Shopping & Retail
Aptos California 95003
|Art Supplies Ink.|
7960 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
Rich and Sandy Koslowski (and daughter, Stella) have worked as professional artists for 25 years. Rich is an award-winning writer and artist who has had dozens of children's books, comic books and graphic novels published. Rich has worked with publishers like Archie Comics, Marvel Comics and Top Shelf Productions. He was the lead artist on the very first Family Guy comic book and produced nationally syndicated Simpsons newspaper strips. Rich also has a background in animation where he worked on such shows as Sonic The Hedgehog! Sandy's background is in clay sculpture, having exhibited at dozens of the mid-west's most prestigious events. Sandy also assists Rich with his book illustrations and has co-written many of his works.
In 2009 the Koslowski family moved from Wisconsin to Aptos, an area they were attracted to for its mild weather and rich art culture. Opening a store where artists could not only get discounted supplies, but also exhibit their works, was something they'd dreamed about doing for years. As working artists themselves they understood the importance of having high-quality, affordable supplies readily available. In addition to carrying the best name-brand art supplies Art Supplies, Ink. also carries a large assortment of "kids" arts & crafts supplies... Brands such as Klutz, Crayola, Sculpey and Milan; Fun kits and creative "How To Draw" books; and adorable products like Japanese erasers and Totoro back packs.
A good portion of Art Supplies, Ink. will be devoted to showcasing and supporting local artist's works. Many of Santa Cruz countyss finest artists are represented; hand-made jewelry, paintings, sculpture and photography adorns the shelves and walls.
Art Supplies, Ink. also offers a variety of Art Classes. The students of Aptos and the surrounding communities need art education, and providing interesting and fun courses is part of the plan.
Art-themed Parties are offered as well. If you're looking for a fun and unique idea for your child's next birthday party, consider an afternoon of creativity at Art Supplies, Ink. And these parties aren't just for the kids! We're happy to offer them for adults as well.
Art fundraisers for local schools is also something Art Supplies, Ink. is passionately involved in. Being not only an art supply store, but an integral part of the community, is an important part of ASI's "mission statement."
Rich, Sandy & Stella Koslowski look forward to meeting you and providing you with the very best service and supplies.