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.
This book's playful, creative activities help you work through key topics in art.
Harriet Russell is a London-based illustrator with an MA in illustration. She has written and illustrated five books for children and is the illustrator of the activity series This Book Thinks You're a …
Caroline Osborne has taught art history for more than thirty years.
Laura Worsley is an art historian and teacher.