Lots of Lovely Art provides magical educational art boxes full of great materials for children of all ages, bringing a regular experience of art and artists into their lives through the letterbox.
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If you fancy just trying it out, buy a single box for a one-off creative experience. Or sign up for a 3-month, 12-month or every-other-month subscription and receive engaging art projects on the first week of each month.
Each box celebrates an overall art theme with three relevant artists to inspire and enhance creativity! We include LoLA recommendations – from books to the relevant artists in an exhibition, museum or gallery.
Budding Picassos open their beautiful boxes to find exciting art projects, supplies and inspiration to keep their artistic juices flowing for a month! Each box contains artist-inspired activities and creative process ideas.
Lots of Lovely Art boxes include a great range of quality art materials which allow children to experiment and play with new and exciting art supplies each month – from acrylic paints to colourful inks, from charcoal to soft pastels, from aquarelle pencils to glitter glues!
For those who subscribe between the 1-25th of the month: Payment will be taken that day and your box sent immediately. Subsequent payments will then be taken on the 1st of each month, and you will receive boxes in the first week of each month.
For those who subscribe from the 25th of the month onwards: Payment will be taken on the 1st of August and your first box will be sent in the first week of August. All subsequent payments will be taken on the 1st of the month and boxes will continue to be sent to you in the first week of each month.
For NEW subscribers, from the 25th July onwards, we will send you August’s box – Awesome Architecture, inspired by Zaha Hadid, Antoni Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright!
3 Art themes
9 Inspirational artists
12 art ideas
12 Art themes
36 Inspirational artists
48 art ideas
Each box contains three leaflets on three different artists (background information on the artist, as well as clear and simple instructions for art projects) and a leaflet describing the month’s overall theme (for example, Line, Music or Architecture).
“LoLA recommends” lists suggested books and visits to see the relevant artists’ work in museums or exhibitions.
A box may include art materials such as Reeves acrylic paints, Giotto pens, paintbrush, PVA glue, water-colour paper. Each month your supplies change so that you can build up a great set of quality materials to use again and again!check out this month's box
LoLA was part of UK Vogue’s ‘Tiny Tribes’
Red Magazine’s own Sarah Tomczak recommended LoLA boxes in her editorial
LoLA is in the ‘Top Picks’ for House and Garden’s guide to Spirit of Christmas
“I admired the clever way famous artists had been woven into the themed materials.” says Francesca from A Little Bird.
Recommended as one of the favourite Arts & Crafts activities, LoLA is front and centre on Babyccino’s top craft list.
“Our at-home art projects just became a whole lot more appealing. Bring it on.” Says Amy Malpass Hahn
Bringing creativity into your home
Each box has its own art-based theme (for example, “Portraits”, “Colour” or “Texture”). Where possible these are linked to exhibitions in galleries and museums. They introduce children to fantastic artists with open-ended art projects.
Children learn about art history and art techniques through artists and the different ways they work. The boxes include clear, simple instructions to help start children off and to give them the confidence to be independently creative.
The projects encourage children to experiment and to explore the use of new art materials… and to have fun! As well as the three main art projects, each box contains a selection of theme-related, process-based art ideas to further stimulate their imagination.
Children embrace a process-oriented approach to the arts, where they create for the sake of creating… Even though each LoLA box explores real art techniques (such as still-life), it emphasises that there is no “wrong” way for these skills to be learnt.
“Never thought I would hear my 3-year-old say, ‘Mama I don’t want to watch Peppa, I wanna do the Hockney one again’!”
“Great for navigating no screen days!”
“Everything we could possibly need is in the box – we packed it, as is, in our suitcase for our holidays and it was brilliant and so easy!”
“Ella absolutely LOVES her LoLA art – she is so happy when she gets to experiment with new materials and to be freely messy!”
“What is special is the way my children are learning about art history without realising it!”
“Sitting down with my daughter and indulging in this level of creativity is a truly bonding experience”