Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper Pad 9" x 12" - Assorted Colors
This pastel pad contains a bit heavier paper than the Strathmore Pastel Pad (98 lb vs. 80 lb.,) but features similar texture and colors. This pad is also 9" x 12" and contains 24 sheets of paper. Each pad contains a variety of muted colors I would describe as eggshell, butternut, light taupe, mustard, medium granite, and medium dusty blue. ~ Rachel P.
Canson® Mi-Teintes® is a pulp-dyed colour paper that has won worldwide recognition for its qualities.
Canson® Mi-Teintes® is genuine art paper that contains cotton, combining mechanical resistance and a sensuous feel. In addition to its qualities as a drawing medium, Canson® Mi-Teintes® complies with the ISO 9706 standard on permanence, a guarantee of excellent conservation.
Furthermore it has the advantage of having a different texture on either side: a honeycombed side characteristic of Canson®Mi-Teintes®; and fine grain on the other.
Ideal for fine art techniques: pastel, charcoal, sanguine, pencil, even watercolours and gouache, but also for handicrafts (folding, cutting, gluing, making cards, etc.).
Pad contains 24 sheets of 98 lb (160gsm) paper, four sheets of each color: 335 White, 470 Champagne, 384 Buff, 426 Moonstone, 431 Steel Gray, and 490 Light Blue.
Once in a great while you will come across an art program that is so easy-to-use, open-ended, and brimming with all sorts of exciting possibilities that you just want to use it yourself. This was certainly the case with ARTistic Pursuits when I first reviewed it. The basic philosophy of ARTistic Pursuits is to combine what it defines as the four essential areas, or categories, of art into a short, easily manageable and flexible lesson. The first category is Elements of Art, or "what art is made of" which include what we would think of as the basics of the actual drawing (line, shape, color, etc.). The next is Composition, or "how art is arranged" (balance, proportion, space), third is Media (variation), and finally, History (becoming familiar with different artists, styles, and periods). This seems like a lot to cover in one program, but ARTistic Pursuits does it surprisingly well and very naturally. The early elementary (K-3) level covers these same four areas in each lesson, but in a less in-depth and more informal manner. The whole series has been revised for 2013, and each volume now features 36 lessons (previously 32). You'll notice a slight shift in grade levels (books previously