Personally, if I were you I would invest in tempra cakes. You can use them
very simliar to watercolors, but they last a long time. I purchase
replacement blue (we go through a lot) and yellow (because they get dirty)
cakes each year, and the rest of the colors on an as-needed basis. My
biggest challenge is in keeping them clean.
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
Don't argue with stupid people.
They will bring you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.
> So, after all that, here's my question - is it better
> to invest in some more expensive dry pan watercolors
> that will last or are the more-economical semi-moist
> paints more worthwhile for student use (these would be
> for 5th & 6th grade so i can expect slightly more self
> control when it comes to paint compared to
> kindergarteners - but not much :)