California Watercolor Association
The California Watercolor Association is the largest regional water media organization in California. CWA exists to create, foster, and sustain interest in the art of water media painting; to sponsor educational programs, displays and exhibitions; to increase the skills of its members; and to further the understanding and appreciation of water media art on the part of its members and the general public. It is the intent of CWA to dedicate its resources to the artistic growth of artists of all ages. Scholarship funds are provided each year to students to help further their study of art. In addition, merchandise awards; cash or gift certificates are given to deserving students or to art community projects. CWA presents annual achievement cash awards for students at the Sacramento State Fair, Alameda County Fair and Contra Costa County Fair. CWA also sponsors an art exhibition for a high school district that includes cash awards.
I'm not a stencil artist but a silversmith. I have several of the 1" brushes, and they are perfect for sweeping my bench. I use the brushes to sweep the silver and gold filings off my bench, and they do a superb job of cleaning loose metal bits off my projects. I don't like to use any other brushes. I use the smaller ones ( the 1/2" and 3/8") for gently cleaning wax models and jewelry in progress. These brushes have greater control, stiffness and yet pliable bristles that does the job very well. I'm sticking with these brushes for a very long time.
Not the world's greatest, but nice, especially given the price. More than adequate for practice pieces, and students. I pay more per tube for the professional quality paints I use now, than for this entire 18-piece collection, so if you need paints for practice, go for it! Not especially great for making custom colors- mixes tend to get muddy. Stays wet in tubes for years!
- Michelle D. in Tampa, FL
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