Find Your Inner Picasso at These LI Craft Stores

There’s an artist inside of all of us. We may not be Picasso, but that doesn’t mean a night of painting and wine can’t be enjoyed. Same goes for spending time hand making gifts for loved ones. Whether a novice simply looking to spend time with friends or a pro in need of specific supplies, Long Island has a wide range of craft stores to choose from.

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Not Just Scrap, Centereach

Scrapbookers, this place is for you. Not Just Scrap offers a wide variety of products to meet scrapbooking needs, including albums, adhesives, paints, glitter, ink and chalk. It’s primarily an online shop, but the store also hosts gatherings on Fridays and Saturdays for scrapbookers to share supplies, tips and design pages. Address: 2359 Middle Country Rd | Phone: 631-320-3142 Click to go

K’s Art Glass Studio, Centereach

For all of your glass art needs, visit K’s Art Glass Studio. The store sells supplies for stained glass projects, mosaic projects and glass fusing. Expect to find an assortment of glasses like Spectrum, Bullseye and Wissmach Armstrong. Those looking to learn more about the craft can take one of the stained glass or glass fusing workshops. Address: 2585 Middle Country Rd | Phone: 631-648-8885 Click to go

Ace Handicraft, West Hempstead 

This craft shop specializes in beading with items like semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals and pewter beads. But other materials for general crafting are also in stock, including fabric, warm, lace and holiday supplies. This place is known for bringing personal art projects to life with a staff that’s trained to help customers find the materials needed. Address: 314 Hempstead Tpke | Phone: 516-292-1478 Click to go

Blick Art Materials, Carle Place

Artistic dreams come true at Blick Art Materials. It’s a bigger art supply store than most on Long Island offering more than 90,000 products for professionals, amateurs and even scholastic art programs. Think: scrapbooks, oil paints, framing materials, outdoor studio supplies and cutting and cleaning tools. Address: 168 B Glen Cove Rd | Phone: 516-248-1555 Click to go

Riebe’s Artist Materials, Melville

Riebe’s Artist Materials has been supplying creative types with supplies for more than eight decades. The family-owned and operated business promises to match all competitive prices and provide customers with helpful, personalized service. There’s a large selection of artist tables and work stations along with art tools like easels, wood pallets and brush holders. Drawing tools like pencil compass sets are also available. Address: 701 Walt Whitman Rd | Phone: 631-427-8644 Click to go

Wine & Design, Rockville Centre & Syosset

Based in North Carolina, Wine & Design opened two Long Island locations letting locals join in on the fun. The concept is simple: you sign up, sip wine and paint a scene on canvas. No need to be a pro as an instructor guides every class. Events take place a few of nights a week adding a unique twist to girls’ night. Booking a private party for special occasions or a corporate team building exercise are also encouraged. Rockville Centre Address: 21 N Village Ave | Phone: 516-442-0330 || Syosset Address: 35 Jackson Ave | Phone: 908-500-4763 Click to go

Artrageous, Rockville Centre

Just down the street from Wine & Design in Rockville Centre is Artrageous, which offers a similar experience but with different mediums. It has guided paint nights along with pottery painting where walk-in customers can choose a pottery piece and paint their hearts out. Specialized classes in clay creations, glass fusing and themed crafts are also offered for adults and children. Friday nights are also BYOB. Address: 5 N Village Ave | Phone: 516-255-5255 Click to go

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