Where to buy art supplies?
Wherever you art in the world, your local stationary shop is likely to have some of the basic supplies you'll need, plus some other cool things.. try looking in some shops around where you live too.
Shanghai is an excellent place to find good (relatively inexpensive) art materials, you just have to know where to look. Here are a few of my favorite shops.
Fuzhou Lu - the art supply street
福州路364号 (402号 and 480号 are also good for painting supplies)
check in lots of those shops, they all have a similar assortment.
We order a lot of stuff from Marie's:
Marie's Painting Materials
No. 850 Xikang Road near Haifang Lu.
And of course Taobao 淘宝
By the way, if you're looking for music supplies, just a couple blocks south of Fuzhou Lu is the music supply street, Jingling Lu 金陵路.
Hong Kong has lots of great little shops to buy all kinds of creative supplies! One of the best things about HK is the dutyfree shipping from any of the international sellers like amazon or my favorite: Blick!
But I've also found quite a few other cool shops:
on HK Island:
Art Shop Graphic & Art Materials Ltd
Wan Chai, Thomson Rd, 5-11號灣仔譚臣道5-11號
Shun Pont Commercial Building, 10樓
Kwong Yick Art & Design Materials
169 Sai Yee St, Mong Kok