Discover the Story Behind Time For Art

Our Beginnings

In 2020, during the global lockdown, Allison & Melissa Crary had an idea to foster connection and fun through art. They shipped art supplies to their immediate family members and held virtual painting sessions on Zoom, guided by Allison, a professional artist. This creative, stress-reducing activity allowed them to feel connected despite the physical distance. As requests poured in from friends and beyond, they realized the potential of their concept – a unique way to connect people nationwide while granting access to the arts. Time For Art was born, offering painting and drawing experiences to everyone's doorstep.

Our Vision

At Time For Art, our vision is simple yet profound: to cultivate meaningful moments and connections through the power of art. We believe that art offers a unique opportunity for both me-time and bonding experiences, serving as a refreshing alternative to activities like watching TV or dining out. Whether you're seeking solitude in creative expression or looking to connect with loved ones, our painting and drawing kits provide a gateway to a world of creativity, enabling you to build lasting memories and deeper connections with yourself and those around you.

How We Do It

At Time For Art, we believe in offering an unparalleled art experience that goes beyond just following instructions. Our founder, Allison, hand-draws every drawing and painting kit, ensuring that each one is custom-designed to make the creative process both enjoyable and educational. Unlike paint by numbers or follow-the-leader kits, our approach focuses on teaching key fundamentals of painting and drawing, empowering you to develop real skills with each project.

We're able to make our kits affordable by purchasing high-quality materials in bulk wholesale and passing the savings on to you, our valued customers. As a small team, we're dedicated to providing personalized support every step of the way. Whether you have questions, need guidance, or want feedback on your artwork, we're here for you. Feel free to reach out via email or schedule a call with us anytime - your artistic journey is our priority.

Why We're Passionate About Art

Over the years, numerous scientific studies have highlighted the benefits of art across all age groups. Art enables us to express ourselves creatively, nurtures essential skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving, and enhances self-confidence. Time for Art provides a platform to alleviate stress, enhance cognitive function, and foster a sense of community. Engaging in artistic endeavors promotes lifelong learning and contributes to a sense of purpose and fulfillment in later years.

Why Choose Us?

At Time For Art, we stand out for several reasons. Firstly, our commitment to quality ensures that each of our art kits is meticulously curated with high-quality materials and expert instruction. Secondly, our dedication to customer satisfaction means that we prioritize your artistic journey, providing comprehensive support and guidance every step of the way.

Additionally, as a family-owned business, we infuse our passion for art into everything we do, fostering a sense of community and connection among our customers. Moreover, every drawing and painting kit is custom-designed by Allison - she hand-draws each one, ensuring that there are no other kits like it on the market.

Choose us for an unparalleled art experience that inspires creativity, fosters growth, and brings joy to your life.

Meet Your Instructor

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Allison Crary

Allison is a lifelong studio artist and designer who resides in Chicago, Illinois. She has produced and sold her work in Chicago area art fairs and galleries nationwide. Most recently, she was one of the awarded artists in the national juried exhibition at the Tubac Center of the Arts in Tubac, Arizona. Additionally Allison does freelance illustration and interior design work. She co-owns and designed a vacation rental property in Long Beach, CA available on Airbnb and VRBO.

Learning from renowned artists Michael Chelich and Linda Haynes, Allison began a love for art that sparked her desire to teach others. Moving on to college, Allison was the recipient of a full art scholarship awarded at Miami University, Oxford, OH where she received her BFA in Studio Art.

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Allison Crary

Allison is a lifelong studio artist and designer who resides in Chicago, Illinois. She has produced and sold her work in Chicago area art fairs and galleries nationwide. Most recently, she was one of the awarded artists in the national juried exhibition at the Tubac Center of the Arts in Tubac, Arizona. Additionally Allison does freelance illustration and interior design work. She co-owns and designed a vacation rental property in Long Beach, CA available on Airbnb and VRBO.

Learning from renowned artists Michael Chelich and Linda Haynes, Allison began a love for art that sparked her desire to teach others. Moving on to college, Allison was the recipient of a full art scholarship awarded at Miami University, Oxford, OH where she received her BFA in Studio Art.