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Art Snacks Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2018


art snacks september 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. They also offer WatercolorSnacks and LetteringSnacks subscriptions.

art snacks september 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 september 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 September 2018 Review

art snacks september 2018 booklet art snacks september 2018 booklet 2

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! Some candy and the trademark Art Snacks sticker were also included.

art snacks september 2018 pens

Zebra Zensations Brush Pens, x3 – Retail Value $2.50 each  (found on sale here for $2.25)  

These three pens are the same except the tip size (superfine, fine, medium), and they have a great deep black pigment. The ink is also water resistant. The brush nibs are flexible and deliver a consistent ink supply. My husband really liked working with them! He said they are great quality, but they are not quite as juicy as some other brush pens he has tried. This can be good or bad, depending on what you are using them for.

art snacks september 2018 paint

M. Graham & Co. Artists’ Watercolor – Retail Value $15.29  (found on sale here for $9.17)  

My husband loves working with watercolors! His favorite thing about this paint was that the water did not overwhelm the vibrancy of the color at all, instead, it maintained a bright hue.

Princeton Synthetic Sable Round Brush – Retail Value $7 

This brush was specifically designed for use with watercolors, and my husband liked it a lot. It holds a lot of paint for its small size, and it handles very well.

Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Magnus Watercolor Pencil – Retail Value $3.99 (found on sale here for $2.39)   

This is such a cool concept! You do your drawing in pencil, and then you can use a brush to go over it with water, and the pigment just melts into the paper like a watercolor! The best part is that it does not lose its vibrancy.

art snacks september 2018 sketch

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. I love when he makes these cute little nature scenes! I think it also is pretty representative of the materials included. 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 think my husband really enjoys the Art Snacks Challenge! This month’s value comes to $33.78, which is well above the cost of the box. That’s awesome 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 September 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 you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Pens: $5.33
  • Watercolor: $10.86
  • Round Brush: $4.97
  • Pencil: $2.83

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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 ArtSnacks Reviews, Craft Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: art snacks | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Nice! I like the frog art!
    I been considering this box.

    • Thanks Cindy!

  2. Love this review!! I want this box so bad, it’s next on my list of gifts for myself. Such an awesome piece of art!! I love seeing challenges like this because the artist always blows my mind making such a Gorgeous piece out of some green paint and black markers, oh and the green paint pencil. Wow. Thank you guys for the great review!

    • Thanks so much Emily!

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