our Product Q&A page to learn where to view answers to frequently asked product questions from our customers.