Cotman Art Supplies
Winsor & Newton Cotman art supplies are known as being high quality whilst also affordable. They use their wisdom to achieve a high level colour quality without unnecessary expense to produce products that really are deeply impressive, especially for their price. This combination of quality and economy makes the range a great choice for students.
Without trading in anything when it comes to quality, Cotman are able to give you what you will need to realise your creative goals and embark on a beautiful artistic journey. Cotman stand for the important belief that beginners' art supplies should not be synonymous with low quality art supplies. In fact, it is all the more important that you start with something of a good quality, so that you get a true sense of what magic can be done when you get to put some quality paints into good use!
Cotman's student watercolour tubes come in 40 different colours, with each one offering good transparency, excellent tinting strength and good working properties. As well as the tubes, we love the 45 colour half pan studio set. If you don't want to go for the full set first, then you can try the 24 half pan set and then progress from there. With these watercolour sketchers' boxes, the injection moulded box design is particularly useful for organised colour mixing and for hosting different watercolour techniques.
There are some beautiful high quality travel sets too, so that you can go on your travels and seek inspiration with your creative tools safely packed with you. Art isn't just about spending all your time in the studio. The world is out there to give you inspiration, and these pocket sets will allow you to go and find your muse. As well as the 8 half pan watercolours, the portable set comes with a travel brush, mixing space and the option to add 4 more half pans. We also love the sketchers pocket box. This has with it 16 half pans, a pocket brush, putty rubber and pencil. All of this is packed together into a compact box that you can keep with you wherever you are heading. You can also get a 12 half pan pocket box which would be perfect for a beginner.
Watercolour Painting Supplies
As well as the paint itself, you can find some additional accessories which will help you on your way, such as watercolour sets which come with wonderful brush pens. Or you can pick up a handy watercolour travel bag. This bum bag is a dream for painters of any level, but it will give the student a handy way of getting out there and practicing the craft with your compact watercolour sets safely packed. As well as the bag itself, the travel bag set includes 14 half pans, a Cotman spiral pad, 2 Cotman Series 111 brushes, a water bottle, a folding bucket and even a sketching pencil putty rubber.