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Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set







Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set

  • 80-piece deluxe art set including art supplies for drawing, painting and more
  • Includes color pencils, oil pastels, watercolor cakes, paintbrushes, pencils, and accessories
  • Provides an artist with a wide range of materials in a compact, portable case
  • Case is wood with snap-shut handle
  • Small parts, not for children under 3 years

Studio 71 deluxe art set overflows with color and creativity. For the serious artist. Set includes 24 color pencils, 24 oil pastels, 24 watercolor cakes, 2 paint brushes, 2 drawing pencils, pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser and sanding blocks. Provides an artist with a wide range of materials in a compact, portable wood case with handle. Small parts, not for children under 3 years.

List Price: $ 16.01

Price: $ 15.99

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  • Ms. Understood "Ms. Understood" says:
    925 of 970 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Extremely Poor Quality, June 25, 2013
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    This review is from: Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set (Accessory)
    This set is of extremely poor quality. Every material is cheap. Some people might try to rationalize that it’s okay to give something like this to a child, because hey, kids don’t care if the supplies are crap, right? Well, some kids do care, and the ones who don’t know any better will still be frustrated that the materials don’t “work” properly. The colored pencils are extremely cheap and don’t even compare in quality to Crayola colored pencils, which aren’t the best quality from an artist’s standpoint. The pastels are junk- like greasy crayons…again, a set of Crayola oil pastels are of much better quality than these (Crayola actually makes a pretty good set of oil pastels, and Amazon sells them). The “watercolor cakes” are a complete joke. They’re lightly glued in, and every time the case is closed, several of them fall out. The drawing pencils are so cheap that you’d do way better to just use a regular #2 school pencil to draw with. Ours also came with markers, which were the extremely low quality type you get when you buy a book from the dollar store with markers included…horrible. My kids were gifted two sets over Christmas, and while we appreciate the thought behind it, it was shocking how crappy and cheap the quality of ALL the materials was. The case looked nice, however…I guess that’s the only good thing I can say about the set.

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

    Before I sound like an art-supply snob (I’m not! I’m not even really an artist, though my husband and son are), let me say that this review is not in any way about me trying to sound superior and knocking discount-store art supplies. This is me saying that, while there *are* better options out there than Crayola-type supplies, this set makes Crayola-type supplies look like expensive professional supplies in comparison. I’m saying that these materials are 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!

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  • Ravn says:
    280 of 297 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Terrible Quality of the Contents, May 24, 2012
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    Ravn (Framingham, MA) –

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    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.

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  • John F. Krotzer says:
    397 of 435 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Very disappointed with the quality, December 31, 2010
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    John F. Krotzer (Mumbai, India) –

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

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