Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

  • What is included in the subscription box?   Each monthly box includes: an educational newsletter about an artist or art movement; two full-color prints to study/appreciate the artwork; step-by-step instructions fora related, creative art project; and art supplies needed to complete the project. Enough for 2 students.
  • What artists will be featured in the subscription boxes? Each year is different. For the 2020-2021 Schoolyear, nine artists will be featured: Giotto, Caravaggio, Jan Vermeer, Japanese Prints, William Turner, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Grandma Moses, and Paul Klee.
  • Do I need to provide any supplies?  We will provide consumable art supplies as part of the subscription, however, you will need to have basic supplies on hand such as: #2 pencils, scissors, art smocks, table protection, and other common household supplies.
  • Do I need to save any supplies from month to month? No, we will provide what you need each month. If you have leftover supplies, feel free to get creative and use them all up!
  • Why not just do it myself? We know how busy life is - especially if you are homeschooling! Coming up with projects and lessons: and searching for materials for art class is time-consuming, and - let's be honest - sometimes it just gets skipped. Let us do the work for you! We have created the lesson, picked the most relevant art, developed the art project, and gathered all the supplies. You are left with the best part to enjoy with your student - Learn and get creative!
  • What ages is Homeschool Art Box recommended for? Homeschool Art Box is intended for students in 1st through 8th grade. Younger students may require more assistance from an adult. Typically older students will spend more time on the project and incorporate more detail. Projects are intended to be intuitively adaptable to the range of ages.
  • Is each year the same? No way! We have developed a 4 year sequence covering different artists or art movements each year. We will not repeat artists or projects for 4 years - we promise! Well. . . one possible exception. . . Leonardo da Vinci - he's so cool and there's so much to learn about him, we might repeat him, but with a fresh project.
  • Will the artist sequence match up with my history curriculum? Each year of Homeschool Art Box covers art history from ancient times to modern times, focusing on different artists throughout history each year. So, No, it will probably not match up with your history curriculum. However, there are many benefits to the yearly approach Homeschool Art Box takes, alongside your history curriculum. Depending on the student, there will be reference to historical periods they are familiar with as well as introductions to periods or events they have yet to learn about. They will see how history shaped the artist, and how the artist, perhaps, helped to shape history.
  • How do you choose the artists? Using a variety of sources, we have picked what we believe are the most influential artists of all time, with an emphasis on American artists in modern history (although not exclusively).
  • What is the philosophy or worldview of Homeschool Art Box? Although anyone can benefit from and use Homeschool Art Box, we approach development of this curriculum from a Biblical Christian perspective. This perspective may appear in the educational materials, particularly in thinking/evaluation questions for older students. Feel free to skip these questions or adapt as needed for your students.
  • Do you work with homeschool charter schools? Yes! We have worked with several different homeschool charter schools throughout the US. Contact us at support@homeschoolartbox.com to inquire about your homeschool charter school.

Shipping and Payment Questions

  • Do I have to commit to a full year?  We hope you love your subscription to Homeschool Art Box! But, if it is not right for you, you can cancel at any time. There is no minimum commitment.
  • When will my subscription box ship? All boxes ship of the 10th of the month, or the next business day. We will contact you with shipment tracking information as soon as it is available.
  • Can I begin my subscription in the middle of the schoolyear?  Absolutely! If you are ready now, get started! Subscriptions can start any month of the schoolyear. If you are interested in boxes you missed, just check our Store to see the past boxes that are available for individual purchase.
  • What are the shipping charges? Shipping charges are included in the price of the boxes.