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Art Snacks Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2018

art snacks april 2018 box

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.

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 april 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 April 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! A piece of candy and the trademark Art Snacks sticker were also included.

L'Aquarelle Canson Heritage Watercolor Paper

L’Aquarelle Canson Heritage Watercolor Paper – Bonus Item

This paper is slightly textured and absorbs the ink perfectly, according to my husband. He wishes the sample pieces were bigger, but now he wants a whole pad of it!

Robert Simmons Short Handle Acrylic Paintbrush – Retail Value $8.09 (found here for $3.99)

My husband thinks this is an excellent paintbrush and he plans to keep it! Haha! It is a great size, and the short handle makes it easy to control. He said it is also really good quality.

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen, Twin Tip, Black / Grey – Retail Value $5.49

My husband likes this pen a lot, too. It is very versatile because of the two different color tips. The grey tip is also finer and really good for detail work.

Caran d’Ache Supracolor Soft Aquarelle Pencil – List Price $2.77 (found here for $2.49)

All my husband said about this marker was that it is a good pencil, but he didn’t really notice anything remarkable about it. It’s just a good, solid, high-quality pencil.

Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Artists’ Ink – Retail Value $7.99 (found here for $5.55)

My husband really, really enjoyed working with this ink! It is acrylic, but it works like a watercolor. He was very pleased with how easy it is to control, easy to blend and to darken. The color (burnt umber) is lovely as well. He now wants a whole set of these as well!

Art Snacks is not a project box like we sometimes review with instructions and everything, but my husband always likes to do a sample work to show what can be done with the materials provided. His sketch this month is really cute and very much his style. He loves making little guys like this! This also qualifies as an #artsnackschallenge, which is Art Snacks’ monthly challenge to create something using only the materials provided plus paper.

He also made this picture, and I just love it! It’s called “new haircut”, and he made it hours after getting a new haircut that he is not really happy about. I have to tell you, he does own some glasses this color, but regardless, you now know exactly what he looks like and would be able to recognize him anywhere!

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 comes to about $24, which is basically on par with the cost of the box. That’s actually good for a fine arts subscription box!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the June 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, Craft Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: art snacks | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. I love that you included your husband’s works, they really make the items come alive. I’m so impressed by how he can convey with just a few lines that exact horrible, pit-of-your-stomach feeling that probably way too many of us have felt after a terrible haircut.

    • Lol! IKR? Thank you Kimberley!

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