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Susan Striker is an award-winning art educator and the author of the best-selling Anti-Coloring Book® series with over one million books in print all over the world. Designed to stimulate creativity and encourage problem solving and critical thinking, the books help children draw their own pictures as well as their own conclusions about life. She also wrote Please Touch® (Simon & Schuster) which teaches parents and educators how to stimulate creativity through movement, music, art and play.  Young at Art® (Henry Holt) is a comprehensive text about the value and significance of early childhood art. That book clearly demonstrates the important link between early scribbles and later literacy and offers solid advice on introducing art activities to children as early as one year old.


Let Sue teach your art classes! See her on YouTube at Susan Striker.


“Young at Art® is a philosophy that I developed and refined over many years as an Art Educator, School Administrator, and author. In my talks and books I demonstrate the crucial link between art and early literacy as well as how art can be used to teach other subjects, such as math, literature and history. Creative, flexible thinking is the key to creating a meaningful life.” – Susan Striker

The Anti-Coloring Books® teach children the 21st century skills they will need to be successful in a world we can’t yet imagine. Critical thinking, problem solving and thinking “outside the box” may well replace the “3 r’s” as the basic education that will ensure our children’s future.  Take a peek at the page sample and artwork below. All of the books are conveniently available for purchase ShopifyLLC

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The Anti-Coloring Book Apps for iPad and mini iPad take the concept of the paper books and translates them into a digital art application designed to stimulate creativity, promote critical thinking skills, foster flexibility and celebrate art using uses technology to simulate working with actual art materials, such as chalk, crayon, ink, and paint. Addressing positive development of social and emotional skills The Anti-Coloring Book App is also a welcome alternative to the many violent games and apps children are exposed to.  In fact, the motto is “MAKE ART! NOT WAR!” There is also one with activities that appeal to adults.



This portrait of Susan was drawn on The Anti-Coloring Book® App

By digital artist Kathleen Davidson,

Sue is available to present thought-provoking workshops for parents, art educators and classroom teachers as well as exciting literature-based, interactive workshops for children. To learn about and book in-person events, see   the listing below of Workshops available. Please keep in mind Sue can accommodate your needs. Contact Sue at Sue sue@susanstriker.com

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