Abrams' new Art Ed Books and Kits provide everything children need to make art using the approaches of world-renowned artists. Each kit includes material to emulate whatever the artist actually uses or used. In addition a 24-page full-colour book provides a biography of the artist, with colour reproductions of his or her work, and photographs of the artist at work. An 8-page activity book provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions to help children create their own masterpieces. With Art Ed Books and Kits, children not only learn about each artist, they can learn to paint like them, too.
Janet Boris is a writer and film director who began her career in children's educational television. Walter Hopps is the curator of 20th-century art at the Menil Collection, Houston, Texas. Deborah Schwartz is an art educator and consultant who was vice-director of education at the Brooklyn Museum, New York.