2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Smart Art Box: A Monthly Journey, Starring YOU & Your Love for Art! #SmartArtBox #SmartArtProject

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Art is subjective.  It’s creativity unleashed and mindfulness empowered.  It’s an individual shining their imagination onto a canvas and taking bold new adventures with their skills.  If it sounds intimidating, that’s because it is!  Thankfully, there’s an incredible monthly art subscription box that will coach, teach, inspire and guide you on your artistic journey. Smart Art Box offers a new theme every month, so you can work on different projects with different tools and techniques every month. From alcohol inks to monoprinting, and Pop art to Renaissance, Smart Art Box introduces you to a whole new world every single month!

Every box contains a new theme, project, tools and technique tips that highlights a different art period. But the box isn’t just supplies.  These are full size art supplies from top brands in the art industry. Smart Art cultivates the highest quality tools and supplies to help you bring your visions to light.

I scored an Ink box and a oil painting box.  Can you imagine the broad scope of projects I can do now?  I’ve honestly never heard of some of the brands in the box – because I’m the furthest thing from an artist. Stick figures are my specialty and I can draw a pretty awesome dinosaur that rivals a 5-year olds drawing.  That’s the reason I didn’t know the brands, but I sure do know them now!  Not only was I introduced to two new styles of art, I learned about the tools I would be using in my projects, as well.

Each box comes with a great pamphlet that highlights several things for you.  First, you’ll learn about the history of the theme of the box.  Next, it offers you some project pointers, which I was desperately needing!  These are things like how to hold a specific pen, how to execute a certain technique, and tidbits to help you gain confidence.  These really were so helpful.  Then, you’ll find out what’s in the box and why those products were chosen. After that, you’ll get detailed information about each of those tools you’ll be using, so you can become more familiar with them.  I love the pamphlet!

You can gift Smart Art Box to the artists or wanna-be artists in your life, or you can score your own subscription. I recommend doing both 🙂  They offer a 1, 3 or 6 month subscription. One month is $49.95 and you’ll save more the longer your subscription choice lasts.  Honestly, I have to admit that I thought that price was quite high – until I got my boxes.  Now, I can create several different projects with each box and still be able to use the tools for a lifetime after.  Plus, I gained the skills of a new art style, which is pretty priceless.  So now, after really checking these out, I think the price is pretty dang awesome and under priced, if anything!

They also offer a rewards program called Peacock Points, and every month, they host a contest!  They want to see your completed artwork and encourage you to share. Share it, use their hashtags #SmartArtBox and #SmartArtProject, tag them, and encourage your friends to share, comment and like your post.  On the 25th of every month, the post with the most interaction wins a FREE Smart Art Box!  Too cool, and a great incentive to really broaden your artistic mind, try a new genre and show it off.  You’ll find more tips, tricks and tutorials for all genres on their website and blog, as well.

This is truly an amazing service.  You’ll learn about new art periods and techniques, find new tools and supplies for different genres of art, and create your own masterpieces by following their 6 step instructions.  Each box has 6 or more full sized items that you’ll continue to use after your projects are complete, and a new box will arrive every month.  For the art lover, the creative genius, the wanna-be van Gogh, or the person that love to broaden their horizons and try new things – Smart Art Box is the perfect gift this holiday season!


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  1. My kids are so creative and they would love the art subscription box! I need to go check it out now.

  2. This is super cool! I totally think this would be a fun homeschool art box as well! I have several very artsy boys in my family. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      That’s a wonderful idea! Homeschooling parents could definitely use these to help teach their kids about different styles, themes and types of art!

  3. This is exactly what I need. Everything all in one box, it’s perfect! And the contest would encourage me to finish my projects and have a chance to show them off!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      YES YES! And every month, it’s a different style or genre of art – which makes learning so much fun!

  4. I love monthly box subscriptions and this one has everything a budding artist needs to let their imagination go wild. The contest is a great idea to motivate people to finish. Great gift idea.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I totally agree! I love that the contests really bring everyone together and motivates the artists!

  5. I like that the boxes come with technique tips to help you out

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Oh my gosh, Lesley – those were SO easy to follow and absolutely saved me! I love the instruction they come with, because they really helped me create some beautiful art!

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