Playful Portraits Art Box

There are few things as fantastic as the human face! In this art box we will look at three different ways of creating portraits: at paint and how artists like Sandra Silberzweig and Modigliani use its different mediums to capture the essence of their sitter; at sculpture and how artists such as Chris Ofili and Picasso create portraits in 3D; and at collage, and how artists like Hannah Hoch use this particular technique to depict people and their multi-faceted faces.

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Why not add the 'Portrait Party' art activity book to your order? It includes 25 fun activities and games exploring artists' work through portraiture. Click here to find out more.


What is inside the Playful Portraits Box?

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror or the painter? PABLO PICASSO


There are few things as fantastic as the human face, each one unique, yet so easily recognisable on a second viewing. And artists’ portraits have always been more than just a record of a face… The mediums with which portraits have been depicted have also evolved and changed over time, from more traditional techniques such as oil paint, to contemporary ideas of assemblage, sculpture and different collage techniques. This box takes a dive into some of these different aspects and styles of portraiture, with some great portrait artists to inspire us!

What's inside the box?

  • A booklet introducing the theme, with information about artists, art styles and techniques.
  • Clear instructions on seven art projects, appropriate for children of any age (4+ years), with tips to tailor each project for younger children.
  • Includes LoLA book recommendations for further reading.
  • Plenty of quality art materials for your child.

What art materials will I receive?

This box includes a set of Giotto water-colour paints, Das clay, a pencil, and water-colour paper

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.