Art Supplies in Berlin

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I have been meaning to get around to this for a long time now! Students ask me all the time where to go to buy art supplies in Berlin. Here are some of my recommendations, all in one spot! If you don't see your favorite shop listed here, leave your recommendations in the comments. Thanks!

1. Boesner
This is the largest art supply store in Berlin with the best selection of paints and brushes. Unlike most of our other recommendations, they are big and corporate - but if you want a one stop solution to your painting and drawing needs this is probably your best bet. But don't go there expecting help or advice on what to buy.
  • Prenzlauerberg and Charlottenburg
  • Marienburger Straße 16, Berlin
  • 030 40504260

2. Planet Modulor
A wonderland of design and architecture paraphernalia! Definitely worth a visit, but not the best place for fine art supplies. Their selection of paints, brushes, etc... is limited and expensive. But if you are looking for a notebook, and excellently designed paperclip, a model making material you never new existed, or need to get something laser cut, go here.
  • Prinzenstraße 85, 10969 Berlin Kreuzberg at Moritzplatz
  • 030 69036200

3. Peter's Art
Located in Wedding and specializing in painting supplies. Their website is quite good and if you know what you want, they will deliver orders over 99 euro. They also make custom size canvases. Used by many professional artists in the city.
  • Gottschedstraße 26, 13357 Berlin Wedding
  • 0177 7068615 or info@peters-art.de (to place an order for delivery)

4. CYM Kunst- und Zeichnenbedarf
This is a cute little shop specializing in drawing and painting supplies. They are usually happy to advise you on what to buy and prices are reasonable. The Planufer store is generally more for drawing and Dieffenbachstr. is more for painting. But it's just a short walk between the two locations if you need to visit both.
  • Planufer 96 & Dieffenbachstrasse 16, 10967 Berlin Kreuzberg
  • Telefon: 030 / 691 29 43
  • Hours: Mo-Fr 10-6pm, Sa 11-4pm

As recommended by Keir, former participant of nearly every workshop available at the Berlin Drawing Room. And he got all of his supplies here!
"Super friendly shop with really fantastic stock, particularly good for the pro end and really good quality stuff." - Keir Edmonds

  • Warschauer Strasse 20, 10243 Berlin Friedrichshain
  • Hours: Mo-Fri 10-6pm, Sat 10-3pm
6. Edelhoff KREATIVKAUFHAUS
As recommended by Kate Perets, another regular at the Berlin Drawing Room! Fine art and craft supplies.



3 comments:

  1. Hey, have been reading your pretty cool recommendations. Just another quick tip from here; you were right about Boesner. But there is another store of them:

    boesner Berlin-Marienfelde
    Nunsdorfer Ring 31
    12277 Berlin-Marienfelde

    They are selling to pros mainly and they act like pros, knowing about their stuff and always willing to help.

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  2. Can't say the same about Boesner, despite being a costumer for over a decade. The stock is huge and they got great quality, but the staff is one of the most arrogant, snobby bunch of people I've ever had to endure. Always regretting coming back.

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    1. Hi Dario, if you are looking for an alternative I can highly recommend Peters Art. Independently run and catering to artists. Although they are located in Wedding, they will deliver. See details above^

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