Blockx Soft Pastels

Blockx Soft Pastels are handmade in Belgium using pure pigments in the same tradition started by company founder and chemist Jacques Blockx in 1844. Four subsequent generations of Blockx family members have combined traditional methods with modern chemistry to create artist's colors that are pure, permanent, lightfast, and stable.

Colors are named in such a way as to make it easy for artists to choose the exact shades they need. For example, Apple Green’s five shades are:

  • Apple Green 641
  • Apple Green 642
  • Apple Green 643
  • Apple Green 644
  • Apple Green 645

If the color name ends in:

  • 1 — the pure color is upgraded with black
  • 2 — this is the pure color
  • 3 — the pure color is tinted with white
  • 4 — the pure color is tinted with more white
  • 5 — the pure color is tinted with much more white

These watersoluble pastels are soft and velvety in texture, possess a superb tinting strength, and will draw on any surface, although they're best-suited for pastel paper.

Individually wrapped pastel sticks are 2½" long × ½" diameter (65 mm × 12 mm).

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.

® Blockx is a registered trademark.

Gift Idea

Gift Idea

Conforms to California Proposition 65

CA Prop 65

Blockx Soft Pastels, Set of 12
Blockx Soft Pastels, Set of 12
Blockx Soft Pastels, Set of 24
Blockx Soft Pastels, Set of 36
Individual Pastel
Individual Pastel

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