CONFERENCE X: June 3-5, 2016
Once again, we will be participating in the conference as vendors. If you are interested by the technique, the conference is the best place to meet other artists who are practicing this technique and see encaustic related talks & workshops.
Following on many customer requests, we have made a new kama artists' oilstick color chart.
KAMAPIGMENTS is an artist owned business, established in 1996, whose goal is to provide the best possible selection of materials for visual arts, decorative arts, wood finishing, instrument making and restoration.read more
Because we are artists, we understand that creative people have a need for reasonably priced high quality materials. This is why we make our own selection of artists’ materials right here in Canada, including:
Additionally, we carry a wide range of hard-to-find art products for those already involved in making their own materials:
And more ! (we have more than 2000 products available and counting !)
We also have all of the documentation necessary for anyone who is interested in starting to make their own materials. For more information, visit the recipe and demonstration sections of our website. We strive to ensure that our website is full of useful information for artists and craftspeople, so enjoy!
You’ll also find all of our products right here on our website, and it’s possible to order all of them securely and reliably. Don’t want to use your credit card online? No problem, we can also accept payment by cheque.
We hope that this company we have built with our passion meets your needs and that we will be able to count you as a part of our ever-growing customer base
YOU CAN TRUST US FOR YOUR ONLINE ORDERS
We have been selling our materials on the internet to hundreds of satisfied customers since 1996. You can click the seal below to find out about our website's security characteristics.
You don't want to pay with your credit card on the internet ? No problem, because we also accept cheques.
Everyone who works at Kama is also a practicing artist. We will be happy to assist you if you have any specific questions about your materials.
2016-05-19: brainstorm contestThe Results are in !
1/10/2015: New retailler
Some of our products are now available at TOMOS B in Tokyo JAPAN
30/04/2015: new color chart
kama pigments releases it's new professionally printed oil paint color chart. This new 2015 version contains all the new colors including the fluorescents oil paints.
see details here.
23/02/2015: price increase
Pricing on kama paints and and other products will go up next month.
price increase detail.
01/12/2014: New retailler
KAMA products are now available at a new location in Ottawa : Christopher James Select fine arts Materials.
26/06/2014: silkscreen products
Speed ball & and jacquart printing inks and mediums are now available at the retail store and soon online also.
KAMA is sponsoring the 2014 Orleans Art Studio Tour.
06/03/2014: more local dealers
09/12/2013: the team gets bigger
14/11/2013: new dealers
19/07/2013: New Pigments
New at KAMA. Two fluorescent dry pigments to make your paints and mediums. All fluorescent pigments are non-toxic but have a very limited lightfastness.
18/06/2013: Encaustic iron
New Product: A heating iron for encaustic is now available at the Montreal store and online.
01/03/2013: KAMA in France
The French society Sennelier has started to offer some KAMA products in France in their Parisian store.
05/02/2013 : 7thInternational Encaustic Conference
On may 31st through june 2nd 2013, KAMA will be participating in the 7th international encaustic conference as a vendor. The event will be held in Provincetown Ma, USA and Many places are still available. If you paint in encaustic, you should consider registering as the encaustic conference is the best opportunity to learn about techniques as well as exchange with fellow encaustic artists.
15/01/2013: Live painting at la place des ARTS
A live painting battle night for the launch of the new season of les règles de l'art on ARTV sponsored by KAMA pigments. Vincent Deshaies and some KAMA employees will be present from 19:00. Come and meet us.
24/12/2012: How it's made
For those who would like to know more about how encaustic paints and oilsticks are made ... this capsule titled « Oil & Encaustic Paint, will be broadcasted on the canadian Discovery Channel: Monday, December 24th 2012 at 20h00 and in the United States on the science channel, Sunday December 30th at 21h00.
22/11/2012: Opening night new KAMA store
On November 1st, Kama moved to its new location on St-Hubert St. To celebrate this happy event, there will be an official opening night on December 14th. All kama customers are invited to attend.
Music by Dj Aikido.
Refreshments and appetizers will be serveds
dye pigments technical information
We have added technical information about KAMA dye pigments on the site (compatible solvents, solubility, approximate tones etc.). This information will be useful to those who wish to plan the yield and color of the dyes they are buying.
29/03/2012 : KAMA on TV
This segment was originally aired march 23, 2012 on the show c'est ça la vie on CBC. The report focuses on how we are making KAMA's artists' oil paints and why chose to do it the way we do.
15/02/2012 : La liste.tv
9/02/2012 : La tête ailleurs
This Saturday (Feb 11th, 2012) Vincent Deshaies will be Jacques Bertrand’s guest at the show to discuss the color red and pigments. Don’t miss it!
25/12/2011 : L'artisan des couleurs
The Montreal newspaper Le Devoir has just published an article about kama oil paints, and the artists' who use them (French only).