Passionate People Art Box - LoLA
The artist’s favourite raw material is the human being. Nothing fascinates writers, musicians, sculptors and painters as much as “us”. We are infinitely interesting to the artist – our movements, our expressions, our emotions, our cultures, and our relationships with each other. In this box, we look at three aspects of the artist’s love affair with people: expressive portraiture, diverse cultures and connecting friendships.
In this box, first we look at the fascination many artists have had for the human face, for example Picasso and Kahlo. Secondly, at the ways in which artists are influenced by the people that they live with, by the cultures and the traditions that surround them, for example in ancient Egypt and Asia. Finally, at how artists have been influenced by their relationships with other artists, for example the friendships between Warhol and Basquiat, and Frankenthaler and Hartigan.
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 paint sticks
- Metallic marker
- Sticky glitter paper
- 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!