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An essential tool for any classroom or art class, Blick Essentials Colored Pencils are also an economical choice — with no compromise in quality!
Their smooth, strong 3.3 mm cores provide great color laydown for drawing, coloring, and blending, with minimal breakage. Quality pigments result in bold colors that young artists love.
Available in a variety of sets, Blick Essentials Colored Pencils are 7" (18 cm) long and come presharpened. They sharpen easily.
Classpack of 240
This set contains 20 each of 12 colors, including Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Light Blue, Purple, Orange, Red, Red Orange, White, Yellow Green, and Yellow.
Set of 12
This set includes one each of Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Light Blue, Orange, Purple, Red, Red Orange, White, Yellow, and Yellow Green.
Set of 24
This set includes each of Aqua Green, Black, Blue, Brown, Burnt Orange, Gray, Green, Golden Yellow, Light Blue, Light Brown, Magenta, Mahogany, Navy Blue, Olive, Orange, Periwinkle, Pink, Purple, Red, Red Orange, White, Yellow, Yellow Green, and Yellow Orange.
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Work great for beginner students
from Lafayette LA
These are great for my art 1 students. The only draw back is the "red" pencil is pink in color but draws red. It makes for some confused students always asking where the Red is.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Baton Rouge
from Cushing, Ok
These are great for the price, the colors are wonderful.
I am very disappointed in the Blick color pencils. I work with a lot of children and while the price was good for the class pack, I found the quality lacking. They don't sharpen well, the leads break so much that we have had pencils sharpened to have the original size in one use. I thought it might be the sharpener the first time this happened but I have used a dozen different sharpeners and they break constantly. I had to get one student a different brand color pencil of the color he was using just so he could finish his work as the Blick pencil lead just broke off in chunks every time we tried to get color to show. I am not talking about sharpening to a point, I am talking about just getting color to show and be usable! I order a lot from Blick, use their brands in other materials but will not buy these again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these pencils didn't perform as we would expect, and we'd like to make this right. A member of our Customer Care Team will be reaching out via email to see how we can help.
Colors on Pencils Don't Match Words On Them
from Hinesville GA
I bought a set of 12 for my son before purchasing for my school. After returning to Blick to add several more to his collection, I ordered a class set. I'm actually disappointed. The one labeled red is a salmon color. Another is labeled red orange, but the barrel is painted a scarlet color. The orange looks red orange. I'm not sure if I got an old box or what, but the entire matter described above is confusing for both me and my students. With no funds left in my art budget, we will be making do for now. I'm tempted to actually take them into a store to ask a manager's opinion. Wish me luck.
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of these colored pencils. We're shared your comments with our product manager so we can look into the colors of the pencil bodies, and we appreciate your feedback. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch to further assist you.
Dick black colored pencils
from North Bergen, NJ
Good quality pencils
Solid product, good price
By Teaching Artist
from Portland, OR
The product itself was great for what I needed, and it came quickly. Great job Blick!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great colored pencil set
My daughter has been using these non-stop since she received them as a birthday present for her fifth birthday.
Great quality, great colors
from edmonds, wa
I love these for students. The colors are good, nothing too artificial, and lots of pigment.
Bulk Art Colored Pencils
from Blytheville, AR
I kept a complete set of these lovely pencils and donated the rest to the local school system where my grandchildren attend to the Art Teacher.
red is not a true red!
from Des Moines, Iowa
Your selection of reds are pretty bad....the rest of the pack is pretty good.
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