For kids and teens who love art and nature!NEW ORDERS PAUSED WHILE WE RUN SUMMER CAMP! REVISIT US IN THE FALL! Our Art Boxes feature imaginative projects, quality materials + video lessons that build fine art skills in kids and teens. Designed with care by the artist/educators at Camp Wildcraft, each box encourages young artists to explore and find inspiration in the natural world.
- With each new box, kids add more supplies and techniques to their "home-base art studio," and creatively grow as young artists.
- Homeschool families love our Art Boxes--build your home art program with our immersive, high level content, materials and video lessons.
- Designed for ages 6 through early teens, with different options and levels of instruction. (Younger children may need some guidance.)
- These are not "cookie-cutter" crafts, but thoughtfully designed projects which encourage creativity and self expression.
- Our Family "Add-On Art Pack" provides additional materials for a sibling or adult to complete the project as well! It is shipped in the same box; some materials are shared.
Past Boxes from Camp Wildcraft Art Box
December Box! Metal Embossed Sunburst -- Art Box #1
For Winter Holidays 2022, our Metal Embossed Sunburst project brings light and joy! Included are a selection of folk art sun images from around the globe to trace and emboss into the soft metal. When complete, vibrantly color the metal with special markers. Paint the wooden disc to frame your Sunburst and hang it up to reflect the vibrant warmth of the sun. A satisfying creative project for kids and adults! Next box is Wild Worlds Clay + Watercolor- featured in video!
"Wild Worlds” Clay Sculpture + Watercolor Painting"--Art Box #2
Imagine the wild worlds animals live in by creating your own sculpted and painted landscape. Campers learn clay sculpting and watercolor techniques through the instructional videos. Using air-dry clay and acrylic paint, campers shape and paint miniature animals and create a unique habitat. Their watercolor landscape becomes a vibrant backdrop for the miniature world they assemble on the hand-crafted wooden base.
"At Home in the Wild" Amate Painting + Sketchbook Project" --Art Box #3
This is the third Art Box all subscribers receive. Observe the natural world outside your door, draw what you see in your Wildcraft sketchbook, and turn your drawings into imaginative paintings inspired by vibrant folk art designs. Based on traditional Amate paintings, created on Ficus tree bark by folk artists in Mexico, you will transform your own drawings into vibrant works of art painted on authentic Amate bark paper, handmade by artisans in San Pablito, Mexico.
Camp Wildcraft Wonder Box-- Art Box #4
Follow your curiosity and create a wooden "Wonder Box." A Camp Wildcraft signature project, you'll build the wooden box (pieces easily fit and glue together) and create a mixed-media sculpture inspired by wonders in the natural world. Art elements include collaging and painting, collecting and arranging found objects in nature, sculpting out of clay, embellishing rocks and shells, and assembling a variety of objects (included in the kit) and from your own collections.
"Printmaking: Stories from the Wild"--Art Box #5
This Art Box includes all the supplies and video lessons for three printmaking projects. 1) Be inspired by a story from nature and use soft foam to create an illustrated print. 2) Draw and press your designs into small styrofoam sheets, print on a canvas banner, and create a set of printed "Gift from Nature" cards to send to someone you care about. 3) Leaf and Insect Stamps: Create wood block stamps to add to your canvas banner!
Inside Out: Still Life & Landscape Painting-- Art Box #6
In this vibrant painting project you will arrange a "still life" composition in front of a window. A still life is a painting of one or more objects that don't move. They are still! You will be painting the objects you arrange--as well as what you see outside the window. If you don't have a window you can easily use, you can imagine one to paint! Included are stretched canvas, small wooden easel to hold + display the canvas, paints, oil pastels, brushes and paint.