The Art Express Box Story
From after school art classes to art at home...
In 2015, I decided to leave my job as a primary teacher and combine both my passion for art and teaching experience and founded Art Explorers. The aim was to deliver fun, high quality after school art classes in primary schools, engaging as many children in the joy of creating as possible. These classes were a hugely popular and Art Explorers steadily grew, adding more and more schools and staff members as the years went by. In 2020, the global pandemic meant I needed to rethink ways to get art activities to children. One way was to move our classes online - a big success! But I was limited by time - there was only a small after school window each day. This led to me thinking that there must be a way to reach more children and keep the creativity alive. What if I could package up my ideas and send them out to children to explore and investigate in their own time? Add in some background information about artists, some exclusive videos to inspire and encourage, throw in some yummy treats and Art Express Box was born. I hope you will join me on this journey.