Back to School :: Discounts at Art Stores

It's the beginning of another semester and you know you need to stock up on trace paper, vellum, charcoal, and model-making supplies. After forking over thousands for tuition, it can be hard to swallow even another $50-100 for the necessary materials purchases. So be sure to check out the discounts offered by art stores around Boston:

* Utrecht is offering 20% off your entire purchase between September 1 and December 31, 2009. Pick up a coupon outside the elevator on the second floor of 320 Newbury Street.

* Pearl Paint has a Buy One, Get One Free deal on Sharpie markers, and discounts on everything from fixatives and spray adhesive to paint brushes.

* Dick Blick Art Materials has a clearance on drafting tape, Xacto blades, rulers, and presentation books.

Note: The Charette Art Store in Woburn, MA, recently closed.

Click on the links to find stores near you.