Art Sparks Book Launch


Join us on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00pm to celebrate the launch of Art Sparks: Draw, Paint, Make, and Get Creative with 53 Amazing Projects! by Summer Art Barn founder Marion Abrams and Summer Art Barn Assistant Director Hilary Emerson Lay. This event is family friendly, and will include hands-on art activities for kids and adults of every age!

 About the Book

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.

About the Authors

Marion Abrams began her career as a school art teacher and founded the Summer Art Barn in Hatfield, Massachusetts, in 1989, with a focus on nurturing creativity and teaching the joy of arts and crafts to children. Hilary Emerson Lay is a working artist and former bookstore manager who joined Marion Abrams as the assistant director of the Summer Art Barn in 2013. 


This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please click here.

Get Your Copy

Books will be available to purchase at the event, but if you would like to reserve a copy ahead of time, you may do so below.

Event date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
Art Sparks: Draw, Paint, Make, and Get Creative with 53 Amazing Projects! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635862119
Availability: Not in Stock
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - September 17th, 2019

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