Did you know that art Canadian made art supplies were first manufactured in the 1930’s and provided materials to the international community of artists.  The Canadian Art Laboratory founded by Henry James Goulding Carter in Toronto, ON and produced art supplies made in Canada until 1954.  For more information, check out the article on it written in 2012 by the Journal of the Canadian Association for Conservation. If you know of any other Canadian art supplies please forward the information so I can add them to the directory.

Canadian Made Art Supplies


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Vancouver, BC

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Studiostone Creative has a vision that anyone ages 8 to 99 should be able to carve stone with the right tools and instructions. It all began in Oliver’s sculpture studio when one day an elementary school teacher called, asking if he would come to teach the students stone carving. Until that point, he had taught only adults to carve with large blocks of stone and big tools in a 20-hour course. So the artist became the entrepreneur out to answer the question… “Can anyone create a truly amazing stone sculpture in 90 minutes with no previous experience?”

Products:

  • Soapstone Carving Kits


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Fredericton, NB

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Eco-House Inc. was founded in 1988 as an importer and distributor of natural, non-toxic paints and wood stains from Europe. In 1997 Eco-House Inc began to manufacture and market a low-toxicity solvents for the art supplies market, supplying mainly Universities and Art Colleges, who were looking for safer alternatives. Part of the Canadian made art supplies directory.

Products:

  • Art Supply Solvents
  • Oil Painting Mediums
  • Damar Mediums
  • Encaustic Painting Products
  • Penetrating Oil finishes
  • Wax Finishes
  • Solvents


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Kingston, ON

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Tri-Art has grown to employ over 60 local staff, produce 20 different paint lines and make all the packaging for their Art supplies made in Canada and other products in a production area of over 29,000 square feet.

Products:

  • Acrylics
  • Oils
  • Inks
  • Versatile
  • Watercolour
  • Eco Products
  • Specialty Products
  • Gesso Grounds
  • Accessories


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Saint-Hubert, QC

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DEMCO EnCouleurs manufactures a wide variety of Canadian made art supplies such as paints, mediums, varnishes, adhesives and kit components that will open up a whole world of creative possibilities for the artist in you.

Products:

  • Oils
  • Acrylics
  • Modeling Clay
  • Pure Pigment


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Vancouver, BC

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Kroma has been manufacturing Kroma Artist’s Acrylic paint in Vancouver, Canada since 1970. Our paint is made by hand in small batches, ensuring quality and freshness.

Products:

  • Acrylic Colours
  • Acrylic Gesso
  • Acrylic Mediums
  • Group Sets
  • Dry Pigment
  • .. and more


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Owen Sound, ON

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Our quality and craftsmanship in our art supplies made in Canada goes beyond the product – we also make great custom crates! Manufacturing facilities are in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Products:

  • Stock Stretcher Bars
  • Stock Braces
  • Custom Sizes


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North Vancouver, BC

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My name is Destiny Hoostie. I am of mixed descent – Assiniboine from my mother and Norwegian and German from my father. Takaya Indigenous Design is an Indigenous woman-owned business that creates beading kits. I aspire to help teach and promote Indigenous beaded art. My kits are currently pieces I’ve created. However, I would love to work with other Indigenous artists to develop beading kits for their beadwork.

Products:

  • Beading Kit
  • Gift Vouchers


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Regina, SK

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At Stoneground Paint Co., we make our own binder in house using two ingredients – locally produced wildflower honey, and the world’s finest gum arabic. Gum arabic, hardened sap harvested from acacia trees, is the traditional binder for watercolour paint. The gum arabic is crushed and ground by hand here at the shop in a labour intensive process before we make our binder. Once the gum arabic is prepared, we combine it with distilled water and honey. Combined, these two ingredients result in a binder that is free from additives and fillers, ensuring the purest painting experience possible. Part of the Canadian made art supplies directory.

Products:

  • Individual Colors
  • Palettes
  • Gift Cards


Ontario made, Ontario made products, made in Ontario, products made in Ontario, manufactured in Ontario, Ontario manufactured, products manufactured in OntarioGwartzman’s

Toronto, ON

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In the 1960’s Spadina and College was the place for artist to live and work, crammed with studios at every block. At the time Gwartzman’s was a Discount Drapery and Fabric store, owned and run by Mr. G. Often artists would come into the store looking for canvas, so the Gwartzman’s brought in canvas of all different types and widths to accommodate the artists.

Products:

  • Nuart Acrylic
  • Masters Artists Oil


Ontario made, Ontario made products, made in Ontario, products made in Ontario, manufactured in Ontario, Ontario manufactured, products manufactured in OntarioEcojot Store

Toronto, ON

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Mark and Carolyn Gavin. Their love for paper and great design has enabled them to create a sustainable brand made entirely in Toronto, Canada. Part of the art supplies made in Canada directory

Products:

  • Journals
  • Phone Cases
  • Tea Towels
  • Planners
  • Sketchbooks
  • Workbook Set


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Calgary AB

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We collaborate with Indigenous Artists and elders to produce authentic books, cards and journals to tell the other side of the story of Indigenous people — of hope and of a different future. Colouring It Forward is more than a colouring book, it’s a gathering place for people to share their own stories and their Native Canadian art, and to build a community. We are a 100% Indigenous social enterprise and make donations from our sales to Indigenous social projects.

Products:

  • Indigenous Art Coloring Books
  • Indigenous Art & Wisdom Journals
  • calendars
  • notebooks
  • sketchbooks
  • … and more


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Surrey, BC

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We are Mike and Kellie, the husband and wife team behind this little Parkside Home & Co shop in Surrey, Canada. The other members of our team includes Blake, a temperamental, emotionally unstable, dramatic three-year-old; Audrey, our feisty baby girl; and our favourite child – Liya, who is 60 lbs of fur and underbite. Our mission is simple — we just want to share the things that we love with other families.

Products:

  • Letterboard Sets
  • Letter Sets
  • Medium Wood Easel
  • Large Wood Easel


Ontario made, Ontario made products, made in Ontario, products made in Ontario, manufactured in Ontario, Ontario manufactured, products manufactured in OntarioBeam Paints

M’Chigeeng, ON

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Beam Paints is the result of a multi-generational love of pigment, paint, colour, and innovation. I was raised by my artist parents, Carl Beam and Ann Beam, and was taught from a young age how to harvest hematite pigment in the LaCloche mountain range near our home in M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Beam Paints draws on my early educations in Indigenous pigment and expands it to encompass all paint traditions. A focus on high quality pigment content creates sublime artist materials, with plastic free packaging.

Products:

  • Gift Sets
  • Hand Made Ceramic Palettes
  • Inks & Watercolour in Jars
  • Paintstones
  • Wood Palettes


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Kincardine, ON

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I make the Artemis Walnut Drawing Ink from locally harvested, single-origin Ontario walnuts and hand-crafted Canadian Vodka (as a preservative). I also make a cold-process Artemis Iron Gall Ink, which is a carbon-less, black drawing and writing ink.

Products:

  • Drawing Ink


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Surrey, BC

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A creator, and a graduate of Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver, Liz believes that kids deserve to see art that sparks imaginations and activates rooms. Part of the art supplies made in Canada directory.

Products:

  • Alphabet Art For Kids
  • Nursery Art Prints


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