Bothell resident, Eva Soukalova, is an art director with a background in child education and psychology. She feels strongly that there is a need for kids to be exposed to more art. This was her inspiration to create a magazine for kids called arTree.
Soukalova said, “The public school programs are being cut, art classes are expensive and parents do not have enough time to look for high-quality art projects online. I love art and ever since my kids were born, I was trying to teach them how to appreciate it and, of course, how to create it. I created hundreds of projects and lesson plans and decided that a magazine is the best way to share it with everybody. After all, which kid does not like to get their own mail?”
Art education can be challenging, even with so many great books, internet resources, and art classes available today. These options are wonderful but can be very time consuming and expensive. ArTree is filling this gap.
This locally published and crowd-funded magazine will introduce famous artists, art concept and techniques to kids of all ages and skill levels. It will feature easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, use common art supplies, and be advertising-free. Most importantly, arTree strives to always engage kids and sparks their natural curiosity and creativity.
For $25 a year (on Kickstarter), you get (at least) six issues of a magazine that is filled with numerous heavily kid-tested projects, centered around one simple theme. And if these 30+ pages are not enough for you, extra downloadable content and pre-screened art projects are offered on arTree's blog and Pinterest pages.
For more information visit the magazine website: http://artreekids.com/
To learn more about supporting this project visit the Kickstarter campaign: