Back to Uni Essentials 2024 Edition!

Author: Art Shed  Date Posted:7 February 2024 

It's time to load up the fresh ART supplies for a fresh stART at ART!! We're going to run you through some of our favourite artists essentials, whether you're starting a new class, diploma or degree, we've got what you need.

Now, the exact supplies you need for your course will be different depending on what you are studying but there's always those few essentials you'll need to get started!



These are some of our favourite sketchbooks! We've got a great range of books you can lay flat, books that are protected by hard covers and sprial bound books too, plus many more! Any of these fine young specimens will help carry all of your creative ideas safely! 


1. Reeves Visual Journal Layflat Kraft Cover 30 sheets - A4 

2. Talens Art Creation Forest Green Sketchbook 21 x 30 cm 140gsm 80 Sheets

3. Mont Marte Premium Visual Diary 110gsm A4 60 Sheets

4. Mont Marte Visual Art Diary Spiral Bound White Paper A3 110gsm 120 Sheet



Another essential for any young budding artist heading off to study is a good set of fineliners and pencils, whether it's for architecture or graphic design - you'll put these sets to work! This Mont Marte set of Graphic Fineliners has a selection of different pens with varying strokes perfect for technical illustrations, and the Derwent Graphic pencils are excellent for creating shaded illustrations.


1. Mont Marte Fineliner Marker Pen Set - Graphic Fineliners 7pc

2. Uni Pin Fineliner Pen Black - Set of 5

3. Staedtler 100 Mars Lumograph Pencil - Tin Of 12

4. Mont Marte Signature Graphite Pencils with Eraser - HB 50pc

5. Derwent Graphic Pencil Tin Of 12 - Soft



So now you've sketched out some brilliant ideas with your new pencils and fineliners, you're going to need some large sheets of paper to further explore those ideas on, right?! These stunning drawing pads are ideal for bringing your rough drafts to the next level! We've got a range of crisp white sketch pads plus beautiful toned paper pads and black paper pads.


1. Canson Drawing Pad A3 224gsm 30 Sheets

2. Quill Cartridge Paper Sketch Pad A3 110gsm 50 Sheets

3. Art Spectrum Toned Paper Pad A3 Assorted 250gsm 40 Sheets

4. Mont Marte Sketch Pad Black Paper A3 140gsm 25 Sheet




Next on any artists back to Uni/school list HAS to be a set of new markers, right?! And it doesn't get any better than these three right here!! Copic, Mont Marte and Pantone - there's something for any budget and any course.

1. Copic Sketch Art Marker Set of 6 - Primary Colours

2. Talens Pantone Marker Set of 9 - Primary

3. Mont Marte Premium Marker Set - Dual Tip Alcohol Ink Art Markers 24pc




Who doesn't need a little extra storage in their life to keep all their works organised? A little display book or folder here and there, keeps all of those brilliant creations in tip top condition. Plus you always need a pencil case to keep everything together too!

1. Jasart Studio Display Book 20 Pocket

2. Kent Supreme Mesh A4+ Zip Case 315 x 240mm

3. Mont Marte Signature Art Portfolio A2

4. Mont Marte Telescopic Drafting Tube - Holds Sheets Up To A0



And last but not least those all essential artists accessories, that will always come in handy no matter what project you might be working on!! These should all go without saying. From rulers, knives, cutting mats and tapes, these trusty artists tools should always be kept in fresh supply!

1. Cutting Mat A3 - 450 x 300mm

2. Mont Marte Hobby Knife Set SK5 Heat Treated Steel Blades 13pc

3. Stainless Steel Metric/Imperial Ruler 30cm

4. Masking Tape 24mm x 50m

5. UHU Glue Stic 21g

6. Mont Marte Eraser - Artists Eraser Pack 4pc


We hope this helps you pick out all those artists essentials  for uni + school! 

If you have any questions be sure to send us an email to and our friendly team will do their best to assist you! Happy creating :)

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