Friendship Forever Art Box
In February, the month of love, we wanted to focus on friendship and all its beautiful forms! This box takes inspiration from various artists, looking at all types of friendships, from mentorship (Basquiat and Warhol), collaboration (Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant) and strong bonding friendships (Frankenthaler and Hartigan), and at how these different relationships can affect both the artists, and art itself.
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What's the story behind the "Friendship Forever" box?
This past year of lockdowns and enforced solitude has highlighted the importance of loved ones in our life – the importance of a hug, of being able to spend time with people who build us up, of sharing and caring and discussing… of playing! This box is dedicated to that special bond. It’s called Friendship.
Creative folk have continually come together over time to collaborate, to socialise and to learn. These friendships come in different forms. In modern times, the relationship between Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, whilst one of genuine friendship, was also one of mentor and student. Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant’s collaboration – to create their beautiful home, Charleston House – was a like a marriage at the heart of the famous Bloomsbury Group collective; while the long-lasting friendship between Helen Frankenthaler and Grace Hartigan laid the ground for the feminist art movement that followed.
What's inside the box?
• A booklet introducing the theme, with information about artists, art styles and techniques.
• Clear instructions on three projects tailored for ages 6+, and LoLA book recommendations for further reading.
• Plenty of quality art materials for your child, with lots left over for your art supplies.
What art materials will I receive?
Acrylic paint set
Friendship bracelet threads
My box is a gift, can I add a personalised card?
Yes! At checkout in the ‘Order notes’ section, please do let us know who the box is for, and any personal note you would like us to write for you.
When will my box be delivered?
Typically you will receive your box 3-4 days after ordering. Your order is processed in 48 hrs and posted using Royal Mail 48hr Tracked. You will receive an email with a tracking number, and can keep updated through the Royal Mail website.
Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months – small parts. Potential choking hazards and sharp points. Do not ingest any items within the box. Adult supervision recommended.