"Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up."
  • Pablo Picasso

 

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What is included in the subscription box?

Each monthly box includes: 

  • An educational newsletter about an artist or art movement
  • Two full-color prints to study/appreciate the artwork
  • Step-by-step instructions for a related, creative art project
  • Art Supplies needed to complete the project 

Enough for 2 or 4 students (depending on your subscription).

Do I need to provide any supplies?

We will provide consumable art supplies as part of the subscription, however, you may need to have basic supplies on hand such as: #2 pencils, scissors, art smocks, table protection, and other common household supplies.

Do I need to save any supplies from month to month?

No, we will provide what you need each month. If you have leftover supplies, feel free to get creative and use them all up!

Why not just do it myself?

We know how busy life is - especially if you are homeschooling! Coming up with projects and lessons; and searching for materials for art class is time-consuming, and - let's be honest - sometimes it just gets skipped. Let us do the work for you! We have created the lesson, picked the most relevant art, developed the art project, and gathered all the supplies. You are left with the best part to enjoy with your student - Learn and get creative!

What ages is Homeschool Art Box recommended for?

Homeschool Art Box is intended for students in 1st through 8th grade. Younger students may require more assistance from an adult. Typically older students will spend more time on the project and incorporate more detail. Projects are intended to be intuitively adaptable to the range of ages.

Is each year the same?

No way! We have developed a 4 year sequence covering 12 different artists or art movements each year. We will not repeat artists or projects for 4 years - we promise! Well. . . one possible exception. . . Leonardo da Vinci - he's so cool and there's so much to learn about him, we might repeat him, but with a fresh project.

Will the artist sequence match up with my history curriculum?

Each year of Homeschool Art Box covers art history from ancient times to modern times, focusing on different artists throughout history each year. So, No, it will probably not match up with your history curriculum. However, there are many benefits to the yearly approach Homeschool Art Box takes, alongside your history curriculum. Depending on the student, there will be reference to historical periods they are familiar with as well as introductions to periods or events they have yet to learn about. They will see how history shaped the artist, and how the artist, perhaps, helped to shape history.

What artists or movements will be covered?

Over the course of 4 years, 48 different artists and/or movements will be covered. Year 1 will cover: Leonardo da Vinci, Jan van Eyck, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jean-Honore Fragonard, Jacques-Louis David, John Trumbull, Winslow Homer, Charles M. Russell, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Gustav Klimt, and Pablo Picasso. Although we have tentative lists for Years 2, 3, and 4, we are not publishing them at this time.

How do you choose the artists?

Using a variety of sources, we have picked what we believe are 48 of the most influential artists of all time, with an emphasis on American artists in modern history (although not exclusively).

What is the philosophy or worldview of Homeschool Art Box?

Although anyone can benefit from and use Homeschool Art Box, we approach development of this curriculum from a Biblical Christian perspective. This perspective may appear in the educational materials, particularly in thinking/evaluation questions for older students. Feel free to skip these questions or adapt as needed for your students.

What if I have more than 4 kids? Or, I would like a classroom pack?

Please contact us through our Contact Page and let us know your needs. We are happy to consider your specific circumstances.

Why a 12 month subscription? We only homeschool 9 months.

In our conversations with homeschoolers, we have found the need for a full 12 months of curriculum. The Year curriculum starts with the June shipment. If you take off from school in the summer, just save the summer shipments until you start school, and get started at your convenience. Since Homeschool Art Box is a 3-4 hour time block per month curriculum, you can complete the lessons when it works for your family. Of course, we think summer is more fun with art!

Shipping and Payment Questions

Do I have to commit to a full year?

We hope you love Homeschool Art Box! But, if it is not right for you, you can cancel at anytime. There is no minimum commitment.

When will my subscription ship?

All boxes ship on the 5th of the month, or the next business day if the 5th is on a weekend. We will contact you with shipment tracking information as soon as it is available.

Can I begin my subscription in the middle of the schoolyear?

Absolutely! If you are ready now, get started! Subscriptions can start any month of the year. If you are interested in boxes you missed, just check our Store Page to see if past boxes are available for individual purchase.

What are the shipping charges?

Since we only ship to the Continental USA, we are able to offer flat rate shipping - $9 for our regular box (2 students), and $11 for the larger box (4 students).