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05
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A creative activity book that could make a future Duchamps or Dali out of your kid.

Draw Paint Print Like the Great Artists activity book for kids

A few years ago, we fell in love with artist Marion Deuchars’ smart, fun activity book Let’s Make Some Great Art, which teaches kids about twelve great masters and encourages them to imitate their styles all over the pages. I’m thrilled to find a follow-up book for kids, Draw Paint Print Like the Great Artists, with more than 200 pages of creative inspiration for kids to absorb–and, best of all, draw, paint, or print all over.

What makes this Marion Deuchars book so inviting is that it doesn’t look like a stuffy art manual, a boring composition book, or even an art workbook. In fact, it reminds me more of that tween favorite Wreck this Journal, with pages that are begging a reader to come in and do just that.

In Deuchars’ new book, kids read blurbs about 18 artists like Joan Miro and Salvador Dali, plus, names that may be new to them like Sonia Delaunay, and Emily Kngwarreye. After they learn a bit about what makes each artist tick, then see how the author interprets their work in her own style, kids are

invited to come up with their own interpretations, creating projects like photomontages, foam printing and self portraits.

 

Salvador Dali profile in Draw Paint and Print Like the Great Artists activity book for kids

Circles! From Draw Paint and Print Like the Great Artists by Marion Deuchars

Photo Montage tutorial in Draw Paint and Print Like the Great Artists by Marion Deuchars, an art activity book for kids

 

As with Let’s Make Some Great Art, this creative activity book has no right or wrong way of doing things. You can even do them multiple times, since there are a ton of different projects based on what supplies you have on hand, how messy you want things to get, and how much time you have. Kids don’t even have to start at the beginning if they don’t want. Just like the featured artists here, who all know a thing or two about doing things on their own terms.

Find Marion Deuchars’ book Draw Paint Print Like the Great Artists at our affiliate Amazon or your local indie bookseller.

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