Stockmar watercolor paints are nontoxic concentrated paints that have excellent transparency and blending qualities. The colors have been made so that they blend well to create additional colors while keeping their qualities of excellent transparency and color intensity.
The colors are based off Goethe’s Color Circle and with just three primary colors, you can create all the other brilliantly, beautiful colors of Goethe’s circle.
The concentrated paints are perfect for a wet-on-wet technique, as well as a glaze. They are free of any toxic metals and are water soluble, even when dry.
Because of their concentration, the colors need to be diluted (see recommendation below), but will last a very long time. Storing them in the refrigerator will help extend their life.
If you are purchasing paints for PreK through 2nd to 3rd grade for a Waldorf-inspired homeschool, we recommend a set of primary colors: Red, Yellow and Blue.
You will want to choose the Carmine Red, Lemon Yellow and Ultramarine Blue on this page as your set or you can also find them here as Circle Colors in Circle Red, Circle Yellow and Circle Blue.
For a Waldorf or Waldorf-inspired Curriculum in the primary grades for beginning watercolor in PreK and Kindergarten, we recommend this paintbrush, the #22, flat.
Made in Germany
Ages 3+ years
Non-toxic Watercolor Paint - 50 ml
PE-bottle each 1.7 fl. oz. (50 ml)
**NOTE- White #16, Orange #33, Black#15 and Turquoise #35 are only available as a special order. Order as usual. There is no extra fee. It’s only shipping from a few hours south so doesn’t add time to your order.
The remaining colors tend to sell well and if we are out of stock of one of those, just message us and we can special order it too instead of you having to wait for it to come in when we place a big order.
⚠️ WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
19 colors available. color: 01 carmine red | 02 vermilion | 04 golden yellow | 05 lemon yellow | 08 blue green | 10 ultramarine | 12 red violet | 13 rust | 15 black | 16 white | 18 Prussian blue | 19 cobalt blue | 31 indigo | 33 orange | 34 mauve | 35 turquoise | 36 sap green | 37 burnt Sienna | 38 fire red
USAGE AND CARE OF YOUR STOCKMAR PAINTS
Stockmar paints are a worthwhile investment in quality art supplies for you and your children, so you want to make them last as long as possible. Here are our suggestions on how to make that happen based on our own years of use.
DILUTION RATIO FOR MIXING PAINT WITH WATER
We always start with a dilution ratio of 1 part paint concentrate to 9-10 parts water. But that’s the dilution we tend to like. Some people may prefer less or more but if you are new to stockmar, it’s a great starting place.
PREVENTING THICKENING OR HOW TO MIX PAINT IF IT OCCURS
With age or lack of use, the pigment concentrate will thicken. This is normal. It’s still usable!
We’ve found that storing your paints in a cool location or even a refrigerator helps prevent or slow this process.
We also use a clean wooden stick, like a skewer, to stir the concentrate as it will usually separate upon thickening too. Scrape as much concentrate off your skewer back into your paint bottle! It’s too valuable to waste.
With lack of usage and warmer temperatures, the pigment concentrate will also separate.
Stir concentrate with a wooden skewer or shake before diluting if this has happened.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND ADDING WATER TO YOUR BOTTLE! Water introduces an environment for microbes. It’s best to use the shake and stir method and then thin the thickened paint out with water in a bowl or paint jar.
Save leftover paint in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to two weeks and then dispose sage to pour down the sink.