Walter Foster

Walter Foster Publishing is one of the most recognized names in art instruction. The timeless drawing and painting techniques found in Walter Foster titles have helped people around the world discover their artistic talents. From traditional pencil sketching and acrylic, oil, and watercolor painting, to mixed media, hand lettering, and DIY crafting--Walter Foster Publishing has developed a full library of titles for the modern artist.

Contact details

Contact Info

Walter Foster Publishing
6 Orchard
Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630
USA

Tel: +1 949 380 7510
Fax: +1 949 380 7575

Publishing:
Anne Landa, V.P., Group Publisher
     anne.landa@quarto.com
Rebecca Razo, Publisher
     rebecca.razo@quarto.com
General Email:
     walterfoster@quarto.com

Marketing: 
Lydia Anderson
     Email: Lydia.anderson@quarto.com

Foreign Rights:
If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:
     Karine Marko
     Group Rights Director
     karine.marko@quarto.com
If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact:
     Kate Essam
     Senior Manager, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations
     kate.essam@quarto.com



Our HistoryWalter Foster

Our Founder

Walter T. Foster

Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing is the leading publisher of how-to-draw and paint books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster’s diverse selection of instructional art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums.

From its extensive How to Draw & Paint series and classic Artist Library series to its selection of whimsical doodling, coloring, and craft titles, Walter Foster’s books cover a variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.

Walter Foster Publishing is based in Lake Forest, California.


Our Series
Looking for a specific Walter Foster book series. You can find them by clicking the links below.

Academy of Art
Artist's Library
Acrylic Made Easy
Art Camp
Artist's Studio
Color Mixing Recipes
Collector's Series
Daily Book
Doodling For
Drawing Made Easy
          Fantasy Underground
Mixed Media
How to Draw & Paint
Pictura
Creative & Beyond
Trace & Color
Walter Foster Collectibles
Walter Foster Sudio
Watercolor Made Easy
Zentangle
Kits


We also publish a group of licensed titles.

Archie Comics
Jim Henson
          Rovio
Sony (Breaking Bad)



Become a Walter Foster Publishing Author
Are you a trained artist with a knack for teaching skills and techniques to artists, both novice and experienced? Are you a blogger with a strong following and a fresh take on art and design? Walter Foster Publishing is always on the lookout for authors and artists with creative ideas that enhance and broaden our publishing list. Our topics span everything from traditional oil painting to newer art techniques like tangling and mixed media. See our submissions guidelines if you are interested in submitting your ideas for consideration.

Latest news

January 24, 2017
Amelia Earhart and Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings, both from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and The Hello Atlas from Wide Eyed Editions have been selected as part of the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017 in the US. This annual cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council aims to gather “an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.”
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January 19, 2017
Author of Unseen London and London Uncovered published by Frances Lincoln, an imprint of The Quarto Group, Peter Dazeley has been awarded The British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his services to photography and charity.
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July 25, 2016
LONDON, 20 July 2016 – The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is pleased to announce the following Leadership appointments, effective from 1 January 2017 and reporting to Marcus E. Leaver, Chief Executive Officer of The Quarto Group.
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