Sakura Of America - Power To Express

 

Invented in 1925, Sakura Color Products of Osaka, Japan, formulated Cray-Pas oil pastels with premium quality pigments, wax and oil. The motivation was to provide school children with a blend-able, smooth textured art material to help promote creativity and self-expression.
See Cray-pas History to discover invention details!

With innovation, first-class ingredients, and the belief of an individual’s Power to Express™ at its core, the company expanded the oil pastel family offering, which now consists of Junior Artist®, Expressionist®, and Specialist®. Today, the finest elements continue to make up Cray-Pas oil pastels. And the Cray-Pas family is ideally suited to compliment technique and expression development from childhood through high school, college, and into the professional level.

Young artists blossom with creamy, smooth color that they can smear, blend, dot, over-lap and mix. They can learn how to hold a stick to achieve different strokes – either as a pencil, clenched in a fist or on its side. Scratch and stencil art are possible in addition to working with water color over variety. Creativity and interest are enhanced with materials that encourage exploration and expression.

Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastel features:

  • Meets non-toxicity requirements
  • No use of tree-nut oils, soy, latex, wheat, oat, barley,animal oils or waxes, dairy, casein, or egg ingredients
  • Will not peel, crack or flake, and are easily blend-able
  • Oil paint effects, overlaying color, and a variety of effects can be experienced

Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastel availability:

  • A round stick comes in three sizes – Regular (8mm dia.r x 60.8 mm), Chubbie (18 mm dia. x 60 mm) & Jumbo (10 mm dia. x 71 mm)
  • Black and white only sold as open stock; Colors available only in assorted sets: 12, 16, 25, 50 pieces
  • Colorpacks are an economical option – Regular stick Colorpack: 432 pieces & Jumbo stick Colorpack: 288 pieces

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Applications
  • Creative Drawing
  • Lettering & Signage
  • Scratch Art & Dot art
  • Wall art & Stenciling art
  • Cards & Craft projects
Technical qualities
  • Capable of creating "oil paint effects"
  • Regular round stick size: 8 mm diameter x 60.8 mm length
  • Chubbie stick size: 18 mm diameter x 60 mm length
  • Jumbo stick size in Colorpack set: 10 mm diameter x 71 mm length
  • Easy to blend and consistent color hue within sets for non-toxicity
  • No use of tree-nut oils, soy, latex, wheat, oat, barley, animal oils or waxes, dairy, casein, or egg ingredients in Junior Artist series.
  • Meets ASTM and ACMI non-toxicity standard (AP Seal)
  • Not recommended for use on fabrics intended to be washed, on food service or ceramics that are washed, & not evaluated for cosmetic use on skin.

Product Specifications

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Stock # Description UPC No.
XEP-049 BLACK - 12 EA 0 84511 37456 0
XEP-050 WHITE - 12 EA 0 84511 32393 3
XEP12 12 PC SET - RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, YELLOW-GREEN, GREEN, COBALT BLUE HUE, PURPLE, PINK, PALE ORANGE, BROWN, BLACK, WHITE 0 84511 37238 2
XEP16 16 PC SET - RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, YELLOW-GREEN, GREEN, PALE BLUE, COBALT BLUE HUE, PURPLE, PINK, PALE ORANGE, YELLOW OCHRE, BURNT SIENNA, BROWN, BLACK, GRAY, WHITE 0 84511 37239 9
XEP25 25 PC SET - RED, VERMILION HUE, ORANGE, YELLOW ORANGE, YELLOW, LEMON YELLOW, YELLOW-GREEN, GREEN, DEEP GREEN, GREEN GRAY, PALE BLUE, COBALT BLUE HUE, ULTRAMARINE, PRUSSIAN BLUE, PURPLE, LIGHT PURPLE, PINK, PALE ORANGE, YELLOW OCHRE, OLIVE BROWN, BROWN, VANDYKE BROWN, BLACK, GRAY, WHITE 0 84511 37240 5
XEP50 50 PC SET - 48 COLORS 0 84511 37241 2
XCJP12 12 PC SET, CHUBBIE SIZE STICKS - RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, YELLOW-GREEN, GREEN, COBALT BLUE HUE, PURPLE, PINK, PALE ORANGE, BROWN, BLACK, WHITE 0 84511 37237 5
XEPL-C288 288 PC COLORPACK, LP JUMBO SIZE STICKS 0 84511 37821 6
XEP-C432 432 PC COLORPACK - 12 COLORS 0 84511 37041 8

WATCH VIDEOS

Oil Pastels vs. Crayons for Kids
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Watch as Emma (9), who is used to using crayons, puts Cray-Pas oil pastels to the test. Find out the benefits, for kids, of using oil pastels as opposed to crayons. This video was created by Mr. Otter Art Studio. Find more of their videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvmMvsUlfoy6TZ-YtpCSR_w
Cray-Pas Mixed Media Scratch Art
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Julie Fei-Fan Balzer creates mixed media artwork using "sgraffito," a scratching technique using Cray-Pas oil pastels. Note, this scratching techniqe is most effective if the final layer color is dark. Experiment with different tools such as a painting knife, needle, or comb to reveal the colors underneath. The more colors you overlay, the greater the variety of colors that will be exposed by scratching.
Make Pop Art in the Style of Yayoi Kusama
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Candie Cooper introduces us to the pop art form of artist Yayoki Kusama. Create a dot style piece by layering watercolor and oil pastels.

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