Filled with creative activities in a playful tone, This Book Thinks You’re an Artist asks budding artists to imagine their eccentric-artist alter ego before working through six key topics: painting, sculpture, illustration, decorative art, photography, and contemporary art. Each spread explores a different technique for producing a piece of art and relates the activity back to a famous artist or movement in a lighthearted and playful tone. Activities include making a Bruegel circus, playing a Surrealist game, selling a scribble for a million dollars, and painting your face like a Russian Futurist. A section of paper-based crafts at the end of the book includes a kit to build a camera obscura.
Harriet Russell is a London- based illustrator and a graduate of Central Saint Martins. Her clients include The New York Times, and she is the author of eight books with Corraini Edizioni.
Caroline Osborne has taught art history for more than thirty years.
Laura Worsley is an art historian and teacher.