Make your Christmas colourful with Derwent

Make your Christmas colourful with Derwent


Christmas is often associated with the cold, glimmering shades of white snow and instantly recognisable reds of Santa and Rudolph’s nose.

However, Christmas is stressful to buy presents for loved ones. We’re here to make it easy to choose for the creative in your life, whether they’re an art aficionado or someone aiming to take on a new hobby in 2017, we’ve got you covered before Santa’s sleigh arrives.

Creating on the go!

Our Line and Wash Sketching set is perfect to create splash of graphite with the most complete creation-on-the-go set on the market.line-and-wash-1

Containing six Graphic pencils, two watersoluble sketching pencils and a waterbrush, you can create dramatic images in grey tones, on the move and in the studio.

For £20.75, the set is perfect for experienced sketchers or new creatives.

sketch-and-storeA selection of sketchpads are available from, including our ‘Sketch & Store’ pad that has a dedicated area for keeping that inspiration safe, wherever your imagination takes you.

If you love wrapping up warm and exploring the great outdoors, the Derwent Carry-all is ideal to store 132 pencils and a sketchbook to move


For crafters

For those who love to craft, there’s plenty to choose from.

Iinktense-8nktense Pencils are extremely versatile, usable as a dry and wet medium. Perfect for creating Christmas cards, working on fabric or bold artworks, Inktense is a stationery box essential.

However, if you’re looking for something ‘life-changing’ (direct from Carne Griffiths!) Graphik Line Painters are exactly that.

The colourful pens are the perfect present for artists looking for a challenge or a new artists looking for a bold medium to make a big impression.graphik-line-painters-1

Boasting an incomparable colour depth, the fine line paint pen gives you the versatility to create layers of bright ink, dribbles or washes.

Available in four sets of five pens at £15.95 or to create the ultimate palette of bold shades, a box of 20 can be bought for £59.95, a saving of £3.85.


For those beginning their art journey

Take their fine lines on a journey from doodle discovery to exquisite fine line illustration with the Inked Up Line Maker Set.

With inspiration from Iain McArthur, the set contains four durable Line Makers and 20 printed outlines for practice, before moving on to more professional works.

academy-wooden-boxFor those aspiring artists – the Derwent Academy range, Derwent Academy Wooden Box is ideal art gift box, giving a complete collection to those beginning the route to art stardom.

Designed with kids in mind, the Academy Flip Watercolour set is perfect, with 24 colours in twelve pencils. All housed flip-watercolourin a flip case, making storage and colour selection easy. The only difficult bit is which bright colour to begin with!

For that special someone

monday-28th-november-9amFor the artist in your life who you can’t live without, we have a pencil case busting selection of pencils housed in gorgeous oak boxes.

Available in either 48 or 72 pencil colour selections, each of our iconic ranges are beautifully presented in a luxury wooden box for optimum protection and vintage style.inktensepencilfinal

Whether you want 48 pastel pencils, 72 Inktense pencils or 120 Artists pencils, we’ve got it covered.

Whomever you’re celebrating Christmas with, or what kind of artist they are, we’ve got Christmas all wrapped up here in the heart of Cumbria.

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