Colored Pencils & Pastels

Colored pencils and pastels make up one of our largest categories due to their wide range of prices, qualities and use. Polychromos & Prismacolor waxed based pencils blend easily. Sennelier, Nupastel & Rembrandt soft pastels have over 800 colors available. Choose your medium and start creating!

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  • Polychromos Pencils

    Polychromos Pencils

    Made by Faber Castell of Germany, Polychromos colored pencils are considered to be the best wax based colored pencils available. Pure pigments and pure wax are wrapped in a cedar sleeve for unmatched quality. Choose from 60 colors in open stock or metal tin sets up to 120 colors.


  • Polychromos Pencil Sets

    Polychromos Pencil Sets

    Made by Faber Castell of Germany, Polychromos colored pencils are considered to be the best wax based colored pencils available. Pure pigments and pure wax are wrapped in a cedar sleeve for unmatched quality. Choose from 60 colors in open stock or metal tin sets up to 120 colors.


  • Prismacolor Pencils

    Prismacolor Pencils

    Prismacolor colored pencils by Sanford are the #1 brand for a reason! Wax and pigment are combined to make a soft pencil with thick lead that is easily blendable. Use the colorless blender for even more blendability. Available in open stock of 132 colors. Formerly Berol Prismacolor.

    Click here for complete color chart.


  • Prismacolor Pencil Sets

    Prismacolor Pencil Sets

    Prismacolor colored pencils by Sanford are the #1 brand for a reason! Wax and pigment are combined to make a soft pencil with thick lead that is easily blendable. Use the colorless blender for even more blendability. Available in open stock of 132 colors. Formerly Berol Prismacolor.


  • Prismacolor Art Stix

    Prismacolor Art Stix

    Made from the same solid wax & pigment mixture used to make Prismacolor pencils, Art Stix are great for those art projects where you need to fill in large areas. Popular with sketch artists, architects and cartoonists. Available in 36 colors.


  • Derwent Studio Pencils

    Derwent Studio Pencils

    Derwent Studio pencils are made in England and have excellent quality and smooth laydown. Choose from Sets of 6 to 36 as well as individual black pencils.


  • Derwent Coloursoft Pencils

    Derwent Coloursoft Pencils

    Derwent Coloursoft Pencils are available in a range of dazzling colors, sold individually or in sets!


  • Derwent Metallic Pencils

    Derwent Metallic Pencils

    These metallic pencil leads from Derwent are made from natural metallic pigments encased in 9-ply cedar wood barrels. The vivid pigments are most dramatic when used on a dark background and are also water-soluble for washes and reduced metallic effect.


  • Verithin Colored Pencils

    Verithin Colored Pencils

    Prismacolor Verithin hard lead colored pencils are great for those colored pencil projects where a fine line is required. Also great for color coding, drafting, accounting and office use. Available in 36 colors including Non-Photo Blue.


  • Caran d'Ache Colour Pencils

    Caran d'Ache Colour Pencils

    Luminance 6901 Colored Pencils from Caran d'Ache feature the finest pigments encased in American Incense Cedar wood grown in managed forests. Extremely lightfast. Caran d'Ache Museum Watercolor Leads feature lightfast 'leads' that can be blended with water. All Caran d'Ache products are eco-friendly and assembled in Switzerland.


  • Other Colored Pencils

    Other Colored Pencils


  • Derwent Watercolor Pencils

    Derwent Watercolor Pencils

    Derwent Watercolor pencils are water soluble to allow them to be mixed with water or blended with water after drawing. Made in England, they are available in sets of 6 to 72 colors and open stock.

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  • Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils

    Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils

    Sanford Prismacolor Watercolor pencils are water blendable and match the colors available in the standard Prismacolor colored pencil line. Available in open stock or sets up to 36 colors, they can be used dry and blended with a wet brush or dipped directly in water for even more dramatic effects.


  • Other Watercolor Pencils

    Other Watercolor Pencils

    Watercolor Pencils offer both wet and dry techniques in one pencil. Just blend with water after sketching, or dip in water and use wet. Sets vary from student to artist quality.


  • Water-Soluble Pencils

    Water-Soluble Pencils

    Watercolor sketching pencils are blendable with water after sketching or can be dipped in water and drawn with while wet. Choose from graphite soluable in different hardnesses for black and white drawing or pick a colored pencil set from Crayola, Kimberly and Derwent.

    Watersoluble pencils are blended with water after sketching or can be dipped in water and drawn while wet. Various hardness degrees for a variety of shades.


  • Derwent Inktense Pencils

    Derwent Inktense Pencils

    Inktense Pencils offer the quality of pen and ink in an easy to use pencil. A range of 71 jewel-like colors. Apply pure, vibrant dry color then wash the pigment out completely to leave an ink-like effect. Once dry, the color is permanent and can be worked over with other media. Inktense pencils can be used on fabric to create interesting silk paintings and unique quilting projects.


  • Derwent Inktense Blocks

    Derwent Inktense Blocks

    The Derwent Inktense Blocks deliver pure vibrant color but when completely washed out it transforms into a translucent ink-like paint. The blocks can be used like pans of paint, dipped in water and apply color directly.


  • China Markers

    China Markers

    Blaisdell Pencil Company was the first to offer the paper wrapped peel-off china marker in 1895. The newer Sanford version is used for marking on china, glass, plastic and most slick surfaces. If you prefer a wood core pencil the Stabilo-All pencil allows easy removal with a damp rag.


  • Derwent Pastel Pencils

    Derwent Pastel Pencils

    Derwent Pastel Pencils are soft and blendable in 90 colors. Real pastel pigment is encased in a cedar shell to allow precise control. Sharpen with a pencil sharpener or sanding pad. Sets or open stock up to 90 colors.

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  • Carb-Othello Pastel Pencils

    Carb-Othello Pastel Pencils

    Carb-Othello Pastel pencils are made in Germany by Schwan-Stabilo and unlike most pastel pencils can be blended dry or with water. Choose from 60 colors in sets or in open stock.

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  • Carb-Othello Pastel Pencil Sets

    Carb-Othello Pastel Pencil Sets

    Carb-Othello Pastel pencils are made in Germany by Schwan-Stabilo and unlike most pastel pencils can be blended dry or with water. Choose from 60 colors in sets or in open stock.


  • Cretacolor Fine Art Pastel Pencils

    Cretacolor Fine Art Pastel Pencils


  • Pitt Pastel Pencils

    Pitt Pastel Pencils

    Pitt Pastels are easily blended and beautifully made. Made in Germany by Faber-Castell, they feature pure pigments wrapped in red cedar finished with a clear gloss finish.


  • Rembrandt Pastels

    Rembrandt Pastels

    Rembrandt Artists' Soft Pastels are the worlds most popular pastel! Available in 203 colors of unsurpassed glow, purity and intensity. Made from purest pigments in an extra-fine Kaolin clay binder. Made in Holland and available in sets or open stock.

    Click here for complete color chart.


  • Rembrandt Pastel Sets

    Rembrandt Pastel Sets

    Rembrandt Artists' Soft Pastels are the worlds most popular pastel! Available in 203 colors of unsurpassed glow, purity and intensity. Made from purest pigments in an extra-fine Kaolin clay binder. Made in Holland and available in sets or open stock.


  • Sennelier Pastels-Original Clrs

    Sennelier Pastels-Original Clrs

    Sennelier Pastels have been hand-made in France since 1900. These extra-fine soft pastels are water soluble and available in 525 colors - the largest range available. Lightfast to hold color for centuries. Open stock and sets up to 525 colors.

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  • Sennelier Pastels-102 New Colors

    Sennelier Pastels-102 New Colors

    Sennelier Pastels have been hand-made in France since 1900. These extra-fine soft pastels are water soluble and available in 525 colors - the largest range available. Lightfast to hold color for centuries. Open stock and sets up to 525 colors.


  • Sennelier Pastels-25 Iridescents

    Sennelier Pastels-25 Iridescents

    Sennelier Pastels have been hand-made in France since 1900. These extra-fine soft pastels are water soluble and available in 525 colors - the largest range available. Lightfast to hold color for centuries. Open stock and sets up to 525 colors.


  • Sennelier Pastel Sets

    Sennelier Pastel Sets

    Sennelier Pastels have been hand-made in France since 1900. These extra-fine soft pastels are water soluble and available in 525 colors - the largest range available. Lightfast to hold color for centuries. Open stock and sets up to 525 colors.


  • Sennelier Oil Pastels

    Sennelier Oil Pastels

    He wanted freedom. To paint without a brush on any surface that was before him - paper, wood, metal, stone and even glass. This is what Picasso wanted. He went to Sennelier to get it and the oil pastel was born! 120 colors or in sets. Try Sennelier Pastel Card pads for maximum effect.

    Click here for complete color chart.


  • Other Oil Pastels

    Other Oil Pastels

    Also called wax oil crayons, oil pastels are both a painting and drawing medium. They have characteristics similar to both pastels and wax crayons. They can be used on paper, canvas, metal, wood, and various other rigid surfaces.


  • Schmincke Pastels

    Schmincke Pastels

    Containing only the purest fine ground pigments and a minimum of binder, Schmincke Soft Artist Pastels are still created using original techniques.


  • Unison Pastels

    Unison Pastels

    Superior in color and texture, Unison Soft Pastels are high-quality for the professional artist. Made in England using the original process or hand-rolling and air-drying. They are intensely pigment with little binder to create pure colors. Sets of Unison Soft Pastels combine values, portrait tones, and general palette combinations. Each pastel fits into a slot inside of protective foam.


  • Jack Richeson Pastels

    Jack Richeson Pastels

    Richeson Pastels come in 3 types - Soft, hand-rolled, Soft Round, and Semi-hard squares. Each offer different qualities and can be used together for a mixed-media experience. Set are a great way to get started, and each color assortment has been carefully selected to work together.


  • Nupastels

    Nupastels

    Prismacolor Nupastels are harder pastels which are virtually dustless and resist crumbling and breakage. Smooth laydown and great blendability. Choose from 96 colors of open stock or sets.

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  • Nupastel Sets

    Nupastel Sets

    Prismacolor Nupastels are harder pastels which are virtually dustless and resist crumbling and breakage. Smooth laydown and great blendability. Choose from 96 colors of open stock or sets.


  • Derwent Artbars

    Derwent Artbars

    With a beautiful creamy consistency, these triangular bars of solid, highly pigmented colour offer the artist so much creative potential.  They feel luxuriously smooth as they release consistently rich, deep pigment.  The wax based bars are also completely water-soluble and dry marks almost seem to melt under your brush.  Used either dry or wet, Artbar opens up a world of expressive mark making and rich opaque colour.


  • Cray-Pas Pastels

    Cray-Pas Pastels

    Sakura Cray-Pas are a line of oil-based pastels that are easily blended with a rich creamy consistency. Dust is eliminated and colors are richer and deeper than soft pastels. Great for schools and kids as many are labeled non-toxic. 


  • Street Stix Pavement Pastels

    Street Stix Pavement Pastels

    Perfect for murals and outdoors surfaces, these jumbo sized pastels are rain resistant. Street stix blend weel, do not crumble and last much longer than regular sidewalk chalk. Available in sets and individual pastels.


  • Faber Castell Gelatos

    Faber Castell Gelatos

    Nothing on the market today compares with Design Memory Craft Gelatos. Compact acid-free pigment sticks glide on creamy smooth for vibrant color and coverage. Sticks blend easily with or without water. Try this unique medium on paper, canvas, or wood!


  • Other Pastels & Sets

    Other Pastels & Sets

    These sets cover a wide range of qualities from Sanford, Prismacolor, Reeves, SMI, Grumbacher, Van Gogh, Conte, Pentel, Alphacolor & Portfolio. Choose from soft pastels, oil pastels and Conte Crayons.


  • Conte & Litho Crayons

    Conte & Litho Crayons

    Used by artists' since 1790, Conté A Paris crayons are extremely versatile and may be used to create a variety of effects. Korn Litho Crayons are available in five hardnesses for marking on litho plates.


  • Crayons & Chalk

    Crayons & Chalk

    These sets and kits contain everything you need for drawing and cartooning. While most of the sets are made specifically for kids and young adults, everyone can enjoy drawing with these art supplies! Choose from Crayola, Reeves, Hyatt's, Oasis and Walter Foster.


  • Fixatives/Stomps/Brushes

    Fixatives/Stomps/Brushes

    These tools are perfect for blending your pastels or pencil drawings. Choose from blending stomps - also known as blending stumps or tortillions - Davinci pastel blending brushes & real chamois rags. Krylon Fixatives are made in many varieties to protect your artwork from smudging, light and moisture.



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