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I am an Artist

Written by Kertu Sillaste

Illustrated by Kertu Sillaste

Key Stage 1 Art and Design People / Places

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A book to inspire and savour

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2021

An inspiring and original book which encourages all readers to think like an artist and to think what it might be like to be an artist. Fittingly, through very visually creative illustrations and only a brief text, John introduces himself as an artist and then describes what that means. He thinks big about art as he looks at how art may be defined, the many different forms in which it may be created, where ideas for creating it can come from and simply but very perceptively, how difficult it can be to create. A book to inspire and savour.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Tilda Tries Again by Tom Percival

I Am An Artist by Kertu Sillaste

The Upper World by Femi Fadugba

Sing Like a Whale Learn how to make a noise like the animals do! by Moira Butterfield

I am an Artist Synopsis

What is an artist? Sometimes John finds art easy, sometimes it’s hard, sometimes art is like a game, but sometimes it’s a puzzle. This book takes us through the many ups and downs of John’s life as an artist whilst also showing the fun that can be had with many different artforms, including drawing, sculpture, painting, photography and many more.

Being an artist is about being brave, frustrated and disappointed. But it’s also about being creative, imaginative, excited and fulfilled - which makes it a wonderful thing for all children to say with confidence ...

‘I am an ARTIST!’

Originally published in Estonian, this book has been expertly translated by Adam Cullen.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781914079634
Publication date: 19th August 2021
Author: Kertu Sillaste
Illustrator: Kertu Sillaste
Publisher: Graffeg Limited
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 36 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Art, People / Places

About Kertu Sillaste

Kertu Sillaste is an illustrator, art teacher, and picture book author. She graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in textile design, studied tapestry at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris, and received a master’s degree in art education at Tallinn University. Sillaste has worked as a graphic designer at the Tallinn Central Library, and currently teaches art at the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre. She has written five books, illustrated 16 works, and is a long-time collaborator with the ...

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