Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA and a subsidiary of the London-based Quarto Group, Inc., is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.
Gemma Correll (www.gemmacorrell.com) is a freelance illustrator originally from the UK, now based in Oakland, California. A graduate of the Norwich School for Art and Design, Gemma’s work has a strong narrative basis, and she specializes in hand-drawn comics, characters, illustrations, typography, and pattern. Gemma has exhibited all over the world, including in China, the United States, and Europe, and she was the recipient of a Young Guns award from the Art Director’s Club of New York in 2010. Gemma is the author and illustrator behind the quirky “Doodling for…” series, which currently includes six titles, including Doodling for Cat People, Doodling for Dog People, and Doodling for Tree Huggers & Nature Lovers.
Marisa Edghill, contributing author to Pinterest Perfect! and author of the forthcoming Tape, Paper, Scissors, has nearly 1.5 million Pinterest followers and nearly 4,000 Facebook followers. Inspired by worldwide craft culture, Marisa Edghill creates beautiful things from simple materials. With just a few folds and cuts, origami paper effortlessly transforms into airy blooms and pretty tapes into layer cakes. Marisa shares her love of all things crafty to more than 2,000 subscribers on her blog Omiyage Blogs--a blog for creative women looking for DIY and craft inspiration, especially in washi tape / papercrafts.www.omiyageblogs.caKhristian A. Howell is a color and pattern expert who fuses her eclectic range of styles into bold designs for product and spaces. She loves to play with ideas of hard and soft, light and dark, feminine and masculine to create depth and interest in her designs. It is the mastery of this push + pull that creates ease and balance in the work. Howell delivers color focused, modern work with a touch of romance and edge. Her work has been featured in ELLE DECOR, Real Simple, and HGTV Magazine. She contributes frequently to Better Homes and Gardens and Fox 32 Chicago. Clients include 3M, Land of Nod, and Blend Fabrics.
Amanda Wright is a self-proclaimed design nerd, and the girl behind the shop Wit & Whistle, which offers witty greeting cards and whistle worthy paper goods--all designed and illustrated by Amanda. She lives with her husband in a quirky A-frame house in Cary, North Carolina, with their two dogs, Oliver and Mabel. When she's not inventing new goodies for her shop, Amanda tries to make sure life is brimming with creative moments by filling sketchbook pages, dreaming up DIY projects, decorating her home, getting dirt under her fingernails in the garden, and dabbling in photography.