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Art Snacks Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 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 eatsleepdraw.com, a user-submitted art site.

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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 february 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 February 2018 Review

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.

Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper – Bonus Item

This is a tiny sample of extremely nice watercolor paper. It’s 100% cotton, 140 lb. paper measuring about 2″ x 6″.

Faber-Castell Goldfaber Sketching Pencil, 2H – List Price $0.95 (found here for $0.85)

This was a good pencil, according to my husband, but nothing incredible. Just a good solid pencil.

Sakura Pigma Micron PN – List Price $2.89 (found here for $2.29)

My husband is already a big fan of Sakura pens, so he was happy to get another one! This was a nice bonus for him!

Sennelier French Artists’ Watercolor (x2) – List Price $11.75 each (found here for less depending on color)

My husband liked using these. He said they were fun and easy to use. I have to say I am impressed by the vibrancy!

Raphael Mini Precision Brush – List Price $9.95

My husband absolutely LOVED this brush. He wants to keep this as an essential part of his kit! It is small and stiff enough for precision work when needed. That’s not always easy with watercolors!

Due to the size of the sample paper, my husband was just barely able to do a little sample of the watercolors here, but you can see what I mean. The paper is really, really nice, and just look how vibrant those colors are! I would never have guessed from the color that they were watercolors.

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 painting this month is beautiful! It’s a gosbeak! His family is full of bird people, so they all loved this. 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 6 items in the box has an average cost of $4.

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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.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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