The boxes have been developed by LoLA (Lots of Lovely Art). Through its workshops, products and social media, LoLA provides art projects inspired by real artists, and it supports children in experimenting with a wide range of materials.
The founders, Alara and Selina, want to reach as many children as possible with their belief that process-based artist-inspired experiences are an important way to develop problem-solving skills, analytical thinking and self-confidence.
“Art has the role in education of helping children become more like themselves instead of more like everyone else”
Sydney Gurewitz Clemens
Lots of Lovely Art boxes provide a magical art box full of great supplies for children of all ages, bringing a regular experience of art and artists into their lives through the letterbox.
If you fancy just trying it out, buy a single box for a one-off creative experience. Or sign up for a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription and receive fun and engaging art projects delivered every month to your door.
Each box celebrates an overall art theme with three relevant artists to inspire and enhance creativity! We include LoLA recommendations – from books and videos, to the relevant artists in an exhibition, museum or gallery that month.
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 three artist-inspired activities and four creative process ideas.
Art projects are aimed at girls and boys age 4-12, with tips on how to adapt each project for under 4s. Lots of quality art materials are included, a generous amount for one child with left overs to build up your art supplies at home.
You will find three leaflets on three different artists. Each contains background information on the artist, as well as clear and simple instructions for an art project.
Each box also contains a leaflet describing the month’s overall theme (for example, pattern, portraits or colour) and four process-led art ideas. “LoLA recommends” lists suggested reading and visits to see the relevant artists’ work in museums, galleries or exhibitions. Tips on tailoring the projects for children aged under four are also included.
Example art supplies:
Lots of Lovely Art boxes, filled with fun projects and lots of quality supplies, delivered directly to your door. Subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months, or buy a box for a one-off creative experience – perfect as a gift!
Sign up for 3 months before 1st Feb 2019 to receive a children’s art book for free! You'll love the Little People, Big Dreams Series!
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An original, fun and educational option for Christmas or children’s birthdays. With the tissue wrapping and surprise little gift inside each box, it feels as if you are opening up a special present every time! All boxes include a handwritten personal note addressed to the recipient.
Buy two Lots of Lovely Art boxes and receive £5 off your order.
Use code TWOBOX on checkout.
Create art-activity parties for children of all ages with Lots of Lovely Art boxes. Party guests can dress up as Frida Kahlo or Picasso, take home their wonderful creations and also enjoy their own box of art supplies as a ‘party bag’!
Buy five or more boxes and we will send you two additional boxes for free!
“These boxes encourage creative art rather than instructional craft. We all look forward to them each month.”
“The kids absolutely loved it. Whether they were toddlers or teenagers, they came away with their own most incredible artwork.”
Bringing creativity into your home
Each box has its own art-based theme (for example, “Portraits”, “Colour” or “Texture”) relevant to the calendar of exhibitions in galleries and museums. It introduces children to fantastic artists with open-ended art projects. Famous works of art, contemporary exhibitions and related reading all inspire children to make their own masterpieces.
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 or printmaking), it emphasises that there is no “wrong” way for these skills to be learnt.