Pastels

The pastel medium was first mentioned by Leonardo da Vinci in 1495. During the 18th century the medium became fashionable for portrait painting, using pastel as a mixed-media technique with gouache. The 19th-century French painter Edgar Degas was a most prolific user of pastel and is considered its champion.

  • Conte Crayon Set of 24 NZD $102.95
    Used by the masters Picasso, Degas and Delacroix for over a century, the Conte Crayon range is one of the finest pastel ranges available. Perfect for sketching or alternatively, black and white or colour work. The edges and ends cut into each crayon provide both the precision required for detailed line work and are also suitable for larger applications such as a coloured background.... more »
  • Conte Crayon Set of 48 NZD $205.95
    Used by the masters Picasso, Degas and Delacroix for over a century, the Conte Crayon range is one of the finest pastel ranges available. Perfect for sketching or alternatively, black and white or colour work. The edges and ends cut into each crayon provide both the precision required for detailed line work and are also suitable for larger applications such as a coloured background.... more »

Soft

  • Nupastels NZD $4.30
    A pastel that's just right! They're tougher than traditional soft pastels, but maintain the same rich, creamy pigments needed for superior blending and shading. Artists of all expertise levels can benefit from these pastels.... more »
    96 items
  • Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastels NZD $8.60 20 items
  • Schmincke Soft Pastels NZD $9.00
    Unmatched in their softness and consistency, Schmincke soft pastels were created using the finest artist's pigments and a minimum of binders. The softness of the pastels permits a beautiful dense application, and the extremely high pigment concentration results in great color intensity. Sticks are rich and buttery in texture. The pigments slide right off the stick without any crumbling or breaking. Schmincke Pastels are prepared by hand and by traditional machines, and also labeled by hand to help prevent breakage. Schmincke's generously sized full stick measures 2-5/8" long × 7/16" in diameter (67 mm × 11 mm). ... more »
    400 items
  • Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels NZD $9.40 11 items
  • Rembrandt NZD $6.00
    The history of Royal Talens goes back to 1899. Rembrandt Soft Pastels have since become one of the most popular artist pastels in the world.... more »
  • Mungyo Square Pastels NZD $1.30
    Made with the purest grade of pigment, Gallery Semi-Hard Pastels have unsurpassed bright colors and the highest degree of lightfastness. Their square shape and semi-hardness makes them ideal for both rough sketch and painting, or broad side being easy.... more »
    44 items

PanPastels

  • PanPastels NZD $13.90 - $16.95
    PanPastel Colors are genuine artists’ quality pastels, uniquely packed in a pan format; available in a range of 80 colors.PanPastel Colors were developed so that artists can easily lift, apply and control pastel color, just like true painting! The pan format holds the color like paint for easy application. Loaded with the highest quality artists’ pigments; PanPastel Colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in a rich, ultra soft and low dust formulation. All of these professional quality colors are highly pigmented, have excellent lightfastness and are fully erasable. Each pan contains 35%* more material than the average pastel stick. PanPastel Colors are fully compatible with traditional pastel sticks, pastel surfaces, conventional fixatives and other artist's colors. *Average, based on a survey of leading brands.... more »
    95 items
  • PanPastel Sets NZD $62.50 - $224.95
    PanPastel Colors are the softest pastels in the world. They are genuine artists' quality pastels, uniquely packed in a pan format, so that artists can easily lift, apply and control pastel color, just like true painting. Each set contains a selection of Sofft Tools.... more »
    12 items
  • PanPastel Sofft Applicators NZD $6.60 - $21.00
    Created for PanPastel applications and techniques, these applicators are reusable. Load the sponges with color and gently apply to the surface, varying pressure to change the effect. Use the edges for lines and details. Easy to clean for reuse.... more »
    17 items

Oil

Water Soluble

Pencils

  • Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils NZD $3.80
    PITT artists' pastel pencils, with their oil-free pastel leads, are used by artists not only as the perfect complement to pastel crayons for elaborating fine details, but also on their own. Many artists who enjoy pastel techniques and their versatility, but not the dirty hands and coloured dust that accompany them, have opted to use these special pencils. PITT pastel pencils have a very compact lead which is economical to use. The lead contains a high level of pigment, making the pencils ideally suited both to drawing lines and shading, as well as blending and merging into delicate colour transitions. The colour selection in this range places a particular emphasis on the muted shades and earth tones that are especially important for pastel drawing.... more »
  • General's Chalk Pencils NZD $3.40
    Pastel Chalk Pencils have a smooth, blendable formula for use in traditional fine arts, scrapbooks or memory books. They're perfect for lettering, outlining, stripes, borders, shading, accents, embellishments, roughing and aging effects. Pastel Chalk Pencils can be blended easily with a finger, paper stump, kneaded eraser, or tissue. For a dramatic effect, use them on a dark colored paper with a rough surface. Each acid-free pencil is encased in cedar wood and tipped with General's extra soft vinyl eraser. Pencils are pre-sharpened.... more »
    5 items
  • Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils NZD $3.50
    These German-made pencils are world famous for their quality, lightfast pigments. Their opaque, water-soluble colors blend beautifully and erase easily. The large-diameter lead can make broad strokes or be sharpened to a fine point for details and lettering.Draw with CarbOthello pencils as you would draw with a pastel stick. CarbOthello pencils can also be used like watercolor pencils — they respond instantly to a wet brush or pre-dampened paper. Pencils have semi-soft leads in a woodcased pencil form and are pre-sharpened.... more »
    60 items
  • Gioconda Pastel Pencil NZD $2.50
    Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils offer the smooth finish of conventional pastels without the mess. They are highly pigmented, with a buttery smooth feel, and have excellent blending and toning characteristics on dark or light surfaces. All colors are lightfast and fade resistant. ... more »
    47 items

Primer

  • Art Spectrum Pastel Primer NZD $25.50
    Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer is a fine tooth, quick drying acrylic primer which bonds agressively to practically any clean, dry surface - all types of papers (300 gsm or heavier recommended), canvas, card, ply, plastic, glass, timber, ceramic and metal. Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer can be applied with brushes, sponges, rollers etc. straight from the pot. 20 colours are available, including Natural (Clear). All colours can be intermixed, or tinted with Art Spectrum Inks or Gouache, to create new shades. The Clear Colourfix Primer allows the natural surface or underlying colours to remain visible, whilst providing extra tooth for more overlays. Use Clear and other Art Spectrum Colourfix Primers for mixed media techniques and experimental art and craft works. It can even be used as an adhesive for collage. All colours are available in 250ml pots. Black, White and Clear are also available in 1 litre tubs. Colourfix Primer is a fine tooth surface for oil painting. Size the surface prio... more »
    18 items

Paper

  • Colourfix Suede NZD $8.60 - $16.70
    A new, softer surface from the makers of Colourfix. Colourfix Suede, like its older brother, is an acid-free quality surface suitable for use with pastels, charcoal, pencil, inks, acrylics, gouache, watercolours and even oil paint. The surface is not as abrasive as regular Colourfix and was partly developed in conjunction with the manufacturers of PanPastels and an ideal ground for their products. The base paper is a heavier 500gsm hot press watercolour paper. 14 x 18" or 19 x 27"... more »
    16 items
  • Daler-Rowney Murano Warm Pads NZD $23.50 - $37.99
    30 sheets of 160gsm, acid free paper suitable for pencil and pastels. Comes is 6 assorted colours: Bordeaux, Raspberry, Strawberry, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Chocolate. click on image of pad to see the colour swatches... more »
    2 items
  • Daler-Rowney Murano Cool Pads NZD $23.50 - $37.99
    30 sheets of 160gsm, acid free paper suitable for pencil and pastels. Comes in 6 assorted colours: Wedgewood, Fern, Dusk, Slate, Lagoon and Aubergine. click on image of pad to see the colour swatches... more »
    2 items
  • Daler-Rowney Murano Neutral Pads NZD $23.50 - $37.99
    30 sheets of 160gsm, acid free paper suitable for pencil and pastels. Comes in 6 assorted colours: Stone, Rose Grey, Pale Peach, Haze, Platinum and Oatmeal. click on image of pad to see the colour swatches... more »
    2 items
  • Canson Mi-Tientes Pastel Pads NZD $21.95 - $43.95
    Strong and resilient, this 60% cotton French-made paper has two distinct surfaces: texture on one side (perfect for pastel and charcoal), and a smooth finish on the other (for detail work with pencil or ink).... more »
    8 items
  • Daler-Rowney Murano 500 X 650 NZD $2.95
    This naturally textured surface and 45% cotton content give it a classic, luxurious feel, whilst the combination of 35 sophisticated and fashionable colours make it the ideal choice for artists and crafters alike. Weighing in at a substantial 160gsm, Murano is perfect for fine art applications such as pastel, pencil or charcoal, and crafty creations such as card-making, memory-booking...or anything that takes your imagination. Minimum order on this paper is five assorted sheets... more »
    35 items

Fixative

  • Nuart Workable Fixative 350g NZD $24.95
    Specially formulated for charcoal, pencil or pastel drawings and layouts. Provides compatible surface for rework needs. Gives a clear protective coating to prevent dusting or smudging. ... more »
  • Krylon Workable Fixative 11oz NZD $22.95 Out of Stock
    Reworkable clear finish prevents smudging of soft art materials like pencil and pastel. ... more »
  • Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative 400g NZD $20.95

Sets

  • Caran d'Ache Neopastel Sets 4 items
  • Conte Crayon Set of 24 NZD $102.95
    Used by the masters Picasso, Degas and Delacroix for over a century, the Conte Crayon range is one of the finest pastel ranges available. Perfect for sketching or alternatively, black and white or colour work. The edges and ends cut into each crayon provide both the precision required for detailed line work and are also suitable for larger applications such as a coloured background.... more »
  • Conte Crayon Set of 48 NZD $205.95
    Used by the masters Picasso, Degas and Delacroix for over a century, the Conte Crayon range is one of the finest pastel ranges available. Perfect for sketching or alternatively, black and white or colour work. The edges and ends cut into each crayon provide both the precision required for detailed line work and are also suitable for larger applications such as a coloured background.... more »
  • Mungyo Mini Pastel Sets NZD $11.00 - $27.00 4 items

Pastels Misc

  • Tortillons NZD $3.80 - $3.95
    More abrasive than stumps, tortillons are excellent for rapid, thin blending on pencil, charcoal or pastel drawings. Comprised of rolled paper, these single-ended, spiral-wound tools are easily sharpened with a sandpaper block. Each package contains six tortillons.... more »
    4 items
  • Paper Stumps NZD $0.60 - $5.00 9 items
  • Mungyo Chalk Holder NZD $3.00
  • Chalk Holder 5343 NZD $14.00
  • Chamois Skin 5 NZD $4.00

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