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Draw with Marta Altés

If you are interested in getting your kids into art and immersed in a bit of art history, it's time they got some coaching from a true artist. Marta Altés is an author and illustrator from Barcelona (one of my favourite cities in the world) and currently based in London. Draw With Marta Altés is an interactive sticker and drawing book that is not just fun (and funny) but could be the magic potion in inspiring your kids to loving art and (dare I say it) becoming creative. The importance of this should not be understated. We live in a culture and time where the overwhelming focus is on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education; but art and drawing has tremendous value, as Sandra Crosser has stated:
"The simple act of drawing does indeed play an important role in a child's physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Like no other activity, drawing allows young children to express emotions, experience autonomy, and build confidence."

To that end, Draw With Marta Altés makes it much easier providing step-by-step instruction gives kids the confidence to try and stick with the craft. 

Marta Altés entertains and encourages the budding artists to indulge in different artistic endeavours. The book delights in quirky comments, just as it educates with both smart and silly ideas. 

This is an art lesson that doesn't feel like a lesson. It will have kids seeing art in the most unusual places. 

The journey to becoming a great artist is wonderful when you have Marta Altés as a guide. 

Draw With Marta Altés is published by Macmillan Children's Books
Blog post by @ShilpaRaikar (Creative and Social Media strategist, decor enthusiast and book lover, who also writes for a branding blog:, as well as a lifestyle blog: T: @SukasaStyle)