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Re: [teacherartexchange] Oil pastel Brands


From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Feb 15 2007 - 15:45:33 PST

I really like the Crayola brand, in part because they are "harder" than
other brands. I have had a set of 12 boxes that I have used a LOT with my
intermediate classes for the past 5 years and they still have a couple years
life left in them. They retain their brightness, blend with oils well, and
are easy to work with. When I use oil pastels with my high school students I
have a variety of brands, but they always ask if they can go to my
intermediate room to get the Crayola brand!
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher

>I was looking for some guidance on the best brand and
> size of Oil pastels you find good for blending
> artwork. I inherited a ton of them and dont know if
> I'm using subpar quality.
> Thanks for any input. Im putting in an order also
> since things seem to be on sale this time of year.

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