ZenART's Membership Plans Terms & Conditions

(Updates effective 17/08/2020)

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ZenART Supplies Rewards & Referral Plan as well as Subscribe & Save Plan (“Membership Plans”), and members of the programs will earn zen coins in connection with the purchase of qualifying online products and online activities that are redeemable towards the purchase of certain products online. For the re-occurring members (Subscribe & Save Plan) this includes exclusive gifts & content.

1. REWARDS & REFERRAL

  • Free. No purchase is necessary to obtain membership in the Rewards & Referral Program, but you must establish an account at https://shop.zenartsupplies.co/account/register . Please see our privacy policy, located here, to understand how information you provide us will be used. This program is void where prohibited.
  • Eligibility. In order to be eligible for the Rewards & Referral Program, you must create an account as outlined in these Terms and Conditions. You may create an account if you are at least seventeen (17) years of age, have Internet access, and have a valid mailing address. If you are between the ages of 17 and 18, you must have your parent’s permission to register for an account. If you choose to create an account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, username and password and for restricting access to your account. You are responsible for keeping such information current, complete, accurate and truthful. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account, username and/or password. You agree to provide only current, complete, accurate and truthful information. If you are accessing and using the Site on someone else’s behalf, you represent that you have the authority to bind that person as the principal to all Terms and Conditions provided herein, and to the extent you do not have such authority you agree to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to accept liability for harm caused by any wrongful use of the Site or Content resulting from such access or use. You may only have one member account per natural person. Persons who are discovered to have more than one account forfeit their zen coins and will be unsubscribed from the Loyalty Program.
  • How To Enroll in the Rewards & Referral Program. (a) Create an account: Visit www.zenartsupplies.com (the "Site" or "Online") and become a registered user of the Site. Click here to be taken directly to the registration page. You will be asked for your first and last name, your email address, and a password. You will also be given the option to sign up for our newsletter. Once you have submitted the requisite information, you will be sent an email to the address you listed confirming your membership. Once you have confirmed your email address, you are automatically enrolled in the Reward & Referral Program and are a member (“Member”).
  • How to Access/Change Your Member Information. You must keep your personal information on your Account up-to-date. To do so, click on the "My Account" section and access your account by entering your registered email address and current password. From your dashboard you can access your account information; review your current and past orders; change your profile; manage your subscriptions and applications, and access your previous purchases.
  • How to Cancel Your Membership. You may cancel an account at any time. To cancel your account, please send an email to support@zenartsupplies.co and write “cancel membership” in the subject line. The email must come from the account currently listed on our servers as being associated with your Rewards & Referral Program. If you no longer have access to that email address, please email our customer service department and we will verify your status and cancel your account. Upon cancellation, you are no longer a member, and any unused zen coins accrued in your account will be forfeited and cannot be redeemed. Zen coins maintain their value only on valid accounts in good standing, and except as otherwise provided here for redemption, have no cash value outside of their redemption value on the Site.

2. EARNING ZEN COINS

  • General Members can earn zen coins on the purchase of qualifying online products at zenartsupplies.co. To receive zen coins for your Online purchases, you must be signed into your account. You may check at any time to see if you are signed in to the Site by looking in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Gift cards do not qualify for zen coins. Other products that do not qualify for zen coins are noted on the Site.
  • Earning Rate. Members earn 5 sen coins for every $1.00 spent on qualifying purchases (in other words, one (5) zen coins for every one dollar ($1) spent). Zen coins are based on your order subtotal, after any discounts, only. Zen coins are rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if you spend $9.99, you will receive 9 zen coins. The calculation is as follows: $9.99 x 1 zen coins per dollar = 9.99 zen coins, which is rounded down to 9 zen coins. This program started on August 17, 2020, and initial levels were set on the 2020 amount spent on ordering products. Note: Shipping and Taxes are not taken into consideration. If an item is return and/or price adjusted that will also be removed from your rewards calculations.
  • Gift Cards. Gift card purchases are not eligible to receive zen coins. However, once a gift card is redeemed, zen coins will be awarded to the recipient for the subtotal after any gift card values, provided s/he is logged into the account, as outlined in these Terms and Conditions.
  • Addition of Zen Coins to Accounts. Zen Coins will be added to your Account under the following conditions, and will generally show up immediately. You will receive zen coins:
    • At the time of account registration
    • During the purchase of qualifying products
    • For other activities outlined on the Site that may show up from time to time. Note that for these other activities, including “bonus zen coins” accumulations and other zen coin promotions, zen coins may show as “pending,” depending upon the activity.
    • Joining the Birthday Club. Birthdate must be entered 30 days before your Birthday to qualify.
    • For Liking the ZenART Supplies Facebook page and sharing the ZenART Supplies Facebook page with your following. This is good one time only.
    • Following ZenART Supplies on Instagram. This is good one time only.
    • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Your account will be automatically awarded the discount only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying purchase. Discount will automatically be applied to account if stipulations are met.
  • Exclusions. Members earn zen coins only on the purchase price of: (i) qualifying online products. Calculation of zen coins excludes payment by the Member for shipping charges and all taxes, including without limitation, federal, state, and local taxes or use taxes. Zen Coins will not be earned on any discounts or other credits offered in connection with a product or service. For example, if a product that is normally $50 is on sale for $25, a Member will only earn zen coins on the purchase price of $25. Purchases of gift cards, redemption of vouchers, and any type of price adjustments, including merchandise returns, are not eligible for zen coins. All purchases made: (i) by a Member prior to such member joining the Program, (ii) Online without a Member being logged onto the Website with the Member's Account number linked to the Member's Online account, are not eligible for Reward & Referral Program credit. The purchase of ZenART Supplies products outside the Zenartsupplies.co website are not eligible for the Reward & Referral Program.
  • Returns/Order Cancellations. Zen Coins earned for a purchase that is then the subject of a return, cancellation, refund, declined credit card or gift card, or other credit will be deducted from your account in an amount equal to the zen coins earned for the original transaction, including any bonus zen coins that may be applicable. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return. Zen Coins redeemed on an order will not be reapplied back to your rewards account for any reason on a returned order. If a return/cancellation will cause your account to have a negative zen coin balance, you will not begin earning zen coins again until your zen coins balance is returned to zero (0), by making purchases, or engaging in other promotional activities offered from time to time. If an item is exchanged (different product) any redeemed rewards on the initial purchase may be transferred to the exchange one (1) time only. Rewards used on an order that is canceled cannot be reapplied as they are good for just one use.
  • Bonus Zen Coins Promotions. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may run certain bonus zen coin promotions. Under bonus zen coin promotions, Members can earn additional or "bonus zen coins" in connection with the purchase of certain online products. When you purchase these specially marked products or make the purchase during a bonus zen coins time period, you will earn bonus zen coins on each product, as specified in the offer. Bonus zen coin promotions are subject to the terms and conditions of the offer and may be offered at any time in ZenART Supplies sole discretion. Bonus zen coin offers cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Limitations on Bonus Zen Coins and Zen Coins, Generally. These terms apply to zen coins and bonus zen coins accruals. If you purchase a product during a promotion and the product comes with an additional, free product, zen coins will not be issued on the retail value of the free product. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product and pay a portion of the retail price after the zen coin's redemption, you will receive zen coins only on the leftover retail amount you pay, and not on any value attributed to the zen coin you used. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product in an amount equal to the full price of the product, you will not earn any zen coins.
  • Non-purchase Options for Earning Zen Coins. You may also earn additional zen coins on non-purchase activities. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may offer you the chance to win various prizes, and earn zen coins, for entering into promotions. For sweepstakes promotions, there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR TO WIN. Rules and restrictions will apply to such promotions and may be found on the entry page of any promotion.
  • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Email a friend an $8 off coupon on $50 order by clicking “ Earn Zen Coins” then “ Refer a Friend”. Enter the email address of a friend who has not purchased with ZenART Supplies before (if your referral has shopped with us before the referral link will be automatically voided by the system). A referral link will be sent to your friend with an $8 off coupon on a $50 order. $8 off coupon on $50 order will automatically be rewarded to your account only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying first-time purchase with ZenART Supplies. Your Referral friend will receive an $8 off coupon on $50 order, 200 zen coins for signing up, and zen coins from their first purchase made while signed into their new ZenART Supplies account.

3. REDEEMING ZEN COINS

  • How To Use Your Zen Coins. Zen Coins must be used in increments outlined in these Terms and Conditions. The maximum number of zen coins that may be used in a single transaction is 10,000 zen coins. Zen Coins may only be used Online at the ZenART Supplies website. Zen Coins towards Products: Members can use their zen coins to reduce the purchase price of a product or to receive a product for free based on the following scale:
    • 500 zen coins = $5.00 off
    • 1,000 zen coins = $10.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 1,500 zen coins = $15.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 2,500 zen coins = $25.00 off your at least $50 order

    Zen Coins can only be redeemed in any combination of the zen coin and increment amounts set forth above. Redemption of zen coins towards purchases of products is subject to product availability. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return.

  • Gift cards. Once available, zen coins cannot be used towards the purchase of gift cards. Gift card redemption, however, is eligible for zen coins. Zen Coins accrued pursuant to the use of a gift card will benefit the gift card user, provided the user has an account in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • To Redeem your Zen Coins. Before you begin shopping with us, sign in to your Shop account on our site. Select “Redeem Zen Coins” from the red tab housed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and select the amount of zen coins you would like to redeem. You will be issued a custom code that you can copy and paste into the discount bar during check out (Please note - only one code can be used). Your total payment amount will be discounted by the amount of zen coins you allocate to the purchase. Note that zen coins may only be redeemed for the purchase price of the product. Sales tax, shipping, and other handling charges assessed in addition to the price of the product are your responsibility and zen coins may not be used to discount these additional charges.
  • Exclusions. Only one account per natural person. Only one discount code can be redeemed per transaction. Rewards redemption codes may not be combined with any other discount codes. Zen Coins may not be transferred or gifted at this time. Zen Coins cannot be used on past purchases. Zen Coins accumulated on different accounts by different members may not be combined or aggregated to make purchases of products or for any other reason. Zen Coins earned in a transaction cannot be redeemed in the same transaction. Redeemed zen coins cannot be retroactively applied to any past order or receive a price adjustment on any order where redeemed zen coins were not applied. Zen Coins have no cash value outside of the ZenART Supplies website and are available only to members in good standing.
  • Zen Coins Expiration and Time Lapses. All zen coins acquired, whether standard zen coins or bonus zen coins, shall expire 180 days from the date the zen coins are added to your account. Zen Coins expire 180 days from the date in which they were assigned to your account. Specific onsite activities in which zen coins will be awarded are set to accrue zen coins based on a time-lapse at the discretion of ZenART Supplies.
    • Sign up: zen coins are added to your account instantly
    • Order: zen coins are added to your account when your order is placed.
  • Once zen coins are redeemed, a discount code will be assigned and we are unable to cancel the discount code and reapply the zen coins to your Reward & Referral account. Discount codes generated by redeeming zen coins do not expire until used. They are a one-time use code, so once it is used it is gone. If an order is returned zen coins will not be reinstated.

4. Subscribe & Save Plan

  • Re-occurring purchase. Purchase is necessary in order to participate in this plan. The plan is worth $6.95 and will be charged to your account on the same date of the month that you purchased the plan, i.e. if you purchased the plan on 19th of January, you will be charged for the plan on the 19th of each month you are a Subscribe & Save Plan member.
  • 15% re-occurring discount. As a member of the subscribe & Save Plan, you are eligible for a 15% discount every time you put an order in place. You are qualified for the discount as soon as you purchase the plan.
  • Cancellation. After a purchase made with a Subscribe & Save Plan, you are not able to get a refund for the plan for the month the purchase was valid for but you can cancel for the following months.
  • Free samples & accessories. These are included for members of Subscribe & Save Plan only. These are not included in each order but the member will be informed when they will receive "extras" in their order.
  • Access to exclusive content. Exclusive access to tutorials, guides, tips & tricks in video, pdf, or audio format will be part of the membership program. Not all exclusive content is available but what is and will be available is up to ZenART Supplies sole discretion.

5. GENERAL

  • By registering with Zenartsupplies.co and joining the Reward & Referral Program, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions, as well as any other terms that may be associated with the Reward & Referral Program. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to cancel, modify, suspend or restrict the Reward & Referral Program, your account, the redemption of zen coins, or any aspect of the Program, including, without limitation, the zen coin conversion ratio and the zen coin expiration policy at any time. Any changes can be made without advance notice. ZenART Supplies may make these changes even though such changes may affect your ability to use zen coins already accumulated. You are responsible for remaining knowledgeable about the Program Terms and Conditions. A Member's zen coins balance, as reflected in ZenART Supplies records, shall be deemed correct. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to determine the amount of zen coins in any Member's account based on ZenART Supplies' internal records related to such Member's account. In the event of an inconsistency between the amount accrued in a Member's account as stated on any Member's receipt and ZenART Supplies internal records, ZenART Supplies internal records will control. ZenART Supplies assumes no responsibility for errors caused by incorrect Member information. Your right to transfer zen coins earned or granted under the Program is strictly limited. The sale of zen coins is prohibited and may result in the confiscation or cancellation of your zen coins as well as suspension or termination of your membership, which in each case shall be final and conclusive. All transactions involving zen coins and all Member accounts are subject to review and verification by ZenART Supplies. The zen coins balance in a Member's account may be unavailable for use when an account or transaction is under review. ZenART Supplies may revoke any Member's membership in the Reward & Referral Program at any time if such Member engages in abuse of the Reward & Referral Program or fails to follow the terms and conditions of the Program. Fraud or abuse relating to the accrual of zen coins or redemption of rewards may result in revocation of membership in the Program and may affect a Member's eligibility for participation in any other ZenART Supplies program, present or future. Zen Coins are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The interpretation and application of the Program's Terms and Conditions are at the sole discretion and determination of ZenART Supplies. For more information or other questions, click on Contact Us.
  • The Terms and Conditions of the loyalty program are subject to change at ZenART Supplies’ sole discretion at any time and without notice to customers. Upon customer’s at-will termination of their Zenartsupplies.com registered account, or if a customer is termination for violation of these Terms and Conditions or other activities in violation of the intent and good faith intended use of this Site, all zen coins will immediately be forfeited and will no longer be redeemable. ZenART Supplies will make reasonable efforts to award zen coins as outlined above to all 1. registered and 2. qualifying Zenartsupplies.co customers but is not responsible for any technical or unforeseen errors that may occur.
  • Zen Coins are nontransferable, nonredeemable for cash, are nonrefundable and are not valid outside of Zenartsupplies.co. Purchases made outside Zenartsupplies.co are not valid for zen coin accrual (this includes, but is not limited to Facebook resell groups, Ebay, and Amazon).
  • Employees of ZenART Supplies are not eligible to participate in the Reward & Referral Program.

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Aesthetic Sketchbook Ideas and Inspiration

Aesthetic Sketchbook Ideas and Inspiration

How Do You Start An Aesthetic Sketchbook? | Overcoming Your Fear Of Starting | Ideas and Inspiration

Whether you're a professional artist with years of experience or a beginner just starting out, a sketchbook is the perfect place to get those creative juices flowing. Though it might seem daunting at first, creating an aesthetic sketchbook can actually be loads of fun. But, just like many other creatives out there, you are probably wondering where to start. Well fear not, here are some tips and tricks to make the process a little less overwhelming.

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ZenART's Sketchbooks come in two sizes - B5 (7x10") and B6 (5x7") and two cover design choices, Spotty Grey and Plain Grey.

Don't be afraid of your sketchbook

Your sketchbook should be a safe place for you to explore and express your creative ideas. Free yourself from the pressure of creating something spectacular and focus more on enjoying yourself and/or growing your art skills. No art sketchbook is perfect and that is the brilliance of having one. Creativity thrives in an environment where "happy little accidents", as Bob Ross called them, are welcomed.

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The sketchbook featured is ZenART's B5 Artist's Sketchbook. Its 180^0 lay-flat spine makes it easy to do full spread works like the one above.

Overcome first page anxiety

The first page of a new sketchbook can be one of the most exciting, yet terrifying struggles that every artist faces. The thought that this page will set the tone and success for the pages to follow can seem quite scary. Believe it or not, this is one of the main reasons artists procrastinate or just end up not creating in their sketchbooks at all. 

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Our in-house artist, Kathleen, doodles her name on the first page of her sketchbooks when she can't make up her mind on what to draw/paint first. On the left is ZenART's B5 Artist's Sketchbook and on the right is the B6 Artist's Sketchbook in Spotty Grey. And the cute and compact watercolor set you see is our awesome Espresso Palette!

However, the solution to first page anxiety can be as simple as planning out what your page will look like. You can do this by creating small thumbnails to test out various compositions to get an idea of what you'd want your sketchbook drawing to look like. Play around with your design and once you are happy with it, jot it down in your art sketchbook. As simple as that!

Some artists even suggest starting on page two, or for that matter, any other page in your mixed media sketchbook. Somehow this helps to overcome the mental block and pressure associated with the first page and makes it easier to start your succeeding journal sketches. You could even take random pages in your sketchbook and fill them with washes of color or snippets from magazines and books. This allows you to start creating with color and variety from the start. 

Have multiple sketchbooks

If you are going for a certain sketchbook aesthetic with a cohesive look and feel, it might be useful to have multiple sketchbooks dedicated for different purposes. Cheaper sketchbooks can be used as private art journals where anything goes and you have more creative freedom. Use these sketchbooks to jot down ideas, scribble and have fun without limits. In fact, these books can even be used to plan out the sketchbooks journals that are shared with the public. Remember, you have total control over what is shared and what is not! 

On that note, it is always handy to have a journal allocated to practicing your art skills. Use this journal to practice art fundamentals, such as composition, color theory, perspective, or light and shadows. This journal can be used to practice drawing subjects that you struggle with. Remember, practice makes progress!

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B5 and B6 Artist's Sketchbook on display, one being used for anything goes, another one for sketching, and another for drawing and jotting down ideas in. Colors from the Sereno Palette were used to paint the patterns on the hand.

Start an art journal

Many artists find it very relaxing and therapeutic to use their sketchbooks as art journals. These journals could even have a theme, such as a travel journal, a nature journal (used to study nature), or even a day-to-day journal that you always carry with you. Whatever the case, an art journal is the perfect way to stay creative.

Live studies are typically popular in art journals and can be a very interesting change of pace for you as an artist. Since there are no rules when it comes to a sketchbook, use your sketchbook as an art notebook to write about your day, combine it with poems, whatever floats your boat. Make it your own! 

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Our B5 and B6 Artist's Sketchbooks side by side. Notice the nicely curved edges on them, the sketchbooks' are also edge-painted with beautiful and subtle speckled patterns.

Follow like-minded artists

On days when inspiration is low, works of other like-minded artists could spark your creative flame. Find your own tribe of artists that inspire you and purposefully scroll through their works to gather some ideas and inspiration for your next page. 

aesthetic sketchbook drawings
Here's our very own co-founder, Ardak Kassenova, doing some plein air watercolor painting at the Kew Gardens in London. On the left is her painting of the Great Pagoda found in the said garden. Our Espresso Palette and Black Tulip brush set (shown above) are fantastic choices for art supplies to bring along when plein air painting or traveling. Follow Ardak on Instagram @ardak_zenart!

Challenge yourself

There are many trendy challenges out there to help creatives improve their artistic abilities. If you find yourself in a place where your well of creativity has dried up, partaking in art challenges could help you to not only fill the pages of your sketchbook, but also to grow your skills as an artist.  An example of one of the challenges is the 100 heads challenge created by Artist Ahmed Aldoori. The goal of this challenge is to draw 100 heads in 10 days. 

Below is the finished drawing from our How To Draw 3/4 View Face article. If you're interested in learning how to draw faces, I suggest to start with our How To Draw A Basic Portrait. You'll find step by step guides and illustrations showing you how the face can be simplified and tackled.

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Angled head study and fully rendered drawing done in our B5 Artist's Sketchbook, the ivory white and acid-free pages ensure your works' longevity and the paper won't turn yellow over time.

Another very popular sketchbook challenge is the well-known Inktober, where artists around the world draw one ink sketch every day in October. Swapping your pencil for a pen can prove valuable in gaining confidence in your drawing abilities: learn to work with your mistakes and incorporate them into the final piece. 

Another useful way to challenge yourself is to practice your creativity with drawing prompts. In fact, there are even drawing prompt sketchbooks created specifically for this purpose. This takes the "what to draw" out of the equation, and the artist can now only focus on being creative.

If you feel like you're drawing a blank, check out our Sketchbook Ideas: How To Find Inspiration For Art blog post. You might find other ideas or inspiration that'll help spark your creative flow.

Draw every day

To get into the groove of drawing in your sketchbook, set aside 10-20 minutes of drawing time each day. This is a tip that is especially useful to overcome artist/creative block. The secret of a successful aesthetic art journal lies in drawing both on the days that you feel inspired and also on the days when inspiration is running low. 

aesthetic sketchbook ideas

Do some quick sketching of things you find around you or practice basic sketching techniques. They can keep you going even on those days when you don't feel like it.

Make a mess in your aesthetic sketchbook

While aesthetic sketchbook drawings might feel rewarding, it shouldn't be the sole focus as it could put a lid on your creativity. An aesthetic art journal is not necessarily a sketchbook filled with mini Van Gogh's, but rather a journal filled with a vast variety of sketches and ideas. 

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Just have a variety of art materials on hand and have fun with whatever pops into your head. Don't be afraid to get messy! Above you can see two of our watercolor brushes palettes - Allegro and Espresso, brushes from our Black Tulip and Fine Line collections, and our B5 Artist's Sketchbook.

Creating a mess intentionally could help you overcome the fear of doing it accidentally. Some artists pride themselves in journals that look messy, with a variety of color schemes, mediums, and themes on each page. Some even rip and tear, splash color and scribble as ways to express their creative freedom. 

The bottom line is that your sketchbook is yours to do with what you please. You set the standard, no one else! So have a little grace with yourself and remember to enjoy the process of creating art.

We'd love to hear back from you!

What's your biggest obstacle when starting with a new sketchbook? Do you use your sketchbook/s mainly for sketching and drawing or do you like mixing it up? What future content would you like to see from us? Let me know in the comments below! Join our friendly art community Painting Inspiration Daily on Facebook. You can share your art and ideas, watch LIVE tutorials, and be inspired to paint

Here's another interesting article we have if you're looking for some guidance into How To Find Your Art Style. And have a great time exploring and creating your aesthetic sketchbook!


- MEET THE AUTHOR -

Belle O. Mapa is a writer and artist based in Manila, Philippines. She believes that everyone is born with an inner creative spirit—we just need to nurture and discover it on the blank page. Currently, she lives out her passion: writing stories, hosting journaling workshops, and advocating for mental health awareness.


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