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Darice 120-Piece Deluxe Art Set

Darice 120-Piece Deluxe Art Set

  • 120-Piece deluxe art set with lots of art supplies for drawing, painting and more.
  • Includes markers, pencils, pastels, watercolors and plenty of accessories
  • Provides excellent way for kids and adults to experiment with a variety of artistic media
  • All in a black, snap-shut portable case
  • Small parts, not for children under 3 years
This Arty Facts 120-Piece Set overflows with color and creativity. Look at the possibilities-markers, pencils, pastels, watercolors and plenty of accessories. All in a closeable, book-like case. A portable art studio to take with you wherever you go. Includes the following supplies: 24 markers, 24 crayons, 24 color pencils, 24 oil pastels, 12 watercolor cakes, 2 clips, 1 white watercolor tube and 1 of each: palette, paintbrush, drawing pencil, sharpener, eraser, ruler, sponge and scissors. Small

List Price: $ 69.95 Price: $ 11.20

 

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  • Ms. Understood "Ms. Understood"
    562 of 587 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Extremely Poor Quality, June 25, 2013
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    This set is of extremely poor quality. Every material is cheap. Some people might try to rationalize that it’s okay to give something like this to a child, because hey, kids don’t care if the supplies are crap, right? Well, some kids do care, and the ones who don’t know any better will still be frustrated that the materials don’t “work” properly. The colored pencils are extremely cheap and don’t even compare in quality to Crayola colored pencils, which aren’t the best quality from an artist’s standpoint. The pastels are junk- like greasy crayons…again, a set of Crayola oil pastels are of much better quality than these (Crayola actually makes a pretty good set of oil pastels, and Amazon sells them). The “watercolor cakes” are a complete joke. They’re lightly glued in, and every time the case is closed, several of them fall out. The drawing pencils are so cheap that you’d do way better to just use a regular #2 school pencil to draw with. Ours also came with markers, which were the extremely low quality type you get when you buy a book from the dollar store with markers included…horrible. My kids were gifted two sets over Christmas, and while we appreciate the thought behind it, it was shocking how crappy and cheap the quality of ALL the materials was. The case looked nice, however…I guess that’s the only good thing I can say about the set.

    It’s unbelievable that this set could ever be priced as high as $39.99. Right now it’s on sale for $12.95, but honestly, it’s still not worth even that much. Don’t fall for the temptation to get “80 pieces” for just a few bucks. Those 80 pieces will cause your budding artist much frustration and disappointment.

    Before I sound like an art-supply snob (I’m not! I’m not even really an artist, though my husband and son are), let me say that this review is not in any way about me trying to sound superior and knocking discount-store art supplies. This is me saying that, while there *are* better options out there than Crayola-type supplies, this set makes Crayola-type supplies look like expensive professional supplies in comparison. I’m saying that these materials are absolute junk, not fit for anyone to use. I felt obligated to do a review, to save someone from wasting even a few dollars on something this bad. You’d do so much better to buy separate, decent sets of oil pastels, watercolors, colored pencils, and drawing pencils. None of these items are necessarily expensive on their own, anyway. Again, Crayola makes decent oil pastels. For colored pencils, Prang makes sets that are low-priced but surprisingly high-quality, and if you really want a treat, splurge for a Prismacolor Premiere set. Prang also makes fairly high-quality watercolors at a reasonable price. Either search for these things on Amazon, or visit Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, or JoAnn and check out what they have, especially when they have sales. For around $50 you can purchase every type of supply listed in this set, but you’ll be getting very good quality materials– something that, when it comes to art supplies, definitely matters…even for kids!

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  • John F. Krotzer
    243 of 265 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Very disappointed with the quality, December 31, 2010
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    John F. Krotzer (Mumbai, India) –

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    This product was described fantastically, exactly what we wanted ….. but when it arrived, we (and more importantly, our daughter) were very disappointed. The quality of the markets is poor, but what is worse is that the “24 oil pastels” are NOT oil pastels – they are just 24 additional crayons with the words “oil pastel” on them. We have seen and used real oil pastels, and these are not oil pastels. Recommend that people steer clear of this product!

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  • Wilhelmina Zeitgeist "coolartsybabe"
    396 of 449 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Was A Gift I Wouldn’t Buy For Myself But…, July 9, 2011
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    Wilhelmina Zeitgeist “coolartsybabe” (Beaverton, OR USA) –
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    I received this set as a well meaning gift from someone who knew I was an artist thinking it would be the perfect gift for me. While the quality is definitely far below the quality I use and would buy for myself it isn’t all that horrible either. Well, except for the brushes. Give the brushes to a young child to use with their watercolors and poster paints.

    Generally, I use the watercolors and color pencils when I’m doing quick drawings and sketches to add a bit of color. And all the products on one thing or another when working out ideas so I’m not using up my better products at the idea stage of things. There are pieces I actually think of as finished art after using these products, along with other more expensive art supplies.

    It’s a rather nice set for a Junior or Senior High School student who is a budding artist as well as the beginning adult hobbyist. Not bad for the seasoned artist to use when working out ideas or to add color to quick sketches or doodles.

    If you think buying this set at this price is going to give you the same sort of products like Prismacolor or Derwent pencils, Winsor Newton Cotman Watercolors, and Holbein Artist’s Oil Pastel then you are madder than a hatter and residing on the wrong side of the looking glass.

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