ARTICULATIONS 2928 Dundas West, 416-901-7464, articulations.caArt supply shops are often a maze of narrow aisles stocked to the ceiling with.

ARTICULATIONS 2928 Dundas West, 416-901-7464,

Art supply shops are often a maze of narrow aisles stocked to the ceiling with every medium and tool you might need to start a fresh creative project. Heather Phillips and Miki Rubin take a different approach at ARTiculations, their recently opened store in the Junction.

“We only bring in stuff we use and know works well,” says Phillips. That means that, in addition to Ecojot pads for sketching, Stevenson acrylics for painting and earth-friendly Clementine Art kits for kids, there’s room in store for a gallery and a communal workroom.

The exhibition space, named the Earl Selkirk Gallery after one of the building’s former occupants, whose name is tiled into the floor of the storefront’s vestibule, hosts monthly shows by local artists. Upcoming classes in the workroom include paper cutting and block printing, or drop in for pay-what-you-can open studio hours on Monday evenings.

ARTiculations picks: The store stocks everything art outfit Golden makes, including a lineup of gel mediums, $13.50 pick up an all-in-one Speedball block printing kit, $50 classes start at $20, and some focus on craftier pursuits like fashioning new jewellery from vintage baubles, or bookbinding.

Look for: Amanda McCavour’s Neon Glow installation featuring suspended spirograph thread drawings in the gallery until January 20.

Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

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