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Pentel Oil Pastels apply smoothly and blend easily. They offer the artist clear, brilliant, long-lasting, and fade-resistant colors. Use them on paper, board, or canvas.
They're non-toxic, and they don't shed dust or pigment, which makes them an excellent choice for children, both at home and in the classroom. Individual sticks measure 2½" (64 mm).
Contains 36, 12-color sets, 432 oil pastels in all.
Set Contents — Please refer to the Item Specs tab of this page for a complete listing of set contents.
Set of 12
Set of 16
Set of 25
Set of 36
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Good Price - Good selection of colors
from Manhattan, KS
Comments about Pentel Oil Pastels:
These will be used in a classroom setting. Price is good, though they may not be as big as Crayola Oil Pastels for the price.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Pentel Oil Pastels
Used with turpenoid it works well. Still getting used to oil pastels.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Best oil pastels for Kids' art lessons. Good, bright colors
By Penelope the President of Art Smarts
from San Diego, CA
I use it on recycled 'brown bag hides" and show the kids how to recycle the grocery bags and when oil pastel is used on it, it looks like the texture of an animal hide. Fantastic. Giraffes, lions, elephants, zebras, cougars, tigers, rhinos, etc.
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Affordanble and great for kids!
By recreation teacher
You receive a variety of colors and the containers is easy to open for kids.
Like a kid in a candy store!
By Pansy Painter
I had not had a large set of these oil pastels for myself until my students began to bring them to art class in my studio. The excitement of looking at and opening this beautiful pastel set shows on each face as they get them out of their backpacks for classroom use. I use a more professional stick for my own art but had to get a set of these for myself for the fun of it! They have a lot of pigment and work better than other less expensive brands. I highly recommend!
Great for kids
from West Jordan UT
I teach a drawing class and my students love these. Blend well and has a good range of colos.
Great oil pastels for kids
from San Diego
I use oil pastels frequently with Art Smarts after school art lessons. These are the best to work with for kids. They are easy to blend with a third color or with their hands. This pack gives a variety better than the usual 24 pack. great deal
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Nice set for a reasonable cost
By Art Teacher
from Lehi, UTAH
This is a very nice set, with a wide variety of colors, and listed at a very reasonable price
Pentel oil pastels
By Art genius
from Mundelein il
Bright rich colors blend really nice
Perfect for Experimenting
from Dallas, TX
For the price, this product is the best. I use these on mixed media or toned gray paper for my Studio Art class. I can blend and layer rather easily. These are good for beginners into pastel, or just for fun.Yes, a problem is how quick you can use up these sticks and the lack of open stock available... but an option is to go with another brand to replace colors like white and black, to name a couple. That can also be a good way of moving up to better pastels. However, my first two pieces did require a lot of black, and as for breaking, the only pastel I've had a problem with this happening was white. It broke on me twice, ultimately ending up in thirds, which ended up to my advantage as I didn't know you could clean pastels with baby wipes, supposedly. I don't know if that works for these oil pastels. I haven't been able to mix new colors, except for darker grays out of the 25 set, but I also did not try seriously except with the gray, so it may be possible, just lay down the layers. Overall, if you're new to pastels, go for this and stay away from crayola. Those are dusty, and rub away into nothing but a paper stain if you try to blend them. If you have more knowledge of actual pastel technique and experience then the average nonpastel artist, these are good for a tight budget, but maybe not more than that.
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Bass drum reflection for my class on gray paper.
Tags: Pentel, Oil pastel, Made with Product, Pastel
Tags: Pastel, Pentel, Made with Product, Oil pastel
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