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Akademie Watercolors, Special Edition "Macarons" Set


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Six "Macaron" Colors
Six "Macaron" Colors + Six Mixing Colors (+$30)
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A special edition for winter 2022, this playful watercolor set from Schmincke features six pastel colors inspired by everyone's favorite fancy cookie, the macaron. These six sweet tones are a limited-edition part of Schmincke's Akademie Aquarell, a dependable and high-quality student grade paint. They're packaged in a metal travel box with a finger loop and mixing space, plus space for six additional colors.

The colors included are Vanilla, Cherry, Lavender, Blueberry, Pistachio, and Cappuccino. For an additional $30, we'll fill the empty spaces in your tin with a six-color Akademie mixing set, including standard Akademie half pans in lemon yellow, cadmium yellow hue, cadmium red hue, magenta, indigo, and cyan.

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.




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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 Watercolors, Special Edition "Macarons" Set

Akademie Watercolors, Special Edition "Macarons" Set

Six "Macaron" Colors
Six "Macaron" Colors + Six Mixing Colors (+$30)