Kits & Books

Sketchbooks

These sketchbooks contain information about art styles, artists and drawing ideas. But first and foremost they are made of very special water-colour paper that allows you to use all the wonderful art materials you have at home: markers, pencils, oil pastels, chalks, paints, collage materials and so on, in order to create amazing works of art.

  • Stunning Space Sketchbook

    Most objects in space are so distant that even the latest generation of telescopes can’t return images that do them aesthetic justice. Hence the value of artists, who can turn scientific findings into crazy craters and magical moons! Many artists that we love have been inspired by the stars and the world that sits above us, and in this sketchbook we will be inspired by Kandinsky, Alma Woodsey Thomas and others to create our own imaginary outer space creations.

    • 21 pages of prompts and ideas to practice art and create masterpieces!
    • Introduces children to Wassily Kandinsky, Alma Woodsey Thomas and Andy Warhol
    • 17 x 30cm, water-colour paper
    • You will need materials at home (chalks, pens, paints etc) to complete sketchbook

     

    £16.00
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  • Funny Feelings Sketchbook

    Artists have a number of tools that they can use to evoke emotions in their viewers - for example, light, perspective and composition. In this sketchbook, we are going to look in depth at how YOU can express your emotions in art, through the use of colour, portraiture, and by studying the work of Expressionist artists.

    • 21 pages of prompts and ideas to practice art and create masterpieces!
    • Introduces children to the colour wheel, Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch and Vincent van Gogh
    • 17 x 30cm, water-colour paper
    • You will need materials at home (chalks, pens, paints etc) to complete sketchbook

     

    £16.00
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  • Bold Beast Sketchbook

    In this sketchbook we look at a few artists’ imaginings of mythical beasts and wild animals. At Pablo Picasso and his interest in the Minotaur and bulls; at Karel Appel and his child-like, mixed-up animal creations; and at Henri Rousseau’s tiger, a wild and exotic creature that he had never actually seen in the flesh! Finally, we’ll take a look at some legendary dragons from different cultures around the world.


    • 21 pages of prompts and ideas to practice art and create masterpieces!
    • Introduces children to Pablo Picasso, Karel Appel and Henri Rousseau
    • 17 x 30cm, water-colour paper
    • You will need materials at home (chalks, pens, paints etc) to complete sketchbook

    £16.00
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Art Activity Booklets

Small, compact and engrossing, the LoLA activity booklets include fun activities and games that explore elements of the artists’ work. Easy to pop in a bag and take with you on the move.

  • Full Set of LoLA Activity Booklets

    A fun way to introduce children to how different artists look at the world. This set of four activity booklets (Portrait Party, Shape Shifters, Wonderful Water and Tremendous Trees) will keep children engrossed and creatively busy for days! Easy to take anywhere, pop into your bag with the colourful felt tip pens provided, and children can enjoy the games, activities and learn about artists, all on the move!

    • 4 x small size booklets (A5 / 148 x 210mm) and a set of 12 felt tip markers
    • 3 artists introduced in each booklet
    • each booklet has 25 fun games and art activities

    £20.00
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  • Wonderful Water Activity Booklet

    There is something about water that attracts, it has a mysterious hold on us. Inspired by Monet, Paul Klee and Hokusai, this art activity booklet investigates wild waves, water flows, reflections, smooth ponds – and friendly fish!

    • Small size (A5 / 148 x 210mm), 32 pages
    • 3 artists introduced with 25 fun games and art activities

    £6.00
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  • Tremendous Trees Activity Booklet

    This art activity booklet investigates trees inspired by Piet Mondrian’s love of lines, Emily Carr's forest paintings filled with movement, and legendary Henri Rousseau's foliage. The booklet also includes prompts for projects at home -  creating tree maps, leaf head dresses and nature mandalas!
    • Small size (A5 / 148 x 210mm), 36 pages
    • 3 artists introduced with 25 fun games and art activities

    £6.00
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  • Shape Shifters Activity Booklet

    Recognising the shapes that we see helps to improve our art skills. By organising geometric and organic shapes together, we can draw almost anything! This activity booklet takes its inspiration from three masters of shape: Henri Matisse, Sonia Delaunay and Anni Albers.
    • Small size (A5 / 148 x 210mm), 42 pages
    • 3 artists introduced with 25 fun games and art activities

    £6.00
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  • Portrait Party Activity Booklet

    Artists have painted portraits for thousands of years, capturing kings and princesses as well as maids and merchants. This activity booklet takes its inspiration from three of the masters of portrait painting: Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani.
    • Small size (A5 / 148 x 210mm), 32 pages
    • 3 artists introduced with 25 fun games and art activities

    £6.00
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Card Kits

Create your own home-made thank you cards or party invitations with a little inspiration from artists
 – each card kit looks at an artist’s work, and includes ideas, prompts and materials to start you off!

  • Thanks-a-Bunch Card Kit

    Inspired by Picasso's love of flowers, add painted blooms and blossoms to create your very own set of thank-you cards. This kit includes 10 water-colour-paper folded cards with embossed designs to complete yourself, as well as water-colour paints and a brush - what better way to say 'Thanks a bunch' than with a gorgeous set of  individual hand-made cards!

    £19.00
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  • Shimmer-and-Shine Christmas Card Kit

    Inspired by Andy Warhol's love of the festive season, create your very own cards by adding shimmer and shine to 10 different Christmas designs! Using the water-colour paints and metallic marker included in the kit, add colour and some creative flair to the simple designs to make your own set of individual Christmas cards to send to loved ones.

  • Portrait pARTy Invitations Kit

    Inspired by Picasso's Cubist portraits, invite friends and family to your party with some fun pARTy invitation cards! Why not create abstract images of your guests using the colourful markers in the kit - simply complete the embossed designs to create your own individual Picasso-inspired faces!

    • 10 thank-you folded water-colour-paper cards, with an embossed design to complete
    • 10 colourful envelopes
    • A set of 12 colourful markers

    £19.00
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Books

We believe in our core that art and books go hand in hand, and that’s why in each art box
we include a list of theme-related books to enhance the art projects.
We have narrowed down our ‘favourites’ list to a few below:

  • Let's Make Art

    Let’s Make Art champion sustainable, recycled art projects with household based starting points for projects. The projects are cheeky, flamboyant and have their own very particular style, especially the costumes and wearable artwork. Having worked for galleries, libraries and restaurants Let’s Make Art have amassed an array of art projects that avoid messy clearing up for parents and children.

    £18.99
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  • The Art Book for Children

    A perfect introduction to art for children everywhere, The Art Book for Children brings the clarity and innovation of Phaidon's bestselling Art Book to our youngest readers ever. A guide to 30 great artists and their most famous works, designed for both parent and child to enjoy together. The book encourages children to look closely and use their imagination to understand why artists choose to create the work they do and in the way that they do it.

    £14.95 ADD TO BASKET
  • Sustainable Play

    Filled with 60+ creative, accessible and plastic-free projects and play ideas, Sustainable Play is packed with crafts and games to enjoy with your children on slow, rainy or drawbridge days at home. Sydney Piercey provides you with budget-friendly, easy-to-follow ideas to play and create in this handbook, inspired by her family's love of the simple things, and cardboard.

    LoLA is also lucky enough to have collaborated with Sydney on their Home-made House art box!

    £14.99
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  • Banksy Graffitied Walls and Wasn't Sorry.

    Banksy is a world-famous graffiti artist who secretly spray paints pictures on streets and walls while no one is watching. His works are often about politics, war, and other important things, but he also likes to paint rats.

    Rats scurry around and hide, often creating a bit of a stir, just like he does! Millions of people know his work but no one really knows who Bansky is – his true identity is a secret.

    Fausto Gilberti brings life, intrigue, and whimsy to the mysterious story of one of the most important contemporary artists of our time.

    £12.95
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  • My Art Book of Friendship

    Friendships are among the most important relationships we have. Friends play, laugh, and share - and comfort one another in times of need. Here, for the first time, a collection of expertly-curated diverse works by all-star artists from across the centuries and around the world celebrates the concept of friendship via paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and more.  This appealing board book is guaranteed to educate and inspire and will help children connect their own experiences to those they see on the canvas - adding depth of meaning to what they see.

    £14.95
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  • Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn't Sorry.

    A clever, quirky book about one of the world's most beloved contemporary artists - aimed at young readers and written from Kusama's point of view!

    Yayoi Kusama covers her paintings in hundreds and hundreds of dots. Her dots come off her canvases to cover dresses, tables, walls, and more!

    She creates mirrored rooms and fills them with glittering balls and lights, until there is an infinity of dots - just like in her paintings. Fausto Gilberti brings movement, life, and whimsy to the true life story of one of the most important contemporary Japanese artists of our time - an artist who is still dazzling museum- and gallery-goers around the globe today.

    £12.95
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  • My Art Book of Love

    Art, like anything else, is only as meaningful and interesting as it is relatable. For children, connecting their own experiences of love to those they see on the canvas allows them to truly engage with the material. 35 full-page artworks feature love in all its forms, accompanied by a brief and gentle read-aloud text. This stylishly compact art book is this first title in the My Art Book series, which suits lovey and artsy families alike!

    £14.95
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  • The Ultimate Art Museum

    The imaginary art museum: an educational, inspiring experience without the constraints of space and time. Discover beautiful reproductions from pre-history to the present, arranged in easy-to-navigate, colour-coded wings, galleries, and rooms, each with an informative narrative guide. Marvel at its remarkable range of styles and mediums – from classic to contemporary, and from paintings and sculptures to photographs and textiles. With floor plans to follow and interactive cross-referencing activities, this museum-in-a-book is the perfect introduction to the history of human creativity.

    £29.95
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