For a beginner, it may seem a bit intimidating to buy art or craft items in an art supply store. There are many items on display and in stock. Finding the right items may take time and some expertise. Even locating the correct supplies needed may seem an impossible task. Art stores have staff that is always ready and willing to help those beginning their art or craft project. Many staffers are artists and understand the difficulties of beginners. The community of artists as a whole tends to encourage new people who are exploring their talents. Those that work in shops can quickly make buying supplies a learning experience for new artists.