Used by children around the world since its creation in Japan in 1925, Cray-Pas is a painting material that blends both pastels and crayons.
Cray-Pas is extremely easy to use. It is stretchy, versatile, and allows the artist to create a wide array of bold coloring mixtures. Because of its popular use in schools, many believed that it was material made exclusively for children. However, because it was difficult to obtain oil paints after the end of the second world war, artists began incorporating cray-pas within their paintings. Overtime, it became a staple for many painters due to its vibrancy and superior qualities.
From the collection of the Sakura Art Museum, this exhibition features works from Kanae Yamato, who had a hand in the creation of cray-pas and was active in the Japanese art scene between the early 1900's until the late 1940's along with works from contemporary artists. This exhibition is a great opportunity to enjoy cray-pas work from over 100 artists.
Discounts available for students, senior citizens, disabled visitors