How to Spot an Artist

How to Spot an Artist (This Might Get Messy)

by Danielle Krysa

Help kids discover and nourish their inner artist with this vividly illustrated, funny, and endlessly encouraging dose of positive reinforcement.

inside image from How to Spot an Artist (This Might Get Messy) by Danielle Krysa

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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(Text adapted from the publisher’s press materials)

How to Spot an Artist (This Might Get Messy)
by Danielle Krysa
10”x10”; 40 pages
hardcover; illustrated
ISBN: 9783791374406
$16.95 US/$22.95 CANADA
Prestel Junior, Toronto, Ontario, 2020

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