SHOP TALK | This monthly department highlights products
that are applicable to art education.
JACK RICHESON & CO.
The multifunctional Best Rio Grande Easel, from Jack Richeson & Co., is appropriate for beginning or intermediate artists. It supports canvases up to 48 inches tall, and adjusts quickly on a sturdy quad base to a variety of settings for sitting and standing. The middle canvas tray is perfect for smaller works. Rio Grande is a good choice for painters who share space. The upper frame jackknifes into the lower frame, and the easel folds flat for storage.
The “Fun with Watercolors” Children’s Art & Activity Kit from Sargent Art includes products that have been specially grouped to meet the needs of the aspiring artist. Included are washable Liquid Watercolors, spray bottles, 12 Pipettes, a 10-well round palette, five all-purpose brushes, white crayons and a 50-sheet sketchbook. Safe and nontoxic, these products conform to ASTM D 4236.
BLICK ART MATERIALS
Help keep clothes clean with Blick Children’s Aprons. The colorful polyester cotton/twill aprons are screen printed with the “Kids Pick Blick” logo. For small children, the aprons are 14 inches wide and measure 18 inches from top to bottom. The neck opening is 7 inches and each side tie is 18 inches long.
Children and adults alike—no matter what their skill level—will have great results with Jacquard’s new “Magic Touch” Silk Painting Class Pack. Magic Touch is cardboard panel with paper-backed silk permanently adhered to the surface. It is a prepared silk surface, which allows artists to experience the joys of silk painting without needing to stretch, prep or handle fabric in any way. It makes silk painting easy and accessible to everyone.
MEDIA REVIEWS | Recent releases in print, DVD, CD-ROM, software and
other visual resources are highlighted in this monthly column.
Expert Answers to the Questions Every Artist Asks,
by George James.
Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.,
CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING:
36 Beautiful Flowers and How to Paint Them,
by Joan Lok. Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.;