Post by designerdiana on Feb 22, 2008 14:33:10 GMT -5
I have it, and it's cute enough. The plastic that the easel is made of does look a little cheesy, but it's well engineered, and folds and collapses nicely, with spaces in an inside drawer to store supplies. I like the little things they've included with it - a paint-splashed apron, brushes, box of faux oil paints, pad of artists' paper, a palette with faux paint spots, and a box of colored pencils.
For the price, I would have liked for the easel and palette to be made of wood. But the easel/drawer is well engineered, folds up and stores items well. And the goodies that come with it are all cute and nicely detailed.
Yeah, $32 is a bit pricey, and so it would have been nice if the easel was made of wood for that price. But I love arts and crafts, and felt my scenes wouldn't be complete without having something like that in them, so I bought it and don't regret it. Overall, I would say that the set as it is should have been priced a little lower, maybe $24 - 26 or so. If they made the easel and palette out of wood, it would be more worth the $32 current price.
A nice set with good details. However, because of the plastic-y appearance, I would give the set an A-/B+ overall.