Monday, December 3, 2012

GRUMPY CAT CARDS & Holiday Hours!

They're HERE!!!  Grumpy Cat HOLIDAY cards are in! I just put them on the floor and they already selling like crazy!!! We are the first retailer to proudly carry the brand! 
  Stop in and pick up Holiday cards for your loved ones. Ask our knowledgeable staff to help you find the perfect gift for the Artist in you life

Holiday Hours: 

Last Day of School: Dec 14, 10am-5pm
Closed Saturday Dec 15
Open December 17-19, 10am-5pm
Closed Dec 20 - Jan 1
*We re-open Jan 2! Hours are M-F 10am-5pm
* *Closed Saturdays until classes start Jan 22*.
Closed Jan 21 to recognize MLK Jr. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012


The Art Cellar Holiday Hours are as follows...

Monday & Tuesday (Nov. 19 & 20) - open 10am-7pm
Wednesday (Nov. 21) - open 10am-5pm

CLOSED November 22-25
Don't come here cause we will be stuffing ourselves full of tasty treats.

OPEN November 26 with our regular scheduled hours...

M-Th 10am -7pm
Fri 10am -  5pm
Sat 12 - 5pm

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Art Cellar proudly carries the Catalyst line by Princeton.

Catalyst Blades, Wedges, & Polytip Bristle Brushes are an innovative new line of creative tools for artists.  
Catalyst truly are tools that move paint.
- super stiff, but truly responsive. 
- Designed for use with medium to heavy-bodied acrylics and oils

Not quite a brush. Not quite a palette knife. Catalyst tools are crafted from flexible silicone to allow artists a new form of expression.  
- Ergonomically designed to fit in your hand allowing a direct interaction with your work. 
- Catalyst Blades are mounted on artist brush handles offering a blend of tradition and innovation.
- Heat-resistant, they excel with encaustics. 
- Artists are using them with plaster, clay, and even frosting. 
- Made of FDA-approved silicone, Catalyst Blades and Wedges are great for food crafting.

- Catalyst Polytip Bristle brushes are another Princeton breakthrough that advances the science of synthetic hair.  
- Unlike natural hog bristle, Catalyst has real integrity in water.  For the first time, the tip of each individual hair has been split to replicate the natural flags on the finest natural bristle. 
- By giving each individual hair 2 to 3 distinct tips, Catalyst is able to hold a higher volume of paint while providing a smoother application.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Good Day Witches, Goblins, & Ghosts
A Halloween Party is Brewing!
Art Cellar (secret lair)
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10am-7pm

We will have Festive Decor & Halloween Treats Galore!
Those in Costume will be rewarded with Spook-tacular Gifts!

                                                                                           Be there if you dare, for a Halloween scare!

Monday, October 22, 2012

This Just In!

Perfect for Head-to-Toe Nude drawings or any subject for that matter.

Strathmore® 400 Series Toned Sketch provides artists with unique sketching and drawing possibilities for light and dark media.
  • Available in Warm Tan and Cool Gray, toned specifically for use with light and dark media
  • Perfect for creating white highlights and dark shadows
  • Appropriate for experimenting, quick studies, sketching, life drawing and journaling
  • Excellent for graphite, chalk, charcoal, sketching stick, markers, china markers, colored pencils, pens and white gel pens

Friday, October 12, 2012

New Merchandise arrivals for Fall!
Check out our new colors, textures, & styles!
Totally on trend & totally fantastic!
Some of our new additions include...
- Long sleeve fitted t-shirt for the ladies.
- Lightweight Jersey Knit Zip hoodie.

We also just got more sizes in our Alumni T-shirts too!
Art Cellar

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Pilot Parallel Pens 
(which folks have lovingly dubbed "sexy pens")
were so wildly popular we sold out!
But Don't Fret! 
We are now fully stocked! And we have expanded our line with Mixable Color & Black (sexy) refill cartridges.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Introducing two very special papers now available at the Art Cellar...

Pescia Paper

Magnani Pescia is a wonderful printmaking paper with a creamy, smooth surface that tears and cuts remarkably well. It works well wet or dry, shrinks evenly and takes much abuse so it is equally suitable for hand or press printing. Great for intaglio techniques and monotypes.
It is 100% cotton and acid-free, with 4 deckle edges. Because it is very lightly sized, dampen it with an atomizer rather than soaking. The Pale Blue is a beautiful, unusual color for printmaking.

Arches Oil Paper

French made 300 gsm (140 lb), 4 deckled edge paper specially formulated for oil painting, yet it maintains the look and feel of traditional Arches papers. The paper features a powerful & efficient oil barrier that absorbs water, solvents, and binders evenly while allowing the paint and pigment to remain on the surface. It is ready to use - No need to gesso; no preparation required!
This new and revolutionary surface is essential for any professional oil painter looking to capture their oil painting on paper all while saving time. Professional Oil painters as well as Oil painting students will love the convenience and ease of use that this paper offers.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

   The MCAD Art Sale is quickly approaching! 
It is a chance to buy one-of-a-kind art created by students and recent graduates at unbeatable prices.

We are NOT selling Art Sale tickets at the Art Cellar. 

I repeat...We are NOT selling Art Sale tickets at the Art Cellar (like we have done in the past). may purchase them online or at the door. Please click here for more details.

All proceeds go directly to the individual artists or the MCAD Art Sale Scholarship Fund.  Thanks!!!

Monday, October 1, 2012


It folds out from a very compact boomerang shape into a sturdy and portable easel.

Available in three sizes: 24", 36", and 72"!

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Art Cellar is happy 
to announce the arrival of:


Stop in and get yours today. Every single one of our staff has purchased at least one pen each so there are a couple left for you. ;)
  • Major breakthrough in calligraphy pen design!
  • Unique parallel plate structure achieves a more beautiful and sharper handwriting than existing calligraphy pens
  • Mixable colors-simply touch the nibs of two Parallel Pens together to create beautiful color graduations
  • Refillable with Parallel refill-single color

Monday, July 23, 2012


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New MCAD Merchandise is here!

Women's Flowy Draped Sleeve 
Dolman T-Shirt

The scoop-neck, cropped length and boxy shape will make this tee a comfy favorite.

  • viscose polyester/cotton
  • Available in Royal Blue & Heather Grey
  • Small-XXL (sizes based on availability)


 Women's Ladies' Open Neck Tunic
w/Front Pouch

Soft fleece in awesome colors takes on a fashion-forward silhouette.

  • Cotton/polyester fleece
  • Open scoop-neck collar
  • Available in Lime, Raspberry, Strawberry, and Heather Grey
  • Small-XXL (sizes based on availability)

Men's T-shirts

Women's Alumni T-shirts

Ladies' Short Sleeve Crew or V-Neck T-Shirt
  • pre-shrunk 100% combed ringspun cotton
  • Available in Heart/Royal Blue (V-neck) & Coral/scramble (crew-neck)
  •  Small-XL (sizes based on availability)

Men's Alumni T-shirts
Body conscious jersey is tailored for a custom contoured fit.
  • pre-shrunk 100% combed ringspun cotton
  • Crew neck
  • Available in Heart/Royal Blue & Burnt Orange/Scramble
  •  Small-XXL (sizes based on availability)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


 "Skeletor" is modeling one of four brand new Alumni T-shirts. Stop in and check out our colorful MCAD merchandise! As Skeletor says...
"I must possess all, or I possess nothing!"

Friday, April 6, 2012

Neptune watercolor brushes

Save a squirrel and buy a synthetic squirrel brush.

Princeton has come out with Neptune fine watercolor brushes.

A synthetic version rivaling the fine Kolinsky brush, said to be the thirstiest brush ever, delivering oceans of color.

Available in a variety of shapes: mottler, round, dagger, quill, oval wash and script.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring has sprung!

We've rearranged in the Art Cellar.  Come on in and check out how much more room we have! Ha ha

The MCAD t-shirts and sweatshirts have been relocated to the front door area and prominently featured.  All of the Acrylic paint is facing each other and the Clearance area has moved to the back wall.  Woo hoo!  Come check it out in person!  Oh, there is still a book sale going on too!

Friday, March 23, 2012

We pride ourselves on our stellar abilities in Sign Making here at the Art Cellar. We have actually declared it an art form. Please take a look at our favorites over the years in what we lovingly dub..."The Signage Graveyard".

Make sure to check out all the creative sign examples that are alive and well in the store. New ones are born everyday.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring! sprouting in the Art Cellar - SALES;)

New MCAD t-shirts and sweatshirts are here! Come on in and check them out, there's new colors and styles.

Slash, our rhino-faced mannequin, is modeling our new women's shirt. Low-cut scoop neck with flowy jersey fabric and dolman sleeves, an attractive look on most body types. In two colors.

We still have this black tshirt and many more styles and colors.

There is also a mega deal on the 'old' logo MCAD Hoodys - only $28!

We're also rolling out a book sale.  You'll notice 'grass tags' sprouting from book covers all over.  This is a super sale to make some room in the cramped cellar.  Come in quick before they're all gone.  We'll be putting books on sale through the end of the month.
for example:

Oryx and Crake $9.50
It Rhymes with Lust $14.15
Portraits of the Mind $23.35
Design Sponge at Home $23.35

We're also featuring some beautiful green decorative papers on display!
 Its beginning to feel like spring here.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Brush Sale!

Amazing Deals are to be had on Escoda Brushes!
Take a look at our sale shelf, there are some beautiful, hand crafted brushes that, if treated right, will last you a lifetime.  Don't wait, when they're gone they're gone.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Buy 3 get 1 free deals

M. Graham oils currently have a deal if you Buy 3 oil colors you get 1 of these colors free:
Quinacridone Rose,
Phthalo Blue, or
Hansa Yellow

Get your free colors at the counter.

If you're more of a water media person, M. Graham gouache is also running the deal.
Buy 3 gouache colors and get 1 of these colors free:
Pyrrol Red (primary),
Phthalo Blue (primary),
or Hansa Yellow (primary)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Go 3D with acrylic paint!

check out this awesome work by Margie Livingston
via jealous curator, a great blog.

All of these are made from layers and layers of acrylic paint......I'm guessing she's using some mediums as well.

We carry a few lines of acrylic: Golden, Liquitex, True Color, and Galleria.

Come in and check out our large selection of Golden paints and mediums and see what you can build with layers.

 If you need some help to get started check out this book New Acylics.