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This Book Thinks You’re an Artist

by Harriet Russell

Filled with creative, playful activities, This Book Thinks You’re an Artist asks budding artists to imagine their eccentric- artist alter ego before working through seven key topics: observation, drawing, color pattern, design, sculpture, and, crucially, how to steal ideas (Be inspired! Offend the viewer!). Each spread offers a different project?everything you need to make your own work of art inspired by a famous artist or movement in a lighthearted and playful tone.

Activities include making a Bruegel circus, playing a Surrealist game, selling a scribble for a million dollars, and painting your face like a Russian Futurist. A section of paper-based crafts at the end of the book even includes a kit to build a viewfinder and make a mini-manifesto book.

Illustrated in color throughout.


01 August, 2018

About Harriet Russell

Harriet Russell is an illustrator who studied at Glasgow followed by Central Saint Martins. She has worked for many commercial clients including The New York Times and Channel 4, and regularly exhibits in London and New York. She is the author of eight books for children.


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