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The Sendak Artist Roll

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
252 Reviews

$174.00 - $209.00

The Sendak Artist Roll is designed with the nomadic artist in mind. This treasure carries your current arsenal of tools with you from the studio to coffee shop to en plein air.

In the Kent family, the Sendak has become an interactive centerpiece. Placed in the center of a table or picnic blanket, a group of drawers and dreamers gathers ’round. A session begins and ends with the Sendak, filled with a bouquet of colors, brushes and pens. As its namesake Maurice Sendak wrote, “Let the wild rumpus start!” And get messy – because clean-up is easy!

- 10 oz. waxed duck canvas (14 oz. with wax)
- Vegetable-tanned leather strap
- Antique steel buckle
- Brass rivets
- 7 colors options
- 16 pen/pencil-sized pockets
- 4 inside flat pockets
- 1 zippered pocket (black YKK zipper with brass teeth)
- 2 large outside pockets
- Available with Tool Protectors (sold separately)

Tool Protectors
If you use brushes and dippy pens and other tools that have never traveled safely, fear not! We have developed tool protectors that slide into The Sendak and keep your tools safe from the outside! Order them with your Sendak or purchase separately here.

Custom Monogramming

Emmett, our laser engraving machine and in-house scribe, allows you to personalize our bags!

The monogram is laser-engraved on vegetable-tanned leather and attached with brass rivets (see the product photographs for an example). Note that the monogram is on the reverse side of the bag. Be sure to include your wished-for letters in the order notes (up to 3) when placing your order! MONOGRAMMED BAGS ARE NOT RETURNABLE.



Approximately 9.5 oz.


Inches: 7.75″ tall by 7″ wide by 0.5″ deep
Metric: 20.3 cm by 17.8 cm wide by 1.3 cm deep

Inches: 10.75″ tall by 21.5″ wide
Metric: 27.9 cm by 57.8 cm wide

Pencil/Pen-Sized Pockets:
Inches: 16 @ 0.875″ wide by 3–5″ tall
Metric: 16 @ 2.2 cm wide by 7.6–12.7 cm tall

Large Interior Pockets:
Inches: 2 @ 2.5″ wide by 6″ tall; 2 @ 4.25″ wide (seam to seam) by 6″ tall
Metric: 2 @ 6.4 cm wide by 15.2 cm tall; 2 @ 10.8 cm wide (seam to seam) by 15.2 cm tall

Large Exterior Pockets:
Inches: 2 @ 6.5″ wide by 7.75″ tall
Metric: 2 @ 16.5 cm wide by 19.7 cm tall

Inches: 23.25″ long by 1″ wide
Metric: 59.1 cm wide by 2.5 cm wide

Tool Protectors:
Inches: 1 @ 2.25″ wide by 7.75″ tall; 1 @ 4″ wide by 7.75″ tall
Metric: 1 @ 5.7 cm wide by 19.7 cm tall; 1 @ 10.7 cm wide by 19.7 cm tall

All pockets measured seam to seam.

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
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252 reviews
  • JQ
    Julie Q.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Wonderful Artist Roll

    The Sendak is beautifully made and has plenty of room for all your arty things for on the go. Packed ready for a short trip.

  • M
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Don't wait... just get it.

    I'll repeat what several others have said already: Stop waiting and just buy it now! If you're like me, you've spent a few weeks looking at the pictures and color combos and trying to decide if you really need this item. I mean, the random boxes and ziploc bags you're using now, jangling around in your backpack are fine, right? You don't really need to spend two hundred bucks on a pencil bag, right? Well, nobody NEEDS something like this. But I promise you, you won't ever regret the purchase. It's exactly as advertised and described. It makes me happy every time I bring it out, and the key thing is that I'm drawing even more frequently now because it is a little work of art in itself, and that is inspiring. Be inspired by your tools! Tip: If you're debating between this and the Sendak Mini, I would recommend just going full-Send(ak). (See what I did there?) It's not that much bigger than the mini, but holds a lot more. Unless you only use a few pens/pencils, the extra storage is totally worth it. I can carry every single drawing item I use in the full Sendak, and still have an extra pocket free for paper/sketch/note pads. It's also surprisingly lightweight. I plan to bring it backpack camping in the wilds of Idaho and Wyoming and have no concerns about added weight or bulk in my pack. If you want to bring fewer tools, it wraps up and cinches even smaller, for more compact travel, so the flexibility is amazing. A top-notch product that is guaranteed to…

  • VC
    Victoria C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Sendak Smitten

    Love my Sendak Artist Roll, it holds everything I need for a day out sketching or painting with watercolors. Loved it so much I also got a Sendak mini to live in my truck so I always have sketching supplies with me!

  • SB
    Sophie B.
    Flag of Canada
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago

    Even better than what I expected. The fabric is absolutely gorgeous and clearly high quality. The different pockets size suit all my needs. It even holds more art supplies than I expected. I was looking for the perfect artist roll. I have definitely found it.

  • CC
    Charlotte C.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    The Perfect Roll

    My artist roll is just perfect. I was able to consolidate all my supplies into one container. Brushes on one side, pencils and pens on the other side, zippered pocket holds eraser, ruler and pocket razor. Back pockets hold 5x7 watercolor block on one side and portable watercolor palette in other pocket. I love the feel of the waxed canvas. On the design, The only change I would make would to be to reverse the strap and buckle to wrap in the opposite direction but it is not an issue, just awkward . The leather used for strap is good quality as well as the hardware and zipper.

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