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Darice 120-Piece Deluxe Art Set

$69.95 $11.86

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

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Description

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 parts, not for children under 3 years.

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360 Reviews from Amazon


  1. 5 out of 5

    USA mum |

    I got this for my daughter and she loves it I believe that soon I will have to replace it because all the paint and pastel have gone to shreds
  2. 5 out of 5

    Great for the Kids |
    Whitwhall, Mt USA

    Budding artists, hours of fun and supports. Great to decorate the house with the finished product. Great for trips and quiet evening.
  3. 5 out of 5

    Colorful & Lovely Gift |
    Verified Purchase

    Awesome and great color box for the price point and kids plus adults who have passion for the painting would love
  4. 5 out of 5

    Great art kit |
    Verified Purchase

    Ordered this for my kids, they love it. Kit's been used and abused daily for a while now, has quality supplies inside and the case has held up like a champ.
  5. 5 out of 5

    Great little art set |
    Verified Purchase

    I absolutely love this set. I almost treat it with reverence. I keep it hidden away so that visiting children will not find it and wish to have as much fun as I do.
  6. 4 out of 5

    Art Studio |
    Verified Purchase

    I chose this item for a child to stimulate her art talent and it worked she is actively painting now. Great item at a great price.
  7. 4 out of 5

    Awesome Set |
    Verified Purchase

    My daughter loved it. It didnt take long for the case to crack. I thought the wood would have been more sturdy.
  8. 4 out of 5

    Good set for the price |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this for my kids. It's not a professional kit, but has everything a child could want. And the wooden box is a bonus - they'll be able to use it to store other art supplies when these are gone.
  9. 5 out of 5

    Great deal |
    Verified Purchase

    This was a great deal for the price. Very nice set for the kids. It is lasting longer then expected and my kids love it
  10. 5 out of 5

    A wonderful set |
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased this for my 12 year old granddaughter who is a budding artist and past the stage of kiddie markers and paints. It has everything she could want all contained in a nicely made wooden box with a clasp closure. After pricing art supplies elseware, I realized what a bargain this set is. Needless to say it was a big hit!!
  11. 5 out of 5

    This is just right for me. |
    Great Smokey MountainsVerified Purchase

    As a beginner in drawing and self teaching of the art, I find this is just right for me. Of course, if you are a pro you may want a bigger better one. Kids would love this. Well, kids and myself. Love the box which helps me keep things organized.
  12. 3 out of 5

    It delivered what it promised |
    Verified Purchase

    The 120 Piece Deluxe Art Set is what it is for the price. Nothing bad but nothing spectacular, you can find this like type product anywhere from Flea Markets to Walmart.
  13. 5 out of 5

    Deluxe Art Set |
    Verified Purchase

    My Grand daughter just loved her art set anyone who has a child interested in art should purchase this set
  14. 2 out of 5

    Meh. |
    Verified Purchase

    I must have purchased this while drunk or something. The actual supplies are very low quality. The wooden box that they come in however is kinda nice to look at until you pinch your friggin fingers in it. Which I have done a few times while opening and closing. TL;DR way overpriced wooden box with crap art supplies. Safety first
  15. 5 out of 5

    art set |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this art set for my eight year old granddaughter. She loves it. The only thing she didn't like was that there were no markers. All in all, packaging and timely delivery were excellent.
  16. 5 out of 5

    Bought this for my little artist |
    Verified Purchase

    He's been using for 6 months and hasn't complained about anything so I'm going with that he loves it because he uses it all the time.
  17. 5 out of 5

    Nice |
    Verified Purchase

    Alright quality, looks pretty, makes a nice gift for kids without breaking a budget. For the price don't expect superior quality.
  18. 5 out of 5

    Great Set |
    Birmingham, AlVerified Purchase

    I bought this set for my daughter and she loves it! There is so much in this set, it keeps her busy for hours!!
  19. 4 out of 5

    art set |
    Verified Purchase

    This gift was ordered as a birthday gift. Lots of different colors to choose from while doing art work.Very compact and dedigned for easy use. Great gift for children.
  20. 5 out of 5

    Good Value |
    Verified Purchase

    This is a quality set of pastels and paints at a reasonable price. Sent it as a gift and it was well-received.
  21. 5 out of 5

    Great gift for budding artists |
    Verified Purchase

    My 11 year old loves art. This set gave her the opportunity to try new things and be creative. The materials are nice and the case gives it a "grown up" feel.
  22. 4 out of 5

    Worth the money! |
    Verified Purchase

    For the beginning artist, this is a great set to start out with. I sent one to my mom and she was thrilled.
  23. 4 out of 5

    Good deal |
    Verified Purchase

    I am happy I received my item in good time and got a good deal although it wasn't exactly what I expected but it's exactly what hey described
  24. 5 out of 5

    Thank you very much for a set of drawing and creativity. |
    Verified Purchase

    Thank you very much for a set of drawing and creativity. Very happy with purchase. Fully corresponds to the description. Great value. A child plays with pleasure
  25. 5 out of 5

    Cool set |
    Verified Purchase

    This was a gift that I was told is used allot. the kids like it and use it to sketch and draw fun stuff. The box help keep it organized.
  26. 5 out of 5

    Nice Set |
    Verified Purchase

    This is a gift I made to the girls and they use it all the time. It helps them to be artistic and have fun too. Good quality set.
  27. 5 out of 5

    A GREAT DEAL |
    Verified Purchase

    BOUGHT THIS FOR MY NIECE. SHE SAYS THAT SHE IS REALLY ENJOYING THE ART SET. MY NIECE IS 12 YEARS OLD. AMAZON ALWAYS GIVES A GREAT DEAL. THANKS
  28. 4 out of 5

    great little set for the price |
    Verified Purchase

    First off its a fantastic little set for the beginner or a child, not so much for the artist. Well made box and the art supplies themselves are good. I would have given 5 stars, but i'm just not super impressed with any of it.
  29. 5 out of 5

    birthday gift |
    Verified Purchase

    great art set my daughter loves this so much. Cant wait to order more when she finish with this one.
  30. 4 out of 5

    Everything you need |
    IllinoisVerified Purchase

    My son is very artsy and loves all the options that this case has. Wish it was a bit more friendly around the edges (needs some fine sanding, edges are very sharp) but what's inside is really great. Entertained him for hours!
  31. 5 out of 5

    gift |
    Philadelphia, PA, USVerified Purchase

    bought this for my Granddaughter for an art class she was taking. She loved all the different mediums in the case. Easy to carry and keep organized.
  32. 5 out of 5

    Great Art Set for the Money |
    AlabamaVerified Purchase

    This is a really good, inexpensive art set for the money. I bought it for my 8 yr old son and he loves it. He enjoys it so much that there is hardly a day that he isn't seen using it.
  33. 4 out of 5

    good for the price |
    Verified Purchase

    It is good for the price, I bought it for my babe girl to practice the drawing, I don't focus so on the price since it is just at the beginning of her drawing.
  34. 5 out of 5

    Perfect For Kids |
    Verified Purchase

    This product is perfect for kids! My daughter is 5 and enjoys every second with this Art Kit! THank you!
  35. 4 out of 5

    I'd recommend |

    I recommend with some hesitation. The painting is gorgeous, especially in a red and gold setting. However, there was a very painful incident with a staple that had protruded through one corner of the canvas. It was amazing how much havoc it caused -- torn clothing, cut fingers, scratched wall.Other than that, the painting itself is just what I wanted, but I wish I had ordered the larger size. My living room has an 18 foot wall and this painting simply gets lost, so it has been relegated to a smaller room. I'd recommend purchasing this item, but check for renegade staples!
  36. 5 out of 5

    NIce set! |
    Verified Purchase

    For the price, you can't expect paintings to come out like Van Gogh's, but it still does a great job! I bought this for myself (im an adult, but share it with my son) for the wreck this journal series. This kit does the job! Markers- Pretty nice!! The color is very vibrant and pretty! Color Pencils- They are nice as well! I can't complain! :) Ruler- 6"- Clear! I love that it is clear, it really helps on certain projects. Glue- I have not used the glue yet, but it looks decent enough. Oil Pastels- These aren't the top of the line, but these actually work pretty well. Crayons- These are pretty waxy.... but my 5 year old likes them! Eraser- Works well. Watercolors- These work just as good as any other watercolors that I've used. Paint Brush- Terrible! :) Thick plastic bristles! Palette- I wouldn't consider this a palette, as it's just a clear cover for the watercolor. You flip it over and can use it as a palette. Paper Clips- Cheap and don't really see a need for them, but good to have just in case. Sharpener- Basic sharpener, decent enough to handle the job. Sponge- I haven't used this, but it would be neat for a sponge painting! Scissors- Definitely cheap, and safe! They do cut through paper, but sometimes it just bends the paper. Pencil- Standard No.2 looking black pencil Case- This case is made of plastic and has a button snap to keep it closed, and it has worked fine so far! I hope this review has helped! The price is nice for 120 pieces, and I would say it is definitely worth it. Even though there are a couple of not so great items, the great ones outweigh that! Have a artistic, creative day! :)
  37. 5 out of 5

    Great product for the price |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this for my 4 year old grand daughter who is a little artist. She loves it! It is light weight & easy for her to carry. No pointy wooden corners for her to drop on her tiny toes :) Great starter kit for the little artist in your world!
  38. 5 out of 5

    Deluxe Art Set |
    Verified Purchase

    Purchased as a Christmas gift for a young lady in the family who is into different art mediums. This set was quite a buy and very, very well received.
  39. 3 out of 5

    Paintings Are Pretty |

    The paintings are pretty, however, I was misled to think that the shadows closer to the flowers on the painting were a darker gray and instead the and the shadows closer to the flowers are a light blue. Does not match my room at all.
  40. 4 out of 5

    Am happy with that! |

    I wanted this picture as soon as I saw it, as it had the colors that I was looking for to go with my oriental and animal print d?cor! But, it came and I was disappointed, because it is so dull and not RED RED like the picture showed and said it was! More orangeish red! Going to keep it though as it goes OK, but not like it should have! Also, the size is barely 22" X barely 31" and one more inch would have been a big difference! It is done well though and came quick and without damage, so am happy with that!
  41. 4 out of 5

    My daughter she loves it. |
    Verified Purchase

    My daughter she loves it. She is drawing all the time and enjoy these pencils. I truly recommend it for your daughter and sweeties for birthday present. Thanks.
  42. 5 out of 5

    Very Nice Set |
    Verified Purchase

    This has all the essentials for an aspiring artist, namely my daughters :) I am no artist but this is a great set IMO. The inclusion of a kneed eraser is surprisingly advanced/professional so that was a "neato" surprise.
  43. 5 out of 5

    Christmas gift |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this for my daughter and she loves to draw. She asked me to get her another set for her birthday. I also bought different types of paper.
  44. 2 out of 5

    Darice Art Kit |
    Verified Purchase

    All the colors seem to be ok but the inside does not seem to stay in as well as the first ones I ordered before Christmas 2012. Though the Kids do do enjoy them.
  45. 5 out of 5

    Perfect! |
    Northville, MichiganVerified Purchase

    This set is perfect for my 8 year old artist. Well worth the money compared to what you can get in the stores.
  46. 5 out of 5

    Great Value |
    Sarasota, FLVerified Purchase

    Great value for the money. My daughter has continued to play with this set since christmas...turns out she's actually pretty good about putting things back together. You would think that with 131 pieces there'd be 13 pieces left with 118 under my couch, but nope. The price on this set is excellent and I think it's a great set for a beginner!
  47. 1 out of 5

    PAINTS |
    Verified Purchase

    PAINTS DIDNT WORK UNABLE TO USE PAINTS POOR QUALITY POOR QUALITY FOR PRICE LOW VALUE AND HIGH COST TERRIBLE F GRADE
  48. 5 out of 5

    Good |
    Verified Purchase

    Its is good to use. I loved it. I recommened it to anyone who wanna purchase this product. Thank you.
  49. 4 out of 5

    Nice kid |
    Darma "LookingGlass"Verified Purchase

    My daughter got this for Christmas, and she really enjoyed it and that's a lot of different types of drawing tools that kids really enjoy using. I would recommend it
  50. 4 out of 5

    Good!!!! |
    Verified Purchase

    worth of money!!!!
  51. 3 out of 5

    You get what your pay for |
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased this set for my son who had been asking me over and over again for an art set. I decided to start with this one because the price was so low. The case and all the supplies are rather low quality, but what do you expect for such an affordable price? All-in-all I think it is worth it. He has enjoyed it enough that I think we can safely purchase him a more expensive set that has better quality materials.
  52. 5 out of 5

    perfect! |
    Verified Purchase

    Daughter loves it! Awesome gift for awesome price :) on time delivery and has great quality to product for a inexpensive price!! Wonderful you will not go wrong if you buy this!
  53. 1 out of 5

    Ha, What a Lot of Junk! |

    I was looking at art kits and came across this one... I remember having this thing when I was 10. I was spoiled by Crayola, and was extremely disappointed by this low-quality crap. The crayons were absolutely horrid - about as bad as Rose Art! You get what you pay for...
  54. 4 out of 5

    Great for kids! |
    Verified Purchase

    A nice collection of media. Not the best quality but great for young kids to explore their artistic talents! I recommend it.
  55. 5 out of 5

    Greatt gift |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this as a gift for a child that likes to draw and color. He just thinks it is the coolest thing. The only thing is, he has to be careful to put the top back on the markers or it will dry up; otherwise it was an excellent choice.
  56. 5 out of 5

    Fun for kids |
    Verified Purchase

    Lots of art supplies and all well-organized. The quality of this kit is better than some I've looked at, but the price is fairly comparable. I would recommend this item.
  57. 5 out of 5

    Gift was loved by tween girl |
    CULVER CITY, CA, USVerified Purchase

    This was a gift for my niece who wanted an art kit. She loved it and has used everything in it with great results. Quality materials create quality results and they are lasting quite well too. Box is solid and attractive. Wonderful set for a young artist to explore and create with.
  58. 4 out of 5

    My Grandson Loved it! |
    Verified Purchase

    I never saw the Set as it was a present sent directly to another State. But his Mother tells me that my atristic and mildly autistic 13 year old, to whom it was sent, loves it enough to put down his game machine and work with it for hours at a stretch.. That says alot.
  59. 2 out of 5

    Good for the price |
    Verified Purchase

    This is a really nice container but the actual art supplies are on the lower end of quality. Great for a little kid though.
  60. 5 out of 5

    Delux art Set |
    Verified Purchase

    All she needed and some. The only bad part was all the other kids loved it too.It is a total art Array , yet easy to use and organized.
  61. 4 out of 5

    great set |
    Verified Purchase

    has a great assortment of choices. for a great price and has a nice carry case for travel as I do a lot of.
  62. 1 out of 5

    Deluxe? |
    Verified Purchase

    How they have the word 'Deluxe' in it is a joke. It is complete trash. It is as if it was made for 9 year olds who think their going to be a professional artist...
  63. 4 out of 5

    Good art supplies bad case |
    Verified Purchase

    My daughter loves having lots of art supplies to choose from but the case is really flimsy. The handles and closure have broken but we still keep everything in it just have to be careful with it.
  64. 5 out of 5

    Great gift |
    Verified Purchase

    I gave these as Christmas gifts to two little boys and they were excited about them. Just what I wanted to achieve
  65. 5 out of 5

    Great purchase |
    Long Beach, CAVerified Purchase

    I have a 6 year old... As parents know... Kids get a lot of homework, related to drawing or coloring something... So this came in handy... Plus I don't have to worry about it all over the floor or lost...
  66. 5 out of 5

    Excellent! |
    Verified Purchase

    Excellent toy! Ideal for the enjoyment of children. Is as shown. My son loved it! I highly recommend it! good buy. Good quality!
  67. 1 out of 5

    not worth the trouble |
    Verified Purchase

    arrived on time most pcs were loose case broke 4 days in crayons were broken when it got here but oddly kiddo wanted to keep it
  68. 5 out of 5

    Love it |
    Verified Purchase

    Great quality!Lots of different options for creating different types of art work.Easy to carry. Neat way to store all of the art materials.
  69. 3 out of 5

    cheap |
    Verified Purchase

    I think I paid too much for this product. The materials seemed cheap. I would not purchase this item again. The case was nice though.
  70. 5 out of 5

    Great Gift |
    AzVerified Purchase

    Working on getting all these together for the grandkids for Christmas. I love the boxes and the different medium that are included. Depending on the ages, this is an amazing gift. So much fun in one box.
  71. 4 out of 5

    Nice little art set with a fun case for kids |
    Verified Purchase

    The Darice ArtyFacts Portable Art Studio is a pretty fun art set. It comes with water color paint, colored pencils, crayons, markers and art accessories. The art supplies work as you would expect but the accessories are rather cheap and don't work well. The scissors are 100% plastic and just do not cut. The stapler jams and can't do more than a couple pages. The colored pencils are really short making them hard to color with and shortening their lifespan. The snazzy briefcase style box is rather useful and kids could find uses for it beyond just carrying it around I imagine. All in all it's a fun art kit that I would recommend for anyone trying to get their kid interested in art.
  72. 5 out of 5

    portab le art studio |
    Verified Purchase

    my 9 year old granddaughter loved this, and she can fit paper for projects in the case and the case can be a hard surface to do the projects on when traveling.
  73. 5 out of 5

    Good quality and filled with many pieces. |
    Verified Purchase

    This has been a great art start kit for my daughter. She loves it. It has so many options when so draws. She still uses this today and will continue in the years to come.
  74. 5 out of 5

    Grandson Loves this Art Kit |
    McVeytown, Pa United StatesVerified Purchase

    My grandson loves the bright colors and enjoys drawing with them. The wood case is very durable and he can carry it from room to room without spilling the contents on the floor. He loves it when his dad draws with him.
  75. 5 out of 5

    Best for the dollar most versatile for fun |
    Vermont, USAVerified Purchase

    Fun, many applications. My 8 year old grand daughter loves it. The colors are beautiful and many more color varieties than in other, more expenseve coloring sets.
  76. 3 out of 5

    Cheap stuff |
    Portland, OR United StatesVerified Purchase

    The case/crayon/ pensils/markers are all bad quality. I have collected "crayon crumbs" from this. The kid doesn't want to use the broken ones and most broke the very first time. Markers don't have the tips anymore. It may be ok for small kids who may not take good care of say an expensive coloring set like Crayola's.Though I feel its not value for money because we didn't really use it much.
  77. 5 out of 5

    Great Art Kit |
    Verified Purchase

    Everything you child will need is in this kit. I wouldn't consider it Crayola quality or anything but I didn't expect it to be for that price. The kids both love the fact it is in a case that they can carry around the house.
  78. 5 out of 5

    Perfect for beginning artists. |
    Taylor, Texas USAVerified Purchase

    I gave this to my granddaughter for Christmas as she is taking art classes in high school. She loved it and is the envy of her classmates. It has a little of everything all in one easy to carry briefcase that can be used as a desktop for drawing.
  79. 5 out of 5

    Hit gift |
    Woodstock GAVerified Purchase

    For a 9 yr old this seemed to be a hit. I haven't seen the set but understand it's quite popular and well-used.
  80. 1 out of 5

    cheap |
    Verified Purchase

    It looks like a nice package, and I suppose you get a lot of stuff for your money, but the products inside are cheap. The scissors routinely fall apart and the markers/pencils don't write very well.
  81. 5 out of 5

    Darcice 80 piece deluxe art set |
    Verified Purchase

    I love this item! I use it everyday for my drawings! I'm so happy I purchased this item from you! Thank you, Deanna Rollins!
  82. 5 out of 5

    Excellent for the price. |
    Verified Purchase

    Very complete set, with quality materials. Nice case. Excellent for the price. Perfect for young artist, and is a good starter set.
  83. 4 out of 5

    Nice art set.. |
    Verified Purchase

    Overall pleased with the art set. It was a little low quality as most of the crayons broke on first use. It has a nice range of colors
  84. 4 out of 5

    it's ok |
    Verified Purchase

    The set is ok my seven year old really likes it tho its kind of cheaply made the scissors were missing but that was cool with me it's not all that impressive to me my little girl said to give it 5 stars so I gave it 4
  85. 4 out of 5

    good job |
    Verified Purchase

    got what i paid for , but it works better than i though it would , good job guys ill buy again
  86. 2 out of 5

    Not impressed |
    Verified Purchase

    I wasn't impressed with this kit. The product was very cheap and broke and fell apart really easy. Kinda upset with my purchase but it was cheap so I got what I paid for I guess
  87. 4 out of 5

    Bought on sale at a CRAZY low price near Christmas! |
    San Francisco, CAVerified Purchase

    I saw this on Amazon for a crazy marked down price and bought one for a gift. We always support a charity at work near the holidays that involve children and this was a great looking product!!! I think I paid $14!!!! Regularly around $35?? Lots of good stuff inside the hard sided case!
  88. 5 out of 5

    bought as a gift for an 8yr. old |
    Arizona, USAVerified Purchase

    I bought this as a birthday gift for a little girl turning 8 who loves to draw and paint. I was told she loved it and so I am very pleased!!!! It is important to encourage the arts in the young, at least I think so and this set has a good variety in a handy case...enough to excite the artist in most anyone
  89. 5 out of 5

    excellent set for the little artist |
    Verified Purchase

    the best option of pastels for beginners, a huge palette. Felt-tip pens usual, and pencils even very light shades. In a set there is also an eraser, a ruler, 2 paper clips and sponge for shading. 7years the set was pleasant to the kid, drawing for it the best occupation which tears off from computer games)
  90. 5 out of 5

    gift |
    Verified Purchase

    my grandson is an artist. he can't put it down. he said he would send me pitchures he has made from it. thanks so much.
  91. 5 out of 5

    Good value |
    Hustisford, WIVerified Purchase

    Our granddaughter is quite an artist and we felt it was time to get her a good set that has a place for keeping it all. This is a great value and we were surprised at the great quality of this set. Definitely a great buy.
  92. 4 out of 5

    Fine gift for the budding artist. |
    South Bend, INVerified Purchase

    A gift for my granddaughter was well received. Lots of useful items for all kinds of artful projects. Box is not all that great; not really adequate for repeated use.
  93. 2 out of 5

    Case easily falls apart |
    Verified Purchase

    Its nice to look at all sort of colors inside and whats included in it. My issue with this is the case can easily fall apart. My first order had to be returned. The sides where the latch is located already fell apart when we open the box likely from delivery or packaging. The replacement is also falling apart, again where the handle latch and handle is. This falls under the category of "china product." I figure I'm just going to nail it, since my son already opened it as a gift. I don't want to deal with returning, ups pick-up and worrying about getting lost.
  94. 5 out of 5

    Wow Great buy |
    Verified Purchase

    My grandson loves this set. It was more than I expected. I did happen to get it at a reduced price during Christmas time. Have to say the higher price would have been too much for my budget. But after seeing how much use it gets. The higher price is ok too.
  95. 1 out of 5

    broken into many pieces |
    Verified Purchase

    I saw this as a "best deals"on Amazon and it looked very nice for the money. I ordered it as a gift for my girlfriend and when it arrived out was broken into so many pieces that out was hard to tell what it was. A couple things I did notice about it was that the construction was bad at best! The wood was more like cardboard and could not imagine it laying more than a couple openings anyway since the hinges where about as good quality as the wood. The damage did not come from shopping that I could tell since the box it arrived in was in flawless condition, I sent it back and requested a refund instead of a replacement because I had no doubt in my mind the case would not last very long.
  96. 1 out of 5

    Poor quality |
    Richmond, TXVerified Purchase

    bought it twice. it fell apart twice as soon as we opened it. . Poor quality on wooden case. do not recommend.
  97. 3 out of 5

    Work Great on walls but....... |

    When I bought this product and brought it into my sleeping chamber, it was like of bomb of color, awesomeness, and disorganized scribbling went off. With random words and scribbles of varying electromagnetic wave frequencies coating my walls, the floors, and even my pet ostrich fu-fu, I was ESTATIC!!! When my great quintuple removed uncle Samantha came however it was a different story. He got so mad he cut off fu-fu's eastern ear!!!!! Now he can only hear me encouraging him to lay an egg with 8 ears. What has this world come to!?!?!?! Now he won't lay good eggs and I will go without eating succulent unborn ostrich babies every morning!!!! Why?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?
  98. 5 out of 5

    great buy |
    Verified Purchase

    Great buy great price too. My 9 year old grandson loves this set. Purchased a different one for his older brother. They both love their sets. I did good.
  99. 5 out of 5

    My son loved this! |
    Verified Purchase

    Got this for my six year old and he was ecstatic he loves to draw and color and paint and just do ANYTHING creative. He loves it, I'm sure any child would.
  100. 5 out of 5

    A Nice Gift for Children |
    Verified Purchase

    A perfect gift for any child who loves Art, Coloring, and any drawing related activity. Tried to buy more, but stock was sold out!
  101. 5 out of 5

    great buy |
    Verified Purchase

    Great buy great price too. My 9 year old grandson loves this set. Purchased a different one for his older brother. They both love their sets. I did good.
  102. 5 out of 5

    My son loved this! |
    Verified Purchase

    Got this for my six year old and he was ecstatic he loves to draw and color and paint and just do ANYTHING creative. He loves it, I'm sure any child would.
  103. 2 out of 5

    Darice ArtyFacts Portable Art Studio, 131-Piece Deluxe Art Set With Wood Case - poor quality |
    Verified Purchase

    Good idea, but very poor implementation. All materials are very low quality - no single piece that you'd use with a pleasure (except may be a ruler, an eraser and a sharpener - those are just average, all the rest - very poor). The plastic liner which holds all the materials keeps falling out when you open the box. When my son used watercolors for the first time he asked me how to make them COLORFUL (and you can't take them out of the box, so you need to bring the whole penal to the drawing area). Crayons started breaking right on the first use. Scissors - just a joke. We haven't been trying the rest of the materials yet - but I'd expect pretty much the same experience. It's tempting to get a full set of art materials for kid packed into a nice-looking box for a low price, but neither the quality of materials nor the functionality of the box are satisfactory. You would probably still get a smaller kid excited about all the bright materials initially, but be aware that this happiness will not last for long. Save your money and your kids experience - invest in better-quality and longer-lasting materials.
  104. 5 out of 5

    Best for the dollar most versatile for fun |
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    Fun, many applications. My 8 year old grand daughter loves it. The colors are beautiful and many more color varieties than in other, more expenseve coloring sets.
  105. 3 out of 5

    Ok set for beginners, but expensive |
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    This is quite a difficult review to write, as the set I and other reviewers received was apparently not a final product. Unfortunately I can't comment on the wooden carry case, as the final product is expected to be made out of hard wood, but the case I received was made out of press board. The kit contains -Pencils- 16 colors, 2 each (32 total) -Markers- 30 total -Pastels- 18 colors, 3 each (54 total) -Acryic paints- 12 colors, 12 oz. -Watercolor paints- 12 colors, 12 oz. (note that the watercolors are in tubes, not flat squares) -Oil paints- 12 colors, 12 oz. -2 drawing pencils -1 gum eraser -2 paintbrushes The variety of materials is nice for someone who wants to explore a variety of mediums, although the lack of color range could be a hinderance. I think the quality of the materials is appropriate for a serious beginner; I have seen far worse, but they wouldn't satisfy a professional. My primary concern about gifting such an item would be the cost; Darice has several other kits, which even at half size, are only a 1/4 of the price.
  106. 4 out of 5

    Quality is not perfect, but for the price its a FANTASTIC art ... |
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    Quality is not perfect, but for the price its a FANTASTIC art kit for a child. Stick a small pad of sketch or watercolor paper in the case and you are good to go!
  107. 3 out of 5

    Beginning art set |
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    The plastic case is somewhat cheaply made, but the materials inside are quite usable and functionate. They worked well for gifts for a 7 year old and 9 year old girls.
  108. 5 out of 5

    Nice Art Set for Beginning Artists |
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    This was a gift for a young artist - who loves it!! It comes in a nice case and is very impressive for the price. Nice selection of colors and different mediums.
  109. 5 out of 5

    Darice art set |
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    Made an excellent Christmas present for the artist in the family. Word Word Word Word Word Word Why are a set number of words required? Who is writing the review?
  110. 1 out of 5

    Don't just don't!!! |
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    This was the most cheap made art set I have used. It is now in the garbage were it belongs. PLEASE CONSUMERS, DON'T BUY THIS SET!!!Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set
  111. 4 out of 5

    Versitile set for people that like to draw. |
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    This is a very versatile set. It gives people a good variety of things to use, both in painting and sketching. To be honest, I really did not keep this. i sold it to a friend for what I paid, to give as a present. The reason why, I got this for my niece, and only half looked at it when I bought it.. my fault.. but giving a teenage girl that draws a set that has crayons in it, just does not work the greatest. If you know what I mean. Overall, the set is what it is. When I first looked at it, I saw the stuff on the right side.. the colored pencils, the markers, etc. And that is what I thought the full set was.. Things like that. If there was something that I would make better, from what I did see in this set.. It would be, larger colored pencils.. The ones in this set are more like half sized versions. Like I said, it is what it is.. it is decent priced, and it made a good present for someone that was younger, so it went to good use. They were happy with it too, so, in the end, everyone still won. Not much more that I can say. But due to the half sized, colored pencils, most of the stuff on the right side are really cheap to buy, and the price. And that I can not say more since I did not really use it. I figured 4 stars was a decent rating.
  112. 5 out of 5

    Five Stars |
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    the grand twins loved them.
  113. 5 out of 5

    Love this set |
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    Love this set! My only complaint is that I thought I was buying it as a "lightning deal" but somehow ended up paying full price. Bummer. But it's still a great set for the price.
  114. 5 out of 5

    Great art kit! |
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    I got this for my niece for Christmas and she loves it! It has lots of different art activities for her to play with. Throw in a few coloring books and you've got a fantastic gift!!
  115. 3 out of 5

    Definitely not what I would call a 'Professional' Art Set! |
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    'Professional' is really using that word loosely. I would definitely not buy this for a 'ship to direct' gift. Online this looks beautiful and colorful and 'professional'.....in reality, it is colorful.......... As we opened the packing box we could see that the Darice case was already falling apart at the edges and corners. Literally coming unglued! Had this been a gift and was being opened in front of me, I would have died of embarrassment right then. We opened the box and there were all the 'pretty' colors.........I understand pencils/pens, whatever needing to fit tightly into their 'holders', but a person shouldn't have to break a fingernail getting one of them out! We actually had to get a slim screwdriver to pop the first one out in order to be able to get to the other colors and each one presented a bit of a struggle. I think that might stretch the patience of a youngster to the point they just wouldn't put them back in or maybe it was just the set we got. Not my idea of user friendly. This could/should be used for a starter kit, but shortly after starting to use it, you would be going to the closest arts and crafts store for replacements, especially for the tubes. And the TWO brushes? Poor quality and shedding before the first use. Add brushes to the arts and crafts store visit..........
  116. 2 out of 5

    Low quality but I guess you get what you payed for. Returned. |
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    Pros: - great variety - low price - the wooden case is quite nice and sturdy Cons: - quality is rather low - while the case itself is nice, the inserts are not
  117. 4 out of 5

    great for new artists |
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    Bought this for my younger brother. He loved the multi color options. It's a great start for new artists, lots of options between pencils and wax crayon and chalk for them to experiment with
  118. 5 out of 5

    Darice ArtyFacts Portable Art Studio, 131-Piece Deluxe Art Set With... |
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    My 5 year old daughter just loves this set. She can play for hours drawing and painting. That is exactly why we bought this set - because of our little artist. Very pleased with this product.
  119. 4 out of 5

    Nice art set.... |
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    I purchased this for my six year old daughter who has shown an interest in art. The set was in perfect condition and all the pieces were intact. I am very excited to see her develop some skills.
  120. 4 out of 5

    Not bad |
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    My lil sis loved it! The oil pastels weren't really oil pastels, they felt like crayons. But she's only 6 and she didn't mind. You get what you pay for, and five bucks is perfect for this quality.
  121. 5 out of 5

    God for artists young and old, novice or professional. |
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    Bought this for my grandson. he's shown great talent and this kit includes several varieties of artist supplies. Price is great for what is included, and wooden case keeps everything neatly in place.
  122. 4 out of 5

    good for the money |
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    This art set provides a great variety of supplies for a young artist. The products are not the best quality, but for my 5 year old, they will do. THe packaging is smart, although the plastic is rather cheap.
  123. 5 out of 5

    Great purchase |
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    I have a 6 year old... As parents know... Kids get a lot of homework, related to drawing or coloring something... So this came in handy... Plus I don't have to worry about it all over the floor or lost...
  124. 4 out of 5

    A great Gift |
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    The first thing that caught my attention was that the wood crafted box was extremely durable and would protect the supplies remarkably well.This may be just what I need for all 2 kids on my Christmas.
  125. 3 out of 5

    Seems Cheap |
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    Bought it for a good price during Christmas Lightening Deals for my seven year old. Markers are tiny and don't seem like they will last long. I think you'd be better off buying the items separately.
  126. 1 out of 5

    They used it that day for a bit and into the garbage it went |
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    this set is complete junk! I gave it to my grandchildren, one set for each, and I was sorry the minute they opened it! They used it that day for a bit and into the garbage it went! beyond "cheap!"
  127. 3 out of 5

    Good art inside, Poor design outside |
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    The brushes and paints came exactly as described but on the outside of the box there was a piece of paper glued onto the top of the wood crate. When I tried to peel the paper off it left some unattractive marks.
  128. 5 out of 5

    well organized art set. My daughter loves it. |
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    It's well organized and a solide beginner to intermediate art set. My daughter is doing great with it. It has everything she needs to draw and paint with water based painting. Good job for providing this Amazon!
  129. 4 out of 5

    this is a very good gift, colorful pens |
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    As an adult, these pieces of color pens are not high quality. As a kid, this is a very good gift, colorful pens, lots of choices. This is what i want. Considering the joy of the kids, this is definitly an amazing gift.
  130. 1 out of 5

    Not impressed |
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    Pretty cheap. The pastels are cheap crayons, not pastels. The colored pencils work ok. I bought this for my 5 yr old daughter and was quite dissapointed. I guess I should have spent more money to get a quality art set.
  131. 1 out of 5

    FOR CHILDREN ONLY! |
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    THIS IS ONLY FOR A CHILD, STARTS AT AGE 6! I SHOULD HAVE READ THE TEXT MORE! ARGGH! RETURNIKNG IT FOR AN ADULT "TO GO" SET. LARGER! AND OH WELL .. WITH AN EASEL TOO!~ BUT FOR A CHILD? THIS IS PERFECT.
  132. 3 out of 5

    Darice 80 Piece Art Set in Wooden Box |
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    The set exceeded my low expectations, although I should have read the reviews before purchasing. Bought during a lightning deal, the price was modest so I assumed this set would only be suitable for a young child but after using it for a while, with limitations, even older children will find things to enjoy The wooden case is attractive and useful for storing the many small pieces, but it should probably be handled with care to avoid stressing the small metal hinges. And, note that the colorful paper that shows the contents of the case is partially glued directly onto the wood. The glue sticks stubbornly, so it took time and effort to remove without damaging the wood. Regarding the quality of the art supplies, the oil pastels are crayons – they do not respond the way oil pastels do. The colored pencils have quite hard lead, so they are good for drawing small details but do not work well for coloring larger areas, which require softer lead. The watercolors were probably the most problematic of the group of supplies. The squares are inconsistent -- some of them worked well and others just did not release their pigment no matter what I tried or how long I swirled water on them. So, sometimes there was nothing but a hint of color on the page. Also, the color selection was not varied enough. The small accessories were surprisingly useful. I had no problem with the pencil sharpener and even the eraser worked well erasing marks made by the two included lead pencils. And, the two brushes, although clearly inexpensive did an adequate job with the water colors. This is not a bad set. It makes a nice presentation but the water colors warrant replacing, and if oil pastels are desired, rather than crayons, they too should be replaced.
  133. 4 out of 5

    I like it, but at the 14.99 or under price. |
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    I ordered this before the black Friday deal, and paid the 14.99. I think it's worth that, but not the full price. I am donating it to a toy drive...sometimes people forget that "older" children need a nice holiday, too.
  134. 5 out of 5

    Great gift for the little artist in your family |
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    Arrived yesterday and my son loves it. Got it on a lightening deal so I only paid $3 and some change. Great gift for the little artist in your family. Love All the different types of things he can use to draw and color.
  135. 5 out of 5

    for what is included, this is a good value |
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    This is an economy training bicycle. It is good to experience the pricey equipment, early on, just to know how it works, however this is a very good set to get used to using the media. The price is worthwhile, for what is included.
  136. 2 out of 5

    Box was great but the colors were just Ok |
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    The wooden box was great and the wow factor was all there. While my 4year did use it and not complain about it. Just comparing this to other crayons and coloring things we have it was just not up to par compared to other similar items.
  137. 5 out of 5

    Great for kids of all ages |
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    I used this as a fun and affordable prize for a raffle I held for students. They love it. It's hard to go wrong with art supplies! This works well with very young children as well as older ones. I will definitely continue to purchase!
  138. 5 out of 5

    This is an amazing set for a novice artist |
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    This is an amazing set for a novice artist, one who is just starting out or is a hobbyist! My teen really enjoyed this set and has used it for hours upon hours..ahh sweet silence! Replaced the "game box thingy" as a priority!!
  139. 2 out of 5

    Was great for younger child My 5 year old enjoyed but ... |
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    Was great for younger child My 5 year old enjoyed but I wouldn't buy again the quality is much less then expected. It is really hard to for a item like this that is all around great quality and not in a crap box that falls apart after a week
  140. 2 out of 5

    You get what you pay for! |
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    I expected this to be much nicer. The box is just cheap plastic..the items inside are just ok.......not what I expected but then "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR"...........................Good under $10.00 product for a 5 or 6 year old.
  141. 4 out of 5

    Not bad |
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    Product itself is pretty good. Not super high quality but great for a child/teen beginner. The only thing is the black plastic that holds the colors in does not stick to the wood cover so when you open it falls out. We just tapped it together.
  142. 5 out of 5

    daughter loved it! |
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    I bought this for my daughter who's big into art stuff. She is 9 and this was perfect for her. They had a little more advanced one for a bit more but I decided against it seeing she's still young and doesn't always take the best care of her things.
  143. 5 out of 5

    Perfect Gift Set |
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    Awesome!! Kids of all ages love this as gifts. I have purchased 5 sets so far and everyone that gets it as a gift is very excited. Everything they need except the paper to feel like artists. Perfect birthday present or gift for other occasions.
  144. 3 out of 5

    Nice idea, but decent box, or no box at all, please. |
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    I am rating this item 3 full stars, because of the sheer volume of product offered in this box. It's great to experiment with mediums for the first time with this kit. Some of them are not too bad. Professional is not appropriate diction for this set, and the box fell completely apart the second time I tried to gently lift out the drawers and see what is inside, and it is arguable that beginners (which this set is for) should get acquainted right away with Windsor Newton or Holbein, for example. It is really how I started out, with the best. They can be two different animals. I do not know the price of this set. However, Darice sets are EXTREMELY inexpensive. They have a crafts website. I don't remember seeing the word, professional on any of the sets, though. Now, I'm going to rate the items one-by-one: Markers: Yes, the colors are repeated. So what? When you run out of yellow there is more yellow. They work fine. Colored pencils: You only get a hint of color with these. Not as much wax and pigment as your premium pencils. I started a pretty flower with them, and they are a bit brittle, but the product looks ok on paper. Oil Paints: What, no cobalt blue? Oh well. At least the colors have familiar names. I started a painting (first time with oils - had to get proper brushes, medium, peel off palette). It is a desert scene. I think that will just about exhaust many of the colors. I rather like oil painting, but I can see that I wouldn't need to struggle as much if it was professional paint. Watercolor: Same issue with color choices; familiar, but not the palette I would choose. Not transparent colors I presume. I am a watercolorist. You get what you pay for, but I've started a pretty barn and tree scene. It is coming along ok I guess. Colors do not refract light like professional paints, because there are more fillers, and less pigment in these. Not bad for a beginner, but please invest in a craft set of brushes, or at least one pro brush. Acrylics: I started an acrylic seascape. My first acrylic experience. Again, colors, and again, brushes. Oil Pastels: Yes, colors are repeated, but that is a good thing. I've worked with worse oil pastels. It's difficult to get a painterly, smooth, layered look on my still life, but it looks ok. Graphite pencils: 2B, and HB. Not bad. 2 pencils will render sketches for all this artwork, and that is it. Metal pencil sharpener: I've used these before, and they don't work for me. White plastic eraser: Excellent, but not on watercolor paper. It will muddle everything up. 2 paintbrushes: ughh! Big disappointment! What I've learned: 1. You can make pretty art with student grade mediums. 2. Professional grade mediums are way too expensive for some students. 3. Do not expect too much from this set, and I agree that the word professional is inappropriate here. 4. It's nice to have a sampling of mediums to try and experiment with. 5. Having this set cost me a bit extra for the paraphernalia. 6. The wood box is a costly mistake for Darice.
  145. 1 out of 5

    just buy crayola... |
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    Alright. I got this set a few years back right when I was first starting out as a young artist. We're talking preteen young and my parents didn't want to drop thousands on prismacolors and copics that would have been absolutely TRASHED by the sheer amount of preteen angst I had to draw out. Because I believe we got this on sale, I thought I was getting good quality art supplies for a good deal. I actually still have it because I'm a bit of a hoarder and it's right beside me as I type this. How did this product get a one-star then? Because it's the biggest mistake you'll ever make. The first thing that pissed me off was the kneaded eraser. My set included one (idk maybe some sets don't) and as a child who hardly understood why the sky was blue, I was SO excited to have an eraser that could be molded like playdoh. But after a day of fiddling with it, it got super sticky and goopy and decided to just make a mess of the rest of the contents of the box. I've have kneaded erasers for MONTHS and they've never gotten unusable in a day. I think the whole experience is why I hardly use them anymore. Apparently, the set was SUPPOSED to come with oil pastels, but all I got were sad crayons. I knew what oil pastels were, and the waxy abominations in this set sure weren't. Even as crayons they were bad. I think I eventually melted them down to make crayon lipstick. And even as they melted in the vegetable oil to become cosmetics, I knew they sucked. The paints actually remind me of the horse pills I had to take for pneumonia as a kid: chalky, hard, and downright awful. I hardly used them because I couldn't really paint at the time because you gotta get the right paper and some water and put some newspaper down because I was like a baby eating spaghetti when I painted, but when I eventually did, they sucked. Colors weren't vibrant and pigment could hardly be gleaned from the antacid-like cakes. Might as well be used as hair chalk. But the colored pencils were probably the worst part of this god-forsaken set. I used colored pencils a lot whenever I drew, but these god awful colored pencils (along with the Artist Loft ones) completely turned me away from doing colored art for YEARS. I had a stigma for crayola because I thought they were for little kids (and when you hit double-digits you get an ego boost that lasts till high school) so I thought that I was a cool kid because I wasn't using crayola or roseart. But boy did I soon miss sweet, sweet crayola. These pencils have some of the hardest colored pencil lead I've ever seen. I nearly tore sheet after sheet just trying to get the red to look red. They would leave dents twenty pages thick in sketch books. And the lead was so brittle. My hands would become raw from sharpening so much with the metal sharpener (which, on another note, was flimsy and couldn't cut butter) and the electric one would eat them up like pixie stix. The one good thing about these pencils is the fact that you can break them in half in your hands without a lot of effort because that's what you'll wanna do when you find out that these things are absolute garbage and you'll need to conserve energy for when you toss this set at a brick wall out of sheer frustration. At least the box is nice. In conclusion: don't by this. if it's for a child whom you love and adore, don't. if you really love them, just but crayola...
  146. 2 out of 5

    Looks better in picture than in actual |
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    Looks better in picture than in actual. When I received this I was disappointed because it looks so cheap. The items inside look really, really cheap. The box is flimsy and made from cheap-looking plastic. For someone who likes art as I do, it's a fail.
  147. 4 out of 5

    fun kit |
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    Probably a bit much for my 6 year old aspiring artist, but it is a rather cheap-quality set. It is more for the show value than the actual product. It is still together a year later, but most of it has never been touched outside of the colored pencils.
  148. 1 out of 5

    terrible |
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    A Box status broked, terrible quality
  149. 1 out of 5

    Crap. All of it. |
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    The Watercolors were all either missing or busted. The oil pastels are half missing chunks and 4 crayons were snapped. . Tried the oencils. They don't lay down color. The crayons don't even color! Markers are dead. Absolutely the worst purchase ive ever made.
  150. 1 out of 5

    Not exactly what was pictured. |
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    The set pictured is much nicer than the set we received. The set received had a metal handle, latches that did not work properly. Inside was not as pictured either. Ended up going to art store and purchasing another set for Grandchild. She was disappointed.
  151. 3 out of 5

    IT COULD USE SOME IMPROVEMENTS |
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    A LOT OF COLORS. I AM NOT A BIG FAN OF THE OIL PASTELS. WOULD HAVE RATHER HAD SOFT PASTELS INCLUDED (CHALK). THE OIL PASTELS ARE NOT MUCH BETTER THAN THE CRAYONS INCLUDED. LOVE THE MARKERS AND WATER COLORS. WOULD HAVE CHOSEN DIFFERENT PAINTBRUSHES THOUGH.
  152. 2 out of 5

    Poor quality |
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    I ordered two of these for my kids nine and eleven for Christmas. They've had them one day and the outside packaging that sticks to the wood peels the wood off. The outside is splintering and very poor quality. I would not recommend this product.
  153. 1 out of 5

    Poor quality of contents - steer clear! |
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    A 131-piece art studio for about $15. Too good to be true and it is. Poor quality. Stapler does not work, scissor broke, color pencils and crayons are so light they are of no use. Our son says markers are good so far. I need to buy something else to replace this one.
  154. 4 out of 5

    my 9 year old loves it |
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    heavy wood case and lots of stuff inside. Not sure the quality of materials, I'm not an artist at all so… I don't know. But there are paints and markers and pencils and the case opens up and spreads out and looks impressive. She loves it. Therefore, so do I.
  155. 4 out of 5

    Cute Art Set for Kids |
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    Cute art set for my niece. She loves drawing and painting. Not bad for the price. I have found similar art sets in other superstores and they're at least $20. I bought this for Christmas, so I will follow up and see if the quality of these pencils and crayons is any good.
  156. 3 out of 5

    Cheap |
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    Cheap crayons. I bought it for the pastels and they don't work that good. Glad I got it cheap, not worth the original price at all. Only thing cool about the set is the scissors are completely plastic and work like any other scissors. Would not pay more than $10 on this set.
  157. 4 out of 5

    Kids gonna love this |
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    I got 2 of them for kids at home. 1. I liked the box with a lock button. 2. Size is just right. It's not so big. I'm sure kids will love this. It's easy to carry. 3. Variety of coloring options. 4. Shoud have included more water colors or paint brushes.
  158. 1 out of 5

    Quality is not great here. It is a pretty basic set |
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    Quality is not great here. It is a pretty basic set. There is no way this is worth $70. The quality of the product is about three stars--average. I give it one for the bait and switch that makes you believe that you are getting a $70 product for $7. You are getting a $7 product.
  159. 3 out of 5

    OK set for kids |
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    The case is unfinished wood. The insert is cheap plastic. The art supplies are not very good quality. But you get a lot of stuff for the price and my daughter seems content to draw, paint and color with all the included supplies. So, yeah, quantity over quality wins the day in the this case.
  160. 5 out of 5

    A great starter art kit especially for the price |
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    A great starter art kit especially for the price. I gave this to my son for his 7th birthday and he is ecstatic. It has a nice case that closes securely and everything fits tightly in its place with no moving around. Nice quality, for the price you cannot go wrong with this art set.
  161. 4 out of 5

    Bought on sale at a CRAZY low price near Christmas! |
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    I saw this on Amazon for a crazy marked down price and bought one for a gift. We always support a charity at work near the holidays that involve children and this was a great looking product!!! I think I paid $14!!!! Regularly around $35?? Lots of good stuff inside the hard sided case!
  162. 5 out of 5

    a big hit |
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    I gave this to my little cousin, she 8 years old and he loves to draw. This was a big hit for her as a Christmas gift! The only thing I found wrong was that some of the pencils had came out of the slots on tbe inside. I would recommend this for children that love to color, paint, and draw.
  163. 5 out of 5

    Nice sets! |
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    I bought two of these sets to give for Christmas (to a 10 yr. old boy and 7 yr. old girl). They are thrilled by the selection of colors,media, and supplies. As an adult who enjoys art I can say that even an older person would enjoy the variety and quality of materials and the sturdy case.
  164. 1 out of 5

    No no no |
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    I received this as a Christmas gift, and I have to admit, it's terrible quality. The pastels and colored pencils are worthless, and the water color I don't know too much about, but also doesn't seem to be great. I would definitely get something of higher quality that would be much more worth it.
  165. 3 out of 5

    Bent case |
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    We ordered as a birthday present, and the 12 year old LOVED it! She is into drawing and painting, so it was right up her ally :) I gave a 3 stars because the handles on the case was bent, but we didn't send it back since it came past her birthday and didn't want to wait longer on another one.
  166. 5 out of 5

    Great art set for little artists! |
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    My kids love to draw. My 10 year old son is always making books and stories and coloring and drawing. We go through these art sets like crazy. This one has everything he needs and it was a good price. Double score. And I love that it comes in this case so it's easy to fold up and put away neatly.
  167. 5 out of 5

    Lots of Good Stuff for "Artistic" Wife. |
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    I purchased this art set for my wife for Christmas because she has begun various "coloring art" projects. Though it is not that old, I have to say my wife loves it. She likes that it contains several types of items (pencils, watercolrs, etc.). The case adds to the niceness of this item.
  168. 2 out of 5

    Pass |
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    Very cheap, spend the extra $2-$3 bucks go and buy a set of crayola crayons, pencils and markers. Personally will never use the pastels and water colors. Pencils and crayons are low quality, have to really press really hard for minimal results; colors are still very dull... would not recommend
  169. 2 out of 5

    Not what you think you ordered. |
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    I will keep this box of art supplies but only because I have grandchildren and I know they can use these things and when they are ultimately ruined I won't care. I'm very dissapointed in the quality of everything from the box to the paints. It is a cheap and flimsy set up and I won't ever order this type of thing again.
  170. 5 out of 5

    Perfect for children! |
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    I purchased this kit for my child's Christmas and we both love it. It has large spread of colors to choose from in each material type, as well as tools to use. The colored pencils draw smooth and don't crumble, even with the enthusiastic force of a toddler. The crayons aren't overly waxy and both are comparable to the quality of Crayola. I'm not fond of the oil pastels. They aren't very special and are very waxy. It's almost the same consistency of their crayons, which does not make for a good pastel. It makes for a good set of backup crayons, though. My toddler is completely fine with that! It comes with a little pair of safety scissors that actually will come apart if the material can't be cut. This is really good since all your child will get is a little pinch before the two sides separate and you have to search around for the two small sides to the plastic rivet that holds them together. It's really a nonissue since it's much better than your child cutting themselves. The watercolors are great. The pads are a little on the hard side, which only requires more water to break down into a good paint consistency. I suggest not using the paintbrush and purchasing one with either thinner bristles or more porous bristles. The bristles on this are very thick plastic strands that do not hold paint or water alike. Also included is an eraser, white acrylic paint that I can't figure out how to close, a small sponge, a graphite pencil, pencil sharpener, and ruler.
  171. 2 out of 5

    Quantity Over Quality. |
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    For the money, search Amazon for markers, pastels and watercolors separately. You'll forgo the case, (which, admittedly, is convenient) but you'll end up with much better materials. Don't worry about missing out on the miscellaneous accessories - those were of such poor quality that you won't miss them a bit.
  172. 5 out of 5

    bought as a gift for an 8yr. old |
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    I bought this as a birthday gift for a little girl turning 8 who loves to draw and paint. I was told she loved it and so I am very pleased!!!! It is important to encourage the arts in the young, at least I think so and this set has a good variety in a handy case...enough to excite the artist in most anyone
  173. 1 out of 5

    So sad, too bad |
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    Poor quality as others have indicated. Pencil leads fall out and are too brittle to be useful. I am not looking forward to additional disappointments as I progress through the other mediums and tools. I guess you get what you pay for and would not recommend this product for any age category. Do not purchase!
  174. 1 out of 5

    SUCKS! |
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    My big brother go it for me and it is awful. I could by better stuff than this at Wal-Mart. Save your money and go to some place better. The colors aren't dark and the paint is terrible. You can't even tell you have drawn or colored anything. I can't even explain how mad I am at thus ridiculous waste of money.
  175. 3 out of 5

    Case fell apart the first time it was opened |
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    I bought this for my daughter for Christmas and she does LOVE it. My only gripe is that one of the metal clips that hold the wooden case closed broke off the first time we opened it. We got this as a lightning deal. If I had paid full price I would have returned it but for twelve bucks it's still worth the money.
  176. 4 out of 5

    Okay, not great |
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    I got this for my cousin as a birthday gift (she turned 10), and she loved it. She's very artsy, so she likes to carry the case around with her. The case itself is sturdy, and the pencils and paints are nice, but I wasn't too pleased with the oil pastels. They're more like crayons and look like that on paper, too.
  177. 5 out of 5

    Great!!!! |
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  178. 5 out of 5

    Nice art set with a wide variety of colors in a wood case for storage and mobility |
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    This is a nice little art set with good presentation and storage in a wood case. There is a wide variety of colors too. Makes a wonderful gift for a youngster interested in art. PROS: - Great variety of colors - Multi-media - Nice storage case - Very inexpensive CONS: - none
  179. 5 out of 5

    Nice wood case and great selection of art tools! |
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    This kit has everything a budding artist needs to express his creativity. I purchased this for a Christmas gift for my nephew. He's been playing with it for a couple of months now, and really loves it. The wood case gives it that professional look. I'd buy this again for a gift for family or friends. Very nice quality for the money.
  180. 3 out of 5

    Ok for kids |
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    I was a bit disappointed with the quality of the pencils, crayons and pastels. The color of the pencil did not always match the wrapping, the intensity of the colors of the crayons was lacking. The markers are great and my son enjoys using them, but this set is probably mainly suited for little kids who do not take their painting too seriously yet.
  181. 1 out of 5

    Poor quality |
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    Poor quality. Delivered with items scrambled. 1 star
  182. 1 out of 5

    Cheap |
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    I purchased this for my five year old artist. The quality is so cheap it's insulting. Crayola's crayons are better than these "oil pastels". They don't work well with any type of paper. The brushes lost so much hair on the first use. The paints are useless. Everything is of the poorest quality. Utter disappointment. I don't recommend for any age!
  183. 1 out of 5

    Poor quality on a good design |
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    The wooden case was falling apart as soon as I opened the package it was delivered in. Latches that hold box closed don't close correctly and the screws that hold them in were broken off. This was supposed to be a christmas gift, but now I'm embarrassed to give it to anyone. If the package is this terrible I can't imagine that the paint would be any better.
  184. 3 out of 5

    Good selection low-quality |
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    I bought this for my boys who like to paint and draw from time to time. For the price it is a good set however I was somewhat disappointed by the quality of the case. The wood Frame is very thin and light. Also the casing where The color pencils fit in or not secure at all and are made of very cheap plastic. Again overall just the selection itself is worth the money.
  185. 5 out of 5

    Nice art set; great price! |
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    This art set is wonderful for the price that I paid! My son loves it and has used it every day since Christmas. I saw it on the Lightning deal and just snatched it up. I wasn't sure who I would give it to but decided it give it to my 9yo and I am so happy that I did! The quality of the supplies is perfect for the price I paid and I would definitely recommend it!
  186. 3 out of 5

    Not high quality but fun nonetheless.. |
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    The 8 year old uses this every day and really likes this item. She uses just about everything in it too. The scissors are super small and the stapler is hard to use and gets jammed, but it is a small art kit so you can't expect too much. She's gotten enough use out of it that I say it is worth the purchase. Just don't expect some high quality art kit -- it is not.
  187. 1 out of 5

    Not for aspiring artists...this set is just a toy. |
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    You get what you pay for with this set. This is not for the aspiring artist. I bought it for my art students. It makes a good toy, but in no way it is sufficient for someone who really wants to learn art. The markers run out quickly, and the "watercolors" are difficult to use. I will stick with the Faber-Castell set I purchased before, which was absolutely beautiful!
  188. 2 out of 5

    Two Stars |
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    came in a very cheap plastic case. not what i expected.
  189. 1 out of 5

    Returned... |
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    I bought two of these. One for my sister and the other for myself. When I received the set, I opened the one I would keep and began to attempt to draw with the pastels. They were like old chalk... the colors wouldn't transfer to the paper and were hard. The color pencils werent much better and the paint brush included looked and felt like something from a cheap Roseart set...
  190. 2 out of 5

    Good idea, poor execution |
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    This was ordered as a Christmas gift and while she loved it, the quality certain leaves something to be desired. The trays holding all of the art supplies had already come unglued when we opened it for the first time and in less than a month the scissors, and several of the crayons have all broken just from basic use. Definitely disappointing as we had been very excited about this set.
  191. 5 out of 5

    Great for what it is |
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    I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my mother. I was a little disappointed to discover when it arrived that it is aimed primarily at small children. That's my fault for not reading the descriptions thoroughly, but the pictures make it appear like something different than it is. That said, my Mom still claims she'll get the intended use out of it for her card-making projects.
  192. 4 out of 5

    Gift |
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    This was a gift for my little guy. We tried other brands and other sets but none of them were able to truly capture and convey the realistic image of guts spilling out, quite like these do. the reds are particularly nice for the blood. the blues do very well with the bulging eyes. The green on the grass is great. the sharpener is even strong enough to sharpen sticks. Easy clean up too.
  193. 5 out of 5

    My kid loves it! |
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    I ordered this for my very artsy kid for Christmas. The price is awesome..I mean you really can't beat it. Everything works well, the products don't feel cheap at all. I think I expected it to feel cheap or something to be wrong with it because it was a steal. Nope, everything is awesome. If your kids like art...Get this for them! Shipping is descent and it came just in time for Christmas.
  194. 1 out of 5

    cheap |
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    The paints came to me fallen out and one crushed. Besides this it was clear to me the quality of this product was poor. Even for a child. It reminded me of when I was a child and receiving a really cool art set and the water colors were never saturated, the pencil tips always broke and the crayons streaked. Not really the best way to encourage a child to draw. Go for something a little nicer.
  195. 1 out of 5

    don't ignore bad reviews!!!!!!!! |
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    All i have to say if that everything about this is cheap!!! The pain doesn't work, the wooden box falls apart even when taken care of and everything overall is just bad! Even for little kids. I bought this for my little six year old brother and he Literally couldn't use some of the things because they didn't color. Don't waste your money and especially dont bring disappointment to your little ones
  196. 4 out of 5

    Good deal on the lightning deals |
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    I have purchased these before. On the lightning deal, the price is quite good. Are they the BEST money can buy? Of course not. They are nice for a rainy day gift, though. I am donating them to a toys for tots drive. I like learning toys, as well as other toys. I remember what it was like to have trouble affording even basic art supplies for my kids. I hope this makes a child as happy as it did mine.
  197. 1 out of 5

    I should have known better. I expected an inexpensive but reasonably useful set ... |
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    I should have known better. I expected an inexpensive but reasonably useful set of colored pencils and crayons, but this is ridiculous. I removed the packaging and the glue from the paper would not come off the wooden case no matter what I did. Wanted to paint my granddaughter's names on the outside and will now have to go through a lot of trouble to disguise the glue that's stuck on it. The inside is cheesy, too.
  198. 4 out of 5

    Good art set |
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    I picked these up on a lightning deal for my seven year old daughter, she was very excited and at first she didn't even want to use them since they were "so beautiful". The color pencils seem sturdy and not likely to easily break. The pencils all stay where they are suppose to stay as well. The outside case is very thin wood, and would break if a child were to step on it, but it is a wooden case.
  199. 4 out of 5

    i actually like this product |
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    i actually like this product. I see all these bad reviews. but you honestly have to realize, there will be mixed reviews based upon standards people set in their heads for a product they buy online. as a teenager I tend to draw and paint a lot. and the oil pastels are very high quality. the colored pencils as well. the paints are water paints so they don't do much use unless it's in canvas. well, I hope this review helped.
  200. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic set for the price! |
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    This is the latest in what we consider an essential, prized possession for a young child. Our 6-year-old grandson has had his own art kit since he was 2. It's inspired his creativity and made him excited about being organized. This is the biggest set he's had so far, and he is so thrilled with how many choices there are. This has been one of my happiest finds in quite some time. Makes me wish I'd bought more than one.
  201. 1 out of 5

    Horrible!! |
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    I bought this for my 6 ur old little artist and as soon as I took the plastic off this thing fell apart!! I don't have a clue why I didn't read the reviews beforehand. Everything in the box is very cheaply made, including the case itself. I guess the 8 bucks drew me in but now I wish I would have done more research. If this thing wasn't so cheap in price I would have sent it bk on the first thing smokin!!! Guess you get what u pay for!!!
  202. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful Gift For Young Artists |
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    I bought two of these for Christmas presents for my Grandson and Granddaughter. I took the protective plastic off when they arrived so I could check them out and am really pleased with the contents. I only wish the full sized label on one side would peel off easily as I want to decorate the wooden box with their names and some graphics but do not wish to try umpteen methods of removal. Still does not detract from the wonderful contents.
  203. 1 out of 5

    Glue used in packaging damaged the case |
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    I bought this as a gift for someone and while the set itself is fine, the packaging is another story. There was a piece of paper that explained what was in the case glued to the top of the wooden case. The glue had damaged the case so that when you take the paper off, some of the glue either stayed behind and was impossible to get off or had absorbed into the wood. It is a shame since the case it so nice to have it damaged by the packaging.
  204. 1 out of 5

    Very poor quality |
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    The art set is the poorest quality item I have ever received from any Amazon order!! The case had broken pieces off it from poor quality. The labels on the inside were barely stuck and some were missing. (Most labels are too big for the space intended and look terrible. The entire product looks cheap and terrible. I will not be giving it to my son for Christmas!! I think this product should be removed and the seller/manufacturer should not be allowed to continue with close supervision!! Very disappointed
  205. 1 out of 5

    This is very cheesy, I will not brought it ... |
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    This is very cheesy,I will not brought it again and I will tell my fiends.
  206. 1 out of 5

    only got worse. |
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    This fell apart. Wood was peeling from assembly on arrival, only got worse.
  207. 3 out of 5

    Good for beginners but quality isnt great. |
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    I bought this for my daughters who love to draw and paint. Its a great set for a beginner but I'm not too impressed with the quality for intense and detailed drawing which my girls love to do. The paints are a lighter color than we all expected. The crayons broke after a couple uses as well. I wasn't too impressed but for the price it wasn't bad. It also came in a box that was wayyy to big for the product. I received this item at a discount for an honest review.
  208. 4 out of 5

    Am happy with that! |
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    I wanted this picture as soon as I saw it, as it had the colors that I was looking for to go with my oriental and animal print décor! But, it came and I was disappointed, because it is so dull and not RED RED like the picture showed and said it was! More orangeish red! Going to keep it though as it goes OK, but not like it should have! Also, the size is barely 22" X barely 31" and one more inch would have been a big difference! It is done well though and came quick and without damage, so am happy with that!
  209. 3 out of 5

    The scissors however are a total waste and can cut nothing and came apart immediately |
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    This is a very impressive looking display in a handsome box. The scissors however are a total waste and can cut nothing and came apart immediately. My grandson was disappointed with that since he would love to get his hands on working scissors, but he enjoyed the water colors. The magic markers seemed a little dry but we only tried one or two of them. The ruler looks very flimsy but not as bad as the scissors. There's a lot to work with in this set. Wish I could have been with him long enough to try out more of it.
  210. 1 out of 5

    One Star |
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    Terrible colors..... the pastels were really just crayons in a different shape.
  211. 1 out of 5

    One Star |
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    Poor quality
  212. 2 out of 5

    So upset! :( |
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    I ordered this art set as a gift for my husband's 8-year-old cousin for Christmas. I just opened it to check it out & 3 of the watercolor cakes had come out of the tray and were jostling around, the oil crayons & regular crayons had all fallen out and some were damaged. The art set itself is cute and COULD have been a nice gift, but the way the supplies are arranged inside of the wooden case is clearly just awful, because I cannot give this as a gift in the state it's in. My recommendation would be to spend a little more money & get a better product!
  213. 2 out of 5

    Cheap crayons barely color the page |
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    I ordered this for my 7 year olds birthday. I like the wood box, but that's about it. The oil pastels are like cheap crayons. And the crayons are those cheap waxy kind you get in the restaurant for the kids to scribble in their menus. You have to press hard to get color and none of the colors come dark, just light lines of color with strokes of white visible paper. I feel like I paid $20 for a bunch of markers and a tiny tube of glue. It's a cute idea and my child doesn't seem to mind, but I feel like it should not have costed more than $10 for the box.
  214. 5 out of 5

    A lot for a little!!! |
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    My niece loved it. Was a great addition to her collection. It was a long awaited Christmas gift. A lot for very little
  215. 2 out of 5

    This item is not safe for young children, the box is likely to splinter. |
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    This would have been a great gift if the box had been sand so that there wasn't the possibility to get splinters. My daughter had to sand it down and then cover it with contact paper to make it save for her god daughter's Christmas preasant, she received the first splinter, while taking off the plastic wrap and paper label that was tightly glued to front of box. This is why even after sanding it was necessary to cover with contact paper. I know it wasn't that expensive but still you would expect it to be saver when it advertised that it was for three years and up.
  216. 5 out of 5

    Definitely a 5 Star Purchase |
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    My little artist loves this set. So much better than the childish sets you find. This one is legit with all sorts of options when it comes to color and uses. He has Art in middle school and loves to come home and try out what he learned using different mediums too. The case is sturdy and keeps all the contents inside nicely organized. We have never had a problem with things falling out as everything has a space for it inside. He asked for another art set and when I questions why? He laughed and said "I don't know, mine is still working great!" Definitely a 5 star purchase.
  217. 5 out of 5

    Everything you need in one nice box |
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    I bought this at a museum in Florida. I've had it for years and take it with me while traveling as I have everything I need in one spot. The only thing missing are felt tip markers but that's no big deal. While taking a mixed media art class it was a godsend to have everything I need at my fingertips. Great for the starting and already-on-the-way artist. I feel the quality of this art set products are very very good. Wonderful gift for the holidays. The wooden box is high quality as well, keeps everything nice and tidy and protected. While we all can be snobs about the best art products, I feel this one is very good and I'm a hard sell and a discerning person. It's only art, not brain surgery so get over it.
  218. 1 out of 5

    horrible..horrible... |
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    I rarely give a one star, but this product is horrible. I paid less than $4, as it was one of the black friday deals, so I am not returning this product. The scissors in this set came with one blade. It is not a big deal because the scissors would not be able to cut anything even if they came with two blades anyway. Also, the crayons are pretty much hard plastic that you cannot color anything. My 5-year-old daugther threw the crayons, as she was not able to draw anything with the crayons. the crayons are just hard plastic. They are colored plastic peices that you cannot color anything. I think Amazon should delist this whole product line.
  219. 2 out of 5

    dissapointment |
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    I bought this set for my 4 year old, and honestly, the markers are the only thing that work. The pigmentation of the crayons, pencils, and pastels is so poor you can barely even see color on the paper. The scissors and stapler are less than functional, and keep breaking apart. The stuff falls out of the case, the wood is poor quality, its all splintery etc I was not expecting anything artist's quality, but really, I don't think this was worth the price at all. The saddest part to me is to see my kid thinking he did something wrong b/c nothing works. The only reason this even has 2 stars is because, as I said, the markers work.
  220. 5 out of 5

    A great value for an expensive looking art set! |
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    I bought this one for my 10-year old and her grin took me to heaven and back. It's got about everything a kid needs in school. My daughter is also exploring her artistic side and although she wanted a different set which she saw in the department store, she was still mighty pleased with everything that's included in the set. The case is also handy. It's not too big like in the picture which makes it even perfect for my kid. She can bring it to school and choose from a wide range of materials. As a mom, I would definitely recommend this if you have kids who are interested in art. The case snaps tight so you don't have to worry of it snapping open accidentally. Probably the best materials inside it are the watercolors and pastels. They really bring out the colors and make my daughter's work even interesting.
  221. 4 out of 5

    80 Piece Art Set |
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    Wasn't as nice as the picture looked, but for the budding artist I'm sure it will be loved and appreciated.
  222. 4 out of 5

    nice collection, nice price |
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    80 piece set of art supplies: water colour markers; water colour paints; colour pencils; oil pastels; wax crayons; glue stick; plastic eraser; 6-inch transparent ruler; plastic craft scissors; pencil sharpener; graphite pencil, paint brush. What more would you need? Some paper or board to draw or paint on, and a little imagination. These supplies are student rather than professional quality, but do well for quick sketches and comps, and this or a similar set would be a great gift for a beginning artist of any age, or for an experienced artist to use in the field. Also, as another reviewer pointed out, the paint brush is pretty bad, so if this is a gift, it would be good to include 2 or 3 quality student brushes along with this box of joy.
  223. 5 out of 5

    Very good |
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    I bought this set for my younger sister who just turned 12 and she loves it. It came in good time. Very happy customers.
  224. 4 out of 5

    Purchased several sets for Christmas & they were well received. |
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    Bought several sets as Christmas gifts and they were well received. They are about what I expected given their price. The packaging looks a bit on the cheap side but for now the items appear to be holding up. The old adage that you get what you pay for applies here. Reviewers looking for a really nice set,of comparable size, in a quality case that will last for years to come, are looking in the wrong price point altogether. You'd have to be willing to spend a larger amount of money for the kind quality some are commenting they expected of this set at its low price. This arrived in tact and on time. As I stated earlier, even though I wasn't expecting anything especially nice from this set, given its price, I do think they could have done better with the case. For that reason alone I couldn't give it five stars. The item arrived in tact and on time.
  225. 2 out of 5

    Cheap junk! |
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    I bought this set as part of the gifts we are giving to a family we adopted this Christmas. The little girl had asked for art supplies and I thought this looked wonderful. I would have loved having all my crayons and paints in a little wooden case, when I was a girl. In reality this is cheap Chinese junk and I won't be giving it to her. The water color paints were cracked and broken in their wells, the markers are half dried out, the crayons are fragile and waxy, and the wood on the box is rough and splintery. The pastels seemed to be of decent quality, but I didn't try drawing with one. I didn't expect professional quality for $24.99, but I did expect it to be decent. If you're looking for an art set for your child, skip this one and either spend a little more or go find one in a hobby shop so you can see it in person. Very disappointed!
  226. 4 out of 5

    A good art kit for children. |
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    This is one of the gifts we buy for our younger angel tree children. They are so impressed with how many different items are included.
  227. 5 out of 5

    The Perfect Art Set For Anyone. |
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    This art set is great! I got it for myself to go with my adult coloring book that I just had customized. This literally has everything I need in it to make beautiful pictures. Every page I have done so far comes out looking so professional and perfect. I also am super happy because I can use it with my toddler at craft time we have every few days. The case that it comes in is so pretty and well made. It has a spot for everything that keeps it looking organized. The case isn't to big or to small and can fit pretty much anywhere you can tuck it. It also has a gadle for easy carrying. I am super happy with it so far and I was lucky enough to get it on a lighting deal. I would absolutely recommend it. For children or adults either way it's perfect and literally has everything you need. Disclosure: I bought this product at full price during a lighting deal. As always all opinions are 100% my own.
  228. 0 out of 5

    Good for a young "artist" but not much else |
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    Although this is called a "Professional" set I don't think any professional would (or could) use it. My dad is an artist and I definitely couldn't see him using this. The wooden box that it comes in was already partially dented when I got it in the mail (it's bent in near the clasp) making it look subpar before even opening. On the inside, it looks pretty impressive and does include everything it mentions, but in a kind of tricky way: there ARE 32 colored pencils - but there are just two copies of 16 colors. Similarly there ARE 54 oil pastels, but there are just three copies of 18 colors. Obviously not mis-advertised, but you should know this going in. If you are looking for a backup set of art supplies or just a collection of different art materials to have around in a pinch this isn't too bad of a set (if you planned to share with others and mix and match styles and whatnot) but as a standalone it's not exactly what I imagined from the product page or the description. Still, I've used the colored pencils and markers a bit and they seem to be of good quality.
  229. 3 out of 5

    nice |
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    the art set is nice for beginners but is not great quality. If you're looking to have a bunch to choose from then its nice but dont expect the quality to be great. (you get what you pay for)
  230. 4 out of 5

    Art suplies |
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    This art set gives you a set that last for at least a year and it can let people who like doing art can use this set for coloring, drawing, and others so if think people who buy this should love it
  231. 5 out of 5

    Love it. I buy this as a kids gift ... |
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    Love it. I buy this as a kids gift all the time. My daughter (4 years old) loves art projects and although she is generally messy with her art supplies for some reason she always keeps this set organized.
  232. 1 out of 5

    Pretty nice... for a 10 dollar item |
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    I got this one for my girlfriend and I didn't know that she used real materials... I mean I can't be too bad on it its nice for 10 dollars maybe even 15 but 25 dollars is a little dumb. I got myself the 15 dollar one (if you look around on Amazon there is others that are exactly like it) but the only difference is the case it's 10 dollars extra for a 1.5 millimeter case which in my opinion is really dumb. Just I bought the 15 dollar one just to see the difference. But to be honest the 15 dollar one has better wood this has crapy bamboo wood that's not polished and the 15 dollar one has really nice oak wood that's polished real well ill ask my girlfriend which one she likes best but in my opinion about 2 and half stars. But the tools. Well the crayons are really crapy and the paint brushes are as well the colored pencils came in broken led and one pencil (brown) was broken in half and there was only one pencil hb and the only somewhat good thing was the paint so very disappointed before buying this look at different options and the photo there is copyrighted it looks nothing like the one that you get not even the paper on it is not the one on the actual box. This could be good for beginners but not for people that are nice painters or drawers like my lovely gf
  233. 5 out of 5

    A Great Gift to a Young Artist-in-Training ... |
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    While not really a "serious" art set, the six year old that I gave this to Loved It, and that is how to look at this boxed set. Give it to a young artist-to-be and let their imaginations run with it.
  234. 4 out of 5

    Bought it as a gift |
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    This was a Wow! gift on Christmas morning. I was looking for an art kit for an 11 year old and most were either too childish or too complex. This kit had everything I was looking for and it did not break the bank. My budding artist really loved the wooden box as well. Ordinarily, I would not buy something like this for a child because it contains art products that they might not be able to control. This is only for very advanced young artists. I would suggest people order them well in advance as they tend to sell out quickly.
  235. 4 out of 5

    but I still use the case for fine papers. I love the longevity in the use ... |
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    The craftsmanship is much sturdier than I initially expected it to be. I was pleasantly surprised. My daughter used the art tools within, but I still use the case for fine papers. I love the longevity in the use of this product even after the colors are gone.
  236. 0 out of 5

    He ain't Turner |
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    We got this Vine offering for our 11 year old who is an art enthusiast and it is more than ample for his needs. That said, he's a kid and a dabbler, the quality would certainly disappoint a "Professional." Temper your expectations accordingly.
  237. 5 out of 5

    My neice loves it! |
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    Still the same!!! I had this set when I was young, so i decided to get one for my neice for her 6th birthday. Well she LOVES it! She takes it everywhere she goes. Really good price for what you get. I wouldnt buy this for kids no older than 8 because of the quality.
  238. 3 out of 5

    Gift Purchase for my Girlfriend |
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    I chose this product to save a bit of money compared to some of the more 'professional' to try and save some money - unfortunately this left me a bit disappointed. I'll start with the pros: Variety - you get a fair selection of colors for markers, crayons, and colored pencils Storage - this was a big reason for purchasing as it keeps everything contained Cons: Quality - that's the big one here. The paintbrushes that came with it were damaged, the box that contains it all is lazily constructed (more on this later), and I worry about the longevity of the certain constituents (stapler, scissors, markers). Edges of the wooden box were sharp If you're purchasing this as a gift and you know the preferences of the person in question, it may be better to simply buy that person only markers, crayons, etc. This product is more of a 'jack of all trades'. The Box: The craftsmanship of the box is very poor. As I mentioned earlier the two halves of the box do not line up when closed. The wood used was cheap and slapped together. I'm not sure the manufacturer even sanded the wood. But I have some general tips to improve this if you decide to purchase this gift: Tools needed: -Scraper -Sand paper/electric sander -Wood stain -Paint brush Carefully remove the paper stick on the box, if you're lucky the paper will come up easily and not leave behind any paper. Otherwise you're going to need the scraper to remove the glue. Afterwards, sand the box, I chose to sand the edges as well to limit potential injury and splinters. Once you've finished sanding all you need to do is stain the box. By doing this, it improved the visual aesthetics of the box significantly.
  239. 5 out of 5

    It was a great value, I did not know it would be ... |
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    My grandson really loves this set and uses it every time he comes over. He enjoys the variety of coloring items, LOVES the pencil sharpener, and I am thinking of getting a set for him for his home as well. It was a great value, I did not know it would be so very well received.
  240. 4 out of 5

    Bargus |
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    I bought two of these, each a gift for my 9 year old granddaughter and my 7 year old grandson. Both are really into drawing and this set has everything they need for kids of this age. The price was good and I would consider buying additional sets for other relatives in the future.
  241. 2 out of 5

    Don't buy it, especially as a gift. |
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    The quality is far below my expectation. Many of the pencils can not draw, fortunately the crayon can draw however you can hardly see the color... I originally wanted to give it to my niece as a gift, i have to change my mind due to the poor quality. Why I didn't give it a one star is in consideration of the low price, although I think it's still not worthy.
  242. 5 out of 5

    I grew up with these and loved them and knew she would too |
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    I bought this during cyber Monday for $3.35 for my 4 yr old girl. I grew up with these and loved them and knew she would too. But I don't think I would have bought it, if it were full price. Especially knowing my girls, they would just lose them. But for the price I paid, I'm very happy with them.
  243. 4 out of 5

    Tips for the Manufacturer on the Darice 80-piece Deluxe Art Set |
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    A nice selection of items for my 20 year old art student granddaughter. However, I would change two things in the advertisement that is pasted onto the top of the box: Obviously, do not past an advertisement on the wooden case. Second, it is called a 'professional' case, and yet a large area on the upper right hand side of the advertisement states: " Age 6."
  244. 5 out of 5

    Great starter art supplies for little aspiring artist |
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    First, let's talk about the case, it's light weight and solid. It has a good sturdy handle perfect that is for little hands that tend to be less than gentle. The art supplies were good quality, fantastic quality for the price. This set is probably not appropriate for a professional, but for a little one it's great. Comes with lots and lots of colors and a variety of options.
  245. 1 out of 5

    Cheap quality |
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    Ok for kids or a starter kit but it's not the best quality stuff. If you're a real artist go for something better.
  246. 2 out of 5

    Deluxe? |
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    Really cheap set. Nice for a small child not for anyone who really wants to do art. Nothing deluxe about it
  247. 5 out of 5

    She has always liked to draw |
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    I got this as gift for my oldest daughter . She has always liked to draw. She quit for a long time, due to having her own kids and being busy. She recently started to draw again and I thought this would make a great gift for her . this set *24 color pencils * 24 oil pastels *24 watercolor cakes * 2 paint brushes * 2 drawing pencils * pencil sharpener * kneaded eraser *sanding blocks It can al be kept in the wooden box it came in. This way she has everything she needs right there.
  248. 1 out of 5

    broken into many pieces |
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    I saw this as a "best deals"on Amazon and it looked very nice for the money. I ordered it as a gift for my girlfriend and when it arrived out was broken into so many pieces that out was hard to tell what it was. A couple things I did notice about it was that the construction was bad at best! The wood was more like cardboard and could not imagine it laying more than a couple openings anyway since the hinges where about as good quality as the wood. The damage did not come from shopping that I could tell since the box it arrived in was in flawless condition, I sent it back and requested a refund instead of a replacement because I had no doubt in my mind the case would not last very long.
  249. 1 out of 5

    This would be a nice kit of the quality of the box was not ... |
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    This would be a nice kit of the quality of the box was not so low and there were actually pastels in the box. The claimed oil pastels are actually just cheap crayons, not in any way oil pastels. The latches began to come apart after just a week, making the wooden carrying case almost useless, see image. If you don't care about the carrying case, then this is a nice little kit for a first time artist, but if you care about the quality of the hardware holding it together and the oil pastels, you may be disappointed. As it was a gift I can hardly return it, but like so much on Amazon these days, this is just more low quality landfill fodder. I'm certain this will be in the garbage within a month.
  250. 1 out of 5

    Over-Priced Inferior Quality Product |
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    This is an art kit my daughter-in-law bought for my grandson. I purchased an identical kit at Michael's in Emeryville for $1.99. I expect this quality for the latter price, but NOT for nearly $10!? The crayons are extremely waxy with poor color; the markers are tiny, with flimsy tips that will maybe last through 4 uses. The color pencils are not bad and even sharpen with little problem. The paints are okay, but you'll need to get a better brush to use with them than what is provided. Wait until Crayola items go on sale at your local store and buy them. Put into a nice plastic box with a few cleaned containers from frozen dinners to use as water holders for painting. This will work much better than buying this stuff.
  251. 1 out of 5

    'oil pastels' actually crayons |
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    purchased this kit for our 7 year old and wouldn't purchase again. although kit comes with nice case, erasers and even sine nice watercolor cakes the oil pastels which should be semi soft and blendable are actually wax crayons.... and not even very vibrant crayons at that! Perhaps we are biased being an artsy family but I would not recommend this set as described... the colored pencils are of poor quality as well, a basic set of crayolas have more color saturation per stroke. if you buy this set you are essentially buying a case to fill with other brand supplies, which may still be worth it considering the water colors are pretty nice. But make sure to pick up some additional pencils and oil pastels to complete the set along with a heavy paper art pad.
  252. 1 out of 5

    Don't Buy This Product |
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    My daughter has wanted an art kit for years and we finally placed it on her Christmas Wish list. Grandma purchased it for her. Upon opening the kit, one of the latches fell apart and the tray of art supplies fell out of the top of the chest. We taped both plastic trays in place. The labels for the individual supplies aren't even stuck into the indentations which were created for them. This product is cheap, cheap, cheap and not worth the money. Made in China. If labor costs weren't so high in the US, I'm certain American workers could make a far superior product for much less money and something that would be worth the money. They would have pride in their product. Here there is none. What a disappointment. Amazon, please quit offering this.
  253. 1 out of 5

    Cheap, shoddy product |
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    Cheap and flimsy. The markers arrived almost completely dry. Was trying to find a bargain for a Christmas gift--guess I got what I paid for.
  254. 1 out of 5

    DO NOT BY AGAIN |
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    The quality is really BADDDDDDDDD!!!! I will not buy if I knew it was made in China. Seller does not show this important info in the website.
  255. 1 out of 5

    PAINTS |
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    PAINTS DIDNT WORK UNABLE TO USE PAINTS POOR QUALITY POOR QUALITY FOR PRICE LOW VALUE AND HIGH COST TERRIBLE F GRADE
  256. 3 out of 5

    Eh |
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    I got this in a lightning deal so it was next to nothing and I thought it looked like it had a lot of mediums and would be a great art kit for kids who can't be trusted with more expensive supplies. I liked that it was in a case and thought it would be good for traveling. The case is ok, it hasn't fallen apart, but it does splinter some since it is unfinished wood. The supplies fall out of the case when you are trying to close it so it might be frustrating for a kid. I haven't used the pastels yet but they seem ok, the crayons are bad, very waxy not a lot of color. The markers are actually decent although they seem like they will dry up quickly. The scissors broke the first use and one of the containers of glue was completely dried up. Overall, it was cheap and kids will still like it, which is why it got three stars. If you are looking for an art case for a teen or pre teen who wants to learn some sort of art please keep looking.
  257. 1 out of 5

    Sub-par in every way |
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    When I ordered this set, I expected a high quality mixed-media art kit. After opening the box, it failed on just about every level. Had I given this as a gift, I would've been embarrassed. The case itself is very nice looking, but as I quickly found, looks are deceiving. As I removed the plastic on the case, it started to come apart. One side fell completely off, and the backing on one side broke further and further when I opened the case. The only thing holding it together is glue, and not very good glue. The trays are glued in too, and they were also falling out. Terrible construction. If this hadn't been a Vine item, it would've gone straight back to Amazon for a refund. Sucks, but okay. Maybe mine was just poor quality. Damaged during shipment and all that jive. It happens; I can accept that. I opened the case as best I could, with it continuing to fall apart in my hands, and looked over the contents. The 32 colored pencils is misleading. There are 16 colors, 2 of each...but I was short a brown and had an extra maroon. I looked over the 54 oil pastels to find I had 18 colors, 3 of each. The rest was as advertised. Let's talk about quality. As the box and title states, this is a professional art set, and I decided to put that to the test. I'll start with the colored pencils. They have no color names or labels on them, which explains how someone might have mistaken maroon for brown. Prismacolor has always been the gold standard for me as far as professional colored pencils go. The Darice pencils are far inferior, the color payout is poor as is their feel. My son's Crayola colored pencils had a similar quality but better feel than these so-called professional colored pencils. The markers have a great color selection. I was pleasantly surprised at all the shades included. Unfortunately, they feel cheap and their small size means they won't last very long. The oil pastels are very low grade. Very hard like crayons and not vibrant. This is beginner quality, not professional quality. The set contains 12 each of oil/acrylic/watercolor paints, all in the same shades. I find the color selection to be a bit limited for my tastes but functional. I've never used oil paint so I can't speak as to their quality. The acrylic paints have thin, streaky coverage, like they've been diluted too much. I prefer my acrylic to have more opaque coverage. I wasn't sure what to expect from the watercolors. I'd never used them from a tube, but I was pleasantly surprised. I look forward to using them a bit more. The rest of the items felt like nothing more than an afterthought. The 2 brushes are cheap and tiny, neither ideal for serious use of any of the paints. The 2 sketch pencils were okay. The sharpener is small and has its blade exposed; I would never feel comfortable using it. The eraser is a generic, white rubber one. Not a kneaded eraser. And to be honest, it's not very good at erasing anyways. I'm not a professional artist by any stretch of the imagination, but having used professional-quality media in the past, it's obvious to me this is not the professional set it's advertised to be. Even if the case were in perfect shape, its quality is at a beginner level. It's a hobby set. I think a preteen with a keen interest in art could get some use out of it. There's enough to last until they outgrow it. Still, I can't recommend this product. The flimsy craftsmanship pushes me over the edge. Crayola is an equal if not better choice. Or choose quality over quantity by buying a small professional-grade set and moving up from there. As for my opinion of this set, all of it but the watercolors and the markers wound up in the trash the day I received it.
  258. 5 out of 5

    Professional Art Set |
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    I really liked the product that I ordered. It makes me want to be a painter or artist at some point in my life. Every thing was there. There was nothing broken and I received it in less then 7 business days. I will recommend Amazon.com to my friends for gifts this Christmas.
  259. 0 out of 5

    Disappointing |
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    This was rather disappointing even for someone like me, a person who drew and painted years ago, and was hoping this set would inspire me to get back into it. What I didn't like-- One side fell off the case the first time I opened it. The case is pretty but very flimsy. The thin little brushes are not the kind you use with oil paint. I'm not an expert but even I remember that from long ago art classes. The oil pastels are basically like crayons, but they are thicker than crayolas and have no points. They are very awkward to draw with. You have to really press to get much color. I would greatly prefer crayolas. The colored pencils do not yield bright colors--the colors seem faded. What I liked-- The colored markers are fine though on the small side. I like the variety of colors. It's nice to have an assortment of different kinds of paints to try out. What I tried seemed okay in terms of quality. But I don't claim to be a pro. All in all, this is pretty disappointing. Not remotely a professional set.
  260. 1 out of 5

    cheap |
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    It looks like a nice package, and I suppose you get a lot of stuff for your money, but the products inside are cheap. The scissors routinely fall apart and the markers/pencils don't write very well.
  261. 1 out of 5

    Darice 120-Piece Deluxe Art Set DO NOT PAY MORE THAN $5 |
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    There seem to be mixed reviews on this product because they group the reviews for four different sets (120 Piece, 131 piece, 68 piece, and 80 piece). Despite all being from Darice the quality seems hugely different among sets. We have the Darice 120-Piece Deluxe Art Set. My husband gave it to my 6 year old daughter for Christmas and she loves it, but it if were up to me I'd return it due to terrible quality(I can't believe he paid $20 for it). The crayons are poor quality, a box of Crayolas would be better and a lot cheaper. The "oil pastels" are just short, unsharpened crayons(of the same poor quality). The water colors do not stay in their spots and constantly fall out. The scissors are tiny (smaller than our child sized scissors) and made entirely of plastic. The markers and colored pencils are dollar store quality. The plastic case seems like it will crack and shatter before too long. For about $5 it might be a good deal to give to a kid in the K-2 range, but at $20 it was a ripoff and whoever made up the "List Price of $69.95" is just lying or crazy. Amazon should really separate the reviews for these 4 items. Grouping them together is very misleading.
  262. 1 out of 5

    Very Disapointed! |
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    I ordered this set as a gift for my aspiring artist daughter and the pack looked wonderful until you opened it and it fell apart! Not worth the money I paid for it. She needed a kit that was self contained and this would have been perfect.
  263. 1 out of 5

    Ha, What a Lot of Junk! |
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    I was looking at art kits and came across this one... I remember having this thing when I was 10. I was spoiled by Crayola, and was extremely disappointed by this low-quality crap. The crayons were absolutely horrid - about as bad as Rose Art! You get what you pay for...
  264. 1 out of 5

    Better artset at Michaels |
    Verified Purchase

    I should have known better, but I was too lazy to head to the store and figured free ship was free ship. I realized after receiving the product, to return it would deduct $6.19 from the total cost which made it useless to return. I guess giving a subpar art set is what I have to do. :(
  265. 5 out of 5

    NIce set! |
    Verified Purchase

    For the price, you can't expect paintings to come out like Van Gogh's, but it still does a great job! I bought this for myself (im an adult, but share it with my son) for the wreck this journal series. This kit does the job! Markers- Pretty nice!! The color is very vibrant and pretty! Color Pencils- They are nice as well! I can't complain! :) Ruler- 6"- Clear! I love that it is clear, it really helps on certain projects. Glue- I have not used the glue yet, but it looks decent enough. Oil Pastels- These aren't the top of the line, but these actually work pretty well. Crayons- These are pretty waxy.... but my 5 year old likes them! Eraser- Works well. Watercolors- These work just as good as any other watercolors that I've used. Paint Brush- Terrible! :) Thick plastic bristles! Palette- I wouldn't consider this a palette, as it's just a clear cover for the watercolor. You flip it over and can use it as a palette. Paper Clips- Cheap and don't really see a need for them, but good to have just in case. Sharpener- Basic sharpener, decent enough to handle the job. Sponge- I haven't used this, but it would be neat for a sponge painting! Scissors- Definitely cheap, and safe! They do cut through paper, but sometimes it just bends the paper. Pencil- Standard No.2 looking black pencil Case- This case is made of plastic and has a button snap to keep it closed, and it has worked fine so far! I hope this review has helped! The price is nice for 120 pieces, and I would say it is definitely worth it. Even though there are a couple of not so great items, the great ones outweigh that! Have a artistic, creative day! :)
  266. 1 out of 5

    Piece of junk |
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    Item looked ok but was actually far worse than described. The scissors broke almost as we picked them up for the first time and the "pastels" aren't even pastels at all, just crayons with the word pastel written on them! False advertising, if you ask me. Spend a little more to get decent quality.
  267. 0 out of 5

    An art set designed by a non artist |
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    This art set has a lot of stuff, but I wouldn't call it a professional set. The fancy wood box made me think it was high quality at first. But then I opened it. It's not real wood, but particle board with laminate. On my set, the bottom of the box was completely unattached from two of the sides. I should be able to fix it with some wood glue. When you open the box, the two top layers pull out on hinges, but they're very wobbly and I got my fingers pinched a few times. The way the tops fold out make it difficult to reach the bottom rows. The markers are okay to reach since they're long, but I can't reach the second row of pastels at all. The only way to reach that second row is to pull out the plastic bottom from the set. You can sort of see that in the picture. It looks like there is only one row of pastels, but there is another under the paints. The hinges only move the top layers out. They don't lift them up. So that second layer of pastels is just buried. To me, that makes the fancy box irrelevant. The materials themselves are nice enough. There are 12 acrylics, 12 watercolors, and 12 oils, all in the same 12 colors. I didn't see what the difference was between acrylic paint and liquid watercolor paint. I painted with them. The watercolors seemed a tiny bit thicker. But I guess that once acrylics dry you can't wash over them again. They won't bleed. But the watercolors will continue to bleed. I'm not a professional painter, but that's my understanding. I love all the colors in the pastels (54) but, as I mentioned before, had to take the inside carton out to use them. The set only comes with two paintbrushes, identical in size. They're the size of those brushes that come with a set of kids Crayola watercolor paints. Would be nice if the set came with two different sized brushes. The colored pencils are nice. They're not as soft as some, but they're not rock hard, either. There are 16 colors, but two pencils of each color. Not sure why there couldn't be 32 colors... The markers are cheap. I can get a similar pack at the dollar store, though there are more colors in this set (30). So my bottom line is that my kid will love this set. But if I was going to start painting or illustrating something professional, I'd need to buy a lot more stuff to go with this. To me, this is an art set designed by a non artist.
  268. 1 out of 5

    Dissapointed. |
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    I was very excited to receive this because of the Many vivid colors it had and looks great but it is not great quality. Size of the box is nice and it looks cute but what matters is what is in the inside and the colors do not work. None of the color pencils, or pastel, or water colors stand out when you color with them.
  269. 1 out of 5

    Total rubish |
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    I bought this for a 7 year old. I grew up taking lots of Art classes I wouldn't give this to anyone very embarrassed with this! It was suppose to be a gift going back!!!! Total cheesy!!!!!
  270. 1 out of 5

    This is a colorful junk! |
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    Not worth it. So disappointing for kids to get this as a present and get excited, then discover that the crayons are waxy and barely leave a mark, the markers are "scratchy", the pastels don't really work, and many pencils have cores sliding out of their centers. If you are considering it as a present, please save your money and choose something else!
  271. 1 out of 5

    Worthless |
    Verified Purchase

    Cheap = cheesy (think Diary of a Wimpy Kid cheesy). Amazon should be ashamed of listing this junk on their web site. There is nothing "Deluxe" about this set: Cheap crayons, pastels are crayons without points, markers that will fade and expire quicker than your Thanksgiving Turkey dinner. 131 pieces of worthless junk. Well, maybe it's worth $5 or so for the case.
  272. 5 out of 5

    9 year old girl love it |
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    My husband recently went on a mission trip to Mexico and wanted to bring a small gift for the daughter of his host family. Not knowing her interests, we thought she might enjoy this art set. She grinned from ear to ear when she received it and spent the week making little cards and drawings for everyone. It was nice to be able to give her a nice surprise without spending a lot of money.
  273. 2 out of 5

    Lots of Art Supplies, but the Case is Garbage. |
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    I ordered this set for my wife, as she enjoys drawing and artwork. The inside contained a wide variety of pencils, paints, pastels. The paint tubes very very small. The deal breaker for me was that the box totally fell apart. The box is made very cheaply. When i arrived, it was falling apart on the sides and the bottom. It is very poorly made. I can't give this product my stamp of approval.
  274. 1 out of 5

    You Get What You Pay For |
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    So disappointing. I bought this for my aspiring artist 7 year old, and the quality is even worse than I expected. Those are not oil pastels, they are just more cheap crayons. And all the crayons are of such cheap quality they barely make a mark. The pencils don't even really work, with weak points and "lead" that keeps falling out when you sharpen them, leaving just bitty stubs. Crappy made in china replica of an art set. Don't waste your money -- pay more for a better set.
  275. 1 out of 5

    Don't waste your money!!!!!! |
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    Honestly this product doesn't even deserve one star. First off it didn't even come in when it was suppose to though it said it was shipped! Causing a bunch of uneeded trouble. Secondly the entire thing fell apart, this is HORRIBLE quality. Others might say it's good for beginners/children but trust me save your money this art set is pathetic. Additional to all of that when I opened the set most everything was out of place, looked as if someone just threw everything in there. Save your money and time because this product is pure crap.
  276. 5 out of 5

    Very Cool!! |
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    I was told by my nephew that I got him a very cool gift. He loved it. He loves to draw and is very good. I wanted to get him something for his birthday that would help him out with his drawing and apparently I did very good.
  277. 1 out of 5

    The crayons were terrible, the markers dried out sooo quickly |
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    The crayons were terrible, the markers dried out sooo quickly. The paint was the only thing that lasted and worked well.
  278. 4 out of 5

    Good, inexpensive |
    Verified Purchase

    This is a good starter kit to see if your child likes to do art projects. If he or she does not you did not waste a lot of money.
  279. 2 out of 5

    An okay choice for a dabbler |
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    As a starter kit, this is a pretty good choice. The paints work well and offer a range of colors (though more blues would have been nice). The pencils are good quality. Darcie has posted numerous comments apologizing for deficiencies of the box and stating that those sent for review were "prototypes." I cant address Darice's claim, but I will echo that I found the box wanting. The brushes, however, really are insufficient. Especially with a kit that includes oil paints, it seems only reasonable to expect oil brushes. The brushes included, water color brushes all, are fine and about the quality I'd expect in a starter kit. A few oil brushes of similar quality would have left me more than satisfied. Of course, a few oil bushes can be easily acquired to fill out the set. And, given the price, it is a pretty good option for a child/high school dabbler.
  280. 1 out of 5

    BUY CRAYOLA! !!! this product is FALSELY ADVERTISED TRASH!!! |
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    The ONLY reason I give this 1 star is because I am HIGHLY disappointed with this product. The presentation of everything in the nice wooden carrying case is the ONLY good thing about this kit. I ordered this as a gift for my wife who loves to draw and has lately been expressing how much she wanted oil pastels. I figured that with this having what she wanted plus much more, I would be winning. Man was I WRONG! !! First off ...the pastels are FALSELY advertised. All they are is crayons. Cheap usless things at that. The colored pencils are crap cause they color very lightly. Then there's the water colors. Id rather not get into that because this loving husband struck out. Needless to say. .. this kit made me look like an idiot. All I want to know is where do I send this falsely advertised piece of junk back to for a full refund on top of THEM paying the shipping for wasting my time and screwing me out of my money.
  281. 5 out of 5

    just what it says |
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    this is a great little set that includes pastels it is what it says it is i bought it for my kids they loved it but trashed it in two weeks
  282. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful beginner set |
    Verified Purchase

    Bought this for my daughter's 8th birthday and she loves it! It is her pride and joy and she takes such good care of it. Good quality and good selection of items. The carrying case is made well too.
  283. 5 out of 5

    80 piece deluxe art set |
    Verified Purchase

    My granddaughters eyes lit up when she opened this gift there is south to choose from to draw and make great art. I have already gotten a picture. Her art abilities have been enhanced with this product.
  284. 2 out of 5

    Poorly made. |
    Verified Purchase

    I ordered this for my son and was not impressed at all. The pastels are crayons and are the same as what you would get in a restaurant, and the same for the crayons ( very candle wax like). The markers are ok. but run dry after 2 uses. The pencils are good for a kid. Everything else in the box is really cheap. Basically your paying for the wood box.
  285. 4 out of 5

    I like the Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set because it has ... |
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    I like the Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set because it has nice quality. It also has many colors to choose from pastel, basic, and natural. The only dislike is it's not as big as it shows, but other than that it is great.
  286. 5 out of 5

    Art Galore! |
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    Our Granddaughter loves Art and the Darice 80 piece Deluxe Art Set made her scream and holler with happiness! She couldn't wait to use all the different mediums that were in the kit. She's had hours and hours of fun with it!
  287. 5 out of 5

    Jacob certainly enjoyed the paint in this kit. |
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    The children love this. I would recommend it.
  288. 1 out of 5

    Awful Quality |
    Verified Purchase

    I just received this package as a Christmas present for my sister. When I tried to wrap it I realized the wooden case was falling apart! It looked like there wasn't even glue to hold it together! By far the worse purchase I have ever gotten from Amazon.
  289. 1 out of 5

    Poor Quality |
    Verified Purchase

    Darice 80 Piece Deluxe Art Set Poor Quality. it is poor quality. The glue used to adhere product description to the wooden box would not come off. In addition the crayons and brush are also poor. The picture looks much better than the product. Stay away.
  290. 3 out of 5

    Is this how Van Gogh started? |
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    Not a bad package for the price. In fact, for a beginner, it's just about right. Good luck and Happy painting!
  291. 1 out of 5

    Horrible case |
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    After removing plastic wrap, the whole wooden box fell apart. Can't say much about the paint and coloring pencils, but it certainly isn't worth the price I paid without the wooden box. If you're looking more for firewood kindling and some art material you can keep in a margarine tub, this might do the job. Otherwise, avoid like the plague.
  292. 5 out of 5

    A complete Art Set for beginners |
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    Its vacation time and I needed to keep my daughter occupied. She is six years and I decided to give her imagination a lift by buying her Darice 80 piece deluxe Art Set. This art supplies includes water color cakes, oil pastels, color pencils, pencils, paintbrushes and other related accessories. The wooden case is compact and durable with easy to open and shut provision. Earlier I bought my daughter water colors and I do not know where she has misplaced it. But this Art Set is compact and there is no way that she will lose it. This one is keeping my daughter busy these days.
  293. 3 out of 5

    Great for Kids |
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    At this price, I would give this 5 stars if it had come with the right marker colors. It came with two dark purples and no pink (which was important to my girls) and two oranges but no dark blue (which was important to my son). Otherwise, I am completely satisfied. If this issue can be sorted out, then I know you can't do any better for this price. We are homeschoolers and they are great for the intro to art and the crafts that we do. Each child has their own, and at this price why wouldn't we? They have mechanical pencils, glue sticks, scissors, and pens on the side to round out their school supplies in each cubby.
  294. 1 out of 5

    131 pieces of junk. You will be disappointed; I was, my wife was, and most importantly my daughter was. |
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    I bought this from Amazon as a Gold Box sale at about $12. I wasn't expecting anything great and I figured for the price, how bad can it be?I purchased this from Amazon as a Gold Box sale item for about $12. I wasn't expecting anything great and I figured for the price, how bad can it be? Turns out, it can be real bad. I'll go into details below. However, if you want to save time, stop reading after this sentence and if you want to avoid wasting your money then please do not buy this. The scissors are all plastic and snapped in two the first time we tried to cut something. It was a 1/8" ribbon. The stapler doesn't work. The pencil sharpener isn't sharp and won't sharpen pencils. The markers, at least the few that weren't dried out, left dull, uneven lines. The crayons manage to color, if a bit unevenly, if you press hard enough. That is, until they break. The water color paints, leave thin, dull, uneven coats. Every piece must have been selected with the only criteria being lowest cost. Things get even more interesting after you try to use this thing for a few hours. Then the various pens and pencils don't stay in their "places". The result is a confusing mess when you open the case. Save yourself some disappointment and possible embarrassment and, from what I just saw from the listing, save yourself way more than this "thing" is worth by buying something else. BTW, I feel that honest, effective reviews can take the place of first-hand experiences that are lacking in online shopping. I've always appreciated the help I've received from other reviewers and work hard to return the favor as best as I can. Please let me know if you found this review helpful and if there was anything you thought was lacking or unclear leave a comment and I'll do what I can to fix it.
  295. 1 out of 5

    its not all that |
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    It looks nice but the quality is so bad and cheap that I was glad to get it as a gift from my dad but I never used it. it ended up just being extra mess in my room since I never used it and just lost all the cheap color pencils.
  296. 2 out of 5

    disappointing quality |
    Verified Purchase

    I was disappointed in the quality of the art supplies. Could tell no difference between crayons and pastels; none of the lovely blending quality oil pastels should have. Pencils quite tiny and crayons unexciting. Granddaughter didn't use the paints while I was there.
  297. 1 out of 5

    Art pack |
    Verified Purchase

    Not very nice at all the peices were all over the case when I opened it and the front closures were rusted, would not buy again and not worth the price
  298. 5 out of 5

    Darice 80-Piece Professional Art Set |
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    This is a great buy. I have been painting and sketching for 40 years. I wish I had had something like this Art Set years ago. There are colored pencils, pastels, watercolors, pastel pencils, and more. There are watercolor pencils. There is lots of other supplies to go along with the set. I almost forgot the supplies such as brushes and great sketch pads. This is a wonderful set with so much supplies that you probably will not have to go to an art store for a while. I recommend this. There is something for everyone.
  299. 5 out of 5

    Okay |
    Verified Purchase

    Okay product for the price. I didn't expect a high quality product for its price. It does it job. I bought it for a friend.
  300. 5 out of 5

    You can't beat the price |
    Verified Purchase

    This is a really nice little case everything just at your finger tips.I was very pleased with this item had just retied take my sketch pad and case head outdoors.
  301. 1 out of 5

    for little kids that don't have a clue about art supplies |
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    This set is not for anyone looking to do anything other than childish art. The pastels are like crayons, just wax. The pencils could be bought for a dollar anywhere. The accessories are all very cheap. Very disappointing product, just junk really.
  302. 2 out of 5

    anyone else confused? |
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    While I do not own this set I have to point out that in Oct when people starting rating this set low the customer service replied that this was a prototype set and they didn't have time to make it great. He assures the reviewer that he is holding the new set in his hand and it is high quality. This same reply is used in Nov to those who are also rating the set low. So apparently they didn't send the nice ones out just kept sending out the prototypes. Does this not make sense to anyone else? If you are holding it in your hands in Oct talking about how great it is, why not send those out so in Nov the ratings are not still low. Color me confused!
  303. 2 out of 5

    Great box, products, not so much. |
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    This package .Darice 80-Piece Professional Art Set is put together in a very nice box. Almost worth it just for that. The oil Pastels were melted and they went on more like a bad candle than an oil medium. The water colors are effective, but it is difficult to make a bad pan of watercolor cakes. The pencils do not lay down color unless fervently pressed to the paper. I discovered that they work nicely if wet. I do not think that was intended, but it was better than nothingBut I like the box, I use it for my Derwents and Fantasia. Dianne Schuch Lindsey dlschuch at Salon.com (Open Salon)
  304. 4 out of 5

    Start art set. |
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    Purchase for my 6 year old grand daughter who loves art. The wood box is nice as it keeps everything together. Lots of variety. Nothing elaborate about this set, but a good one to start with for the price.
  305. 1 out of 5

    Kid Friendly, Serious Artist Stay Away. |
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    I Was very disappointed when I had opened this up but yeah what can I expect for the cheap price I had paid for. I think..no I know I will be giving this to my nieces & nephew who will enjoy it more then I would. Beware serious artist this is not for you, It is a nice set but more for kids then anything else.
  306. 1 out of 5

    Poor Quality- For Kids or Adults |
    Verified Purchase

    Poor quality. I purchased 2 sets. The pastel crayons and the colored pencils had soft and hard areas and were very poor quality. I see the prices have been lowered, but i personally would not buy any of these sets for any price without assurance that the quality has been improved.
  307. 5 out of 5

    Darice 68-piece art set |
    Verified Purchase

    This was a purchase for my grandson for Christmas and he has advised me that he is enjoying this product very much.
  308. 1 out of 5

    Not impressed with this quality even for a child |
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    We bought this for our 7 year old budding artist for Christmas. We didn't want to spend ALOT as she is considered a beginner, but we were not even impressed with this for a 7 year old. The pencils break very easily. Most of the pastels quality are equal to sidewalk chalk. To tell you the truth, Crayola colored pencils are much better in quality than these ones. The water colored paints were very poor in quality as well. The only nice thing about this product was the wooden container. It made the product look fancy, but the insides were not fancy at all.
  309. 0 out of 5

    159 Piece Professional Art Set |
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    As a Vine member, this is what I got to read about this item prior to choosing it: >>The Darice Studio 71 Professional Art Set is a comprehensive 159 piece collection of art supplies that is ideal for the beginner, student or artist. This set features a wide assortment of colored pencils, markers, oil paints, watercolor paints, acrylic paints and oil paints that are fitted into a two tier wood box. Also included in this art set is sketch pencils, brushes, pencil sharpener and eraser.<< I have seen sets like these by different manufacturers in hobby shops, etc. I never noticed the price, but the desire to be able to use paints and colors to make art has been a longing of mine for years so I was excited to get to try this set out. The first disappointment came when I unwrapped the plastic from the box and took off the sheet of paper on top that gave the specifics of the set. It was taped on in the middle of the box and taking it off also took off a chunk of wood grained looking paper veneer on the box, resulting in a white patch. Opened the box to discover that however this kit was put together (either glue or nails) one corner was completely undone and didn't show any semblance of having been glued or nailed at all. This set and all supplies were all apparently made in China and so if you are looking for a well-made wooden art box, this isn't the set you are looking for. The different items are held in place by thin plastic inserts that I would suspect won't hold up well at all and don't hold things very well. If you don't hold the box a certain way in opening it, many of the items fall out. There goes your dream of taking your wooden box of paints out to the beach somewhere to paint like you see in some movies. Everything will end up on the ground. As to the art supplies included, The art set contains: -32 colored pencils (2 each of 16 colors), -30 colored markers (the kind you find at back to school sales for about $3-4), -54 oil pastels sticks which really resemble and work as bad wax crayons with no points on the end, just flat heads (3 each of 18 colors). Also half of the oil pastel tray has to be pulled out from under the top tier tray, I didn't even see them until really inspecting the box, they could have hidden forever under there, as there didn't seem to be anyway of getting to them or even seeing them. Pulling the tray out wasn't the easiest thing. -2 sketching pencils -one eraser -2 brushes with the brush ends fuzzy not smooth and tapered and not much bigger than an eyeliner brush. Note 2 brushes but 3 different kinds of paint. I've seen better looking paintbrushes in kids sets. -12 12oz acrylic color paint tubes -12 12oz watercolor paint tubes -12 12oz oil color paint tubes Note: it is so nice for them to say how many different things you will get, but the fact that many colors are duplicated takes away from the value in my mind. Just even in the time I have had the box open while writing this review, two more corners of the box are coming apart and I have been treating the box with absolute tenderness. I think a professional or wannabe artist would snort and laugh at this kit to be called a professional art set. There are no ingredients listed on anything in the box or what to do in case of accidental ingestion, so I would not be comfortable giving it to a child to use. I could see where an older beginner might want to attempt using the paints to see how they do with painting, but over the years I have found that most hobbies are more enjoyable if you start with the 'right stuff' first. There are no instructions for use with the anything in the box, nor how to clean up the 2 brushes after use. As it is advertised as also for a beginner, they can't expect the beginner to know how to do that. As to it being a comprehensive set, I also received a smaller set for oils and one for acrylics paints sets. Those sets included a palette, a palette knife, 3 brushes, a palette cup, and painting medium. Obviously someone else at the company had a different notion of what the meaning of comprehensive was. I have tried out the colored pencils, the colored markers and the oil pastels and felt them all to be of poor quality. The colored pencils and pens, will probably come in handy in my designing for my quilts and other sewing projects. I didn't want to open the tubes of paint until I actually had a project in mind (many art quilts do use paints on them) as I didn't want them drying out between now and then. I suspect that they will just glob up. My husband, who has successfully painted a lot of landscapes, looked at the set as a joke. I wouldn't recommend this set to anyone. If you want to give painting a try, decide what type of art work that you want to do and then get what you need for that type of art work, it will be cheaper in the end to only get what you need and to buy better quality at the same time.
  310. 5 out of 5

    Great Christmas Present |
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    Gave one of these sets to my Grandson 3 years ago. He still carries it around and I ordered this to refill the kit. He loves all the items in it. Keeps everything neat and organized. Great gift for young artists. Much more expensive in other stores, so this is the best price I have seen for the set. Love it.
  311. 2 out of 5

    Disappointed |
    Verified Purchase

    I got this as a birthday gift and was excited. However, I was disappointed with it when it was opened. Some of the coloured pencils' colour doesn't match the colour of the lead, for example the red coloured pencil was actually black, and the purple coloured pencil was actually blue. Also, there were several doubles of the same colour. When I got this, I was expecting it to be like the picture, where every coloured pencil was a different colour. The pastels and watercolours are fine, the problem is just the coloured pencils, and that's what I use most.
  312. 2 out of 5

    I should have known better |
    Verified Purchase

    I got this gift because I wanted the wow factor of the set for the 5 year old I was giving it to. I painted the box white and put her initial on it in pink sparkles, which she loved. Though the box seems impressive when you open it and see all it has inside it, the quality of all of the pieces are truly terrible. I wasn't expecting Crayola quality but I was expecting it to be better than what it was. The crayons simply don't work they barely make a mark when you use them. Every color appears to be pale. The case is really nice but the contents inside are crap.
  313. 0 out of 5

    Misleading Description, Not A Professional Set |
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    This art set is perfect for a young child who really doesn't care about the quality of his art materials. I would not recommend this for older artists or even high school age art students. The presentation of the product is nice, the fancy briefcase like wood grained box it comes in is impressive but the quality of the materials are poor. The paintbrushes that are included with the set don't even meet the quality standards of Crayola. The same holds true for the markers and the colored pencils. To say it is a professional art set is untrue. If you are shopping for a budding artist I wouldn't recommend this set. Try something from Berol PrismaColor for colored pencils and markers instead. I would have been very unhappy had I purchased this set as a gift for my children who are 8 and 11 years old. It's not what it's advertised to be and it's way over priced for what it actually is.
  314. 4 out of 5

    good item |
    Verified Purchase

    It's a good product for the price and was delivered in great condition. My girls (9 & 11) will love it.
  315. 1 out of 5

    Nice idea; poor execution |
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    I wish I had better things to say about this media art set. The flimsy nature of the box is the first mark against it. As with other reviewers, I found tray-corners that had apparently never been glued and tray bottoms that bottomed-out. It was no easy feat lifting one side to see what was underneath; it involved careful placement of both hands and balanced prying with several fingers. Even if I could fix these problems (no minor effort), I'd be reluctant to gift this to a budding artist. I find the pencils and pastels so inferior and faint. What budding artist would be encouraged by such lackluster results on paper? It might discourage the impulse altogether. I'd be more inclined to invest in small, quality sets of acrylics only or pencils only. Or perhaps a compact smaller set designed for portability. In other words, better quality and lesser quantity.
  316. 5 out of 5

    Gift for grandson |
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    I ordered this for my grandson's birthday. He was very happy with this and stated that it was the best gift he received. It is a professional looking set with all that it is described.,
  317. 5 out of 5

    Deluxe Art set 79 pcs |
    Verified Purchase

    I got this for my 11 yr old daughter who loves to draw anime and she was so happy to have it. Although wooden case, it is very light.
  318. 1 out of 5

    Pure Junk |
    Verified Purchase

    Wow. I am completely blown away by how poor quality this set is. It cannot possibly retail for $40. I paid $15 and am sending it back. You would do better spending half that at a box store. Things that are obviously low quality upon first glance include the following: - the metal handle (pic shows leather) is not screwed in all the way on one side - the notches in the case for the hinges are crooked and jagged - the hinges are attached crooked and actually coming apart - the label in the top of the case is so crooked as to have paper extending beyond the edge of the box - the label is glue in several places and rips when you try to remove it, leaving glued paper on the box - the cases on each side of the box are thin, bendable plastic, and the case in the lid falls out with all of it supplies when you open the lid - the art supplies themselves have not been used, but they look to be lower quality than Crayola colored pencils, etc. I should note that I bought this set as a Christmas gift for my 9 year old daughter. Even she would be appalled. Please skip this set and save yourself the return.
  319. 1 out of 5

    not worth the money |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this for my 10 year old grand daughter for CHristmas. I am not giving it to her. It is a very cheap set. The brushes are worthless. They came damaged, the bristles are all bent. The water colors and pencils are cheap in quality. I would have been better off going to the local discount sotre and picking up a pack of colored pencils and water colors made by crayola. The case is even cheaply made.
  320. 4 out of 5

    Great art kit |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this set for my 10 y/o son and it has everything he needs at the moment! I would recommend this to any beginners.
  321. 4 out of 5

    Pro's outweigh Con's--BUT NOT FOR A REAL ARTIST |
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased this as a part of my Christmas present for my 7 year old niece. She loves all things artsy and I was quite excited when I saw this 80-piece artist delight. The packaging is great in theory, but is poorly executed with flimsy latch and disproportionate wood. The pieces themselves seem okay, but their is a sort of plastic lining that holds the pieces and it is extremely flimsy and I can already tell it wont last long. The good thing is that it has a variety of colors and media so she can choose between watercolors, pencils and crayons, etc. Its nice for a child, but certainly not a gift for an actual artist.
  322. 4 out of 5

    Fantastic Value! |
    Verified Purchase

    I purchased this art set for my daughter. She is in high school and taking an art class, and finds that this set suits her needs very well. If she continues persuing art into college, we may need to purchase a more 'professional' set... but for the moment this is above and beyond what she needed as far as quality is concerned. The colored pencils are very rich, and the case is very well made. She takes it back and forth to school with her and has no worries about the handle breaking or the case possibly failing on her. I definitely recommend this product.
  323. 1 out of 5

    Not worth the money |
    Verified Purchase

    This art kit is a very low quality art kit. I saw the same one at our local craft store for $10. Very disappointed.
  324. 5 out of 5

    Lots of Creativity |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this for a beginning artist. There were plenty of supplies for her to try out her creativity. She was very happy with the box also.
  325. 1 out of 5

    I would NOT recommend this to anyone |
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    I would not.record this the reason it is only 14.00 is because the only thing that works is the paint but that barely works to the colored pencils always break and you have to go over the same spot about 20 times and it barely shows up and for the pastells same as the colored pencils I got this for a x-mas present I thought it was wonderful at first (before I opened it) and then none of the stuff worked
  326. 4 out of 5

    Great |
    Verified Purchase

    Got this for my 10 yr old daughter. She LOVED IT. As soon as she got it she immediately began using it to decorate the outside of the case. The little plastic scissors broke on the first use but are easily replace with a more quality pair.
  327. 4 out of 5

    Good If Not Great Starter Kit |
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    Wanting to select this kit for my disturbingly talented daughter (who with no training whatsoever draws much better than I do... starting from age SEVEN) but lacking the knowledge (or talent) to properly review it myself, I decided to punt and consult with a member of my church congregation, the owner/art instructor of Wild Mountain Designs & Art who kindly walked me through a thorough test of the kit. The Case: The manufacturer has commented on several reviews to the effect that what Vine Voices received was a pre-production prototype that will be replaced with a much improved one made of real wood, but I have to review the one I received. To start with both Mr. White and I agreed that this cheapo prototype LOOKED nice and professional at first glance, suggesting that the real wood production case will be even better. The first clue that anything was amiss was when part of the veneer came off when the part list display label was removed. (I realize the necessity of having such a label and fastening it securely to the kit so the plastic seal can be applied, but said method of attachment should probably be something that comes off easier than this double-sided tape did.) The snap locks seemed nice and sturdy; the hinges, much less so. The carrying handle was attractive and sturdy, if a bit small for the "large handed". (I had trouble getting four fingers through it.) However, it is arguably placed on the wrong side; it should be on the upper tray to facilitate opening, or alternatively, there should be two handles.) Whichever side one selects, the case must be opened with care because the inner trays do not lock down, nor do they have covers. The only thing holding the art supplies in place in them are the cheapo form fitted lightly glued in but removable plastic tray inserts, but if you remove one of them, say the paint tube holder insert because most replacement paint tubes you are likely to purchase will be larger than the original paint tubes and thus not fit the form, you will need to make that one the permanent bottom side. The tray hinges also look a bit weak. The pencil holder and marker holder inserts probably won't have to be removed, but you will have no choice but to remove the oil pastels insert in order to gain access to the second row of oil pastels. The Paints: The kit contains 36, 12 ml tubes: 12 acrylic, 12 oil, 12 watercolor, of good quality paints, one tube of each color in each paint type, arguably enough for one good-sized painting of each type. The problem is that this is not the size tubes you will likely want as replacements, which will require removing the plastic insert and tossing the tubes in loose. The Brushes: A big disappointment as all you get are a couple of cheapo kid's watercolor brushes. At least one of these should have been a more specialized oil or acrylic brush, and arguably there should have been one of each. The Pencils: The kit contains 32 pre-sharpened color marked colored pencils, two of each color, and two pre-sharpened sketch pencils of differing hardness, a small eraser, and a small metal pencil sharpener, all of good quality according to Mr. White. The Markers: The kit contains 30 fine pointed color marked colored markers, one of each color. The quality is arguably about average for a marker but 30 different shades is a lot. The Oil Pastels: The kit contains 54 good quality oil pastels, 3 of each color. Unfortunately, they are arranged in such a way that half the colors are unavailable until you remove the plastic insert because all three sets of half of the colors are packed in the inner row, which is unreachable with insert in place. So except for the flimsy pre-production case and the cheapo brushes, Mr. White would call this a better quality than average starter set, something he could recommend to a student of his trying different artistic mediums before specializing. Defects: The worst defect in Mr. White's opinion, with which I concur, is the lack of ANY instructional or informational material, like a small booklet explaining, among other things, the different kinds of materials you'd need to draw or paint upon with acrylics, oils, and watercolors. Tips on how to mix paints and blend them and how long they take to dry. Also useful would be info on obtaining replacement materials that would fit into the trays along with web sites that show the kit "in action" including prep work and clean up. A simple acrylic palette or two, perhaps doubling as a tray cover would be a nice to have. I'd be curious to see what improvements are made in the production version beyond simply the real wood case.
  328. 1 out of 5

    piece of crap |
    Verified Purchase

    piece of crap actually i bought it because of the box. but even the box is crap. pencils are very bad pastels are even worse and they all came melted i do not recomed this product
  329. 1 out of 5

    this sucks do not buy |
    Verified Purchase

    so i open it and the crayons are horrible and the markers dont even work i hate this it sucks do not buy it never
  330. 4 out of 5

    Nice but not as large as expected |
    Verified Purchase

    Definitely a great piece for a beginner artist! Not as large, or as high quality as expected, but is WONDERFUL for the price!
  331. 1 out of 5

    PASS! |
    Verified Purchase

    It was cheaply made and the colors in the set are not very bright and practically rip through the paper when drawing. Cheap product inside the pencils and crayons. The box has given us many splinters, it was not sanded at production. The doors close unevenly. It's just a mess, pass on this one. I wanted to love it though and thought I would have! Too bad, maybe next time!
  332. 4 out of 5

    he was very happy to use it with draw a picture |
    Verified Purchase

    I buy this paintbrush for my son, he was very happy to use it with draw a picture,he is four years,very like to draw.the foods overall good ,but one of them is damaged,the US is too far away from China,and return and exchange is too trouble,i hope Amazon shipments to check goods quality.whish everyone with lucky...
  333. 5 out of 5

    Art set |
    Verified Purchase

    All pieces are well made and made to last. My Daughter is an inspiring artist and she absolutely loves this set
  334. 0 out of 5

    Conceptual Art |
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    The on-line picture looked good. So did the picture on the package: 30 tubes of paint, 32 Colored Pencils, 30 Markers, 2 Sketch Pads, 2 Sketch Pencils, 2 Brushes, a Pencil Sharpener, even an Eraser all arranged in a good looking Wood Box. Conceptually, this was the real deal: A professional all-media art set. Realty was different: Only 10 colors of each paint---yes, only one blue---only water color brushes, no oil and acrylic tools, cheap box. While the set may be good for a beginner, calling it professional stretches Realism.
  335. 1 out of 5

    missing items in a new product |
    Verified Purchase

    the art set i bought is missing sharpener and water colors broke, it was supposed to be a new product.
  336. 0 out of 5

    Box Fell Apart First Time I Opened It |
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    When I first received this box, I was pretty impressed. It looked solidly made and had a ton of art supplies! So I brought it into the dining room and opened it. I lifted one side's angled tray that shifts upwards to reveal more supplies. When I went to shift the second tray, it was broken. Not only was the lever that bends out broken right off the tray, but the second time I physically moved it out of the way to see the bottom tray, the bottom panel of the movable tray broke right off. Now it had free floating art supplies with no tray to hold or move them. Then I left it open for a couple of days on the table, out of the way, because I got busy. I went back to it to close it and the entire bottom panel of the outside box fell off! Now mind you, I have touched this thing TWICE since it arrived and the whole thing has fallen apart. The wood of the box feels strong and heavy but it is held together with the most pathetic glue possible. Not a single tack or small nail to keep it together. Just a tiny dab of bad glue. Finally, broken box aside, I tried the art supplies themselves. Sadly, they are the quality you would expect in one of these large economy sets. Now, I would have still suggested this is a good set for a new artist to dabble in, since it has variety and is relatively cheap, but with the shoddy art supplies combined with the crappy box, I just couldn't recommend this set to anyone. I am so unimpressed with this set.
  337. 1 out of 5

    Cheesy, Sleazy |
    Verified Purchase

    OMG...Can't believe this product is being advertised as "Professional". There is a reason this 80-piece set is so cheap. The quality of pastels and pencils are sooooo bad, that I would not even give this set to a child, let alone a "professional". The "sanding blocks" are actually 5 flimsy pieces of sandpaper stapled together at one corner. During the past 15 years of shopping on Amazon, I have returned only 2 items...this is one of them.
  338. 3 out of 5

    Good, but not great. |
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    I get these every so often as a present from my grandmother. There's several different options with it, of course, but the BEST products in here are definitely the oil pastels and watercolors. I say that because the colors for the watercolors are hard to make yourself and the wide variety allows for great mixability with other tube varieties. The oil pastels are also a very different texture from normal. While they tend to be a bit more waxlike, when you heat them up a bit (in your hands or via another method) they can be used like a normal one. They mix well and are much lighter than the normal heaviness of "good" oil pastels. The pencils usually break. A lot. I have never had a set where an entire pencil was fine and didn't break. What's worse is that the pencils take a long time to get to a point and are usually much shorter by that time. The short of it: don't waste your money on this unless you have the patience for the "low" quality of the materials inside. There's several other places that offer cheap, student-grade oil pastels, watercolors, colored pencils, etc. in sets that would be more cost effective in the long run.
  339. 2 out of 5

    Old quality |
    Verified Purchase

    The kit is very nice, HOWEVER the quality of materials in the kit is very lacking! Not all of the markers work and the crayons broke easily. I would't buy it again.
  340. 1 out of 5

    Horrible! |
    Verified Purchase

    I tried to give 0 stars but it would not let me. Very cheap, the pastels and do not even work. Really the wort art kit I have ever gotten. The markers are too thick for my son to really draw with. I would definitly recomend spending more money on a better kit or buying the stuff individually and putting it in a tub or something. The people who made this obviously felt that children do not need real art supplies.
  341. 5 out of 5

    Nice starter case and good for the price |
    Verified Purchase

    Like the others mentioned, good quality, nice case, plenty of items in it. Got this for my 9yr old daughter who loves to draw and she's more than happy with it. I am a fairly picky buyer especially around quality on amazon products, and this certainly met the mustard. If you are a total art expert and require some very high-end or specific things, then maybe you're best buying your items at an art store individually... but for the rest of us this is great!
  342. 4 out of 5

    Excellent value. |
    Verified Purchase

    The art set looked expensive. Sturdy wooden case containing all the tools needed for a young artist. My 8-year granddaughter and I were very happy with it. Perfect for keeping everything in one place.
  343. 1 out of 5

    very cheaply made |
    Verified Purchase

    This is an embarrassing product. I ordered it to give to a child for their birthday andquickly realized that I would have been enbarrassed to give this set. SOOO CHEAPLY MADE. Would not recommend this product at all.
  344. 0 out of 5

    Great for a dabbler, child* or teen, student quality for others UPDATE |
    0

    0:000:00This video is not intended for all audiences. What date were you born?JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031201620152014201320122011201020092008200720062005200420032002200120001999199819971996199519941993199219911990198919881987198619851984198319821981198019791978197719761975197419731972197119701969196819671966196519641963196219611960195919581957195619551954195319521951195019491948194719461945194419431942194119401939193819371936193519341933193219311930192919281927192619251924192319221921192019191918191719161915191419131912191119101909190819071906190519041903190219011900SubmitAdobe Flash Player is required to watch this video.Install Flash Player*Younger children need careful supervision with oil paints. This kit is 'Professional' in terms of the types of items included, but know that you are not getting professional quality. (*EDIT: see update) For a child or someone that has never done more than a doodle, or someone that wants to experiment with different mediums before investing in something better, this could be a starting point. The markers are similar to the types you'd buy at a drugstore. As far as oils, these are fine to see if you like working with oil, and then you can be thrilled when you get Grumbacher oils. The included brushes are useless for oil. Using them will make you think you hate oil painting because they make working with oil a challenge. For the pencils, think of pigment as a block of chalk that needs to be ground to a powder and then mixed with other things to create the 'lead' in the pencil. In order to have the color even it must be an incredibly fine powder or it leaves dots the size of the powder particle. Not important for many, but hardly 'Professional'. At this price point, one does not expect professional equipment, so in my most humble opinion it should be called 'Darice Value Set'. If it were, it would gain a star. UPDATE 12/5/13: When I first posted this review, it was called 'Darice Professional'. The wording has now changed. The manufacturer has commented that some reviewers received a kit that is not the final retail product. It is my assumption that my review is based on what may have been a prototype. I will update again with more information the moment it becomes available to me. UPDATE 12/6/13: Got a peek at the real set, while the box is slightly nicer, the contents are the same. Prototype was only sent to reviewers, according to manufacturer. I give this product three stars based on the 'sale' price which is half the suggested retail price.
  345. 2 out of 5

    Garbage |
    0

    I bought this set at an actual art supply store for my 6 year old daughter. The supplies inside will be fine for her as a starter set, but I wish I'd read the reviews before buying and shipping this set to her. The case that came with it broke when I opened it, so I had to repackage everything inside and wrap them separately. Overall, I'm very dissatisfied with this and if it hadn't have been a last minute Christmas gift that needed to be shipped right away I'd have returned it to the store. I will definitely be buying better art supplies for her around Valentine's Day to make up for this garbage I bought her.
  346. 2 out of 5

    You get what you pay for |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this art set as a gift and I was thrilled at the variety of mediums along with the affordable price. I should have known - you get what you pay for. When I received this I was bummed because it looks so cheap. The items inside look like things you can get at the 99 cent store and the box they are in is flimsy and plastic. It is still a good variety but make sure you are not buying for someone remotely serious about art.
  347. 3 out of 5

    Was A Gift I Wouldn't Buy For Myself But... |
    0

    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.
  348. 1 out of 5

    Very disappointed with the quality |
    Verified Purchase

    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!
  349. 1 out of 5

    Terrible Quality of the Contents |
    Verified Purchase

    I recently purchased this for my daughter. She was happy to finally get it since she had been waiting for it for quite a while. When she opened the case, everything looked fine, but when she tried to use the scissors, they broke and didn't even cut. The only way for them to work is to hold your hand in an uncomfortable way and it constantly breaks. Next she tried the pens which worked fine, but when she got to the crayons, she tried one and it almost instantly broke in half. She wasn't holding it tightly or anything, just normally but it simply cracked. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who wants to keep an art set for longer than a day.
  350. 1 out of 5

    Beware these sets...Extremely poor quality |
    0

    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 horrible—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 low-quality throw-away type you get when you buy a book from the dollar store with markers included. 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. I don't fault the giver at all, but rather the distributor of such crappy quality materials. The case looked nice, however the wood is flimsy like some type of balsa wood, so don't expect it to be very protective or to hold up to a lot of wear & tear. 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. Also don't be fooled by the picture. Some of the items look like they're nice enough, but they're not worth having even for free. My family and I all tried everything out and I wouldn't be writing this strong of a review if there was anything worth even $12 in the set. 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 basically disposable 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 or your gift recipient deserve much better than this. 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!
  351. 1 out of 5

    Beware these sets...Extremely poor quality |
    0

    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 horrible—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 low-quality throw-away type you get when you buy a book from the dollar store with markers included. 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. I don't fault the giver at all, but rather the distributor of such crappy quality materials. The case looked nice, however the wood is flimsy like some type of balsa wood, so don't expect it to be very protective or to hold up to a lot of wear & tear. 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. Also don't be fooled by the picture. Some of the items look like they're nice enough, but they're not worth having even for free. My family and I all tried everything out and I wouldn't be writing this strong of a review if there was anything worth even $12 in the set. 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 basically disposable 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 or your gift recipient deserve much better than this. 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!
  352. 1 out of 5

    Terrible Quality of the Contents |
    Verified Purchase

    I recently purchased this for my daughter. She was happy to finally get it since she had been waiting for it for quite a while. When she opened the case, everything looked fine, but when she tried to use the scissors, they broke and didn't even cut. The only way for them to work is to hold your hand in an uncomfortable way and it constantly breaks. Next she tried the pens which worked fine, but when she got to the crayons, she tried one and it almost instantly broke in half. She wasn't holding it tightly or anything, just normally but it simply cracked. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who wants to keep an art set for longer than a day.
  353. 1 out of 5

    Very disappointed with the quality |
    Verified Purchase

    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!
  354. 3 out of 5

    Was A Gift I Wouldn't Buy For Myself But... |
    0

    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.
  355. 2 out of 5

    You get what you pay for |
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this art set as a gift and I was thrilled at the variety of mediums along with the affordable price. I should have known - you get what you pay for. When I received this I was bummed because it looks so cheap. The items inside look like things you can get at the 99 cent store and the box they are in is flimsy and plastic. It is still a good variety but make sure you are not buying for someone remotely serious about art.
  356. 1 out of 5

    very cheaply made |
    Verified Purchase

    This is an embarrassing product. I ordered it to give to a child for their birthday andquickly realized that I would have been enbarrassed to give this set. SOOO CHEAPLY MADE. Would not recommend this product at all.
  357. 4 out of 5

    Excellent value. |
    Verified Purchase

    The art set looked expensive. Sturdy wooden case containing all the tools needed for a young artist. My 8-year granddaughter and I were very happy with it. Perfect for keeping everything in one place.
  358. 5 out of 5

    Nice starter case and good for the price |
    Verified Purchase

    Like the others mentioned, good quality, nice case, plenty of items in it. Got this for my 9yr old daughter who loves to draw and she's more than happy with it. I am a fairly picky buyer especially around quality on amazon products, and this certainly met the mustard. If you are a total art expert and require some very high-end or specific things, then maybe you're best buying your items at an art store individually... but for the rest of us this is great!
  359. 4 out of 5

    he was very happy to use it with draw a picture |
    Verified Purchase

    I buy this paintbrush for my son, he was very happy to use it with draw a picture,he is four years,very like to draw.the foods overall good ,but one of them is damaged,the US is too far away from China,and return and exchange is too trouble,i hope Amazon shipments to check goods quality.whish everyone with lucky...
  360. 2 out of 5

    Old quality |
    Verified Purchase

    The kit is very nice, HOWEVER the quality of materials in the kit is very lacking! Not all of the markers work and the crayons broke easily. I would't buy it again.