Are you ready for an adventure in art?Be an Artist Every Day features 365 on-the-page art activities – one for each day of the year. Packed full of playful prompts and imaginative step-by-steps this book, aimed at children aged eight and older, is designed to unleash creativity and nurture the artist within. You don’t have to be a master painter, or be able to draw a perfect circle to make great art. This book will help you discover that imagination and confidence in your creativity is what really counts. The pages are packed full of stimulating activities designed to show you how varied art can be and how easy it is to be an artist every day. You can design your perfect treehouse, reinvent the banana and make art with your fingers and toes. Practise techniques such as hatching, shading and mixing colours and learn how to follow the styles of brilliant artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe or Paul Klee, and record it all in your own words and pictures in this irreplaceable journal. When you’ve completed the book, you will have a beautiful, one-of-a-kind keepsake of the 365 days in which you discovered your own personal creativity.
Charlotte Farmer is a freelance illustrator based in London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins, London, in 2006 with an MA in Communication Design. Her work is a combination of low-tech printing methods, and intense details contrasted with deliberate imperfections.
Susan Schwake is an artist, art educator, and curator. Her passion for teaching art has led her to working in diverse settings for over 20 years. She has inspired thousands of people in private and public schools, museums, community organizations, special needs agencies, summer camps, intergenerational facilities, libraries, and her own art school, artstream in Rollinsford, New Hampshire, which she co-owns with her husband, Rainer. Most recently she has taken her classroom online with a series of e-courses for artists, including a parent-child class based on her best-selling Art Lab for Kids series of books. She is also curator of artstream studios, where she has brought over 100 group shows of contemporary art to her corner of New England. Susan is the author of Art Lab for Kids (Quarry Books, 2012), Art Lab for Little Kids (Quarry Books, 2013), and 3D Art Lab for Kids (Quarry Books, 2013). Her latest book, Art Lab for Kids: Express Yourself (Quarry Books, November 2018) is an all-new edition of her first book, Art Lab for Kids, with 52 original projects that encourage self-expression through art making. Follow her adventures. Blog: www.artesprit.blogspot.com Website: www.susanschwake.com Gallery: www.artstreamstudios.com