I have found a brush that works great for watercolor, tempera block and
tempera. The brand is Triarco Artiselect white taklon watercolor. It is a
white synthetic hair--I have bought, I think size 12 (or else size 10, I
forget, not being at school right now). It is a fabulous brush--has lots of
bounce, goes right back to a point. Kids can do an entire painting with
just the one brush, even really thin lines. They love it--it is so
different from the crummy camel hair brushes that come in paint kits, etc.
I do teach them brush care--I am very anal about it, especially with these,
as they are expensive--range from $3.50 to 5.50 depending on the number you
purchase. I bought a set last year, and have used them with all my
students, grades Kdgn- to 3rd grade--and they are still all in great shape.
I bought a smaller size as well--I think size 6--they are good also, but not
as good as the larger size, for some reason. I have felt it was worth the
price. I ordered them from the Triarco catalog. (www.triarcoarts.com)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christine Besack" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 11:38 AM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] need advice on Elementary watercolor brushes
perhaps class packs
> Hi All, Due to politics I am in the midst of the 07-08 Art budget
> Any advice on ordering various size watercolor brushes for Elementary
> Also tempera brushes.
> Inexpensive, but quality,(yes I want it all, tee hee )
> perhaps a class pack deal.
> Thanks in advance,
> Christine Besack :)
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