Places to buy art materials
Locally, you can buy materials in shops such as The Works, various locations; Hobbycraft (Team Valley); Rymans in Eldon Square; WH Smith, Northumberland Street; Details on lower Westgate Road (inside Newcastle Arts Centre at the back); Hatton gallery (Newcastle University, shop in foyer weekdays), Blackwells Bookshop, Haymarket (in the basement); and Boundary Mills, Shiremoor.
Online this is a good site with home delivery, click on these links:
Shop around all these and others for short term bargains. Blackwells often have very good end of line sales but they sell out quickly, as do the others. Only way to pick up on these sales is to visit the shops regularly as they do not usually advertise.