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Katie: Learn to Draw with Katie

James Mayhew

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Katie, For National Curriculum Early Years, For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, Interest age: from c 4 years, Prose: non-fiction, Colouring & painting activity books, Art: general interest (Children's / Teenage)

Learn how to draw with Katie - the star of James Mayhew's much-loved Katie books.

Art adventurer Katie has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of children for over 25 years - and now you can create your own masterpieces too!

Get creative and learn how to draw portraits, landscapes, animals and more with easy step-by-step guides and prompted drawing activities. Featuring paintings from the National Gallery's world famous collection, plus plenty of drawing tips and tricks.

All you need to do is pick up your pens and pencils and follow the ever-curious Katie as she explores the wonderfully exciting world of art ...


Look out for more Katie National Gallery books:

Get Colouring with Katie
Discover Art with Katie

And discover more adventures with Katie in James Mayhew's original picture books:

Katie's Picture Show
Katie in London
Katie and the Mona Lisa
Katie and the Bathers
Katie and the British Artists
Katie and the Dinosaurs
Katie and the Impressionists
Katie and the Spanish Princess
Katie and the Starry Night
Katie and the Sunflowers
Katie and the Waterlily Pond
Katie in Scotland
Katie's London Christmas

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James Mayhew

James Mayhew studied at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. He is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series, and many other titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked internationally with many different orchestras and musicians, creating illustrations in time to music. James grew up in Suffolk but now lives in Hertfordshire.