Our Art Boxes feature imaginative projects and quality materials that build fine art skills in kids and teens. Designed with care by the artist/educators at Camp Wildcraft, each box includes links to video lessons, and encourages young artists to explore and find inspiration in the natural world.
Q: Do the video lessons teach art skills? Asked by Shari D., January 2022
Yes! The short video lessons (along with the printed instruction sheets) both explain the steps of the project, and teach a variety of drawing, painting, sculpting and mixed-media art techniques appropriate to each project. Each month young artists develop new art skills, learn about new artists and techniques, and build their in-home art studio with a growing collection of art supplies and techniques they can keep exploring and using.
Q: What age is this box best for? Asked by Shari D., January 2022
This Art Box is great for ages 6 through 14. The projects are designed so that both younger kids AND older kids can learn new art skills, work with quality art materials, have fun exploring their creative imagination, and come away with a unique art project they feel proud of. Younger kids may need some help with instructions and set up for the projects. Tweens and teens (even adults) will enjoy this Art Box.
Your Art Boxes have the most amazing quality art projects. They are so beautifully made. Opening them each month is such a gift. My daughter collects nature treasures and through these art boxes she's has had a way to use them to make art. I am a big fan!
The materials are great, the prompts are great, I love the way it's scaffolded for a number of different comfort levels with art.
These projects are great for showing my 11 year old daughter the process of making art. My daughter has worked on every project. Sometimes she takes them outside to be inspired by the nature around us as she works. Every box has been extremely thoughtful, fun and well designed. The step by step instructions and videos provide guidance and there so so much room for kids to grow both their skills and creativity.
My daughter’s very focused when she enjoys something, and she worked on this project for three hours today! She loves the sketchbook and has been drawing in it daily. My husband and I are usually on the computer all day so it was great to do this with the kids!
We love the art boxes! They are so beautiful and wonderfully put together. It's been amazing. Seriously, it has kept my 6 year old daughter's interest all day. And she's not done.
I've become a new homeschool mom this year and needed to incorporate more art lessons into my kids' weekly schedule. I started searching for monthly project boxes to inspire them. I showed them probably a dozen to choose from and yours was the clear winner! The videos are perfect, they kept rewinding them to learn more! W were so impressed how easy it was to jump into these creative projects. They are packaged beautifully and provide both art lessons and a creative process that my kids really responded to.
All new subscriptions begin with this Art Box. 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.
This is the second 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.
This Art Box is the third in the subscription; it 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!
This is the 4th Art Box received in all subscriptions. Our Metal Embossed Sunburst project includes all materials and a choice of folk art sun images from around the globe to emboss into the soft metal. When the embossing is complete, paint the wooden disc to frame and hang your Sunburst and bring in some light and joy! A satisfying creative project for all ages.