Shop for Art & Craft Supplies at PCCR

Shop for Art & Craft Supplies at PCCR

Whatever your project, whatever your budget, PCCR can help you realize your creative vision.  We receive new donations of weird, wonderful, and plain-old-useful materials every week.  Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find what you need for your artwork, class activity, or home decoration project.  Visit our Facebook page for lots of pictures!  You can also call us at 412-473-0100 to ask about particular items you need.

Here is a partial list of the kinds of things we almost always have in stock.  Some things are new, some are used, everything is 25% to 75% off retail prices:

  • Acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints
  • Pens, pencils, markers, crayons
  • Art paper, handmade paper, scrapbooking paper, office paper, transparencies
  • Scrapbooking embellishments and stickers
  • Fabric, sewing notions, buttons, zippers, upholstery trim, sewing tools, sewing machines
  • Quilting fabric, pre-cut vintage quilt pieces, quilting frames, thread
  • Original artwork and fine art posters
  • Frames and matboard
  • Yarn, needles, hooks, and other tools for knit, crochet, and weaving projects
  • Boxes, bags, baskets, tins, and containers of all kinds
  • Trophies and trophy parts
  • Vintage photos, art history slides, projectors, photo albums, and other analog photography tools and supplies
  • Leather scraps
  • Old typewriters and other non-digital office machines, working and not
  • Beads, broken costume jewelry, findings, beading cord
  • Books and magazines about art, craft, and do-it-yourself topics
  • Seashells and other interesting natural materials
  • Vases, artificial flowers, baskets, and other floral items
  • Greeting cards, postcards, stationery, gift wrap, gift bags
  • Test tubes, flexible tubing, vials, filters, syringes (no needles!) and latex gloves for your mad scientist experiments
  • CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, vinyl records, 8-tracks, various media storage devices
  • Architecture and design samples and sample sets, including carpet, tile, glass, metal, laminate, fabric, blinds, paint color fans and more.  These samples can be very useful for classroom activities like sorting, counting, building, color and texture identification.

Some unique items we’ve received recently:

  • A working enlarger for your black and white darkroom
  • Hundreds of bag clips for keeping your chips fresh
  • A very old home movie projector
  • 3 working overhead projectors
  • Thousands of art history slides from the CMU art history library
  • Card catalog cards
  • hundreds of pairs of tiny folding scissors
  • Customizable metal belt buckles
  • Hundreds of black leather belts — new!
  • Local high school yearbooks from the 60s and 70s
  • Vintage milk bottles embossed with the names of extinct local dairies
  • Lovely vintage handkerchiefs
  • miles of colorful squeegee rubber
  • Lots of jewelry findings, still in packages
  • Beautiful rocks, minerals, crystal, and tumbling rough from a retired lapidary
  • Old metal movie film reels and tins
  • Hundreds of unused reuseable plastic cups

Cool stuff that’s come and gone (you never know what’s next!):

  • Hundreds of glass specimen containers from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • A giant styrofoam sculpture by a local artist
  • dozens of mannequin parts
  • Old illustrated medical texts — creepy and wonderful
  • several thousand plastic goats and donkeys
  • Full size weaving looms (they come in a few times a year)
  • Old anatomical models
  • A paper mache monster

If you don’t see what you’re looking for, ask!  We may know where to find it.





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