Our founder Beth spent 12 years as an art docent (a.k.a. unpaid art teacher) in her local elementary school. After being disappointed in the lack of art education in elementary schools, she founded Outside the Box Creation with a mission to make quality visual art education accessible. Read more about her story on the blog.
Beth lives not far from Seattle on Whidbey Island, where the family packs and ships each box by hand.
We donate boxes, art supplies, and time to several local nonprofits and organizations. One of those organizations is Washington Corrections Center for Women, in Gig Harbor, WA. Moms and children have the option of enjoying art together during their visits, and children can take the book, art supplies, & mom’s artwork home. We also worked with Seattle Children’s Hospital to create a donation program. Now, you can donate a box to Seattle Children’s Hospital!
Caring for the Environment
We are also continuously working to make our art boxes as eco-friendly as possible. We use compostable bamboo paint mixing trays & compostable water cups. The kraft paper box packing is intended to also be used as a cover to protect your work surface. We also choose the actual art supplies very carefully, taking into consideration how eco friendly they are and how sustainably they were manufactured.
Thank you for supporting our small business this holiday season!