Welcome to our Art Department page. Varsity Bookstore (a subsidiary of Asel Art Supply founded and based in Texas), is the leading premier art supply store in Lubbock.
Here at Varsity Bookstore you’ll find a wide range of paints, brushes, canvas, inks, drafting supplies as well as drawing supplies. See more details below about the products we carry in our store.
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Holbein, Grumbacher Pre-Test and Academy, Winsor & Newton Artist’s Oil, Van Gogh, Winton Oils, and sets.
Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, Basics, Artist Acrylics, Grumbacher Academy Acrylics, Golden Acrylics (including Heavy Body, Fluid, Open, Hi-Flow, and sets).
Holbein, Winsor & Newton Artist’s Watercolor, Cotman Watercolors, and newly added Golden QoR Brilliant Watercolor line.
Mediums and Oils
We carry many varieties, including Liquitex, Winsor & Newton, Golden, Grumbacher, Holbein, Gamblin, Turpenoid, and more.
Many different Princeton Series brushes including Neptune Watercolor, and newly added Kolinsky Sable. Also newly added are the Simply Simmons XL brushline, Tara gesso brushes, and Escoda Prado Synthetic Sable.
Winsor & Newton
We stock several different series including University and Galeria.
Savoir-Faire (Isabey series).
Silver Brush (Red Sable and more).
Find a full line of Fredrix canvas in Red Label, Gallery Wrap, and its Professional series (2 1/4″ deep stretcher frame). Or, if you prefer to stretch your own canvas, we have the supplies for that too!
Drafting & Architectural Supplies
We carry a wide variety of drafting supplies, including pencils, lead holders, rulers, T-squares, stencils, chipboard, basswood, balsa wood, table, and more.
You’ll find pencils, graphite, charcoal, Nupastels, colored pencils, plus paper and sketchbooks, including a wide selection of Moleskine® notebooks.
Higgins, Liquitex acrylic ink, both in a full range of colors. We also carry Dr. Ph. Martin’s ink in all available colors.
Block printing, screen printing, oil-based and water-soluble inks, plus a range of printmaking papers, including quality brands like Arches and Reeves.
Other supplies include:
- A range of glues from hobby/craft glue to model glue
- Print racks and supply storage
- Craft supplies
- Pastels, pastel sanded pastel paper and pastel pencils
- Airbrushes and supplies
- TI Calculators
- Portfolios and art folders
- Standard school supplies
- Handmade papers from all over the world
- AD and Prismacolor markers
- Clay and clay tools
- Mat cutters and mat boards
And much, much more!
Save 20% on art supplies
If you’re a member of one of eight different arts associations, you can save 20% on all regularly priced art supplies every time you shop at Varsity.
All Coupons must be applied at the time of purchase. NO EXCEPTIONS.