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Do Art Watercolor Pencil Art

Do Art Watercolor Pencil Art

Fall 2012 Toys
Ages: 9 & Up
Manufacturer: Faber-Castell USA
Price: $15.00

Faber-Castell's Do Art Watercolor Pencil Art kit is a well-made introduction to watercolor pencils for children ages 9 and up. It comes with 10 eco watercolor pencils in rich primary and secondary colors, a pencil case, pencil sharpener, water color brush, 20 page instruction booklet, and 20 page pad of thick watercolor paper.

With this kit, children will learn how to turn their color pencil drawings into beautiful watercolor artworks. To do this, children can run a wet paintbrush over their pencil drawings. The benefit of this process is that the pencils give beginner artists more control over their creations than regular watercolor paintings do.

The useful instruction booklet included with the kit provides children lessons in color mixing, pencil grip, grading color, and color intensity. Unlike other drawing kits, the book focuses on technique rather than step-by-step instructions for drawing specific artwork. Children will learn how they can use their watercolor pencils to create a "paper palette" with which to paint. They will also learn about how the materials they paint upon can alter the look of their work, and they will learn how to create texture using sponges, salt, and stippling. The booklet concludes with a quick introduction to abstract art, still life paintings, and mixed-media artwork.

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