Each box will include quality art supplies in just the right amounts for testing out new skills and materials. The featured monthly projects are also combined with 2 short online videos — one on art history for inspiration and the other on actual technique. The goal at Indigo Artbox is to offer anyone, regardless of background, a fun way to learn how to make art right in their own home.
Let’s see what’s in the October 2016 Indigo Artbox!
Everything was shipped in a white box with an Indigo Artbox logo stamped in the corner.
A peek inside!
An info/welcome sheet provided a list of included materials, general instructions, and links to to the project videos. October’s project was “Drawing with Oil Pastels Inspired by Claude Monet“.
Pentel Oil Pastels – A box of 25 colored oil pastel crayons was provided as the main medium for this month’s project.
Storage Case – A handy sealable pouch/storage case held additional supplies — including a couple strips of blue painter’s tape, which was adhered to the outside and easily removable for your own use.
Case Contents – In the case were a color shaper, drawing pencil, and an eraser.
Tortillons – Two of these tapered blending tools were included to help smudge or blend colors as you create your masterpiece.
Butcher Paper & Drawing Paper – A large sheet of butcher paper was provided to protect your working area, as well as sketch paper for practicing on and mixed media paper for your final work of art.
Art Cards – Two art cards featuring famous works of Monet were to serve as inspiration.
My husband is the artist of the family, so he offered to help me out a bit. (By “a bit”, I mean he did 100% of the creating here. 😉 ) The first step was to sketch out the basic layout of the scene.
Next, he began adding the color in small strokes as shown in the tutorial video…
…and more colors were added…
…until the drawing was complete!
Indigo Artbox is a great way to experiment with different art techniques, while at the same time learning a bit of art history too. My husband found the instructions easy to follow and the videos to be helpful in showing him how to achieve the various techniques. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 50% on your first box with coupon code “INDIGOART“!
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.