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These are versatile, water-soluble oil pastels that offer students flexible features. The traditional creamy pastels come in bright, vivid colors.
Use simple techniques like dry blending into true secondary colors, and wet blending into watercolor techniques.
Each pastel measures 3¼" long × ½" diameter (83 mm × 13 mm).
Classpack of 300
The Classpack has 300 sticks in 12 brilliant colors. It's an economical way to use Portfolio Series for the whole classroom.
Package of 12 — Includes one each of 12 colors.
Package of 24 — Includes one each of 24 colors.
Classpack of 300 — Includes 25 each of 12 colors.
® Portfolio Series is a registered trademark.® Classpack is a registered trademark.
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water soluable oil pastels
from Durham, NC
Comments about Portfolio Series Watersoluble Oil Pastels:
I like the creaminess of color but am disappointed in adding water as not a soluable as desired.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Creamy, Delicous and Versatile!
I love how versatile these oil pastels are. Use them as oil pastels or watercolor crayons! Two for the price of one!
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Great quality and a crowd pleaser
By Nicky the Artist
from Palmdale, CA
Portfolio Series oil pastels are the creamiest and most vibrant oil pastels out there. I'm an artist and an art therapist and I love to use the pastels for my personal projects and for group art directives. The clients love these pastels as much as I do!
Super buy for the price
I have used oil pastels for years and own just bout every oil pastel there is. I found this brand one of the best. Others don't match it, especially price-wise.
Portfolio Series Watersoluble Oil Pastels
Used in mono prints to add details.
Love these pastels!
By WNY Art Teacher
from Buffalo, NY
I ordered these for my students (K-5), and they are fabulous. A great value, easy clean-up (just keep an eye on the floor...don't step on them because if you don't realize they're there, you'll have a great big mess on your hands!) For the most part, these blend pretty well for my little kiddos. However, I will say that I wish the violet was not only more vibrant, but also more easily spreadable and blendable.
Excellent customer service!
These oil pastels are especially nice. I look forward to using them on many pieces of art. But best of all; I never have a worry about anything I order from Dick Blick. They always have exemplary customer service.
"I would buy this product again and again"
Great product at a budget price
The colors are great, the flow is smooth and easily turned into a wash with water. The price was so low that I bought several packs and used them to teach a class in abstract painting. Students loved them for the color and control..and the fluidity in turning them into a wash. If there is a criticism, it would be that I would like them to be more soluble with matte medium.. but for the price, these are great.
I used them for covering areas in journaling. They blended well and have a richness in color. Because they are a bit soft, which makes them blend well, you will use them up faster. Who cares...the price is right.
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