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Artists Quality

Winsor & Newton Watercolour

Royal Talens Rembrandt

Student Quality

Winsor & Newton Cotman

Royal Talens Van Gogh

Watercolour Sets

Artists Quality Watercolour Sets

Student Quality Watercolour Sets


Professional or Student Grade?

In the UK the quality of colour products is roughly divided into three groups :-

Professional Grade - traditionally known as Artists Quality the better makers have always called their top grade colours 'Artists' quality but this term is often abused by makers of cheap poor quality colour and now causes confusion. Artists quality colours sold at Newcastle Arts Centre is always the best of that make and are priced to reflect the quality of colour and manufacture. For this reason colours are divided into different price groups or series determined by the cost of the genuine colour or pigment.

Student Grade
These are good quality colours made to a single price range. Expensive pigments are substituted for cheaper colours often named as 'hues', for example ' Cadmium red hue' is a colour that looks like Cadmium Red but does not contain any of that pigment. The Talens Van Gogh range uses modern pigments and can be used for professional work.

School Grade Colours
Very cheap colours that generally do not mix well and are not light fast. Often described as 'poster colour'. We avoid them.
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