Sakura Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastel Set, 16-Colors. Young artists blossom with creamy, smooth color that they can smear, blend, dot, over-lap and mix. Intensely colored and long-lasting, Cray-Pas Junior Artist pastels are used in classrooms worldwide for introducing young artists to the creative process. These oil pastels achieve oil painting effects without the mess of actual oil paint - many teachers prefer them over ordinary wax crayons because they provide a wide range of effects and techniques for skill development. Great for helping students learn how to hold a stick to achieve different strokes – either as a pencil, clenched in a fist or on its side. Scratch and stencil art are also possible with these versatile pastels!