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The TLC Art Shop will be closed for the holiday period from the end of business on Friday 17th of December 2021 and re-opening on Monday the 17th of January 2022. The TLC Art Shop will be closed for the holiday period from the end of business on Friday 17th of December 2021 and re-opening on Monday the 17th of January 2022.

Hard Pastels (Conté)

The traditional brick red colour of the hard pastel ( Conté) is the closest modern equivalent to the red chalk the Old Masters used in Europe during medieval times - and today we can see why with this excellent sketching material.

Conté sticks or Conté crayons, are composed of compressed powdered graphite or charcoal mixed with a wax or clay base, square in cross-section.