ZenART's Membership Plans Terms & Conditions

(Updates effective 17/08/2020)

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ZenART Supplies Rewards & Referral Plan as well as Subscribe & Save Plan (“Membership Plans”), and members of the programs will earn zen coins in connection with the purchase of qualifying online products and online activities that are redeemable towards the purchase of certain products online. For the re-occurring members (Subscribe & Save Plan) this includes exclusive gifts & content.


  • Free. No purchase is necessary to obtain membership in the Rewards & Referral Program, but you must establish an account at https://shop.zenartsupplies.co/account/register . Please see our privacy policy, located here, to understand how information you provide us will be used. This program is void where prohibited.
  • Eligibility. In order to be eligible for the Rewards & Referral Program, you must create an account as outlined in these Terms and Conditions. You may create an account if you are at least seventeen (17) years of age, have Internet access, and have a valid mailing address. If you are between the ages of 17 and 18, you must have your parent’s permission to register for an account. If you choose to create an account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, username and password and for restricting access to your account. You are responsible for keeping such information current, complete, accurate and truthful. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account, username and/or password. You agree to provide only current, complete, accurate and truthful information. If you are accessing and using the Site on someone else’s behalf, you represent that you have the authority to bind that person as the principal to all Terms and Conditions provided herein, and to the extent you do not have such authority you agree to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to accept liability for harm caused by any wrongful use of the Site or Content resulting from such access or use. You may only have one member account per natural person. Persons who are discovered to have more than one account forfeit their zen coins and will be unsubscribed from the Loyalty Program.
  • How To Enroll in the Rewards & Referral Program. (a) Create an account: Visit www.zenartsupplies.com (the "Site" or "Online") and become a registered user of the Site. Click here to be taken directly to the registration page. You will be asked for your first and last name, your email address, and a password. You will also be given the option to sign up for our newsletter. Once you have submitted the requisite information, you will be sent an email to the address you listed confirming your membership. Once you have confirmed your email address, you are automatically enrolled in the Reward & Referral Program and are a member (“Member”).
  • How to Access/Change Your Member Information. You must keep your personal information on your Account up-to-date. To do so, click on the "My Account" section and access your account by entering your registered email address and current password. From your dashboard you can access your account information; review your current and past orders; change your profile; manage your subscriptions and applications, and access your previous purchases.
  • How to Cancel Your Membership. You may cancel an account at any time. To cancel your account, please send an email to support@zenartsupplies.co and write “cancel membership” in the subject line. The email must come from the account currently listed on our servers as being associated with your Rewards & Referral Program. If you no longer have access to that email address, please email our customer service department and we will verify your status and cancel your account. Upon cancellation, you are no longer a member, and any unused zen coins accrued in your account will be forfeited and cannot be redeemed. Zen coins maintain their value only on valid accounts in good standing, and except as otherwise provided here for redemption, have no cash value outside of their redemption value on the Site.


  • General Members can earn zen coins on the purchase of qualifying online products at zenartsupplies.co. To receive zen coins for your Online purchases, you must be signed into your account. You may check at any time to see if you are signed in to the Site by looking in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Gift cards do not qualify for zen coins. Other products that do not qualify for zen coins are noted on the Site.
  • Earning Rate. Members earn 5 sen coins for every $1.00 spent on qualifying purchases (in other words, one (5) zen coins for every one dollar ($1) spent). Zen coins are based on your order subtotal, after any discounts, only. Zen coins are rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if you spend $9.99, you will receive 9 zen coins. The calculation is as follows: $9.99 x 1 zen coins per dollar = 9.99 zen coins, which is rounded down to 9 zen coins. This program started on August 17, 2020, and initial levels were set on the 2020 amount spent on ordering products. Note: Shipping and Taxes are not taken into consideration. If an item is return and/or price adjusted that will also be removed from your rewards calculations.
  • Gift Cards. Gift card purchases are not eligible to receive zen coins. However, once a gift card is redeemed, zen coins will be awarded to the recipient for the subtotal after any gift card values, provided s/he is logged into the account, as outlined in these Terms and Conditions.
  • Addition of Zen Coins to Accounts. Zen Coins will be added to your Account under the following conditions, and will generally show up immediately. You will receive zen coins:
    • At the time of account registration
    • During the purchase of qualifying products
    • For other activities outlined on the Site that may show up from time to time. Note that for these other activities, including “bonus zen coins” accumulations and other zen coin promotions, zen coins may show as “pending,” depending upon the activity.
    • Joining the Birthday Club. Birthdate must be entered 30 days before your Birthday to qualify.
    • For Liking the ZenART Supplies Facebook page and sharing the ZenART Supplies Facebook page with your following. This is good one time only.
    • Following ZenART Supplies on Instagram. This is good one time only.
    • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Your account will be automatically awarded the discount only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying purchase. Discount will automatically be applied to account if stipulations are met.
  • Exclusions. Members earn zen coins only on the purchase price of: (i) qualifying online products. Calculation of zen coins excludes payment by the Member for shipping charges and all taxes, including without limitation, federal, state, and local taxes or use taxes. Zen Coins will not be earned on any discounts or other credits offered in connection with a product or service. For example, if a product that is normally $50 is on sale for $25, a Member will only earn zen coins on the purchase price of $25. Purchases of gift cards, redemption of vouchers, and any type of price adjustments, including merchandise returns, are not eligible for zen coins. All purchases made: (i) by a Member prior to such member joining the Program, (ii) Online without a Member being logged onto the Website with the Member's Account number linked to the Member's Online account, are not eligible for Reward & Referral Program credit. The purchase of ZenART Supplies products outside the Zenartsupplies.co website are not eligible for the Reward & Referral Program.
  • Returns/Order Cancellations. Zen Coins earned for a purchase that is then the subject of a return, cancellation, refund, declined credit card or gift card, or other credit will be deducted from your account in an amount equal to the zen coins earned for the original transaction, including any bonus zen coins that may be applicable. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return. Zen Coins redeemed on an order will not be reapplied back to your rewards account for any reason on a returned order. If a return/cancellation will cause your account to have a negative zen coin balance, you will not begin earning zen coins again until your zen coins balance is returned to zero (0), by making purchases, or engaging in other promotional activities offered from time to time. If an item is exchanged (different product) any redeemed rewards on the initial purchase may be transferred to the exchange one (1) time only. Rewards used on an order that is canceled cannot be reapplied as they are good for just one use.
  • Bonus Zen Coins Promotions. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may run certain bonus zen coin promotions. Under bonus zen coin promotions, Members can earn additional or "bonus zen coins" in connection with the purchase of certain online products. When you purchase these specially marked products or make the purchase during a bonus zen coins time period, you will earn bonus zen coins on each product, as specified in the offer. Bonus zen coin promotions are subject to the terms and conditions of the offer and may be offered at any time in ZenART Supplies sole discretion. Bonus zen coin offers cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Limitations on Bonus Zen Coins and Zen Coins, Generally. These terms apply to zen coins and bonus zen coins accruals. If you purchase a product during a promotion and the product comes with an additional, free product, zen coins will not be issued on the retail value of the free product. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product and pay a portion of the retail price after the zen coin's redemption, you will receive zen coins only on the leftover retail amount you pay, and not on any value attributed to the zen coin you used. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product in an amount equal to the full price of the product, you will not earn any zen coins.
  • Non-purchase Options for Earning Zen Coins. You may also earn additional zen coins on non-purchase activities. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may offer you the chance to win various prizes, and earn zen coins, for entering into promotions. For sweepstakes promotions, there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR TO WIN. Rules and restrictions will apply to such promotions and may be found on the entry page of any promotion.
  • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Email a friend an $8 off coupon on $50 order by clicking “ Earn Zen Coins” then “ Refer a Friend”. Enter the email address of a friend who has not purchased with ZenART Supplies before (if your referral has shopped with us before the referral link will be automatically voided by the system). A referral link will be sent to your friend with an $8 off coupon on a $50 order. $8 off coupon on $50 order will automatically be rewarded to your account only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying first-time purchase with ZenART Supplies. Your Referral friend will receive an $8 off coupon on $50 order, 200 zen coins for signing up, and zen coins from their first purchase made while signed into their new ZenART Supplies account.


  • How To Use Your Zen Coins. Zen Coins must be used in increments outlined in these Terms and Conditions. The maximum number of zen coins that may be used in a single transaction is 10,000 zen coins. Zen Coins may only be used Online at the ZenART Supplies website. Zen Coins towards Products: Members can use their zen coins to reduce the purchase price of a product or to receive a product for free based on the following scale:
    • 500 zen coins = $5.00 off
    • 1,000 zen coins = $10.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 1,500 zen coins = $15.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 2,500 zen coins = $25.00 off your at least $50 order

    Zen Coins can only be redeemed in any combination of the zen coin and increment amounts set forth above. Redemption of zen coins towards purchases of products is subject to product availability. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return.

  • Gift cards. Once available, zen coins cannot be used towards the purchase of gift cards. Gift card redemption, however, is eligible for zen coins. Zen Coins accrued pursuant to the use of a gift card will benefit the gift card user, provided the user has an account in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • To Redeem your Zen Coins. Before you begin shopping with us, sign in to your Shop account on our site. Select “Redeem Zen Coins” from the red tab housed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and select the amount of zen coins you would like to redeem. You will be issued a custom code that you can copy and paste into the discount bar during check out (Please note - only one code can be used). Your total payment amount will be discounted by the amount of zen coins you allocate to the purchase. Note that zen coins may only be redeemed for the purchase price of the product. Sales tax, shipping, and other handling charges assessed in addition to the price of the product are your responsibility and zen coins may not be used to discount these additional charges.
  • Exclusions. Only one account per natural person. Only one discount code can be redeemed per transaction. Rewards redemption codes may not be combined with any other discount codes. Zen Coins may not be transferred or gifted at this time. Zen Coins cannot be used on past purchases. Zen Coins accumulated on different accounts by different members may not be combined or aggregated to make purchases of products or for any other reason. Zen Coins earned in a transaction cannot be redeemed in the same transaction. Redeemed zen coins cannot be retroactively applied to any past order or receive a price adjustment on any order where redeemed zen coins were not applied. Zen Coins have no cash value outside of the ZenART Supplies website and are available only to members in good standing.
  • Zen Coins Expiration and Time Lapses. All zen coins acquired, whether standard zen coins or bonus zen coins, shall expire 180 days from the date the zen coins are added to your account. Zen Coins expire 180 days from the date in which they were assigned to your account. Specific onsite activities in which zen coins will be awarded are set to accrue zen coins based on a time-lapse at the discretion of ZenART Supplies.
    • Sign up: zen coins are added to your account instantly
    • Order: zen coins are added to your account when your order is placed.
  • Once zen coins are redeemed, a discount code will be assigned and we are unable to cancel the discount code and reapply the zen coins to your Reward & Referral account. Discount codes generated by redeeming zen coins do not expire until used. They are a one-time use code, so once it is used it is gone. If an order is returned zen coins will not be reinstated.

4. Subscribe & Save Plan

  • Re-occurring purchase. Purchase is necessary in order to participate in this plan. The plan is worth $6.95 and will be charged to your account on the same date of the month that you purchased the plan, i.e. if you purchased the plan on 19th of January, you will be charged for the plan on the 19th of each month you are a Subscribe & Save Plan member.
  • 15% re-occurring discount. As a member of the subscribe & Save Plan, you are eligible for a 15% discount every time you put an order in place. You are qualified for the discount as soon as you purchase the plan.
  • Cancellation. After a purchase made with a Subscribe & Save Plan, you are not able to get a refund for the plan for the month the purchase was valid for but you can cancel for the following months.
  • Free samples & accessories. These are included for members of Subscribe & Save Plan only. These are not included in each order but the member will be informed when they will receive "extras" in their order.
  • Access to exclusive content. Exclusive access to tutorials, guides, tips & tricks in video, pdf, or audio format will be part of the membership program. Not all exclusive content is available but what is and will be available is up to ZenART Supplies sole discretion.


  • By registering with Zenartsupplies.co and joining the Reward & Referral Program, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions, as well as any other terms that may be associated with the Reward & Referral Program. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to cancel, modify, suspend or restrict the Reward & Referral Program, your account, the redemption of zen coins, or any aspect of the Program, including, without limitation, the zen coin conversion ratio and the zen coin expiration policy at any time. Any changes can be made without advance notice. ZenART Supplies may make these changes even though such changes may affect your ability to use zen coins already accumulated. You are responsible for remaining knowledgeable about the Program Terms and Conditions. A Member's zen coins balance, as reflected in ZenART Supplies records, shall be deemed correct. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to determine the amount of zen coins in any Member's account based on ZenART Supplies' internal records related to such Member's account. In the event of an inconsistency between the amount accrued in a Member's account as stated on any Member's receipt and ZenART Supplies internal records, ZenART Supplies internal records will control. ZenART Supplies assumes no responsibility for errors caused by incorrect Member information. Your right to transfer zen coins earned or granted under the Program is strictly limited. The sale of zen coins is prohibited and may result in the confiscation or cancellation of your zen coins as well as suspension or termination of your membership, which in each case shall be final and conclusive. All transactions involving zen coins and all Member accounts are subject to review and verification by ZenART Supplies. The zen coins balance in a Member's account may be unavailable for use when an account or transaction is under review. ZenART Supplies may revoke any Member's membership in the Reward & Referral Program at any time if such Member engages in abuse of the Reward & Referral Program or fails to follow the terms and conditions of the Program. Fraud or abuse relating to the accrual of zen coins or redemption of rewards may result in revocation of membership in the Program and may affect a Member's eligibility for participation in any other ZenART Supplies program, present or future. Zen Coins are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The interpretation and application of the Program's Terms and Conditions are at the sole discretion and determination of ZenART Supplies. For more information or other questions, click on Contact Us.
  • The Terms and Conditions of the loyalty program are subject to change at ZenART Supplies’ sole discretion at any time and without notice to customers. Upon customer’s at-will termination of their Zenartsupplies.com registered account, or if a customer is termination for violation of these Terms and Conditions or other activities in violation of the intent and good faith intended use of this Site, all zen coins will immediately be forfeited and will no longer be redeemable. ZenART Supplies will make reasonable efforts to award zen coins as outlined above to all 1. registered and 2. qualifying Zenartsupplies.co customers but is not responsible for any technical or unforeseen errors that may occur.
  • Zen Coins are nontransferable, nonredeemable for cash, are nonrefundable and are not valid outside of Zenartsupplies.co. Purchases made outside Zenartsupplies.co are not valid for zen coin accrual (this includes, but is not limited to Facebook resell groups, Ebay, and Amazon).
  • Employees of ZenART Supplies are not eligible to participate in the Reward & Referral Program.

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Gifts for Artists: Real Artists Talk About Their Wish Lists

Gifts for Artists: Real Artists Talk About Their Wish Lists

Let's find the best gifts for artists with the help of Ardak, Victoria, Michelle, Celena, Beatrice, Theodora and Kathleen, who all shared their wish lists with us.

Wish List by Our Artist Friends
Wish List by the ZenART Team
Must-haves for the Beginner Artists


We know getting gifts for artists and creatives can be a bit challenging. We mostly know that artists like to curate almost everything in their lives. From their clothing, the music they listen to, the books they read to the fine art tools they use for their practice. Our team previously compiled a list of gift ideas that are sure to make any artist in your life happy. However, what do artists really want to receive? We asked some of our ZenARTists about what's on their wish lists. Let's get to know some of the artists in our growing community and see what they wish to receive this holiday season. Want to share your wishlist? Leave your comments below to join the conversation.


Wish List by Our Artist Friends

Victoria Pavlov

Victoria Pavlov and her painting, Storm.
Victoria Pavlov and her digital painting, Storm.

Victoria Pavlov (@victoriapavlovart) has dedicated her professional life to digital and traditional imaging and photography. She creates her art with a canvas, a camera, a Wacom tablet and Adobe Photoshop and thus became known in the digital art industry as "The Photoshop Artist." Victoria is a published author and has been a very active member of our growing artist community.

Gifts for artists Black Tulip paint brush set
Watercolour set and Black Tulip Cat's Tongue photo from @victoriapavlovart

Victoria Pavlov's Wish List:

#1 A blender brush for oil - Sometimes known as a smudger, the blender brush does not have a pointy tip and is a versatile oil paint brush that can be used to blend colours or soften edges in paintings.

#2 A watercolour set - A new professional watercolour set is always a welcome gift for water media artists. An artist can never have too many paints.

#3 Varnish for oil - Varnish not only gives a glossy, finished look but it also seals and protects paintings. These make for practical gifts for artists who do a lot of oil paintings.

Michelle Gonzalez

Michelle Gonzalez with her painting
Michelle Gonzalez and her painting.

Watercolour artist, art teacher and a mother of two, Michelle Gonzalez (@brushstrokesbymichelle) started pursuing her artistic passion in 2018 as a birthday gift to herself. Today, aside from sharing her beautiful watercolour paintings through her digital channels, Michelle continues to inspire more people in achieving their watercolour painting goals through her classes on Skillshare.

Gifts for artists portable easel with Michelle Gonzalez' painting
Michelle Gonzalez' painting @brushstrokesbymichelle with portable easel

Michelle Gonzalez' Wish List:

#1 Large portfolio folder - First on her list is a portfolio case, this will keep her artworks in one easy-to-showcase folder.

#2 A portable easel - Second on Michelle's list is a portable easel that will enable her to do plein air painting.

#3 Lightbox or light pad - We mentioned this item in our 10 Thoughtful Gifts for Artists article, a lightbox is a popular tool amongst illustrators. In case you haven't seen one, the "box" is like a table that shines light underneath your paper making it easy to trace an image.

#4 Paint tube squeezer - A paint tube squeezer helps in maximising your paint tubes. Often sold as a "toothpaste" tube squeezer, the better quality ones can squeeze out paint from your toughest paint tube. Definitely another item that makes it to our "must-have gifts for artists" list.

Celena Deng

Celena Deng with her painting
Celena Deng with her painting.

Another active member of our vibrant community of artists is watercolourist Celena Deng (@celena.deng). Celena is a Physics graduate whose curiosity for how everything works aided in discovering her passion for colours and art. Art is her way of celebrating nature and humankind.

Gifts for artists ZenART Supplies sketchbook
Check out ZenART Sketchbook B6 travel-friendly sketchbook gifts for artists.

Celena Deng's Wish List:

For this year, Celena would like to receive a travel-friendly sketchbook so she can go places and still paint anywhere, anytime. And we agree! A sketchbook will always have a place in our "gifts for artists list."

ZenART Team Wish List

Since we are a family of artists and creatives here at ZenART and we've been having discussions about the best gifts for artists, we made sure to ask some members of the team about their wish lists. If you've been following us and engaging with our online channels, then you might have already interacted with them.

Ardak Kassenova

ZenART Supplies co-founder and creative director, Ardak Kassenova and her painting.
ZenART Supplies co-founder and creative director, Ardak Kassenova.

Other than being a professional artist, the co-founder, chief inspirer and creative director of ZenART Supplies, Ardak Kassenova (@ardak_zenart) is also a mother of two beautiful girls. Amidst her busy schedule, Ardak recently resumed painting and sketching outdoors and her primary considerations for selecting her wish list items this year are convenience and the ability to work on the go, efficiently.

Gifts for artists pochade box
Ardak Kassenova's painting in Italy, pochade box for plein air gifts for artists from @krayart.su

Ardak Kassenova's Wish List:

#1 Pochade box - First on Ardak's wish list is a pochade box for plein air. If you're an artist who's been into plein air painting, chances are you're either eyeing one or already own a pochade box. A pochade box is a compact, transportable container that is like an artist's on-the-go toolbox for painting outdoors. 

#2 Mini watercolour station - Second on her list, is a mini watercolour station. A mini station is a small work table set created explicitly for painting. It has enough room, slots and sections to hold everything you need for a painting session-your paper, brushes, and your palette. 

#3 Carry-all art bag - Last on her list is a multi-purpose carry-all art bag to contain everything she might need to paint on-the-go. This is definitely something a professional artist would want to have in their arsenal. 

Beatrice @ ZenART

Beatrice with her painting
Beatrice and her mixed media painting.

Beatrice (@bescina) is ZenART's employee #1 and our Community Superstar. Growing up in Italy immersed her in arts and culture. She takes care of multimedia visuals for our content, project management plus overall social media marketing, and when she's not doing all that, she likes to pick up a brush and do some watercolour painting.

Gifts for artists Mould and deckle
Mould and deckle gifts for artists, used for crafting handmade paper

Beatrice's Wish List:

#1 Masking fluid and white gouache - First on her list are some basic art supplies that she'd like to use on her painting experiments. Masking fluid to create sharp white details and white gouache, well, you can never have too many paints.

#2 Mould and deckle - Second on her list is a tool called mould and deckle used to make handmade paper. Staying true with ZenART's values, recycling her own paper would certainly be a nice craft.

Theodora @ ZenART

Theodora Lionti with her painting
Theodora and her oil painting.

Our Dynamic Social Integrator, Theodora (@theodora.augusta.lionti) is a professional artist whose visual style is greatly influenced by the Italian Renaissance. When she's not working on her oil paintings or preparing for an art grant competition, she creates artful content for our ZenART YouTube channel and engages with you through our social media platforms.

Gifts for artists ZenART Supplies Artist's Choice filbert brush set
ZenART Artist's Choice 6-pc filbert brush set gifts for artists

Theodora's Wish List:

#1 Egyptian ink - First on Theodora's list this year is Egyptian ink. This type of ink is a staple for illustrators. Theodora wishes to create more calligraphy and illustration works, which she loves making.

#2 Table easel - Second on her list is a stable table easel that would allow her to work on smaller, more detailed oil paintings.

#3 Filbert brush set - Third on her list is a filbert brush set, like our Artist's Collection filbert brush set, perfect for painting portraits and figurative works,  which she also likes to create.

Kathleen @ ZenART

Kathleen with her painting
Kathleen and her oil painting.

Kathleen, our Wordsmith, is another artist member of our multi-talented content team. When she's not working with Ardak on putting together quality artist self-help content, she runs her handcrafted jewellery business, paints, sculpts, teaches art, and designs costumes, sets and props.

Gifts for artists ZenART Supplies Fine Line Mini brush set
Artist roll-up case, ZenART Fine Line Miniature Collection brush set comes in a handy canvas case.

Kathleen's Wish List:

#1 Sketchbook - First on her art gifts wish list this year is a travel-friendly sketchbook preferably perforated for easy 

removal in case she decides to have one of her pieces framed. 

#2 Artist roll-up case - Second is an artist roll-up case that can securely hold at least six brushes, a few pencils, a few pens, a multi-purpose cutter, X-acto knife, scissors, and a kneaded eraser.

#3 Easel - Third on her list is a travel-friendly, compact and light easel so she can start plein air painting.

Must-haves for the Beginner Artist

Now that we know what art gifts real artists want to receive this year, let's take a look at the gifts they recommend you give the beginner artists in your life. We've compiled all their recommendations below.

#1 Sketchbook

For anyone beginning to either draw or paint, a good quality sketchbook is a must-have. Ardak recommends a good sketchbook that could handle lots of drawings and watercolour washes. Kathleen and Michelle suggest one for every day drawing and tracking of progress. This one tops our gifts for artists list.
"It's really good to practise drawing every day to develop your technique, and it's also a great way to record your thoughts and ideas." -Kathleen @ ZenART

ZenART Supplies Sketchbook
Check out ZenART Sketchbook travel-friendly sketchbook gifts for artists.

#2 Basic set of drawing materials

For someone beginning their artistic journey, Ardak recommends drawing materials that include a basic set of pencils, pens and ink pens. Kathleen suggests a good beginner set should also contain a multi-purpose cutter and kneaded eraser. 
"Do your sketches and drawings everywhere. You develop when you paint and draw every day." -Ardak Kassenova

Basic drawing set gifts for artists
Ardak's drawing and sketching art set, ideas on gifts for artists

#3 Professional set of watercolour brushes

For someone beginning their watercolour painting journey, Celena suggests a good set of watercolor brushes. Michelle and Beatrice recommend ZenART Supplies Black Tulip professional, artist-quality brushes that will not break the bank.
"I recommend a good set of brushes because it's so hard to control water volume and brush strokes when you just started. A good set of watercolour brushes will definitely help." -Celena Deng

ZenART Supplies Black Tulip professional, artist-quality brushes

#4 Artist-quality paint sets

Victoria recommends any of our artist-quality Infinity Oil Paint Sets. For beginner artists who are still building up confidence and knowledge of techniques, it is best to start with the best art tools to help accelerate progress and keep them motivated to paint and experiment with new techniques.

#5 Compact watercolor set

Ardak, Michelle and Kathleen recommend a compact watercolour set that you can bring everywhere; an artist develops when they paint and draw every day. Begin with a small palette 4-6 basic colours---red, yellow blue black white and indigo. Michelle suggests using these colours to create a handy colour chart.
"You will be amazed at the colours you can create with a small palette." -Michelle Gonzalez

Michelle Gonzalez' watercolour sets @brushstrokesbymichelle

In our opinion, the best gift for your favourite artist is a ZenART eGift Card! The virtual card is a thoughtful gift that will surely be appreciated by any artist. (Valid only within the US) Professionally, artists go through supplies quickly, specifically the consumable items like paint. And an e-gift card will ensure that they will get something that they will actually use-you don't even have to be familiar with their artistic practice to know which ones to buy.

Christmas season is here! Join our 12-Day Christmas Challenge and get a chance to win your Christmas wish list with  ZenART. The fun starts on December 12, 2020!

What is on your wish list this year? Share them below! We'd love to hear your thoughts. Happy holidays!


Fabrianne is the Ambassador of Art Buzz, at ZenART, resident eccentric pocket-sized art curator, editor and art world liaison. She builds and develops relationships with the arts community and makes sure that ZenART's inspirational articles gets to you "hot off the press." She co-founded an online contemporary art gallery, worked with over 100 artists on exhibitions and performances, wears only black clothes and when she's not creating buzz or curating and saturating in art, still daydreams of becoming a quirky Wes Anderson film character.

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