Welcome to the Art Box Art School website and my first blog post! I am Georgia Harper, founder of Art Box Art School, and I am excited to share with you more about me, what’s happening at the art school, art and craft ideas, tutorials and more!
I am new to blog writing so bear with me whilst I find my feet and hopefully you will find my posts enjoyable.
Why I started Art Box Art School
Since starting Art Box Art School many of my friends have asked me why I decided to start this business. The reason is I feel that there aren’t enough opportunities for kids to truly immerse themselves in art and creating. My eldest daughter Ruby, who is 6, started school this year. With the long school days and the mundane night-time routine, Ruby soon realised that her days no-longer consisted of drawing, painting and creating like they did at kinder. Although she enjoyed school, she became envious of her younger sisters (aged 5) who could spend their days chatting and creating with their friends at kinder. As her mum, this was very sad to see.
I decided that I wanted to create an art school where children like Ruby can come and create, have fun and meet like-minded children, a place where children have access to messy materials and have the freedom to express ideas through open-ended experiences. After a lot of hard work, support from friends and family and wrestling with my own limiting self-beliefs, I am happy to say my dream art school will be up and running in 2020!