Visual Arts Store

The Sherry Welden Visual Arts store


Named in memory of artist and uOttawa BFA Alum, Sherry Welden, the art supply store offers affordable materials catering exclusively to the needs of our students, the alumni and the many artists in the Capital Region. Photo, Painting, Sculpture and Media students will find supplies specifically related to their individual courses. The Store has expanded to include a wide array of materials suitable for use in our metal and wood shops, for course projects and studio practices.

Our profit-controlled art supply store offers affordable materials that cater to the needs of our students, alumni as well as artists in the region. Photo, Painting, Sculpture and Media students will find supplies related to their individual courses. Many top brands are carried, with an emphasis on supporting Canada-owned companies. In recent years the store has expanded to include a wider array of choices in materials to be used in our metal and wood shops. Special orders may be accommodated and suggestions are welcome.

The store is currently closed due to the pandemic and we are not sure of a reopen date.

You can write to, if you have questions or for any updates.

Department of Visual Arts Building
100 Laurier Ave. East - entrance on Cumberland street
Room 113


Painting & Drawing

store 4
store 6


Oil paint, Acrylic paint, Mediums (damar, resin), Wax, Gesso

Kama pigments

Oil paint, Dry pigments, Mediums


Mediums, Gamsol

Eco house

Specialty oil mediums


Paints, mediums--special order


Gesso (white, clear, black), mediums


Natural bristle, synthetic, water media, ink


Palettes, palette knives, aprons, masks, brush cleaner, storage boxes, fixative sprays, rags

Support surface

Stretchers (without canvas), stretchers with 12oz cotton duck unprimed, birch panels round and rectangle. Some sizes regularly stocked, please call to confirm or place special orders


In stock: 10oz 72", 12oz cotton duck 72", 12oz cotton duck 84", Belgian linen 60", Primed 10oz 60", gallery profile stretched canvas--gessoed and un-gessoed in a variety of sizes


Canson (mix media, drawing, watercolour), Heinz jordan (hardcover lay-flat), Hahnemühle

Drawing media

Pencils: staedler, faber castel, blackwing, pastels, nupastel, inks, charcoal, graphite, conté, erasers, stomps


Stonehenge, bockingford, arches, somerset, fabriano, vellum, mylar, newsprint, cartridge




35mm b&w 400iso, 125 iso, 4x5 b&w film, 120 HP4 film, photo paper-- 8x10, 11x14

Inkjet Photo Papers, 8x10, 11x17, 17x22, large format rolls

sketch & notebooks, photo rag, photo pearl, special ordering of inkjet papers available

anti-static cloths, loupes, cotton gloves, Spot Tone

negative & print sleeves, mat board, glassine, large format mailing tubes (3"x48", 6"x48", 8"x48")



David Perras

Clay, plaster, Hydrocal, alginate, plaster bandages, cheese cloth, wax, silicone, Plexiglass

1x2" stretcher pine in 8ft, 5ft, 3ft increments, walnut, basswood, cherry, maple, luan, plywood, dowels

sheet steel, rods, tubing, flat bars, angle iron, wire



Film & New Media




Film stock, leader (black, white, clear)

Reels, fine tip identipen, splicing tape, gloves

Arduino Components
Resistors, sensors, LED, etc.

dvd's, mini dvd, flash storage


Special ordering available for items not carried in regular stock

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