Want to unleash your inner artist but don’t know where to get the materials? Be it craft papers, stickers, wooden pieces, painting tools, ribbons, pens or more, these shops have got you covered!
TOP 1 Art Friend
Art Friend is an established player in the art and craft scene with close to 40 years of experience, 3 outlets in Singapore, 4 outlets in Malaysia and an online store. With 60 reputable brands offering a large variety of products, it is safe to say that Art Friend is a one-stop shop for all of your art and craft needs. Canvas, boards, papers, paints, inks, sprays, brushes, pen, markers, crayons, painting tools, sculpting and modelling tools, and even face paint can be found here.
68 Orchard Road, #B1-10/13 Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Blk 231 Bain Street, #03-33 Bras Basah Complex, Singapore 180231
Blk 451 Clementi Ave 3, #03-307 (Clementi MRT), Singapore 120451
Opening hours: varies according to outlet
TOP 2 Overjoyed
Overjoyed carries an extensive range of products that covers many major types of art such as the painting of fine arts, and crafts involving paper, wood, ceramic, metal, fabric, glass and graffiti. Prominent brands that you can find here include Clairefontaine, Midori, escoda, pebeo, Schmincke and Strathmore. To perk things up, exciting workshops and events are regularly held, such as Peranakan ceramic tiles painting workshop, basic anime manga drawing workshop, Chinese calligraphy workshop and basic portrait drawing workshop. Be sure to browse their website which has a number of helpful video guides on how to use tools such as alcohol markers, Schmincke acrylic inks and Hero Arts stamping ink pads to produce beautiful artworks.
Address: 2 Handy Road, #B1-11 The Cathay, Singapore 229233
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm daily (including public holidays)
TOP 3 Krafers’ Paradise
Krafers’ Paradise is indeed a paradise for every artist. Established in 2008, it is a leader in retail art supplies and is also the sole distributor for Montana Cans in Singapore. It’s massive three-lot outlet has got everything encompassing drawing pens and pencils, chalk, charcoal, paints, papers, various kinds of brushes and painting tools, canvases, boards, easels, frames, sprays, acrylic markers, clay, plasticine and many many more. With such a selection, you are bound to be lost in the world of art. What’s more, Krafers’ Paradise is conveniently located at City Square Mall which is at the doorstep of Farrer Park MRT. On top of a whopping selection of products, Krafers’ Paradise also has various initiatives such as an artist-in-residence programme, an in-store exhibition space and an accessible art studio.
Address: 180 Kitchener Rd, #04-19/20/21 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539
Opening hours: 11am – 9:30pm daily
TOP 4 Spotlight
Occupying a large area on the fifth floor of Plaza Singapura, the selection of materials at Spotlight is seemingly endless. Everything you need for painting, drawing, calligraphy, scrapbooking, embellishing, sewing, knitting and other activities can be found here. You can even find the materials for the making of candles, bags, dolls, bears and other types of crafts. The selection of textiles and ribbons are also extensive, along with decorative items, party items and costumes. You could get lost here in the aisles stuffed with art materials, some of which you didn’t even know existed. However, do note that the prices are not the cheapest so you might want to compare with other shops if that’s a concern.
Address: 68 Orchard Rd, #05-11 to 19 Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily
TOP 5 Daiso
Despite not being a dedicated arts and crafts store, the collection of arts and crafts materials at Daiso is impressive. A huge variety of gift boxes, ribbons, craft papers, cards, paper bage, felt, embroidery threads and beads are available, all at an affordable price of $2. On top of that, there are also origami papers and coloured papers which are perfect for customised cards. Handy tools such as cutting mats, precision knives, tracing paper, wooden blocks of various sizes, sandpaper, craft scissors, painting materials and magnetic tapes are also available.
Address: multiple outlets islandwide
Opening hours: varies according to outlet
TOP 6 Paper Market
Paper Market celebrates the versatility of paper by making available all types and colours of paper needed for various purposes such as scrapbooking, card making, making a photo booth and making paper flowers. On top of that, various tools such as foiling tools, die cutting tools, stamping and embossing tools are also available. You can also browse the selection of unique gifts, stickers and stationery.
Paper Market also offers private workshops for personal events such as birthday parties and corporate events such as school workshops or company bonding events.
Address: 252 North Bridge Rd, #B1-27 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm daily
TOP 7 Straits Art Co
Straits Art Co is a wholesaler and retailer of art materials specialising in paints, paintbrushes, canvases, sketch pads, premium oils and acrylics, frames and other painting tools. The reputable brands that they carry include Rembrandt, Liquitex, Golden Artist, Van Gogh, Art Creation, Pfeil, Fabriano, Paperfabriek Schut, Mabef and many more, a selection fitting for professional artists. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful, so head here if you are getting serious about your art and need some advice from the professionals.
Address: 420 North Bridge Road, #01-27 North Bridge Centre, Singapore 188727
Mon – Fri: 9am – 7pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun: 1pm – 5pm
TOP 8 Golden Dragon
Golden Dragon Store is a treasure trove for needlework enthusiasts. Established in 1949, it specialises in all sorts of tools required for knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, felting, cross-stitching and other DIY crafts. On top of that, they also have fabric-related tools such as fabric markers and fabric dyes, and a variety of kits helpful for beginners such as bow maker, rose maker and tasel maker. This is definitely the place to be if you want to try your hand at knitting, or creating cute fabric handcrafted items for your family and friends!
Address: 101 Upper Cross Street, #02-51 People’s Park Centre, Singapore 058357
Mon – Sat: 10.00am – 8.15pm
Sun & PH: 12.30pm – 7.45pm
TOP 9 Sin Hin Chuan Kee
Sin Hin Chuan Kee specialises in zippers and ribbon printing. The variety of ribbons here can leave you gaping in wonder. Expect to see a vast variety of ribbons of different prints, textures and colours, such as grosgrain ribbons, ultrasonic ribbons, nylon satin ribbons, metallic ribbons and wired ribbons. You can even customise the ribbons by printing certain texts and logos on it. There is also a range of fashion accessories such as beads, tiaras, crystal buttons, brooches and sewing tools.
Address: 200 Jalan Sultan, #01-08 Textile Centre, Singapore 199018
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm (closed on Sundays and public holidays)
TOP 10 AZ Gift & Trading
AZ Gift & Trading is chocked full of all sorts of party supplies, some of which can be useful for art and craft too! The myriad of items here are sure to peak your interest. Balloons (for all occasions), party hats, masks, confettis and flags aside, there are also many miscellaneous items such as LED lights, glow sticks, disco mirror balls, round paper lanterns, dice and mini wire-puzzles, just to name a few. Costumes and decorations for various festivals such as Halloween, Christmas and National Day, and for various themes such as birthday party, bride-to-be party, sports party, unicorn party and many more can also be found here. The product offering here really seems endless!
Address and opening hours:
116 Middle Road, #01-01 ICB Enterprise House, Singapore 188972
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday and Public Holiday: 11am – 7pm
390 Victoria Street, #01-39 Golden Landmark, Singapore 188061
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday and Public Holiday: 11.30am – 6pm
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