Art Snacks Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2018

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Art Snacks is a monthly subscription service that provides artists with new, curated, top-of-the-line supplies. Art Snacks is the brainchild of siblings Lee and Sarah Rubenstein, founders of, a user-submitted art site.

art snacks january 2018 box inside

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.)

art snacks january 2018 review

About Art Snacks

The Subscription Box: Art Snacks

The Cost: $24 a month, with savings on 6- and 12-month subscriptions

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code JAKEPARKER to save 10% off your first subscription or gift box!

The Products: 4-5 full-size premium art products, along with best practices and new techniques

Ships to: The US for free, everywhere else for $10 per box

Art Snacks January 2018 Review

art snacks january 2018 booklet frontnext to pretzel sticker and lifesaver candy

art snacks january 2018 booklet back

This is the information card that came in the package. It lists each item in the box with suggestions on how to use them. My husband is an artist, and he was completely excited to play with all these new toys! An Art Snacks sticker and candy were also included.

Marabu Graphix Aqua Pens (x2)

Marabu Graphix Aqua Pens (x2) – Total Listed Value $5.98, Buy a 6-pack for $17.99

My husband really loved working with these pens! He said the best thing about them is that they have two tips of different sizes, which makes them very versatile. He also loved the purple color – so vibrant!

Sakura SumoGrip Mechanical Pencil

Sakura SumoGrip Mechanical Pencil – Retail Price $4.98 (found here for $4.29)

This is now officially the nicest mechanical pencil my husband owns, and is one of the best he has ever owned! It was very smooth to work with and easy to use. He also appreciated the “Sumo Grip” – no slipping with this pencil!

Uni-Posca PCF-350 Brush Tip Paint Marker

Uni-Posca PCF-350 Brush Tip Paint Marker – Value $9.99

My husband had a hard time getting used to this marker. He felt like it was pretty good quality, but he didn’t think he was getting the hang of using it correctly. He really loved the color, though; it was another vibrant one!

Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip Brush Pen – Value $2.75

My husband compared this pen to a felt-tip pen in terms of coverage, but he said the action was much smoother. It is high quality, indeed, but not really the most remarkable item in the box.

Art Snacks is not a project box like we sometimes review with instructions and everything, but my husband always likes to do a sample drawing to show what can be done with the materials provided. His sketch this month had me cracking up. It’s the Red Hat ladies! I can’t believe my husband even knows who they are. In any case, I really love this sketch and think it’s super funny. He is so handy with drawing tools! This also qualifies as an #artsnackschallenge, which is Art Snacks’ monthly challenge to create something using only the materials provided plus paper.

Verdict: Art Snacks is always so much fun! We get to try new fine arts/drawing supplies and tools, and I really think my husband enjoys the Art Snacks Challenge! This month’s value about breaks even with the cost of the box, which is actually good for an art supply box, so I’m happy.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the March box.

Coupon – Use code JAKEPARKER to save 10% off your first subscription or gift box!

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $24 including free shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $4.80.

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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 Art Snacks Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: art snacks | 3 comments


  1. So rad! I am LIVING for that pretzel pencil logo!!

  2. I love your husbands Red Hat Ladies! Haha it’s too cute and it’s well done.

    • Thanks Alex!

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