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Sennelier uses only the purest pigments, mixed with minimal amounts of natural binders, in an exclusive formula that yields lightfast, water-soluble pastels. There is just enough binder to hold the pigment together as the pastels are formed by hand, placed in special molds, and allowed to air dry. No fillers or clays are used.
Sennelier soft pastels are highly concentrated and so soft that a gentle stroke will deliver a solid, powerful line of brilliant color. Sticks are 2½" long × ½" in diameter (64 mm × 13 mm).
Gift Idea —Delight the artist in your life with a set of Sennelier Pastels. Sennelier Pastels are available in a variety of gift boxes, from the economical half stick sets to more complete and specialized sets. See Sennelier Soft Pastel Sets for pictures and more detailed specifications of these sets.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
Warning — These products may contain Titanium Dioxide which is a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer. Pending confirmation from the manufacturer, we are labeling these products with the Prop 65 icon. As we learn more, we’ll update this page.
Minimum Order — Please order individual pastels (open stock) in a minimum of 6, so that we can efficiently package and ship your order. Your selection may be assorted to meet this requirement.
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Just beginning learning pastels and I am really impressed
from Rapidan VA
Comments about Sennelier Soft Pastel Sets:
Just learning pastels and I really love the colors in the kit that I received.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would maybe buy this product again.
from Bella Vista, Arkansas
Needed white for highlights, which has proven effective and reliable; very soft and buttery. I ordered the black as well, but the first time I took it out, it crumbled into unusable pieces. I did have a very small portion left, but so small that it, too, was of no use. Thanks to Dick Blick's return policy, however, I did receive a full refund. I'll not order this particular Sennlier black again.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
High quality pastels
These pastels are artist quality, have brilliant color and are easy to work with.
Velvety soft quality
from Sacramento, CA
I teach classes but want the best quality soft pastels. I usually use Rembrandt and have been trying out alternatives. This is the first brand that has met in quality, and a little less expensive. I would say they are more velvety smooth, great for blending, with strong pigment so you get a lot of texture and color per stroke. Really soft though, so I am expecting to crumble a bit easier and go through quicker with my students.
I would definitely like to to buy this product again.
from Saint Clairsville,Ohio
I would definitely like to buy this product again. the colors are so vivid. the price is a little higher than what was buying before but this is definitely a better quality. So I really can't complain.
great depth of color
Like these pastels -- they are not as soft as I usually use. They have a deep rich color and go on smooth. They work well for what I need them to do.....
Good mid-range, mid-softness pastel with some issues
from Rhode Island
I really like the colors and, at their best, these are very nice mid-soft pastels; they were my first pastels, and I still buy them from time to time. Buy them in half-stick sets without paper if possible; I think there is an issue with the glue that, even when you remove the papers immediately, makes the outsides hard.
from Las Cruces, NM
Excellent coverage. Smooth, easy use & blending. Not hard to see why these are considered to be in the top of the line category.
from Georgia US
The colors are brilliant and the application is smooth. Happily, they don't seem to be as delicate as some premium pastels I have, ei. they don't crumble or turn to dust with a little pressure. Very happy with these and will be adding more to my growing stash as budget allows.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Baytown, Texas
A wonderful pastelist I took a workshop from recommended these and I love them. I bought the half stick 80 piece box and as a beginner it's great for me.
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While Sennelier Soft Pastels were originally created for Edgar Degas, these beautiful100% pure pigment sticks are available for those who want brilliant color and velvety smooth lay-down.
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