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Art Lessons
Art Lessons

Art Lessons


191 Pages, 5.5 x 8.8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN 9781927855492

Rights: WOR X CA

Great Plains Publications (Oct 2016)
Enfield & Wizenty


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Art Lessons is in the voice of Cassie from a seven-year-old to seventeen, when she finally leaves home for art school.  She discovers the transformative power of visual art in herself and on the lives of others. Cassie lives in a family of sports nuts, she’s a loner and easily distracted by boyfriends, but in love with trees, her inspiration for drawing, and the process of art-making, which to her feels like floating.  While unlikely teachers of all ages challenge her, her Polish grandmother, Babci, is an intuitive guide on Cassie’s path to becoming an artist. Through her own heightened observational skills and awareness of her difference, Cassie is saved by her art, changing as the trees she continues to draw over time. 


"Koller's novel explores universal concepts of what it means to exist and grow, to root and transplant—as an artist, a woman, a human, a living thing. Art Lessons has the potential to take root in your heart—let it." — Room Magazine

"Koller's ability to entertain through her writing is evident" — Winnipeg Free Press

Author Biography

Besides fiction, Katherine Koller writes for stage, radio and film. Four of her plays are collected in Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other Plays. Winner of the Alberta Playwriting Competition and finalist in the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition, Last Chance Leduc has been presented from Alberta to Aberdeen. Excerpts from Art Lessons have been published in Room, Alberta Views, National Voices and upcoming in the Anthology of Canadian-Polish Writing. A finalist in the Alberta Views Short Story Competition and the inaugural J.W. Bilsland Award for fiction, Katherine is working on a collection of stories, The Lost Art of Second Chances.