When a friend bemoaned the limited art instruction options for her son in their school and community, Lauren Perelmuter, founder of Art to Grow On Children’s Art Center, sent the boy a Frank Lloyd Wright lesson in a box. His mom was so thrilled that she brought the program into her second-grade classroom, and The Art Box Academy was born.
Art to Grow On offers mobile art classes in schools, parks and other areas throughout Southern California. The Art Box Academy, launched in 2015 to meet demand from families and schools outside the region Art to Grow On serves, is a collection of of 12 boxed art lessons that can be mailed anywhere. Each box contains a biography and history of the artist – from Cézanne to Warhol – along with supplies and tips to help kids craft their own works of art.