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Sketchbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016


Sketchbox is a monthly subscription service for artists.  They provide 5-6 art supplies plus a small print intended to inspire.  Additionally, artists are encouraged to share their work with the Sketchbox community, and in some cases, have their work featured in a future box!

I love the design of this box, by the way!  This is the artwork of one of their subscribers.  Very cool!

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Sketchbox

The Cost:  $25 per month, with savings on longer length subscriptions.  There is also a $35 per month “premium” option for higher-quality supplies.

COUPON: Save 10% off with code MYSUBADDICTION2016 (month-to-month, 3-month and 6-month subscriptions)

The Products:  A selection of hand-picked art supplies, plus an art print to inspire

Ships to: US for $5, $10 for Canada and $15 International

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This review is of the premium box.


This is the info card that was included with this month’s package.  This month is all about pastels!  It explains why they chose the items they sent.  On the right is some information about this month’s featured artist, Angela Fife.


These are the supplies we received this month:

Sofft Knife & Covers – Value $5.47

Sofft Art Sponge – Value $4.79

Faber Castell PITT Pastel Pencil – Value $2.85

Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen – Value $3.60

PanPastel 9-Milliliter Ultra Soft Artist Pastel Set – Value $18


This is the sketch my husband made as a sample using the materials we received from Sketchbox.  Isn’t it pretty?!  I love it!  He was really impressed by the selection and quality of materials he received this month.

Verdict: Sketchbox is great!  The value of this month’s items comes to about $35, which roughly breaks even with the cost of the box.  I have found that this is fairly typical for fine arts boxes.  Selecting the right fine arts box really depends on what you are looking for.  With Sketchbox, you don’t get a specific project with instructions, but you do get a suggested “inspiration” for a type of drawing, plus a sampling of high quality instruments to try it out.  There’s definitely a discovery element that comes with Sketchbox.  If you are a big fan of drawing, it’s a really fun box to try out!

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in SketchBox Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: sketchbox | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Ohhh, I love Pan Pastels! I bought myself so many a few years ago but I have a toddler now so I don’t have enough time to work with pastel. Too messy and I have to stop what I’m doing far too often. *sigh*

  2. I didn’t receive the knife, and I only received two pastel colors. Rip off. And I still have two more boxes coming. Buyer’s remorse.

  3. My goodness that sketch of a bird is amazingly good! Color me impressed!

  4. Wow! You and your husband are both so talented!

    I think my dad would like this box…

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