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How to Spot an Artist

Written by Danielle Krysa

Illustrated by Danielle Krysa

Art and Design Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Humorous

LoveReading View on How to Spot an Artist

Be an artist, make stuff!

This Might Get Messy

Get a copy of this book if your kids think all artists live in cities, or that art has to be made by a certain type of person only and out of paint. Because it tells them loud and clear that artists are anywhere and anyone, and that art most often grows out of MESS! By this point, they’ll already understand that we can all be artists and the book goes on to deliver some invaluable advice about how to see off you your inner critic: make stuff, it says, and enjoy yourself while you’re at it. It concludes with a list of the jobs grown up artists can do, and a final page suggests lots of fun, inspiring ideas for everyday art projects. A bright, lively way to encourage any young artists in your circle. 

Andrea Reece

How to Spot an Artist Synopsis

With over 200,000 Instagram followers, Danielle Krysa has helped a lot of people overcome the fear that they aren't creative.

In books like Creative Block and Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk she calls out the self-criticism that keeps us from claiming and expressing our artistic abilities. Now she uses her characteristic playfulness, lively illustrations, and humor to help kids overcome negativity about their artistic endeavors-and to help them redefine what being an artist means.

Every page delivers encouragement to the kid who thinks artists all live in cities, or that art has to look like something familiar, or that painting and drawing are the only way to make art. In a world that drastically undervalues creative freedom, Krysa's whimsical paintings and collages joyfully proclaim that art is essential and that artists are everywhere.

Additionally, a page at the back of the book includes ideas for art projects-because who wants fewer art projects? Nobody!

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ISBN: 9783791374406
Publication date: 03/09/2020
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9783791374406
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: Danielle Krysa
Illustrator: Danielle Krysa
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Art, Humorous
Collections: Home Schooling - Useful Links, Resources & Books,

About Danielle Krysa

Danielle Krysa has a BFA in Visual Arts, and a post-grad in graphic design. She is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator (est. 2009), and has curated art shows from Washington DC to Los Angeles, San Francisco to Toronto. Danielle is also an artist herself, and creates mixed media collages combining found images, paint, and as much humor as she can pack into each title. She is the author of several art books: “Creative Block”, “Collage”,  “Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk”, “A Big Important Art Book ...

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