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Grumbacher's Academy line is ideal for the art student, offering near professional quality at a uniform and affordable price. Unlike many of the so-called "budget" brands, Grumbacher uses genuine and pure pigments, such as pure cadmiums, to produce Academy Acrylics.
Hues are carefully formulated to provide authentic tints, and just the right masstones, undertones, and mixtures. Colors are lightfast, consistent, opaque, and demonstrate strong adhesion.
Because Academy Acrylics are subjected to the same tough quality standards as Grumbacher's professional paints, colors are supremely consistent from batch to batch. This means that students can easily achieve the right color mixtures without frustration or waste.
Individual tubes are available in 90 ml metal tubes, 75 ml plastic tubes or 200 ml plastic tubes.
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® Grumbacher is a registered trademark of Chartpak.® Academy is a registered trademark.
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from Tampa, FL
Comments about Grumbacher Academy Acrylics:
I mostly use more expensive professional paints, but there are a few colors in the Grumbacher Academy Acrylics that I find useful for specific applications.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Susie Q
from San Jose, CA
The tube is easy to open. Unlike another well-known brand.
75 oz differs from 90 ml in consistency
from Vilas, NC
I love Grumbacher Academy Acrylics- but one thing is very strange about them, and only a working artist would recognize this: the 75 oz plastic tubes have a thinner consistency than the 90ml metal tubes. It sounds strange, and maybe Grumbacher would disagree, but I have found it every time I have ordered. Apples to Apples the 90ml metal tube has a richer, thicker consistency- less pastel and less thin.
from Zion Park, UT
I have used Academy acrylic paint for several years because it is easy to use, the colors are bright, the quality is ensured.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Oldie but Goodie
from Riverfalls WI
Grumbacher is a old reliable paint.
First time user
from Middletown, Md
Used right out of the tube.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
High quality, low price
from Pacific Coast
For the reasonable price, this paint is really good. I use it mostly on canvas but also on canvas paper and it works very well on both.Pros: Excellent color selection. Good coverage for most colors, though a couple are not as opaque as I would like. Goes on smoothly and spreads easily. Colors can be blended without getting muddy. Works well with dry-time extenders to allow wet-on-wet blending. Glazes well with glazing medium. Paint works well with a variety of brush application methods - dry brush, scumbling, fine detail work, etc. Dries to a subtle, soft sheen.Cons: Not too many. Some colors not as opaque as I would like, as noted above. Also, if you like to see brush strokes or do impasto, this paint is just not thick enough. Does not lend itself to application with a knife. It comes out of the tube fairly thick, but levels out on the canvas, which can be a pro or a con depending on what you want. Overall, this is an excellent paint, especially for the price. I've used some more expensive paints that were not as good.
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Grumbacher Academy Acrylics on Frederix Canvas
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great product, great supplier
I have always thought that Grumbacher's level rating should be a #3 level and not a 2. It is buttery and smooth and takes any added mediums well. Good value, good paint.
Good with new tube caps!
from Brooklyn, NY
Good paint. Clean mixtures. Does not change color after drying.
Great Deal for the Price
I plan on ordering a few more tubes. It is a very good deal for the price. Excellent paint!
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