What paint should I use?
Watercolor paint is a type of paint made of pigments which are water soluble. They come in dry circular cakes and students wet their brushes with water to make the cake wet and paint. Watercolor paint can come in liquid tubes as well but is more expensive and can be more difficult to work with for younger children.
Tempera paint is another water based paint that comes liquid in a bottle or tube. This paint can be thinned out with water and is washable from clothing.
Acrylic paint is also in the liquid form but much thicker and quicker to dry when applied. Acrylic paint does not wash from clothing as easily as tempera paint.
Oil paint is an oil based paint and is beneficial when the artist wants the paint to remain in a manipulative and wet state for a period of time. It is not washable and you need chemicals to clean art materials. Oil paint is not easy to use for younger children.
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