Oil pastels are made by grinding pigments with wax and oil. They are an artists' version of a crayon.
Pentel brand oil pastels are the ones we find most cost-effective.
Chalk pastels are made by grinding chalk with pigments to give them their bright colors.
Watercolor suspends pigment in water and remains one of the most challenging and satisfying art media.
We find Prang watercolor to be cost-effective and have the best red color compared to similar brands.