Best Student Grade Acrylic Paints

The Best Student Grade Acrylic Paints - review from Smart Art Materials

Are you just starting your art journey and wondering what are the best student grade acrylic paints? Well, this article is just for you!

First of all, I recommend you to read Student vs Artist Grade Acrylic Paint to get the understanding of the difference. Now, if the painting is just your hobby, or you trying to buy your first paints, you obviously don't want to spend too much, that is why lower grade acrylic paints are the great alternative for artist beginners.

TOP 3 Best Student Grade Acrylic Paints

Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint

The Best Student Grade Acrylic Paints - review from Smart Art Materials

Brand: Liquitex
Size: from 22 ml to 118 ml per tube
Color selection: from 6 to 48 tubes per set
Rating: 4.6 out of 5
Price: from $13.63 for the 6pc set to $36 for the 48pc set

When it comes to the best student grade acrylic paints, this BASICS line is on top of my list and definitely deserves your attention.  First of all, because it's Liquitex. If you are not familiar with this brand, it is just the right to fix this, because it's very popular and known for great quality and reasonable prices. I absolutely love their professional heavy body paint (check out the review), and acrylic paint mediums. But the BASICS line is an excellent option for student and beginners. You just can't find a better quality for this price.

Also, Liquitex has a nice bonus for those who are looking to experiment - on top of student grade paints you can get a student grade mediumsGesso, Gloss gel, Modeling Paste, Iridescent medium and Coarse texture. This is a great way to try it all without spending extra $$$! Seriously, I wish I knew about this at the beginning of my art journey. You can order all these goodness here

Crafts 4 All Acrylic Paint Set

The Best Student Grade Acrylic Paints - review from Smart Art Materials

Brand: Crafts 4 All
Size: 12 ml per tube
Color selection: 24 per set
Rating: 4.8 out of 5
Price: $18.99

This Crafts 4 All set is another good option for beginners. Great color selection, plus you are getting 3 free brushes in this set. These paints have a buttery consistency, the colors are rich and vibrant. I like these paints because they have a pretty good color blending characteristics and remind me the heavy body paints. The only flaw is the size of tubes - 12 ml. But for a starter set and this color selection, it is still pretty good. 

Overall, decent reasonably priced paints with the extremely high rating. The whole set and 3 brushes you are getting for only $18.99 with a bonus of a lifetime guarantee. You can order it or get more information about it here.  

Castle Art Supplies Acrylic Paint Set

The Best Student Grade Acrylic Paints - review from Smart Art MaterialsBrand: Castle Art Supplies
Size: 22 ml per tube
Color selection: 48 per set
Rating: 4.8 out of 5
Price: $34.99

I also really like this Castle Supplies Set. Unlike previous one, this set has 22ml tubes and twice as many different colors - the selection of 48, withal a little goes a long way! So this is definitely a better choice for those of you who like to have a wider color palette to choose from. These paints also have a nice heavy body like buttery consistency and vibrant colors. Another great thing about these paints is that they have extended drying time, which is critical for acrylics, so thumbs up to Castle Art Supplies.

Overall, this is a really good value for only $34.99! Besides, this company provides you with the awesome quality guarantee - if there's any kind of problem with your paint, they will promptly refund your full purchase price; no need to send the paint back. Sounds good, right? You can read the reviews and order this set here

Time to create! 

Now you know what are the best student grade acrylic paints and just one last thing left - set some time for creativity, don't worry about mistakes, have fun and create your own unique painting! And don't forget to let me know how you like these paints and if you still have any questions! Also, if you wish to get more information about what acrylic paint is, check out this article - Acrylic Paint Definition and Features.



6 thoughts on “Best Student Grade Acrylic Paints

  1. Isaya says:

    Those are some amazing prices for the quantity of paint. Paint is not cheap, especially good quality stuff, so finding a good, cheap option to use for crafting and non-professional painting is a must.

    I’m less than experienced when it comes to different types of paint. But would these acrylic paints be good for using on sculpting clay? My girlfriend is into sculpting, so I want to get her a nice set of paints for christmas. Do you think any of these would be suitable for that?

  2. Anna says:

    Hey Olga. Thank you for this article. looks great!
    I use the Liquitex Basics acrylic colors. Actually very pleased with them. What I do, is I buy the 6X118 ml set of black, white and primary colors, and then I just mix and get any color I want. The point here is that buying in tubes of 118 ml is more economic price-wise. But maybe this is more suitable for more advanced painters, and less for beginners…

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