Noble Nature Art Box - LoLA
Nature has been an inspiration for some of the greatest artists of all time. Whether it be the stunning colours of a sunset or the natural patterns of a pine-cone, nature’s complicated beauty seizes our imagination. Some look at that beauty and paint canvases or create sculptures to represent it; others use nature itself and actually turn it into art. Indeed, many of the mediums that artists use to create their masterpieces (such as wood, charcoal, clay, graphite and water) are also the products of nature.
In this art box, we investigate flowers, especially looking at the art of Marimekkko and O’Keeffe: trees and forests through the work of Rousseau and Carr: and finally the power of water and the sea through inspiring artists like Turner and Hokusai.
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 water-colour paints
- A set of soft pastels
- Water-colour paper
- Black marker
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!