The Big Book of Art: Draw! Paint! Create! provides a comprehensive, colorful, and creative guide for using a range of kid-friendly art tools--from crayons and colored pencils to markers and paint. Within each chapter, young artists are guided through the artistic process with a brief introduction to each respective tool or medium. From there, children will learn helpful techniques for employing the tool or medium via a selection of fun and unique step-by-step art projects. Tons of art tips are sprinkled throughout for a comprehensive learning experience, while an interactive format, including perforated practice pages that can be easily removed and displayed in any home or classroom, engages children for hours of creative fun. Parents will appreciate this book for its rainy-day activity appeal. Art teachers and homeschool parents will appreciate it as an educational resource; while art and craft enthusiasts will love it as an inspiring gift for the artists in their lives. Whether an easy monoprint made with washable markers or a watercolor fish painted using the wet-on-wet technique, children everywhere will be delighted with the fun and creativity this book has to offer them.
Lisa Martin is a designer and illustrator originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. She specializes in children's design, as well as character, stationery, and greeting cards design. She loves color, her family, and her little cat.
Damien Barlow is a paper-cut illustrator from Newscastle, based in Leeds, United Kingdom. He is an illustrator on the UK Greetings character team and works mainly within the children's market and in paper cutting and paper mechanics.