SHOP TALK | This monthly department highlights products
that are applicable to art education.
ROYAL & LANGNICKEL
Scholastic Choice™ paintbrush assortments from Royal & Langnickel® have polymer handles with no-slip soft rubber grippers, and come in a choice of sable or golden taklon in a variety of sizes and styles. Ideal for watercolors, acrylics, tempera, glazing and more. Scholastic Choice classroom packs contain your choice of 72 or 120 brushes.
BLICK ART MATERIALS
Help keep clothes clean with Blick Kids’ 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.
Semi-Moist Tempera Cakes from Richeson Art feature vibrant, bright colors that mix well. Wet the square cakes with water for tidy and economical alternative to liquid tempera. Great for classrooms and group art projects, the Tempera Cakes are AP certified non-toxic, and measure 15/8” × 17/8” × 1/2“. Refill packs are also available.
Developed for those who require dependable quality at an economical price, each color of Liquitex Basics acrylic paint is formulated to bring out the maximum brilliance and clarity of individual pigments. These heavy-body acrylics have a buttery consistency that makes them easy to blend, and their viscosity allows for thick, oil-like painting. Basics can be used for a variety of techniques from watercolor, airbrush, printmaking and more. When dry, the paints are permanent, water-resistant and flexible.
MEDIA REVIEWS | Recent releases in print, DVD, CD-ROM, software and
other visual resources are highlighted in this monthly column.
EXPRESSIVE PAINTING: Tips and Techniques for Practical
Applications in Watercolor, including Color Theory,
Color Mixing, and Understanding Color Relationships,
by Joseph Stoddard.
Walter Foster Publishing,
GENINNE’S ART: BIRDS IN WATERCOLOR, COLLAGE, AND INK:
A Field Guide to Art Techniques and Observing in the Wild,
by Geninne D. Zlatkis.