I always thought Art Kits were something you bought for nieces and nephews. They seem to always have a bunch of unnecessary inexpensive stuff to make the kit look more impressive. However, check out the newer sets, they are wonderful! [caption id="attachment_461" align="alignleft" width="224"] Soft Pastels Set[/caption] There is a 24 piece Soft Pastels Set that has divided storage to keep the chalks organized, clean and deter breakage. There is every color under the rainbow! If you ever wanted to try pastels, this is a great, inexpensive way to test the waters. [caption id="attachment_462" align="alignright" width="225"] Sketching & Drawing Art Set[/caption] The 27 piece Sketching & Drawing Art Set is stored in a thin, tin box that can easily be slipped into luggage or even a purse. How nice to travel with a complete sketch set! [caption id="attachment_464" align="alignright" width="225"] Sketching Art Set[/caption] If you want a larger, more advanced set, the 58-piece Sketching Art Set contains everything that you could possibly need and it is stored in a beautiful, well organized carry case. This works perfectly for those that don't have the luxury of a big studio. [caption id="attachment_463" align="alignright" width="225"] Watercolor Pencil Art Set[/caption] Think about playing with watercolors? The 20-piece Watercolor Pencil Art Set comes in a convenient tin storage case. In addition to watercolor pencils it also contains watercolor cakes. If you prefer tubes of paint, the Watercolor Painting Set is complete with brushes, paint tubes, palette knife, eraser, watercolor pad...it is complete! This set comes in a wooden carrying case (wooden means it can be decorated...hint, hint!) [caption id="attachment_471" align="alignleft" width="225"] Watercolor Painting Set[/caption] Think how awesome this is; #1 you can try new mediums inexpensively; #2 everything is included, you don't waste money on product you really don't need; #3 everything is stored in a handy, well organized container; #4 most kits travel well; #5 you will always be ready when a great idea hits; #6 they still make great gifts for the nieces and nephews! Stretch your wings and treat yourself, you might find talent that is just waiting to emerge!