While wood handles are traditionally the preferred style for artists the world over there is a growing need to have handles that do not crack or chip when soaked in water or solvents. This is particularly true in classroom situations in public, private or social settings. Creative Inspirations brushes are available with both long or short handles and are made to last longer than traditional brushes that artists use in their private studios. The synthetic filament hair shapes to a square edge or super fine point. Brushes exhibit a wonderful brush response for superb control. The brush head is fashioned into a professional, high quality seamless nickel plated brass ferrule. The Dura-Handle™ has a balanced feel as it is solid resin, and not cheap plastic. Taken as a whole, these brushes may be relied upon longer than conventional brushes but with a high end feel and performance. Use for all traditional media including oils, acrylics and watercolors.