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Some artists travel long distances, some travel just across town, and some travel to the other side of the studio. No matter the circumstances, packing your supplies and materials so that they remain organized and ready to move can be a challenge. Here are eleven essential organizers and carriers for artists on the go:
This urban canvas paint brush holder features 22 slots. Roll it out while you’re working. When done, just roll it up and tie the cord. Extra slots are handy for pens and pencils too.
This high capacity pencil case features expandable storage and an area separated by mesh fabric so you can see all of your supplies at a glance.
This expanding multi-function wooden case looks the part. Not only is it stylish, it has plenty of cubbies for your supply storage needs. Take this one to go with the easy-to-use pop up handle.
This isn’t your father’s tackle box! But it fits right in for some plein air by the river.
If the tackle box approach isn’t large enough, this portfolio tote and supply back is also a backpack. Hiking for plein air anyone?
The extra pouches help you stay organized. Bring only the pre-packed supply and materials pouches you need for your outing, while leaving the others back in the studio.
Doing an artist demonstration at an event? Teaching a class? This aluminum rolling train case was designed with make up artists in mind, but is perfect for any artist with plenty of supplies to move around.
This is how you get that beautiful artwork home after a day of plein air. Attach your wet artwork and use the handle to move it around with no worries.
An affordable way to protect your wet canvas while transporting it. Take it to class – or to the beach for a day of plein air.
10. French Easel
It’s portable and roomy for your supplies and converts into an easel once you get where you’re going. It’s a studio-in-a-box.
For artists working on paper, an easel won’t work out in the field. Instead, use this 23 x 26″ hardboard sketchboard. Your paper clips right in and is held down flat with the elastic band.