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Does this art set come with any instructions?
Sorry, fish the set doesn't come with any instructions. US art supply sort of expects for you to already know how to use all the items in this set.
I was wondering if there was some way to customize the set?
Sorry buddy, what you see is what you get. There is no way to costumize it and say I want this, but not that.
How was everything packed. All together in a jumbo, or everything in its individual casing?
Everything came in a large package and inside everything was packed in their own individual packages for protection. Think of it like one of those Russian Nesting dolls.
What is the entire weight of the complete package?
The entire set weights between 16 to 17 pounds. It came in a big box, with lots of the cushioned stuff. Individually, all the items are pretty light.
Are both the metal easel and the wood easel sturdy enough to paint on?
My human has used both, and she has found them rather useful. They are sturdy and hold the canvas and art pannels well. It is just a matter of preferences, if you are a sitting painter or a standing painter.
Is everything featured in the photo really come in this set?
I bought the same set so I can vouche that I got everything that this set promised. There are no instructions however, but you can figure it out on your own, if you have a bit of common sense. I know I did.
What's the middle rod in the stand used for? I can put it up and down, but I don't get it.
The metal rod is like an extention support to hold up your canvas. It works with canvases of all different sizes.
Do these sketchpad come with pre-printed drawings or do they come completely blank?
All the sketchpads come with blank sheets for you to color. So, if you are looking for a coloring book of sorts there are none to be found in this set.
Brand: US Art Supply
- This set has an efficient aluminum easel. Since its made of metal, it is weather resistant. It can be adjusted using the knobs. It is made the same way as a camera tripod. You can also adjust the angles.
- You can also get 24 paints tubes of acrylic, oil and watercolor. Each tube has 12 ml of paint. You can also find a handy plastic palette with is mixing wheel.
- The set also has 7 brushes made of hair nylons. Also 12 short blue handle oil brushes and 15 multi purpose brush sets.
- This set also has three different paper pads. The acrylic painting pad is 9" x 12" and is 400Gsm. The oil paper pad is 9" x 12" 190Gsm. The watercolor paper pad has 9" x 12" Heavy-Weight Watercolor Pad 300Gsm. The sketch book is rather small and it is 5.5" x 8.5"160Gsm. The acrylic and oil paper pads have 12 pages each. The watercolor one has 15, while the sketchpad has 30.
- Lastly, the set includes a 6 pack of professional canvas panels. They are about 8" x 10" in dimension. It also had two stretched canvas that are about 11" x 14" .
- The easel also includes a carry bag.
- I also forgot to mention the wooden easel. It has a drawer that can be used to store your brushes and other art tools.
I got this set last Christmas. My brother was not too certain about getting me this set because I had not painted since high school. In the end, he yielded and got me this set. It had a lot of items, and it was at a low price. My first attempt at painting had been with temperas. This set did not have temperas. Looking back, I think the tubes were acrylic. It is hard to tell. Anyhow, the first thing I tried were the acrylics. The acrylics have quite the interesting perks.
I first messed up because I placed the shades and then tried for the lighter shades. This works betters with oils. With acrylics you have to go from lighter to darker. The wooden easel works pretty well. I also tried the steel easel, but only for a few minutes. A butterfly landed on my head and thus I had to retreat indoors. The entire set can also work for up to three people. There is a lot of variety for about every type of painting method people prefer. All in all this is perfect for people who are masters of mixed media or who are starting out. Makes for a great artsy gift.
US Art Supply 12ml 24-Color Acrylic, 24-Color Oil & 24-Color Paint Tubes
US Art Supply 7 Piece Nylon Hair Brush Set
US Art Supply 12 Piece Nylon Hair Short Blue Handle Oil/Acrylic Brush Set
US Art Supply 15 Piece Multipurpose Brush Set
10-Well Plastic Palette
US Art Supply 9" x 12" Spiral Binding Acrylic Painting Pad 400Gsm, 12 Sheets
US Art Supply 9" x 12" Oil Painting Pad 190Gsm, 15 Sheets
US Art Supply 9" x 12" Heavy-Weight Watercolor Pad 300Gsm, 12 Sheets
US Art Supply 5.5" x 8.5" Spiral Binding Sketch Pad 160Gsm, 30 Sheets
US Art Supply 8" x 10" Professional Quality Canvas Panels 6 Pack
US Art Supply Professional Quality 11" x 14" Stretched Canvas 2 Pack
US Art Supply 4" Color Mixing Wheel