Colorful and built to last * Supplies not included*
Art Toolkit – The all-in-one field art and watercolor toolkit.
Custom sewn in Seattle, Art Toolkit Pocket Folders features a 1000 denier nylon cover, guaranteed not to rot, mildew or tear. We designed this kit to hold up to the rigors of sketching on Arctic sea ice, and the mountains, beaches, and rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.
Exterior gear loops and a trusty YKK zipper ensure your kit stays close at hand, and your tools are ready when you need them. Pairs perfectly with Art Toolkit Watercolor Palettes.
We believe these kits should look as good as they perform. Along with classic black, Art Toolkit offers a selection of bright trim colors with a subtle grey cover. *Purple has been discontinued*
Art Toolkit Pocket Folders
- Fits sketchbooks around 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (8.9cm x 14cm).
- Approx. 5″ x 8″ (13cm x 20cm) closed.
- Approx. 10-1/4″ x 8″ (26cm x 20cm) open.
- Weather-resistant 1000d nylon zip cover with exterior gear loops.
- *Supplies not included*
About Art Toolkit
At Art Toolkit, we believe that art can be not only a tool for self-expression, but for communication, exploration, and scientific inquiry. Our purpose is to empower and inspire our customers to create art every day by providing well-designed tools and materials.
In 2004, artist Maria Coryell-Martin embarked on a year-long Watson Fellowship to explore remote landscapes through art. This experience inspired a resolve to continue working as an expeditionary artist with a focus on polar and glacier science, as well as to inspire environmental awareness in audiences of all ages.
Maria’s travels have brought her face-to-face with polar bears, leopard seals, emperor penguins, and narwhals. She was inspired to create a more compact sketching and painting kit after a memorable experience juggling clumsy sketching tools while crawling in the sand for hours to monitor walruses on a small island in eastern Greenland.
Many prototypes, field-tests, and customer reviews later, Art Toolkit and Pocket Palette have evolved into a versatile sketching and painting system for artists.
In 2019, Maria’s sweetheart and collaborator Darin joined the business full-time. We moved Art Toolkit out of a back room of our house and into a beautiful studio space in Port Townsend, a seaside arts and boat-building community in Washington State.
Looking ahead, we are excited to continue to innovate as well as refine our stable of field painting and sketching supplies.
You can read more about Maria’s adventures on the Expeditionary Art blog.
Did you know? In cold climates, you can substitute vodka for water to keep water brushes from freezing.