Beam Paints: Tisgeh’dah Children’s Palette Travel Card

Beam Paints: Tisgeh’dah Children’s Palette Travel Card

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"Tisgeh'dah" means ‘let’s colour" in Ojibwe!

These colours have been third-party tested by the toxicologists at Duke University and Cambridge Materials Testing to meet and exceed the standards for safety for children's paint. They are not toxic or hazardous and meet LHAMA and ASTM D4236 standards for artist materials!

"They are also made with our same dedication to lightfastness and quality and are identical to our other paints for fine artists. We believe artists of all ages even those in kindergarten deserve the joys that handmade paints can bring! And knowing that their safety has been considered to the highest degree!" - Beam Paints

It seems like a small amount, but the paint is only pigment and binder, creating a very concentrated colour that lasts a long time. 


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Beam Paints is located in M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island/Mnidoo Mnising. 

 Lightfast pigments, tree sap, gum arabic, and Manitoulin honey blend together to create a handmade, saturated colour that is a joy to paint with. From thick stripes to fine washes and details, quality is evident in every stroke.

Beam paints are third-party tested by Duke University for ACMI Art and Creative Materials Institute to conform to the ASTM-D4236 standard and are suitable for use by children. 

As per ASTM-D4236, pigment codes are provided so you can make informed choices. When no pigment codes are available, it is an earth pigment or a pigment they have personally gathered.

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Do not use while eating or smoking; contact with skin; or sand without a respirator.

Happy painting!

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