Kathryn's children's books
My books grew out of my experiences creating with my sons, Ryan and Kevin, and my work leading studio classes at Art at the Center, a studio lab for children and families. The titles are designed to offer inspiration and ideas for families for working with art materials.
I love the moments of discovery and joy in the creative process. I encourage parents to work alongside their children, to join in the experimentation and discovery in working with materials. Much of what I do involves de-mystifying artistic process and helping people get started. My picture books are designed to be shared by parents and children. They tell stories of making prints and collages designed to inspire readers to make their own creations.
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Collette is a bottle of glue that happens to live on the shelf of an artist named Henri Matisse. Her life is nothing but pasting into scrapbooks until one day she happens to spill out onto a pile of scraps. Follow Collette as she creates happy accidents and vivid images that children will love to explore. The pages of this captivating story also include “Collette’s Tips” for young artists and their companions – everything you need to know to starting making collages of your own.
Click the book cover to read COLLETTE A Collage Adventure
Oops Paint is a lively adventure with a plate full of paint and an assortment of household objects that find their way into the color and onto the page. This interactive book will keep young artists guessing and inspire you to see what happens when you drop something unexpected into paint.
Click the book cover to read Oops Paint