Alwan: Buy Your Art Supplies in Zamalek
19 Jeddah Towers,
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If you’re looking for quality art pads, you can find the 100% cotton fibre Arches Aquarelle Watercolour Blocks. Although the collection isn’t huge, there are still a few different sizes with a 23cmx31cm one costing 170LE.
Mostly Pébéo, the paint selection in Alwan is generous. Chinese, acrylic (10LE), acrylic for wood, baked clay, plastic and ceramic (27LE), gouache, watercolours, porcelain and finger paints fill up a whole aisle. You can also pick up modelling clay in a variety of colours as well as oil and chalk pastels, which cost 15LE individually or spend about 66LE on a box.
Naturally, Alwan stocks paint brushes in all their variable shapes and sizes with prices ranging between 20LE and 120LE – you can also find modelling tools.
As well as art supplies, Alwan has extensive stationary items as well. Notebooks, Blu-Tac, Post Its, a range of pencils, scissors, sharpeners and so on. They had a nice choice of markers with colours like purple and pale turquoise (6LE) and the same goes for their whiteboard markers which also came in a set of more interesting colours (22LE). You can even find Rubik’s Cubes for 5LE.
Next time you decide to try your hand at painting, or are an artist in need of a specific supply, be sure to pass by Alwan; it is probably of the best you can find locally.