Hilary and her friend Marion Abrams coauthored Art Sparks: Draw, Paint, Make, and Get Creative with 53 Amazing Projects! The book is due out September 17, 2019 from Storey Publishing. You can preorder your copy from your local indie bookstore here.
*Book launch!*: Odyssey Books, South Hadley, MA: Saturday, September 21, 2 PM
Northshire Books, Manchester, VT: Saturday, Sept 28, 11AM
Northshire Books, Saratoga, NY: Sunday, Sept 29, 2PM
An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café, Plainville, MA: Saturday, Oct 12, 2PM
Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY: Sat and/or Sun, Oct 19-20 (stay tuned for more details)
About Art Sparks:
Kids love arts and crafts and every kid can be an artist with this book as their guide. Working with basic art supplies — from paint, markers, paper, and glue to household finds like cardboard boxes and fabric scraps — children learn that as long as they can imagine it, they can create it! This rich collection of 53 inspiring art projects for kids aged 6 and up is curated by two art educators with decades of experience, and offers up a ton of freeform fun. From Doodlemonsters and Painted Animal Rocks to Paper Bead Jewelry and Nature Weaving, projects vary in difficulty to engage a wide range of ages and abilities, and many can be made in under an hour. Every project featured in the book has been kid-made (and kid-approved!), and photos of the finished pieces serve as inspiration for kids everywhere to use art to express their imagination, humor, creativity, and individuality.