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Plein Air Kids sketch boxes / portable easels (also known as pochade boxes) are designed with kids in mind but modeled after traditional adult traveling easels. They are specially designed for teaching children the joy of art en plein air (a French expression which means in the open air).

Plein Air Kids products encourage children to spend more time outdoors gaining a greater appreciation for the Earth and expanding their natural artistic tendencies with a greater understanding of lights, darks and colors.

Plein Air Kids boxes provide everything a child needs to get started right away:

A sturdy, battle ready wooden box constructed from durable materials but made to appeal to the demands of discriminating children who love the shiny finish, wood burned logo and brass hardware

A full set of beginning plein air art supplies (pastels, art sketch pad, fun kneaded rubber eraser and flannel clean up wipe)

A parent's guide to introducing your child to the World of outdoor art and how to care for supplies

All our art boxes are created by hand in the USA on beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts (by a long time Mothering WAHM... me ) and are always kid approved prior to shipping!

MDC Mamas are eligible for FREE PERSONALIZATION - a $15.00 value! (Up to 11 characters). Simply put MDC Mama and your MDC user name in the notes section of your Paypal order along with the text you would like added.

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Check out our Budding Artist contest - no purchase or fee to enter - win some great art supply products!

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Thanks for looking!!

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Going to post the first budding artist submissions early next week - get your kids creating and enter!

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Have a new color to post pictures of tomorrow - really pretty!

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Now with your choice of color on the woodburning highlight - black or 18 karat gold leaf

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Our Summer Starter Special means you can have your child's name or other text (up to 11 characters) added for free!

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Just did a custom order with some extra detail inside on the sketch board part - looks really cool. Will post pics later! If you want something extra burned on yours feel free to ask, love doing customs.

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It's a beautiful day to go outside and create art!!

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If you are in the Cape Cod / Mass area visit us this weekend at Dick and Ellie's Outdoor Market from 8:00 - 4:00 in South Dennis!

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Just read a cool blog post about Plein Air with kids... thought I'd share:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeschoo...air-with-kids/

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This morning my son Max was busy doing some art of a squirrel in the yard! Too cute!

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I've got a lot of you asking so decided that yes I will of course offer an MDC discount! MDC members can receive 20% off any of the art boxes. I can't do coupon codes from my website store yet though so if you are interested in the discount please PM me here instead

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Had a great time the other night with friends, I gave a little "intro to pastel" lesson to three teen girls that had just purchased their own art boxes. We lounged on a blankie in their back yard with a fire going in the fire pit nearby and spent hours doing art. So much fun.

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If you are in the Cape Cod area check out the Rhododendrons in Bloom Festival June 4th and 5th from 10-4PM at Heritage Museum and Gardens. Plein Air painters are invited into the gardens to paint! I'll be there with the kids, and our art boxes, having some fun.

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Plein Air event in the gardens off due to rain The boys used their boxes indoors though, I had some shells from last time we went to the beach and we tried some still life.

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Happy Sunday! Going to do some garden art today.

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Getting ready for a big craft show this weekend - wish me luck!!!

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Good morning all!

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Now good afternoon!

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Bumpity!

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We have an exciting new "grown up" line coming out soon - working on the prototype and will show pics when all ready to launch!

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Busy, busy getting ready for a craft show this weekend in Brewster - if you are in the area come on by to Drummer Boy Park Saturday and Sunday!

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Early morning bump!

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