A fun new series of educational art stories are arriving in time for summer reading! Written and illustrated by artist/teacher Jo O'Mara, these books are a fun, engaging way to introduce kids to the elements of art and show how they're used to help them draw.

Meet Little Toulouse, a tiny but talented mouse named after French artist ToulouseLautrec (Too-loose LeTrek.) When his art teacher encourages him to get to know the Elements of Art, the confused mouse searches for the Elephants of Art instead. Little Toulouse travels through bold colorful pages to meet Linus, the elephant of line, Starla, the elephant of shape and Rainbow, the elephant of color. They teach Toulouse about each of these elements, but more importantly, they show him what great artwork he can make when he uses them together.

A fun new series of educational art stories are arriving in time for summer reading! Written and illustrated by artist/teacher Jo O'Mara, these books are a fun, engaging way to introduce kids to the elements of art and show how they're used to help them draw.

 

Our site is continously developing as the book launches. There'll be updates, calendars and other info coming but more importantly FUN STUFF for the kids to download... mini-lessons, activity sheets, art history powerpoints, cartoons and a sneak peek at new characters as they develop. 

Fundamental

Art Concepts

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The first of a fun new series of educational art stories is filled with educational content. These books, written and illustrated by artist/teacher Jo O'Mara, are a fun, engaging way to introduce young kids to the elements of art and how they're used to help them draw.

“O’Mara incorporates bright colors and eye-catching patterns into her collage-style graphics, filling the pages with lines, colors, and shapes that visually underscore what Toulouse is learning.”

-Publishers Weekly

Meet Little Toulouse, a tiny but tenacious mouse named after french artist Toulouse-Lautrec (Too-loose LeTrek.) When his art teacher encourages him to get to know the Elements of Art, the confused mouse searches for elephants instead. Little Toulouse travels through bold colorful pages to meet Linus, the elephant of line, Starla, the elephant of shape and Rainbow, the elephant of color. They teach Toulouse about each of these elements, but more importantly, they show him what great artwork he can make when he uses them together.