Monthly Nature Art Class in a Box for ages 7-87.

Step-by-step printed and video instructional lessons are provided to help you to start painting. The simple watercolor and ink sketching method taught in the lessons makes it easy to color mix accurately and is forgiving of mistakes.

Also includes Applied Sketching lessons so you can practice what you learned in the step-by-step lesson and start painting independently!


Start the easy way. Gain practice and confidence to start painting.

NEW LESSONS EACH MONTH: one plant and one animal. 

First box ships in 3 business days! Following box ships around the 6th of each month. 

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Check out the Nature Sketch Crate YouTube Channel to view the free video tutorials by award-winning Scientific Illustrator, Stephanie Rozzo.

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Orders are shipped in 3 business days.

Following boxes ship around the 6th of each month. Shipping estimate =US: 1-6 business days & Canada:1-4 weeks. Tracking is provided with all shipments.

How does it work?

Get your first box shipped within 3 business days after your order. Each following box ships around the 6th of each following month. Subscription renewals are charged on the 15th of each month. Cancel to stop your subscription anytime.

What Crate will I get if I order today?

Order today to get the lesson crate to learn to paint the Seaside Daisy and Okapi in March.

What's inside the box?

2 Lesson packets. Each include:

  • Step-by-step lesson (8.5" W x 11" L, double sided).
  • Field sketching lesson (7" W x 5" L).
  • Reference image (7" W x 5" L).
  • Transfer image (7" W x 5" L).
  • 1 premium graphite transfer paper (7" W x 5" L).
  • 4 sheets of 140lb Arches hot press watercolor paper (7" W x 5" L).
  • "How you can make a difference"- Simple steps you can take to help the subject you will be painting (7" W x 5" L).
  • "A little about me"- Info about the subject you will be painting (7" W x 5" L).

Each box also includes: 

  • A selection of 15ml 6- Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus liquid watercolor paints in dropper bottles packaged in a reusable branded gift bag. 
  • Branded Sketchbook: 7" W x 5" L with 2 three-hole metal bindings. Empty inside.
  • "Basic Color Theory" and "Helpful Tips" Reference Prints (7" W x 5" L).
  • 2 step-by-step instructional videos and 2 instructional field sketching videos by award-winning artist Stephanie Rozzo. Videos available free on YouTube.

What is Nature Sketch Crate?

Mission: Enrich people’s lives through art, nature and environmental responsibility.

Bonus: a portion of the profits are donated to an environmental organization related to the subject you are painting. You are automatically making a positive impact on the environment just by buying the box! 

This monthly watercolor and ink nature art class is for beginners; ages 7-87. The class can be taken anytime and anywhere.

Most art classes only address how to create art. Nature Sketch Crate not only helps you to start painting, it also helps you reconnect with nature by teaching you more about it. 

Created for beginners: As easy as an adult coloring book. 

No drawing experience needed! Just transfer the provided image by tracing it onto the watercolor paper, filling it with a few watercolor layers and finalizing it with ink lines. Guided by easy-to-follow instructions created and demonstrated by award-winning Freelance Science Illustrator, Stephanie Rozzo

Recent Past Crates

October 2022

Mexican Marigold and Devil Firefish

November 2022

Midnight Magic and Umbrella Mantis

December 2022

California Holly and Cedar Waxwing

Help yourself to feel better with nature and art.

Studies have shown that art and nature can reduce stress, make people happier, and improve memory and attention.

"At any skill level, making art reduces stress hormones: Cortisol lowers significantly after just 45 minutes of art creation." - Drexel University.

“… time in nature was found to have a positive effect on mood and aspects of cognitive function, including working memory, as well as a dampening effect on anxiety." -Stanford news.

What people say about Nature Sketch Crate:

"The step-by-step directions were easy to follow. As a non-artist, I felt confident."

— Betty, Retiree

"Love the information about the flower itself - cool to learn about what you're painting. VERY DIFFERENT from other classes I've taken that don't emphasize learning about the subject matter."

-Lindsey, Experience Architect

"It was so therapeutic! I enjoyed being outside in my backyard and trying to free paint a succulent. Doing a free painting encouraged me to relax around the idea of creating art and not needing to strive for 'perfection.'"

— Kim, Teacher and Mom

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