Looking for a fun, creative, and relaxing activity for adults and children alike? Enter Cupixel, which now offers a free refill box with purchase of an art box in light of the coronavirus. Getting creative during these stressful times is a proven method to ease anxiety and decompress, and will keep people of all ages engaged in something constructive that will be cherished for years to come.
The best part? You don’t need any art experience whatsoever to create a masterpiece.
Users can choose to paint an image from a collection of 1000 licensed artworks or upload any photo from their personal library which the app transforms into a paintable image. Cupixel’s gallery includes images of celebrities, pets, flowers, inspirational quotes and even classic artists such as Matisse and Mondrian.
Each Cupixel art box comes with professional-grade sketch pencils, paints, and brushes that can be used for up to 15 artworks. The refill box includes an extra canvas and frame. The Cupixel app also provides a community of artists that users can engage with to bring a sense of connection during this unsettling time of social disconnection.
“For most of the country, the next few weeks will be in isolation with work and school shifting to remote locations,” says Elad Katav, founder and CEO of Cupixel, Inc. “It’s important now more than ever to maintain a healthy mindset by engaging in indoor activities that can help you feel connected and stimulate a healthy emotional state. It is proven that art activities can help you reach a meditative state and reduce anxiety. Offering a free refill seemed like the right thing to do as more people will need relief during this stressful time.”
With its innovative art box, Cupixel offers a creative platform for people of all artistic backgrounds from novice to professional. Each box contains everything needed to create personalized artwork, including professional-grade pencils, paints, brushes, canvas, frame and more. The Cupixel app available for both Android and IOS serves as a remote artist assistant, with step-by-step guidance to complete the artwork. The app also offers 24-7 “creative support” from professional artists.
NPR reports that art is a means of reducing stress, stating that “flexing our creative side can give us a stronger sense of agency – the ability to solve problems by imagining possible solutions.” And Christianne Strang, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Alabama Birmingham and the former president of the American Art Therapy Association, said “Creativity in and of itself is important for remaining healthy, remaining connected to yourself and connected to the world.”
Cupixel is based in Boston and is the first to market a painting experience with augmented reality technology designed to give everyone of all ages and artistic backgrounds a creative experience. The Cupixel app has a gallery of licensed artworks that range from different categories including celebrities, pets, flowers and inspirational quotes. Users can also upload their own personal photos to paint on canvas. Cupixel sells its premium art box online HERE on the Cupixel website, as well as on HSN.com and Amazon.com. You can also check out these videos on how Cupixel works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hakwu1NNRCA&feature=youtu.be and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85ushK66v_0&feature=youtu.be and especially https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYgIbmb3RUE&feature=youtu.be.