Why we created Artterro
A Labor of Love
Artterro was founded by two artist moms from Madison, WI. Years ago, we searched high and low for eco-friendly, creative art projects with beautiful materials, but they were nowhere to be found. We started Artterro because we believe everyone is born creative. Sometimes the pace of modern life keeps us from making time for art; that's where Artterro comes in. Our goal is to make it fun, easy and affordable to explore creativity with family and friends.
The Artterro Team
We have an amazing, dedicated team here in our office and warehouse in Madison, WI. If you were to stop by, you’d notice lots of collaborating, brainstorming, talking, laughing and just generally being creative together. Everyone at Artterro provides input that helps make our Eco Art Kits as unique and fun as they can be, and everyone at Artterro has made at least one piece of art you see on our packaging or in a post on the Spark blog.
Besides our core team of management, admin, sales and marketing, we also have a great group of production assistants that put together our kits. Through the years we’ve hired several of them through Commonwealth Development’s Youth-Business Mentoring Program. We’re very proud to participate in this program, which not only provides employment and job training for local teens, but also gives us the opportunity to mentor young people, whether that means guiding them through a tough semester or modeling entrepreneurship and sustainable business practices.
We are excited to keep on growing, adding jobs to our local economy and building awesome DIY art projects for people all over the world, right here in Madison, WI.
What’s an Eco Art Kit?
An Artterro Eco Art Kit is a collection of beautiful, natural materials and creative project ideas; each one offers a fun, engaging DIY art project that delights kids and grown-ups alike! Because we assemble them by hand with unique assortments of supplies, no two are alike.
ECO: Our materials include recycled, handmade paper, US-made copper wire and glass marbles, natural wool felt and cotton fabrics. Kits are assembled by hand in Madison, WI, and packaged in 100% recycled boxes that double as a frame for your finished artwork.
ART: Our projects are open-ended, meaning we provide lots of examples, but we don't tell you exactly what or how to create (that's what your imagination is for!). We offer up ideas and inspiration, but YOU are the artist.
KIT: We've designed kits with your time and convenience in mind. Everything you need for a fun afternoon is at your fingertips, without a frustrating trip to the big box store with kids in tow.
The Artterro Experience
When you sit down with an Artterro Eco Art Kit for the first time, you'll be amazed at the beautiful possibilities laid out before you. Gorgeous colors, intriguing textures and fun shapes add up to a one-of-a-kind, authentic art experience.
Children jump right into the process, often unattached to the final product, and their enthusiasm is contagious! Grown-ups soon follow their lead, letting imaginations run wild and seeing where the materials lead them. We often hear from adults surprised how fun and relaxing an experience it is. It’s true; art kits are not just for kids!
Bringing these projects into our own lives has deepened our connection to our families and friends, and we love sharing that experience with your family, too.