Plaisio has split its shop into three different ones on Stournari – there is one for stationery and computer-related stuff, one for office furniture and one for art supplies. As Plaisio is a chain store, they are one of the few, if not the only store, where the selection of art supplies is steady – meaning that their selection of brands and products is not large, but then again it does not change often.
So, what do they offer?
They have a good selection of Winsor and Newton half-pans and tubes (both Cotman and artist grade) as well as Ecoline liquid watercolors.
Full range of Othello dry pastel pencils, and Faber-Castell sets and individual pencils.
Gouache, tempera and acrylics
Full selection of Talens gouache tubes, full range of Van Gogh and Winsor and Newton small tubes of acrylics, Plaisio’s own Sentio range of acrylics in large bottles (250 ml) and recently they’ve also got a modest range of chalk paints. They also carry different painting mediums, both for oil, acrylic and watercolor.
Van Gogh and Winsor and Newton small tubes of oils, full range of both.
A rather incomplete selection of individual Promarkers, but a number of Promarker sets. A full range of Tombow markers and most importantly, Plaisio is one of the few places that always or nearly always has Sakura Pigma Micron fineliners (01, 02, 03, 04, 05 and 08) and they also have the range of Rotring technical pens.
They carry the best beginner set of lino carving tools – a box with 5 Sakura lino gouges. They also have some lino and a small selection of brayers, but no printmaking inks.
A steady selection of Winsor and Newton blocks, ranging from sketching paper to heavy cartridge to cold press (NOT) watercolor to canvas-textured oil and acrylic paper. I’m almost sure that they also have large sheets of Winsor and Newton NOT.
You can see their selection on their website.