Playing with Collage (Hardcover)

By Jeannie Baker, Jeannie Baker (Illustrator)

Candlewick Studio, 9781536205398, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 2019

List Price: 16.00*
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With this gem of a book, readers are invited to trust their instincts — and play — as they follow the advice of an award-winning collage artist.

Whether using dried flowers or tiny shells, spaghetti or postage stamps, Jeannie Baker draws from the world around her to make work that is singularly beautiful and imaginative. Incorporating a wide range of textures, her arresting collage pieces have earned her international acclaim. Now she shares her secrets and encourages readers to get creative: each of the four main sections in Playing with Collage presents an abstract collage by the artist and offers suggestions and starting points for anyone aspiring to master the art.

About the Author

Jeannie Baker is the author-illustrator of a number of picture books, including Mirror, Circle, Where the Forest Meets the Sea, Window, Home in the Sky, and Belonging, among many others. Originally from the U.K., Jeannie Baker lives in Australia.

Praise For Playing with Collage

Inspiration and education for making collages at home. Collage artist Baker combines suggestions about process and materials with representations of her own finished pieces to tempt readers into the creative world of collage...gorgeous and visually inspirational.
—Kirkus Reviews