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I have taught with watercolor pencils at the museum as we don't have
space/sinks and our visitors are only coming for one or two sessions and
its worked really well.  We use Derwent pencils.

Liz

On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 12:25 PM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
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> I followed Jane's advice, and called Blick's customer support. I hadn't
> thought of asking for samples from vendors.
> They were very nice and I received samples of Van Gogh, Cotman,
> Grumbacher, Schmincke, Old Holland, and three kinds of watercolor pencil
> that I've not used. I'll give them a try out, of course.
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> I grew up on Grumbacher (always thought it would be a cool name for a
> paint pony).
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> The college and I are now talking about teaching watercolor pencil in lieu
> of watercolor, simply from the realization that these students are not
> career-tracked and don't want to spend a lot on supplies. Since I love
> teaching watercolor pencil, it may be the best choice for this type of
> class. The supplies are cheaper with introductory sets and paper isn't such
> a critical issue. Finally get a chance to use Strathmore 400 for something
> other than cleaning brushes. I've never liked it as a watercolor paper, but
> the heavy sizing is actually quite nice for watercolor pencil. Imagine
> that.
>
> Woof!
> Thanks everyone for their thoughts.
> Linda
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