The core of ArtSnacks Mix is still its no-cost Mix Membership, which centers around the monthly ArtSnacks Challenge. When subscribers get a new box, they share what supplies they’ve received, as well as any progress on that month’s piece. Then, each month’s ArtSnacks Challenge posts are archived in a Topic for members to browse at a later date.
But even if members aren’t currently subscribed to the ArtSnacks Box, there are still plenty of opportunities for them to get involved with the Mix community.
The ArtSnacks Team—Lee, Sarah, and their moderators—kick off the onboarding process with a welcome post that nudges new members to introduce themselves, ask questions, explore topics, and request feedback. New members are also encouraged to get started with introductory poll questions, including “What is a medium or material that intimidates you?” and “If ArtSnacks offered online courses, what topic or technique would you want to learn about?”
So far, Lee and Sarah have found that this onboarding flow combined with their own version of Community Design gets members comfortable with contributing: