Art School

Art project subscription box, bringing the joy of making art to kids, teens, and adults everywhere!

Allison
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Project Description


Art School is a fresh approach to teaching art.

 

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Art School is the creation of teaching artist and Nashville native Allison Jarrett.  The purpose of Art School is to provide engaging contemporary art education to students of all ages, experiences, and abilities.  

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Art School Creator Allison Jarrett[/caption]

Art School classes are inspired by contemporary artists, crafters, and makers, and are focused around key concepts, materials, and techniques.  Students are given space to interpret projects to suit their interests and ideas, and experimentation is encouraged.  While students receive the tools they need to create successful pieces, a beautiful artwork is not the end goal.  Learning through the process (and sometimes through failure) is Art School's primary focus, and the path to rediscovering the joy of making.

Expanding Our Reach

Art School is currently based in a small studio in Nashville, Tennessee.  We offer homeschool art courses, private lessons, evening and weekend workshops, art parties for kids and adults, and more.  The hope for Art School is to expand our offerings beyond the Middle Tennessee area.  

The vision is simple: a complete Art School lesson in a box.  

In each box, students receive a comprehensive art project built around contemporary artists or artwork.  The box includes:

 

Art School in a Box
  • pictures and information about contemporary artists and their work
  • questions to help you or your child start engaging with the artwork
  • all the art materials you need to create your own work of art
  • demonstrations and instructions on how you can use the ideas and techniques from the inspiration to guide your work

 

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Additionally, your subscription gives you access to exclusive online content, including detailed video versions of the lessons.  You can share your finished artwork in a community online gallery, learn more about the artists featured in the lesson, and find inspiration from other student artists on how to keep exploring the ideas, techniques, and materials in your box.  

The Art School boxes are in development, and are scheduled to launch in Fall 2017.  Initially, we plan to offer an annual subscription, with a box shipping once per quarter.  The boxes will be designed for three age groups: kids ages 5-10, tweens and teens ages 11-16, and older teens and adults, ages 17 and up.

 

Why iFundWomen?

We are raising funds through iFundWomen to help develop and launch the first year of the Art School box subscription service.  Your contribution will help us…

  • Purchase supplies and design materials for the first run of boxes
  • Invest in a new website that can handle our online ordering, video classes, and more
  • Cover overhead costs at our physical studio, so we can continue to carry out our mission to provide contemporary art education in Middle Tennessee

What's in it for you?

For those of you in Middle Tennessee, you can get exclusive discounts on our classes, summer camps, private lessons, and art parties by contributing through this campaign.  You can read more about these in the Rewards descriptions, and by visiting our website: www.artschooltn.com.

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Art Parties, Classes, and Summer Camps[/caption]

And for those of you all over, you have exclusive access to pre-order your Art School box subscription!  By pre-ordering, you receive FREE SHIPPING, and you give yourself or your kids the gift of creating and enjoying art all year long.  There are other great rewards available only through this campaign, including an acrylic paint kit with an introduction to color-mixing, a free app download and tutorial introducing you to stop-motion animation, and more.

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Art School Acrylic Painting Kit[/caption]

If you are able to contribute at the $500 level or up, Allison will work with you personally to create a piece of custom artwork, or will gift you her event design consulting services.  You can read more about these rewards in the descriptions, or contact Allison directly at artschooltn@gmail.com with any questions.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We are eternally grateful for your support of Art School, for spreading the word about our project, and for helping us to bring this vision to life.  By contributing to this campaign and sharing the campaign with your friends and family, you are bringing the joy of making art to kids, teens, and adults everywhere.  

Updates

The Project FAQs

What age group are the Art School boxes designed for?

In our initial launch, we plan to offer boxes for three different age groups: kids ages 5-10, tweens and teens ages 11-16, and older teens and adults age 17 and up.  The boxes will feature age appropriate content, project ideas, and materials, and online content will offer additional ideas on how to adjust the lesson for older or younger students.

When will the first boxes be ready to ship?

The projected launch date for the first quarterly box is Fall 2017.

How many boxes come in a yearly subscription?

For our initial phase of the project, a yearly subscription will include four boxes, shipped quarterly, or once every three months.  Depending on the success of this campaign, we hope to increase the subscription in the future to bi-monthly, and we will keep you updated on that progress!

Can you purchase individual boxes?

Currently, the boxes are only available as a pre-ordered, full year subscription.

I have two children...do I have to order two subscriptions?

Once our new website launches, we hope to be able to offer subscription add-ons that would allow you to purchase one subscription with enough materials for two or more students.  For now, please feel free to purchase one subscription.  You can contact Allison at artschooltn@gmail.com to let her know that you are interested in adding on materials for a second child, and she will add you to a mailing list to receive updates on when that option becomes available.

I can't even draw a stick figure.  Will I be able to make the art project in the box?  

Yes!  The mission of Art School is to convince you that you don't need to be able to draw a stick figure to make something meaningful.  Our lessons are designed to help demystify the creative process, demonstrate new and unexpected ways to make art, and remove the fear of failure so you can find joy in the process.  When the goal is to not to make something "pretty" but to engage with contemporary art, explore ideas, and experiment with some rad art materials, you can't fail.

Where can I learn more about Art School's in-person offerings in Nashville?

Our current class offerings for kids and teens are online at artschooltn.com.  You can learn more about our other art activities and events at the website as well.  If you have any questions about the classes, you can visit our FAQ Section on the site, email Allison at artschooltn@gmail.com, use our Contact Us online form, or call at 615-212-8416.

Do you accept students in your classes with special needs or learning differences?

Art School seeks to provide art-making opportunities to all students.  Allison has experience teaching students with a wide variety of special needs, and is happy to individualize instruction to help your student be successful.  If you or your student has a particular special need, learning difference, physical disability, health issue, or behavioral concern, please contact us before or during enrollment to discuss how we can best accommodate them and ensure accessibility.   The more information you can provide about your student, the more successful and enjoyable his or her experience at Art School will be!

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Monetary Contribution With No Reward
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4-Day Summer Art Camp (ages 9-12)
$100
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4-Day Summer Art Camp (ages 9-12)
$100
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
49 Supporters
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$10
Eternal Gratitude

Thank you for helping us realize our vision of bringing art to kids, teens, and adults everywhere!

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$25
Social Media Shout Out

We'll shout your name, business, or organization from the social media rooftops for this one. Thank you!

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$35
Stop Motion Studio App Download & Lesson

Free download of one of Art School's favorite apps, Stop Motion Studio. This professional version lets you easily shoot stop motion videos right from your smartphone or tablet. In addition to a free download of the app, you'll get access to a video tutorial of how you can get started using the app to create stop-motion videos at home!

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$50
1 hour private art lesson, in studio, with Allison

Come on over to the Art School studio in Nashville for a one-hour private art lesson! Allison will work with you personally to choose a topic, project, or technique for the lesson. All materials are included, and lessons are open to kids ages 5 and up, or to adults of any age!

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$65
Art School Acrylic Painting Kit

This Art School painting kit will inspire you to get creating! The kit includes a set of acrylic paints, three paintbrushes, a set of palette knives, a one-page lesson introducing you to color-mixing, and some ideas on how to get started exploring the world of color.

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$85
90 minute private art lesson, at home, with Allison

For this reward, Art School will come to you! Allison will work with you personally to choose a topic, project, or technique for your 90-minute lesson. She will travel to your home (within a 35-mile radius of downtown Nashville). All materials are included, and lessons are open to kids ages 5 and up, or to adults of any age!

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$100
4-Day Summer Art Camp (ages 9-12)

A $125 value! Our 4-Day Summer Art Camps take place at our studio in Nashville, TN. Kids ages 9-12 will spend four afternoons exploring contemporary art and making their own masterpieces!

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$125
5-week Summer Art School (ages 3-8)

A $150 value! Our 5-week Summer Art School sessions take place at our studio in Nashville, TN. Kids ages 3-5 or 6-8 will spend five mornings over five separate weeks exploring contemporary art and making their own masterpieces!

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$150
One year subscription to Art School (4 boxes per year)

This is what we're here for, right? Pre-order your quarterly Art School box for ages 5-10, 11-16, or Teens/Adults and get FREE SHIPPING. Each Art School Box contains a comprehensive lesson based on a contemporary artist or artwork, tools and materials to complete an art project, demonstrations and ideas for interpreting the project, exclusive access to online video tutorials, community galleries, and more. Boxes are scheduled to launch in Fall 2017!

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$175
Kids Private Art Party @ the Art School Studio

Receive a Private Kids' Art Party at the Art School studio in Nashville, TN! Parties feature art activities for all kids and a collaborative artwork that goes home with the birthday kid or kid of honor! Price includes all materials for up to 10 kids and two hours in the studio (one hour of art instruction and one hour for party time.) Bring your own food and drinks!

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$275
Adults Private Art Party @ The Studio

Gather your friends for a Private Adults' Art Party at the Art School studio in Nashville, TN! Adult parties are focused around a specific project, and are designed to be fun and accessible for artists and non-artists alike! Allison can work with you to create a class just for you and your friends. Price includes all materials for up to 8 adults, and three hours in the studio. Bring your own food and drinks!

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$500
Custom Commissioned Artwork by Allison

For this generous contribution, Allison will work with you to create a custom, commissioned work of art. Allison specializes in hand-lettered signs, hand-embroidered personalized pieces, and abstract paintings. She will contact you directly to determine your interests and create a piece that is unique, just for you!

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$750
Event Design Services

For taking Art School to the next level, Allison will provide her Event Design services to help you execute the creative vision for your event! Allison has consulted with brides and event coordinators on everything from invitation design, linens and color selections, room layout, floral design, lighting, and custom event art installations. This package includes a two-hour design consultation (in-person or via Skype), a custom style guide to focus your ideas and communicate them to your vendors, and EITHER: a custom, hand-lettered sign for your event OR up to three hours of additional in-person or phone consultations to ensure your event looks perfect.

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$1,000
Event Design Services with Day of Assistance

For contributors in the Nashville area, Allison will provide all the Event Design Services at the $750 Level PLUS day-of assistance at your event! Allison or one of her experienced design consultants will provide up to four hours of on-site assistance at venues within 35 miles of downtown Nashville. On-site assistance includes supervision of all visual elements, including coordinating with vendors and ensuring your event looks the way you've planned it. Unfortunately, we cannot coordinate with food and beverage service vendors, or assist with corralling your wedding party people.

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$40
Single Art School Box

This is what we're here for, right? Pre-order your SINGLE Art School box for ages 5-10, 11-16, or Teens/Adults and get FREE SHIPPING. Each Art School Box contains a comprehensive lesson based on a contemporary artist or artwork, tools and materials to complete an art project, demonstrations and ideas for interpreting the project, exclusive access to online video tutorials, community galleries, and more. Boxes are scheduled to launch in Fall 2017!

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$20
$20 Gift Card to Art School Studio

Give $20, Get $20! With this reward, you will receive a $20 Gift Card redeemable for classes, camps, and events at the Art School studio in Nashville, Tennessee! Gift card is valid for one year from the date of purchase and must be used in a single transaction. Limit one gift card per person. Gift cards may be applied to private events, limit one gift card per event.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward
49 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Eternal Gratitude

Thank you for helping us realize our vision of bringing art to kids, teens, and adults everywhere!

2 Supporters
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$25
Social Media Shout Out

We'll shout your name, business, or organization from the social media rooftops for this one. Thank you!

3 Supporters
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$35
Stop Motion Studio App Download & Lesson

Free download of one of Art School's favorite apps, Stop Motion Studio. This professional version lets you easily shoot stop motion videos right from your smartphone or tablet. In addition to a free download of the app, you'll get access to a video tutorial of how you can get started using the app to create stop-motion videos at home!

0 Supporters
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$50
1 hour private art lesson, in studio, with Allison

Come on over to the Art School studio in Nashville for a one-hour private art lesson! Allison will work with you personally to choose a topic, project, or technique for the lesson. All materials are included, and lessons are open to kids ages 5 and up, or to adults of any age!

2 Supporters
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$65
Art School Acrylic Painting Kit

This Art School painting kit will inspire you to get creating! The kit includes a set of acrylic paints, three paintbrushes, a set of palette knives, a one-page lesson introducing you to color-mixing, and some ideas on how to get started exploring the world of color.

45 Left
5 Supporters
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$85
90 minute private art lesson, at home, with Allison

For this reward, Art School will come to you! Allison will work with you personally to choose a topic, project, or technique for your 90-minute lesson. She will travel to your home (within a 35-mile radius of downtown Nashville). All materials are included, and lessons are open to kids ages 5 and up, or to adults of any age!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$100
4-Day Summer Art Camp (ages 9-12)

A $125 value! Our 4-Day Summer Art Camps take place at our studio in Nashville, TN. Kids ages 9-12 will spend four afternoons exploring contemporary art and making their own masterpieces!

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5 Supporters
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$125
5-week Summer Art School (ages 3-8)

A $150 value! Our 5-week Summer Art School sessions take place at our studio in Nashville, TN. Kids ages 3-5 or 6-8 will spend five mornings over five separate weeks exploring contemporary art and making their own masterpieces!

40 Left
0 Supporters
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$150
One year subscription to Art School (4 boxes per year)

This is what we're here for, right? Pre-order your quarterly Art School box for ages 5-10, 11-16, or Teens/Adults and get FREE SHIPPING. Each Art School Box contains a comprehensive lesson based on a contemporary artist or artwork, tools and materials to complete an art project, demonstrations and ideas for interpreting the project, exclusive access to online video tutorials, community galleries, and more. Boxes are scheduled to launch in Fall 2017!

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10 Supporters
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$175
Kids Private Art Party @ the Art School Studio

Receive a Private Kids' Art Party at the Art School studio in Nashville, TN! Parties feature art activities for all kids and a collaborative artwork that goes home with the birthday kid or kid of honor! Price includes all materials for up to 10 kids and two hours in the studio (one hour of art instruction and one hour for party time.) Bring your own food and drinks!

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1 Supporter
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$275
Adults Private Art Party @ The Studio

Gather your friends for a Private Adults' Art Party at the Art School studio in Nashville, TN! Adult parties are focused around a specific project, and are designed to be fun and accessible for artists and non-artists alike! Allison can work with you to create a class just for you and your friends. Price includes all materials for up to 8 adults, and three hours in the studio. Bring your own food and drinks!

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1 Supporter
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$500
Custom Commissioned Artwork by Allison

For this generous contribution, Allison will work with you to create a custom, commissioned work of art. Allison specializes in hand-lettered signs, hand-embroidered personalized pieces, and abstract paintings. She will contact you directly to determine your interests and create a piece that is unique, just for you!

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$750
Event Design Services

For taking Art School to the next level, Allison will provide her Event Design services to help you execute the creative vision for your event! Allison has consulted with brides and event coordinators on everything from invitation design, linens and color selections, room layout, floral design, lighting, and custom event art installations. This package includes a two-hour design consultation (in-person or via Skype), a custom style guide to focus your ideas and communicate them to your vendors, and EITHER: a custom, hand-lettered sign for your event OR up to three hours of additional in-person or phone consultations to ensure your event looks perfect.

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$1,000
Event Design Services with Day of Assistance

For contributors in the Nashville area, Allison will provide all the Event Design Services at the $750 Level PLUS day-of assistance at your event! Allison or one of her experienced design consultants will provide up to four hours of on-site assistance at venues within 35 miles of downtown Nashville. On-site assistance includes supervision of all visual elements, including coordinating with vendors and ensuring your event looks the way you've planned it. Unfortunately, we cannot coordinate with food and beverage service vendors, or assist with corralling your wedding party people.

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$40
Single Art School Box

This is what we're here for, right? Pre-order your SINGLE Art School box for ages 5-10, 11-16, or Teens/Adults and get FREE SHIPPING. Each Art School Box contains a comprehensive lesson based on a contemporary artist or artwork, tools and materials to complete an art project, demonstrations and ideas for interpreting the project, exclusive access to online video tutorials, community galleries, and more. Boxes are scheduled to launch in Fall 2017!

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$20
$20 Gift Card to Art School Studio

Give $20, Get $20! With this reward, you will receive a $20 Gift Card redeemable for classes, camps, and events at the Art School studio in Nashville, Tennessee! Gift card is valid for one year from the date of purchase and must be used in a single transaction. Limit one gift card per person. Gift cards may be applied to private events, limit one gift card per event.

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