I also am a fan of the Prismacolor series - both the pencils and stix.
I use the stix for large areas, which cover areas more quickly and
without wearing down the pencils. In my opinion, Prismacolors are the
best color pencils - to be used by professionals and more serious HS
students. I was happy with Prang for elementary.
I use Prismacolors for my color pencil drawings, such as the one
featured on my home page. http://web.mac.com/melissaenderle/iWeb/Melissa_Enderle_Travel_Journeys/Welcome.html
On Sep 28, 2008, at 2:20 AM, Hillmer, Jan wrote:
> My students LOVE them. At first I thought they were too pricey, but
> after the investment of 3 pks the first year, I buy one pack a year.
> They are wonderful. The students will often use art stix instead of
> markers since they maintain a strong color throughout a large artwork.
> Jan in Tampa
> Gr 1-5
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> From: robin phillips [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2008 12:33 PM
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> Subject: RE:[teacherartexchange] colored pencils
> My answer has been to switch to Prismacolor Art Stix. No wooden
> no need to sharpen, just the beautiful colors of a Prismacolor and
> they are a stick, there is a sharp edge if they need a point. I have
> been using them for quite a while and they seem to last a long time.
> Robin in PA