This year, give the gift of inspiration to the painters in your life! With our carefully curated painting gift guide, you can skip the lines and get these must-have picks delivered straight to your door.
Share these artful essentials, and watch them deck the halls with endless masterpieces!
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1. Liquitex Mediums Intro Set
If the artist in your life likes to mix it up, they’ll love the Liquitex Mediums Intro Set! This versatile pack includes six best-selling mediums, including High Gloss Varnish, Flexible Modeling Paste and Clear Gesso. Each medium can be used to create a variety of eye-catching effects, making this kit the perfect catalyst for creativity!
2. Paint & Palette Essentials: A Beginner’s Guide to Oil Painting class
Even Santa’s elves couldn’t top this gift! Any aspiring artist will be eager to get started on Craftsy’s popular online class Paint & Palette Essentials: A Beginner’s Guide to Oil Painting. Lifetime access and HD video lessons allow students to watch at their own pace from the comfort of home, and finish class with the confidence to paint beautiful, balanced compositions full of vibrant color!
3. Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Painting Plus Tube Set
This gift is even more irresistible than holiday sugar cookies! The Cotman Painting Plus Set includes 12 watercolors in an array of vibrant hues, each with excellent tinting strength and transparency. Stylish and compact, this set is ideal for studio and outdoor painting, and includes a brush, several mixing surfaces and a clip-on palette.
4. Painting Flowers in Acrylic class
Put an acrylic work of art at their fingertips with the FREE mini-class Painting Flowers in Acrylic! Featuring instruction from award-winning artist Micah Ganske, this online video class teaches essential still-life techniques, including mixing, layering, applying washes and adding highlights for a lifelike sense of luminosity.
5. Daniel Smith Watercolor Kit
This might just be the blockbuster of all holiday gifts –– it’s the 12-piece Daniel Smith Extra-Fine Watercolor Kit! You’ll bring a huge grin to their face with this best-selling set, which includes premium watercolors in an array of radiant hues. From gorgeous glazes to luminous washes, they can paint it all with this incredible kit.
Get the Daniel Smith Watercolor Kit here.
6. The Classic Self-Portrait class
If there’s one gift every artist wants under their tree, it’s the skill to create a lifelike self-portrait. With Craftsy’s popular The Classic Self-Portrait online video class, consider it a wrap! Offering step-by-guidance, essential techniques and a money-back guarantee, this gift is so good, you may have to snag one for yourself!
7. Masterpiece Artist Canvas (Monet Pro)
To a painter, a blank canvas is as exciting as a fresh snow day! Spread creative cheer with the Monet Pro canvas from Masterpiece; doubled-primed with archival-quality gesso, it will make the perfect foundation for oil and acrylic paintings.
8. Close-Up Flowers in Watercolor class
There’s no better time to enjoy the relaxing experience of painting than winter! Give them the perfect online class to cozy up to when the weather outside is frightful: Close-Up Flowers in Watercolor. Featuring step-by-step video lessons from award-winning artist Nan Carey, it will take any artist from blank page to beautiful work of art in no time!
9. Beginner’s Guide to the World of Watercolor eGuide
For this price, you can get one for everybody! Craftsy’s FREE Beginners Guide to the World of Watercolor eGuide delivers 27 pages of watercolor tips, tricks and techniques, beautifully illustrated by artist Antonella Avogadro. From building a palette to mixing and layering paint, this printable resource is sure to inspire radiant watercolor works.
You’ll put Santa to shame with these gifts! From the Craftsy family to yours, we hope your holiday season is full of creativity, fun and plenty of time to paint!