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What’s the Difference Between Art Tools and Art Materials?

An art tool is something you can use multiple times. An art material is something that will be used up or depleted. 

Art Tools

A art tools can include:

  • Paintbrushes
  • Pallets
  • Scissors
  • Paint knives
  • Pencil sharpeners

These tools share the purpose of being used many times. 

Art Materials

Many art materials will be used once or in just a few pieces:

  • Paint
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Pencils  

Color Swell Art Materials and Tools

Using the tools to mold the materials into a final product allows them to come together to create art.

Color Swell offers a wide array available of art supplies and art tools at a reasonable price. Have a look at our store to see what you might bring together into your next work of art!