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Akademie Watercolor Half Pan, #336 Magenta


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Akademie is the affordable, vibrant student-grade watercolor from Schmincke. Browse all 24 colors below, or open the Product Description tab to learn more about Akademie.

For more technical information, you can download the Schmincke Akademie color chart here. For Akademie sets and special editions, browse our full Schmincke Akademie Aquarell collection.

#111 Opaque White
#222 Light Lemon Yellow
#224 Cadmium Yellow Hue
#225 Indian Yellow
#226 Naples Yellow
#330 Orange
#332 Cadmium Red Hue
#333 Carmine
#336 Magenta
#440 Violet
#442 Indigo
#443 Ultramarine
#445 Prussian Blue
#448 Cyan
#551 Brilliant Green
#552 May Green
#553 Permanent Green
#554 Olive Green Yellowish
#660 Yellow Ochre
#664 Burnt Umber
#665 Sepia
#666 English Red
#770 Payne's Grey
#782 Black


For its entire 140-year history, the Schmincke brand has meant the finest colors for artists, made to professional standards and used by the most demanding painters. On each package, the blue Schmincke owl holds a banner that reads "I strive for the best" in Latin. So you won't be surprised to hear that the company was hesitant to produce a more affordable watercolor for art students and beginners. It would have to appeal to artists on a budget but still adhere to the basic standards of the historic German color house.

Akademie Aquarell is Schmincke's answer to this challenge, and we recommend it strongly to any watercolorist who isn't ready to invest in a set of Horadam paints. It is the best student-grade watercolor we have ever carried; frankly, it outperforms many paints that call themselves artist grade. The colors are clear and vibrant, and it's easy to make mixed colors that are just as beautiful. A majority of Akademie colors are single-pigment, and the multi-pigment colors are carefully chosen to allow further mixing without muddiness. Intense, high-chroma colors are included alongside rich, organic earth colors, so you can make paintings in any style with Akademie.

This listing is for one half pan in the pictured color. You can also browse our travel sets of Schmincke Akademie watercolor. And of course, we carry empty watercolor tins that fit these half pans.

Made in Germany.


Trying to decide between Akademie and Horadam, the professional-grade line from Schmincke? The manufacturer would like you to know that there are several important differences between the two lines.

Color range
Akademie is available in 24 colors, selected to be versatile, bright, and reasonably priced. Horadam is available in an incredible 140 colors, including rare pigments, intense cadmium and cobalt colors, and advanced modern pigments like our favorites, the perylene colors.
Horadam has the maximum possible pigment load, while Akademie has less pigment per mL of gum arabic.
Production process
Horadam half pans are poured in four or five shallow layers, drying completely between layers, to ensure perfect consistency, a process that takes months. Akademie is produced with an industry-standard three pours per pan.
We think you will like both Akademie and Horadam, and in fact they are not mutually exclusive. Many beginners like to start with an Akademie set and replenish their tin with exciting new Horadam colors as the original colors run out.




We ship all orders from our store in St. Louis, Missouri. 95% of orders are processed in 1-2 business days (Wednesday through Sunday). Shipping to the United States is always free for orders over $59. For orders under $59, domestic shipping rates start at $3.50. You can calculate your shipping cost in the cart or at checkout. For St. Louis residents, we also offer free curbside pickup. Just select "Pick Up" on the first page of checkout.


If there's a problem with your order, please contact our customer service team at If your order is damaged or defective, we will send you a prepaid return label and replace the item immediately. If you change your mind about an order, you can ship it back to us in new condition for a refund or exchange. However, if there is no error on our part, we cannot refund shipping charges or pay for return shipping. The deadline for all returns is 30 days from the delivery date. All clearance items, including our famous Mystery Box, are final sale.


We are an independent retailer trusted by artists since 2015, and our expert staff are happy to help you with any questions you might have about our products and services. We love helping our customers choose colors, build gift packages for friends, and get started with new tools and materials. We can also take special orders for items not listed on this site.


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Akademie Watercolor Half Pan, #336 Magenta

Akademie Watercolor Half Pan, #336 Magenta