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Blick has a wonderful variety of student grade acrylic paints. They are certified non-toxic, so they’re a great choice for kindergarten classes and kids’ summer camps. For the price, Blick makes some of the best acrylic paint on the market for students, comparable to the products in our Best Acrylic Paint Set buyer’s guide.

Why We Like It – Blickrylic Student Acrylic Paint

For art students and beginning artists, you can’t go wrong with Blickrylic Student Acrylic Paint. Over 30 colors are available individually or in sets of 6, with basic colors, fluorescents, and metallics. They’re also a great non-toxic choice for children’s craft time, elementary schools, and summer camps, so if you’re a teacher, you should definitely give these Blickrylic student acrylics a try!

Pros
  • Great value for student grade paint
  • Smooth, buttery consistency
  • Great coverage for large areas
Cons
  • Some colors are too translucent, requiring multiple coats
  • Consistency is not the same across all Blickrylic colors
  • Student grade, not professional grade

Performance

Blickrylics paint dries quickly, with a permanent waterproof semi-gloss finish, similar to the finish of Soho Urban Artist Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Set. Blic paint is also mixable with other acrylic brands. The texture is smooth and creamy, not too thick and not too runny; however, some reviews note that the paint texture is not the same between other Blickylic colors. The paint blends easily both on the palette and on the canvas. But don’t expect a heavy body acrylic paint with Blickrylics; these student grade paints don’t cover as well as more traditional heavy body acrylics.

Value

For new artists, kids, and students on a tight budget, Blickrylics are incredibly affordable, and are some of the best value for your money. Blickrylic paint is so affordable, it’s perfect for stocking up, or trying something more experimental. Blick’s Titanium White is great for mixing and highlighting, and is a great basic color to stock up on. However, more experienced artists should note that these are student quality paints, not artist grade. If you’re looking for true artists’ acrylics, you might want to look at another brand, like the Liquitex Basics 48 Tube ACrylic Paint Set.

Blickrylic Student Acrylic Paint Wrap Up

For a student grade paint, Blickrylic Student Acrylic Paint is a fantastic value. With a high pigment, vibrant colors, and a smooth texture, Blick is perfect for students and non-toxic for kids. The low price is perfect for stocking up. Unfortunately, these are not professional grade paints, so more experienced artists will want to look elsewhere, perhaps at the Arteza Metallic Acrylic Paint Set. But for teachers and students on a budget, you should definitely give Blickrylics a try!

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Cassie Hottenstein

Cassie Hottenstein is a writer and editor from Denver, Colorado, who enjoys writing about a variety of subjects from tech to literature. She spends most of her free time performing at poetry open mic nights and playing video games.

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