Academy is a "user-friendly" watercolor. Traditional ingredients, time-tested formulas, careful manufacturing and attention to quality all contribute to making Academy an easy-to-use, affordable watercolor. Academy is of such quality that it is often used by professionals. Like Finest Watercolors, Academy colors that have dried on the palette are easily resoluble with water. This cuts down on waste as well as enabling artists to make their own semi-moist colors for outdoor painting.