Do you have a kid who loves art? Do you wish you could foster that love with expert guidance, curated supplies, and learning that builds over time? How about premium art classes that come straight to your home? Masterpiece Monthly is an art subscription that helps your kids from set up to clean up and develops a lifelong enjoyment of the arts!
How it works!
Simple. Authentic. Cool. Kids learn real art skills from professional artists and…have a lot of fun!
Not just crafting, lessons are inspired by Art Masters
Kids work at their own pace with premium video tutorials
Art history and skillful techniques through projects for ages 5-11
Parents don’t have to be overwhelmed! Masterpeice Monthly makes learning art at home fun and easy - no expertise needed!
Each lesson uses supplies from our less-mess list
Tidy methods help keep your space clean & organized
Kids can learn on their own as they follow along
Premium Quality and an Accessible Price: Start with a free trial, then pay just $20/month. Each month has 4 new lessons.
Stream videos on any device with a connection
Use the supply list or order supplies online
Optional printable templates help kids follow along
"As soon as I showed them the first tutorial, [my kids] were hounding me to let them dive in! What I appreciated the most, was the patient, relaxing and caring tone of instruction that came through Rebecca’s voice in the tutorial videos. She explained what each artistic nuance meant as a visual artist, and with careful thought in mind of language suited for young learners. My children followed all the way through. I am thoroughly satisfied with this amazing program…and I would highly recommend it to other parents"
Our experience with Masterpiece Monthly has been outstanding! Everything is laid out very simply and very organized, with everything you need on one page. With a few clicks we can login, my daughter can pick a lesson that sparks her interest, and we're off and creating! Rebecca does an amazing job crafting fun and thoughtful lessons that only require some basic art supplies. We really like the supply list included with a breakdown of everything you need, along with clickable links to buy online if we want to. No searching. It's all done for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly is included in the subscription?
As a Subscriber, you unlock full access to our library of on-demand video art lessons. Subscribers also get 4 new lessons every month! PLUS your kids get the chance to be featured in our Online Gallery and Kids’ Art Contest. Each month one Winner receives a gift certificate to Michaels.com!
Ready to become an Insider? For just $20/month (which is less than we charge for a single in-person art class), you can unlock the full Masterpiece Monthly experience for your family! You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time.
How involved do I need to be as a parent?
Modern parenting is busy and we feel you on this one. Masterpiece Monthly lessons are (1) highly engaging (2) appealing to a variety of ages and interests, and (3) simple to start and to clean up. It gets your kids off the video games as they start using technology plus hands-on art to grow as deeper, happier, more vibrant humans.
Through Masterpiece Monthly, your kids will learn to take ownership for their arts learning. This is their art passion and their lifelong journey toward excellence! We are here as mentors and guides, to show your kids how to grow as an artistic thinker. Each month we add new tips both within the featured lessons. Topics include: maintaining supplies, cultivating a growth mindset for art, and getting inspired by art history and culture.
How is this different from art videos on YouTube?
You might think, couldn’t I get the same content for free on YouTube? Not likely. Step-by-step drawing videos may be plentiful, but do they provide historical and cultural context? Is there a sequence of lessons that build a well-rounded skill set? Are the instructors professional artists AND dedicated parents who care deeply about the quality and age-appropriateness of the content? Are there ads and other distractions that make it difficult to assess how much time was on task during the art lesson? As you know, today’s social media outlets do offer a wealth of information, but it’s not curated, and not always designed with your child’s best interests in mind.
For a low monthly fee, Masterpiece Monthly provides an expertly designed cadence of art lessons. Your kids will be inspired for a lifetime of arts appreciation and skill development! They’ll gain habits of mind like persistence, focus, and responsibility with materials. And, they’ll forge cross-disciplinary connections as lessons blend geography, history and culture.
How does this compare to an “all-in-one-box” subscription?
Boxed subscriptions are definitely appealing and we get it! But do you ever wonder if such products teach kids to expect all activities to be “prepackaged?” What if we focus instead on teaching kids to manage a set of tools from which they can generate infinite artistic solutions?
Our goal with Masterpiece Monthly is to build skills and forge habits like creative thinking and problem solving. We teach kids how to learn as an artist, how to see like an artist, and how to make connections between their own creativity and the creativity of the world we live in. These are skills that can’t be packed in a box. It’s about growth over time through role-modeling, structured guidance, and opportunities to practice and invent!
The high-quality, durable art kit in our Less-Mess list is built to last. Instead of a pre-packaged activity, this one time purchase instills a sense of ownership and flexible creative thinking in your kids. It’s a toolbox of endless possibilities that seems like a wiser investment for your kids and for the planet.
Ready to become a Subscriber? For just $20/month (which is less than we charge for a single in-person art class), you can unlock the Masterpiece Monthly experience for your whole family! You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time.
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