Meet Jenny and Paul
1993 is when the real story of Gogh Box Art Crate begins. Paul and Jenny met the first day of Freshman year of college in music class. Jenny was majoring in art with a minor in music, while Paul was a music major.
They quickly became good friends, and within a couple of weeks Jenny had convinced Paul to come to one of her painting classes with her. By spring term Paul had also signed up for painting, life drawing and basic design.... Basically any chance he could get to spend more time with Jenny, who he was dating by this time. Within 6 months they were engaged, and 2 years later they were married.
Like most young married couples money wasn't abundant and they discovered it would be cheaper to keep taking painting classes at the local Community College than to try to go out for dinner or movies a couple times a week. What came next was a manufacturing business founded with Paul's parents, then two kids, and a house in the burbs. Jenny of course maintained her painting and art skills by outfitting homes in the Street of Dreams with her artwork and eventually working as a professional cake decorator.
Bringing the art to you
Over the years, not only did we have the opportunity to teach tens of thousands of people how to paint, many of our students had become friends, and many moved to other parts of the country. We even went to Colorado to officiate the wedding of two members of our art family. Often we would receive notes from those who had moved letting us know how much they missed us. It got our wheels spinning.
Towards the end of 2018 we decided to launch a new way for friends who had moved to paint with us, the Gogh Box Art Crate. It took a lot of planning, logistics, and new technology to support our vision. We originally launched the Gogh Box as a subscription box in August of 2019 with our first month of subscriptions shipping in September, and our YouTube Videos going live later in the month.