SketchBox

sketchbox-review

Sketchbox is a monthly art supplies subscription box. Each delivery contains 4 to 6 premium art supplies from top brands as well as a piece of art created with the supplies in your box for inspiration. Members can expect to save up to 50% compared to retail plus the opportunity to use new products before they are available in stores. All boxes are shipped around the 25th of each month to arrive around the 1st of the following month.

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Pricing & What’s Included

This box for art lovers offers two subscription packages that can be purchased monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, or annually.

Box Type

Monthly Price

3 Month Price

6 Month Price

12 Month Price

Basic Box

​​​​$25

$70

$140

$240

Premium Box

$35

$100

$180

$350

Month-to-month subscriptions are billed automatically on the 1st of each month. Multiple-month subscriptions are billed in-full upfront and are charged again (for the same segment length) at the end of the term. 

All subscription boxes can be cancelled at any time.

Basic Box:

Starting at $25 per month, you’ll be sent 4 to 6 basic handpicked art supplies to introduce you to new mediums. 

Art supplies you might receive include:

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    Markers
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    Watercolors
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    Pastels
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    Paint Brushes
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    Graphite Sticks

Each monthly box has a theme related to a specific artistic medium. For example, one month might include all watercolor supplies and the next month might include all colored pencil supplies. 

Items included in the Basic Box are of “basic” quality. They’re designed for beginners and those interested in exploring new mediums. 

Each box also contains a piece of art created with the items in the box to inspire you.

Premium Box:

Starting at $35 per month, you’ll be sent 4 to 6 premium handpicked art supplies curated for those with experience in the medium already. 

Art supplies you might receive include:

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    Markers
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    Watercolors
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    Pastels
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    Paint Brushes
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    Graphite Sticks

Like the basic boxes, each monthly premium box sticks to a monthly theme that relates to a specific artistic medium. 

Items included in the Premium Box are of “premium” quality. These include art supplies from top brands including Copic, Van Gogh, and the SketchBox Signature brand. 

The items in the Premium Box are intended for experienced users while the items in the Basic Box are intended for beginners. 

Each box also contains a piece of art created with the items in the box to inspire you.

Other Options:

In addition to the monthly subscription boxes, you have the option to buy gift subscriptions for the art lovers in your life. 

No special discounts are given on gift subscriptions. You can purchase them in the same way as normal subscriptions, in one-month, 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month increments.

Box Type

Monthly Price

3 Month Price

6 Month Price

12 Month Price

Basic Box

​​​​$25

$70

$140

$240

Premium Box

$35

$100

$180

$350

An online store is also available that allows you to shop through and purchase subscription boxes from previous months at full prices.

SketchBox Review

There are currently very few legitimate reviews for this monthly subscription box available online. 

The company has a B+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. This rating is based largely on the length of time the company has been operating. 

The Better Business Bureau logs one customer complaint about the company but doesn’t substantiate on the specifics of that complaint. 

Check back soon for new updates to this review section.

When Does It Ship?

Your first box will ship between 2 to 8 days after your subscription is created.

Each new monthly order is shipped around the 25th of each month so that it will arrive by the 1st of the following month. 

Receiving new boxes on the 1st of each month isn’t guaranteed. Sometimes there are delays related to the postal service. 

Shipping is available to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden. 

Note that the shipping figures above are related to US shipping only. Shipping to Canada takes roughly twice as long (7 to 14 days for your first box) and international shipping can take several weeks per order. 

Shipping costs for each monthly box are $5 to the United States, $10 to Canada, and $15 to international countries. 

You can track the shipping of each new monthly box with your tracking number.

Customer Service Information

There are two ways to contact customer service:

How Do I Cancel?

You can cancel your monthly art supplies subscription box at any time.

Here is the cancellation process:

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    Log into your account
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    Click “edit” under “your subscriptions”
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    Select “cancel” at the bottom left-hand corner of the page

Don’t want to cancel, but want to skip a month or two?

You can skip a month by clicking on “skip next renewal” under “your subscriptions” in your account. 

The company recommends canceling your subscription online through your account, but they also allow you to do so through their customer support email or ticket system.

Note that canceling through email or a ticket takes much longer to process and might result in unwanted renewals before cancellation is complete. 

If you are canceling a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription, your membership will be canceled after the full term has ended.

Company History

Sketchbox was founded in San Francisco, California in 2015 by Jon Gougeon.

From day one, Gougeon has stated that they “emphasize art instead of selling art supplies.”

The company’s goal is to introduce new artists to new mediums each month and more experienced artists to better quality supplies each month. 

Gougeon has an extensive background in graphic design, apparel design, and advertising for online businesses. 

You can learn more about Sketchbox in the video below:

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