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Ready Set Draw! with Kristen Balouch IF YOU ARE THE DREAMER

Ready Set Draw! with Kristen Balouch - Learn How to Collage IF YOU ARE THE DREAMER

We are going to have a different kind of fun on this episode of Ready Set Draw! Our friend, artist and illustrator, Kristen Balouch is joining us with her sweet, new book, IF YOU ARE THE DREAMER. Kristen not only wrote the book, but created the images, as well, using a technique called collage.

A collage is when you cut different colors, patterns, and textures of paper to make a picture or illustration. So, today, we’re going to try making dreamy collages of the bear, bunny, and skunk from IF YOU ARE THE DREAMER.

All you’ll need to follow along with Kristen is different colored paper, scissors, and some glue (a glue stick is easiest, if you have one). Ready, set, collage!

We’d love to add your artwork to the Ready Set Draw! Art Gallery!

Post your art using the hashtag #ReadySetDraw on Threads, Facebook, Instagram,
or Twitter so we can find you!
We can’t wait to see what you’ve made!

About the Book

A sweet ode to dreams of all kinds.

If you are the squirrel, I am the tree. If you are the traveler, I am the sea. If you are the writer, I am the nook. If you are the reader, I am the book.

In simple poetic language, a child is reassured that no matter what or where they are, they will never be alone.


About Kristen Balouch

Designer, author, and illustrator Kristen Balouch has created eight books for children, including the Ezra Jack Keats Award–winner Mystery Bottle and the Golden Kite Award–winner The King and the Three Thieves. She has collaborated on projects such as exclusively designed toys and furniture for the Guggenheim Museum, fabric collections for Birch Fabrics, and fine art shows in New York City, and she has teamed with various licensing partners. She splits her time between a tiny top-floor apartment in Brooklyn and a farmhouse in the Adirondacks. She likes cooking, gardening, and wandering to scout out good food.

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