Founded by Hans Stockmar in 1922, first with beekeeping products and beeswax candles, then at the urging of art teachers he developed the modelling beeswax. Over time and with Waldorf teachers, Stockmar created other products, most notably the wax crayon, watercolors and wax decorating sheets.
Today Stockmar products are known around the world for their uncompromised quality and production adherence to high pedagogical, artistic, social and environmental standards. They are regularly subjected to testing by independent laboratories in Germany to insure their safety and purity.
Stockmar products have a positive influence on the child’s development of the senses
- Sight- Harmonious colors act on the sense of sight
- Touch- Pleasant texture and form of materials helps develop of the sense of touch
- Movement- Form drawing with crayons and colored pencils helps develop the sense of movement
- Smell- Beeswax scent of modelling beeswax and crayons nourish the sense of smell
- Warmth- Modelling beeswax creates a sense of warmth
- Life- The transparency of the colors appeal to the meaning of life
- Balance- Gradient of color is effective for the sense of balance
Goethe’s Theory of Color
Based on Goethe’s Theory of Color, the color range is consistent throughout the entire Stockmar assortment. Almost all of Stockmar’s art products are available in this wide range of colors which complement each other. Meaning a carmine colored pencil or wax crayon, is the same carmine as the watercolors, modelling beeswax and decorating wax. Therefore the mixing techniques of combining crayons along with watercolors produce a very harmonious effect. This specific choice of colors, the mutual harmony of the individual colors and the excellent mixing capabilities, is what we refer to as the Stockmar Color Harmony.