Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.

What are art kits?


Brushed Designs Art Kits vary based on their theme, but generally speaking an art kit contains items that help kids and teens create a fun project using different art mediums and supplies. The supplies are packaged and mailed to you.




What kinds of art kits do you offer?


We offer various art kits throughout the year. Our specialties are canvas art kits and ceramic art kits. We also offer kits with classes and special events, which include online or in-person instruction.




Are your kits just for kids?


No! Anyone can purchase and use our art kits. Sometimes you need to encourage and nurture your kid-at-heart, and our kits make great projects for anyone wanting to be creative and make something fun!




Do you offer fundraisers for groups?


We do offer a fundraiser option with our art kits, and can work with you to create an event that will be beneficial for your group, scout troop, or school! Use our art kits as an opportunity to raise funds and provide a fun, engaging experience for your supporters. Contact us for more specific information and ideas.




How do paint parties work?


Paint Parties are fun events where your guests get to create a work of art together! Our staff will lead your guests through the project step-by-step virtually on Zoom. We'll provide everything included for the specific party you choose, and even set time aside for your guests to interract with each other while they are creating their project. This is the perfect option to stay in touch with others during social distancing while engaging in a creative and enjoyable activity. When you book a Paint Party, you will choose your design based on the options for that party. A special shop page is set up for your guests where they purchase their kit. Kits are mailed directly to your participants, so you don't have to worry about distributing any items. You and your guests will also receive login information and instructions for the date and time of your party.




Does Mini Monet include the book?


Mini Monet kits do not include a physical copy of the book. The book is read online on the date and time specified, after which we give instruction for the featured project. When you purchase a Mini Monet kit, you are purchasing supplies for a project as well as live instruction.




Do you charge shipping?


We do charge shipping for all of our physical items. Shipping price is based on the size and weight of an item, and we always strive to find the best rate available. For the size of our kits, most of the time that rate is priority mail through USPS. If you have questions or concerns regarding shipping a large amount of items, please contact us and we can research the best options for you.




How often do you design new kits?


We strive to update our shop weekly with a few new kits, and may do it more often before holidays and special occassions. That means you'll always have something new to create!




How long does it take you to ship?


Our kits usually ship out in 2-3 business days. We hand draw each and every one, to order. This gives us the option to offer many designs, and also provides the unique opportunity for quality control. This also means it takes a little time to get your order ready for you. Larger orders, such as for fundraisers or groups, may take a little longer. Please contact us for a shipping quote if you plan on placing a large order.




Do you teach in-person classes?


Under "normal" circumstances, we do offer in-person paint parties and classes. Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering only online/virtual classes and events, but look forward to the day when we can create with you again in person!




I don't see a design that will work for my Girl Scout Troop, Can you make one for us?


Yes! We are always open to creating a design for you or your event. If you don't see something that works for you in our shop, contact us and we'll work together to get a design that fits your needs.




My daughter wants a unicorn paint party, can you do it?


Yes we can! We offer several options when it comes to birthday parties, including party packs and virtual party events, and we'll help you choose the one that is best for you. You can choose a themed party from our list of available virtual events, or an A La 'Carte party option which allows you to choose the design of your kits from any available in the shop. These virtual party options come with live instruction. Our party packs are available if you want a fun, creative activity for your party without live instruction. These also come in a variety of themes. If you don't see a party option that fits what you have in mind, we will work to create something for you.




How do you teach your classes?


Our live classes and virtual paint parties are taught in one of two ways: Live classes are taught on a private page here on the Brushed Designs website. For any classes in which you register, you'll receive a code to access the private page. There, a live video will stream on the date and time of class. During this live video, you will have access to comment and ask questions, and usually will have access to the video after the live class for a certain period of time. Virtual Paint Parties and other virtual events are taught through Zoom. For any of these that you register for or purchase, you and your guests will receive a special link that brings you directly to the live event.These links are private and hosted through the Brushed Designs website. During these events, you can interract with us in real time through your mobile device or webcam if you choose to. Party guests will get the chance to interract with each other while they create, which makes this a perfect option for catching up with friends and loved ones in a safe way during this pandemic. Once these events end, there is no recording or further access.




Do your kits come with instructions?


Our kits do not come with instructions. One of our goals as a business is to foster imagination and open-ended activities for kids. This means we want children to feel the freedom and joy of investigating their own creativity while using our art materials. For our canvas art kits, we do provide a picture of a sample painting. If your child wants to recreate it in the same way we did, they can view the painting in our gallery and interpret how they would like to paint. Many of our classes come with live instruction for projects that can be adapted and made unique by each child. We strive to offer classes that explore materials and techniques, so kids can feel empowered to create!