Filled with original ideas for painting, drawing and collage, this inspiring book will help novices of all ages to develop their art skills. Helps children to explore the uses of a range of materials including chalk, paint, pencil, elastic bands, salt and watercolour through a number of different projects. Age 7+ An inspiring book packed full of creative ideas for painting, drawing, sticking, colouring, ripping, rubbing, smudging, ink blotting, fingerprinting and more. Each activity is clearly illustrated with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Includes tips on brushwork, mixing colours, using acrylics and oil pastels, thinning and thickening paint, shading, patterning and much, much more.