Wet Paint

Wet Paint is your neighborhood art supply store, frame shop, and classroom on Grand Ave. in St. Paul Located on St.

Founded in 1976, Wet Paint is independently owned and operated art supply store in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving the Minneapolis / Saint Paul Twin Cities community and the world beyond. Paul's vibrant Grand Avenue, Wet Paint is a favorite of professionals, students, beginners, and young people.

Photos from Wet Paint's post 01/08/2024

Ready to work that drawing muscle? Well we have EIGHT (!!) upcoming drawing and painting classes with amazing instructor and artist, Suzann Beck to help get you into shape!
From classic portraiture to doodling, there's a little something for everyone... check out all the 8 in person classes below!
✏️ Drawing Faces Intensive Refresher - January 9th 10am – 5pm
✏️ Doodle Like a Master - January 14th 10am – 5pm
🖌 Try-It Class: Painting a Still Life in Earth Friendly Casein - January 28th 10am – 5pm
👀 The Science of Seeing and Its Impact on Portraiture - February 4th 1 – 4pm
🎍 Still Life in Soft Pastel - February 13th 10am – 5pm
👩‍🦲 How to Draw Faces - February 25th 10am – 5pm
🎨 Portrait in Soft Pastel from Photo Reference - March 10th 10am – 5pm
🖐 Drawing Hands and Feet - April 9th 10am – 5pm

https://info.wetpaintart.com/events/photo/?tribe-bar-search=suzann+beck

01/05/2024

Here are 4 Fab Finds from our sales flyer that you'll want to take advantage of before they're gone!! Only available while supplies last!

📦 Metalplus Toolboxes are 30% off!

📘 Life Stationery Noble Hardcover Journals are 20% off!

🗒 Select Traveler's Co. Spiral Bound Notebooks are 20% off!

✒️ Kakimori Ink Sampler Sets are $24.99!

https://wetpaintart.com/white-sale-2024/

01/03/2024

Ever wondered why there are so many different kinds of watercolor paper out there? 🤔 Well, here's an upcoming in person class with fabulous artist Jinjer Markley to do just that!

In this class, you'll compare different watercolor papers while learning some useful and interesting properties of watercolor. This class will guide you through a series of tests (in the form of paintings of fruit) for comparing different watercolor paper options. Learn what YOU like best! Plus, class fee includes paper for testing and some shared use supplies.

Comparing Watercolor Papers - January 10th 2:30 – 5:30 pm

https://info.wetpaintart.com/event/comparing-watercolor-papers-taught-by-jinjer-markley/

01/02/2024

New Year, New Sale! ✨ Our Annual White Sale has begun!

It wouldn't be the white sale without all white paint 25% off our everyday price! Want more than white? All Golden Artist Acrylic Colors are 40% off MSRP! AND it’s our biggest paper sale of the year – all sheet paper is 10% off our everyday price! Plus, metal toolboxes, planners, pads and MORE! Check out all the deals in our sales flyer!

https://wetpaintart.com/white-sale-2024/

01/01/2024

Happy New Year from all of us at Wet Paint! 🎉
The store is closed today, but we'll be back tomorrow, Tuesday, with our regular hours.
Here's to a happy, safe, and creative 2024! 💙🖋🎨🖌

12/31/2023

Holiday Hours Alert! Today 12/31 we'll be at the store from 10am - 3pm for New Year's Eve. Stop by early today or we'll see you next year! 🤦 🎉🌙🥂🎇

12/30/2023

This has everything: a dozen colors of Holbein Acryla Gouache, a tin decorated inside and out with Yuko Higuchi's fantasy that might remind you of the Garden of Earthly Delights-as interpreted by Richard Scarry. And if you look closely there's a pangolin.

Plus it's a limited edition that we're selling at a really super price. There are about a dozen left and they are only $83.95

Wet Paint Wet Paint is your neighborhood art supply store, frame shop, and classroom on Grand Ave. in St. Paul

12/29/2023

Start the year off right with a new planner!! 📅 All in-stock 2024 Planners are 20% off!!

Choose from the classic Moleskine planners, with a range of monthly, weekly notebook, or daily styles in a variety of sizes. Or the unique Japanese Rollbahn Diary Planners - 15 months in a calendar view in the front, and plenty of grid note paper in the back.

https://wetpaintart.com/calendars-planners/

12/28/2023

🔥 Another end-of-the-year HOT DEAL: All Ampersand Art Supply Artist Basswood Panels are 50% off!! 🔥

These staff and customer favorite unprimed panels are perfect for almost any medium - mixed media, acrylics, encaustic, even oil and watercolor (with the right primer!)! Available while supplies last!

https://wetpaintart.com/artist-series-basswood/

12/27/2023

Now while supplies last, get any of our seasonal holiday kits 40% off! 🎄
Choose from a variety of DIY activity kits for young artists - snow globes, snowflake ornaments, cross stitch, and MORE!

https://wetpaintart.com/kids/activity-kits/seasonal-kits/

Photos from Wet Paint's post 12/26/2023

Interested in adding some creativity with a supportive community to you life next year? Then check out all of fabulous instructor, Tara Tieso 's upcoming virtual classes! Each class offers lively discussion with fellow classmates and exploring your creativity wherever you are on your artistic journey.

✏ It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond - Fridays: December, 29 – February 2 from 10am-12pm CT

🎨 Art Book Club: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map - January 5th 6 – 7pm CT Free, but please RSVP

📘 Tiny Sketchbook Time! Jaunts, Joy & Journeys Edition - Saturdays: January 6-27th from 10am-11:30am CT

🧡 Creativity: Trusted Companion for Life Transitions - Fridays: February 16-March 8 from 10am-12pm CT

https://info.wetpaintart.com/events/photo/?tribe-bar-search=tara+tieso

12/25/2023

✨The store is closed today 12/25, but we'll be back tomorrow at 10am. Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday! ✨

12/22/2023

Fresh restock on some of our favorite activity kits for young artists (and young at heart)! ✨
Puzzles, painting, scratch art, fashion, and SO MUCH MORE!!
PLUS, we're open late until 8pm tonight only, so you can peruse all the new styles!

12/22/2023

The perfect gift for everyone on your list... 🎁
Wet Paint Gift Cards are available in nearly any amount!

Choose from the most popular amounts online, or contact us at the store and we'll get you set up with a custom amount! 651-698-6431 or [email protected]

PLUS, a gift card goes great with our fun Wet Paint Merch!!!

https://wetpaintart.com/gift-cards/

12/22/2023

These cigar boxes arrived just in time! We've got plenty and plenty of little treasures to put inside them!

$3.99 each. Wood boxes in various styles are available in multiple of each style

Photos from Wet Paint's post 12/20/2023

NEW classes from artist and instructor, ! 🎉

✏️First up is the virtual class "Weekly Sketchbook Drawing Meditations" Each week Jinjer will guide you through 1-3 simple drawing meditations that can be done anywhere, any time, with the humblest of tools in these quick lunchtime Zoom sessions.
Every Wednesday (January-March) 12-12:30pm CT. And 3 Ways to register: a la cart, 1 month chunks, or the whole kit and caboodle!

🖌 Next is "Comparing Watercolor Papers." In this in person class, we will compare different watercolor papers while learning some useful and interesting properties of watercolor. Learn what YOU like best! Wednesday, January 10th 2:30 – 5:30pm

🌈 "Using the Color Triangle Weekend Workshop" takes the color theory and mixing tool that Jinjer created: The Color Triangle. In this in person class, you'll learn and practice the 5 lessons that come with the Color Triangle, plus learn additional ways to use the tool. Saturday, January 20th 10am – 3pm

💗 Last, but not least, is "Pink! (A Watercolor Exploration)" - just in time for Valentine's day! Learn how to mix and use this versatile color while also exploring unique and useful properties of different watercolor paints. In Person class meets Sunday, February 11th 2 – 5pm

https://info.wetpaintart.com/events/photo/?tribe-bar-search=jinjer

12/19/2023

✨Holiday Hours Alert! ✨

Here are our upcoming special holiday hours for the weekend:
Friday 12/22 - 10am- 8pm
Saturday 12/23 - 10am - 6pm
Sunday 12/24 - 10am -3pm
Monday 12/25 - CLOSED

Photos from Wet Paint's post 12/18/2023

Looking for a creative experience to give as a holiday gift? How about a Wet Paint class!

We've been busy updating our Classes and Events for the next few months. Whether you want to join from afar in one of our Virtual classes, or can stop in locally, we've got lots of painting, drawing, mixed media, bookmaking classes, and so much more!
Check our website for the most up-to-date information and to register online:

https://info.wetpaintart.com/events/

12/15/2023

Is someone on your list interested in oil painting? 🖌 We can help you with that!! Check out some of our favorites that are perfect for beginners:
🎨 Gamblin Artists Colors 1980 oil paint 12 Color Set only $38.40! (MSRP $64.00); Legion Paper Stonehenge Oil Paper Pads are 20% off; Plus, the new Gamblin Blades and our portable tabletop easels!!

https://wetpaintart.com/gamblin/

Rosemaling Brush Techniques taught by Julie Anderson - Wet Paint 12/15/2023

Rosemaling Brush Techniques taught by Julie Anderson - Wet Paint HYBRID CLASS Meets via Zoom and In-Person Central Time This is a revised brush stroke class.  Learn the anatomy of a brush, brush care, types of brushes and the brush […]

12/14/2023

Hey!
Did you know we have a BUNCH of amazing sticker books??
Seriously, so many fun themes... Star Wars? yep. Mushrooms? absolutely. Just letters?! You bet!
Stickers that almost anyone will enjoy, because who doesn't love fun stickers!?🍄🌷✨🌈⚡️💥🍓🍕🖤

https://wetpaintart.com/books/sticker-books/

12/13/2023

Do you love a good pen and mechanical pencil set? 🖊✏
This Gift Set combines the Jetstream 4&1 – four .5mm colored pens & a .5 mechanical pencil all in one barrel – with a Kuru Toga mechanical pencil – the pencil that rotates the lead as you write to prevent uneven wear & an inconsistent line.
These are two favorite everyday writing utensils that would make a great gift for anyone on your list!

https://wetpaintart.com/uni-jetstream-kuru-toga-gift-set/

12/12/2023

Know anyone who likes to draw? ✏️
We've got this awesome drawing/sketching roll-up set from that has a little bit of everything: wide range of graphite, carbon, charcoal, pastel, and chalk pencils in monochrome or neutral colors. Plus, the roll, has room for a few extras, and the little pouch inside will fit all your extras (like eraser, sharpener, brush, etc)!
And they are on sale right now for the holidays for $46.95 (MSRP $70.80)! Available while supplies last!

https://wetpaintart.com/lyra-rembrandt-sketching-roll-24-piece-set/

Photos from Wet Paint's post 12/11/2023

Two upcoming beginning acrylic painting classes with fabulous artist and instructor, Kat Corrigan !!
Each of these in-person classes includes all the supplies, AND they are perfect for adults and youth ages 11 and up! Check out both classes below!

🐱 Acrylic Painting: Pets + Wild Critters - December 27th 10am – 12:30pm
🌳 Acrylic Painting: Tree+Negative Space - December 27th 1:30 – 4pm

https://info.wetpaintart.com/events/photo/?tribe-bar-search=kat+corrigan

Photos from Wet Paint's post 12/08/2023

⚡️We've got another rad Limited Edition Wet Paint T-Shirt! ⚡️

This one is a classic homage to new wave concert tees. Screen printed on the front in red and black ink on a Next Level white cotton crewneck. Available in range of adult unisex sizes from XS - XXL.
https://wetpaintart.com/wet-paint-limited-edition-new-wave-white-t-shirt/

12/08/2023

Here's a little unboxing of the Ohh Deer "Artful: Art School in a Box" Clay Edition! 🎨

There are 3 styles of these new sets just in time for the holidays! Everything you need to get started in clay, watercolor, or screen printing – including tutorials from professional artists – nicely packaged in handsome boxes suitable for gift giving. We think these British-made sets are very well done!

The Clay Set includes:
Two 500g Air Dry Clay
Four Carving Tools
60ml Glossy Varnish
60ml Black Acrylic Paint
F Pencil
#3 Round Brush
Round Sponge
A5 Sketchbook
110 Page Artful Magazine/Instructional Book

https://wetpaintart.com/brand/n-to-o/ohh-deer/

12/07/2023

🎁 Small Gifts! Stocking Stuffers! Secret Santa Ideas! 🎁

Need something fun, small and creative…but not-too-spendy? We've got you covered! Check out a few of our picks, or stop in to see all our great gift options!!

Some suggested items in the video: sticker books, coloring books, scissors, pencil sharpeners, pen sets, the cool multi-colored stapler (Zenith 590) and pencil pouches!

https://wetpaintart.com/holiday-catalog/

12/06/2023

Chris is pretty excited about this beautiful new ECO fountain pen: Creme with Rose Gold!! Available now and in a range of nib sizes!!

Or maybe he's just excited about drawing on his own face...
https://wetpaintart.com/twsbi/

12/05/2023

Looking for a fun, seasonal activity for all ages this month? We've got some great holiday activity kits from local company MindWare ! 🎄⭐️⛄️
Check out the options for painting, coloring, or cross stitch!

https://wetpaintart.com/mindware/

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Founded in 1976, Wet Paint is an independently owned art supply store in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving the Twin Cities community and the world beyond. Located on St. Paul's vibrant Grand Avenue, Wet Paint is a favorite of professionals, students, beginners, and enthusiasts..

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Happy New Year from all of us at Wet Paint! 🎉The store is closed today, but we'll be back tomorrow, Tuesday, with our re...
✨Holiday Hours Alert! ✨Here are our upcoming special holiday hours for the weekend: Friday 12/22 - 10am- 8pmSaturday 12/...
Do you love a good pen and mechanical pencil set? 🖊✏This @Uniball Gift Set combines the Jetstream 4&1 – four .5mm colore...
Know anyone who likes to draw? ✏️We've got this awesome drawing/sketching roll-up set from @lyra_feelcreative  that has ...
Here's a little unboxing of the Ohh Deer  "Artful: Art School in a Box" Clay Edition! 🎨There are 3 styles of these new s...
🎁 Small Gifts! Stocking Stuffers! Secret Santa Ideas! 🎁 Need something fun, small and creative…but not-too-spendy? We've...
Chris is pretty excited about this beautiful new @twsbi ECO fountain pen: Creme with Rose Gold!! Available now and in a ...
Hi! Have you met these adorable pencil cases? Are they a rabbit? A monster? Who knows... but they are super cute and hol...
This one's for mushroom lovers... 🍄🍂❤We've got a lovely selection of fungi books, pencil cases, activity kits, and more!...
👀 Check out this elegant journal combo: a brown leather cover made by local Eberhart Studio with a B6 Penco grid journal...
NEW at Wet Paint! 🎉🎉The adorable and portable Viviva Colors Colorsheet Watercolors just arrived at the store!These littl...

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1684 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
55105

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 3pm

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