Awesome Animals Art Box - LoLA
Many artists have painted pictures of their domestic pets and livestock. George Stubbs, for example, widely known as a painter of horses, created stunning pictures of a multitude of animals and caught the eye of King George III as a result. The king had Stubbs paint a portrait of his scruffy yet lovable pooch in ‘A Rough Dog’, 1790. In this box, we look at a wide collection of artists, from Franz Marc to Tracey English, and at how they depict different animals in different styles, from wild creatures to farm animals, from bugs to butterflies!
Animals, both real and imagined, have long been a favourite subject in art. Part of their beauty lies in their versatility as subjects: they are often used as symbols, but they can also be majestic creative muses in their own right.
We look at creatures big and small, from wild animals with Franz Marc, Salvador Dali and Durer, to farm animals with Picasso and Tracey English, and finally at bugs and butterflies with Louise Bourgeois and Lois Ehlert.
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 (3+ years), with tips to tailor each project for under 4s.
- Includes LoLA book recommendations for further reading.
- Plenty of quality art materials for your child.
What art materials will I receive?
- A set of acrylic paints
- Styrofoam sheet
- Water-colour paper
Each box by Lots of Lovely Art (LoLA) contains artist-inspired projects, process-art ideas and a selection of quality materials to enable children to be independently creative at home.
Quality - We choose the very best art materials and introduce new and exciting art mediums for children to experiment with.
Plentiful - There are more than enough materials in each box for an artist! Some supplies may even be used again and again, or shared – we want children to have time to really learn how to use new materials.
Convenient - Everything that the children need (supplies, instructions) is included in the box! No need to waste time scouring for that elusive water-based ink!
Alara and Selina, the founders of Lots of Lovely Art, are creative mamas…and sisters-in-law.
Alara studied Islamic Art and Archaeology at Worcester College, Oxford. From there she went on to work in museums and on art books before she started teaching art privately and in schools. In 2005 she opened an art studio space in Istanbul (the first LoLA) which influenced the creative lives of hundreds of children. In 2017 she moved with her family back to the UK.
Selina studied first at Central Saint Martins and then at The Royal College of Art. She has been a successful graphic designer, both in studios and freelance, for the past 12 years from creating books for artists and photographers to campaigns for advertising agencies. She enjoys developing different illustration styles through LoLA branding and artwork.
Both Alara and Selina feel passionate about the arts and art education. They want to reach as many children as possible in the belief that process-based, artist-inspired experiences are an important way for children to develop problem-solving skills, analytical thinking, self-confidence and to have fun!