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This weekend only, get a free Antigravity Tote Bag with the purchase of this gift set. No code needed; we'll automatically include a free tote for each qualifying set in your order. Our Black Friday Weekend sale ends Monday, Nov. 29 at 11:59 pm. While supplies last.

For its entire 140-year history, the Schmincke brand has meant the finest colors for artists, made to professional standards and used by the most demanding painters. On each package, the blue Schmincke owl holds a banner that reads "I strive for the best" in Latin. So you won't be surprised to hear that the company was hesitant to produce a more affordable watercolor for art students and beginners. It would have to appeal to artists on a budget but still adhere to the basic standards of the historic German color house.

Akademie Aquarell is Schmincke's answer to this challenge, and we recommend it strongly to any watercolorist who isn't ready to invest in a set of Horadam paints. It is the best student-grade watercolor we have ever carried; frankly, it outperforms many paints that call themselves artist grade. The colors are clear and vibrant, and it's easy to make mixed colors that are just as beautiful. A majority of Akademie colors are single-pigment, and the multi-pigment colors are carefully chosen to allow further mixing without muddiness. Intense, high-chroma colors are included alongside rich, organic earth colors, so you can make paintings in any style with Akademie.

This large, complete set contains all 24 colors of Akademie Aquarell in full pans. They're packed in a metal tin with expansive, enameled mixing space and a finger loop on the back. The tin is large enough to add four more full pans or eight more half pans from other watercolor lines, like Schmincke Horadam.

The colors included are Opaque White #111, Light Lemon Yellow #222, Cadmium Yellow Hue #224, Indian Yellow #225, Naples Yellow #226, Orange #330, Cadmium Red Hue #332, Carmine #333, Magenta #336, Violet #440, Indigo #442, Ultramarine #443, Prussian Blue #445, Cyan #448, Brilliant Green #551, May Green #552, Permanent Green #553, Olive Green Yellowish #554, Yellow Ochre #660, Burnt Umber #664, English Red #666, Sepia #665, Payne's Grey #770, and Black #782.

Made in Germany.


COMPARE AND CONTRAST

Trying to decide between Akademie and Horadam, the professional-grade line from Schmincke? The manufacturer would like you to know that there are several important differences between the two lines.

Color range
Akademie is available in 24 colors, selected to be versatile, bright, and reasonably priced. Horadam is available in an incredible 140 colors, including rare pigments, intense cadmium and cobalt colors, and advanced modern pigments like our favorites, the perylene colors.
Pigmentation
Horadam has the maximum possible pigment load, while Akademie has less pigment per mL of gum arabic.
Production process
Horadam half pans are poured in four or five shallow layers, drying completely between layers, to ensure perfect consistency, a process that takes months. Akademie is produced with an industry-standard three pours per pan.
We think you will like both Akademie and Horadam, and in fact they are not mutually exclusive. Many beginners like to start with an Akademie set and replenish their tin with exciting new Horadam colors as the original colors run out.

 

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SHIPPING

We ship all orders from our store in St. Louis, Missouri. 95% of orders are processed in 1-2 business days (Wednesday through Sunday). Shipping to the United States is always free for orders over $59. For orders under $59, domestic shipping rates start at $3.50. You can calculate your shipping cost in the cart or at checkout. For St. Louis residents, we also offer free curbside pickup. Just select "Pick Up" on the first page of checkout.

RETURNS

If there's a problem with your order, please contact our customer service team at hello@stlartsupply.com. If your order is damaged or defective, we will send you a prepaid return label and replace the item immediately. If you change your mind about an order, you can ship it back to us in new condition for a refund or exchange. However, if there is no error on our part, we cannot refund shipping charges or pay for return shipping. The deadline for all returns is 30 days from the delivery date. All clearance items, including our famous Mystery Box, are final sale.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

We are an independent retailer trusted by artists since 2015, and our expert staff are happy to help you with any questions you might have about our products and services. We love helping our customers choose colors, build gift packages for friends, and get started with new tools and materials. We can also take special orders for items not listed on this site.

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Akademie Watercolors, Set of 24 Full Pans

Akademie Watercolors, Set of 24 Full Pans

$214.32$175.00
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