Art Lessons

Trade paper, 5.5 x 8.8 240 pages


SKU: 978-1-927855-49-2 Categories: , , ,

$ 7.99$ 19.95

Trade paper, 5.5 x 8.8

240 pages

$ 7.99$ 19.95
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A novel about art and growing up on the outside.


Art Lessons is told in the voice of Cassie from seven to seventeen. As she ages, 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, easily distracted by boyfriends, and 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, it’s her Polish grandmother, Babci, who serves as 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.


SELECTION – Alberta Readers’ Choice Awards Short List
SELECTION – Top 10 Books by Edmonton Authors in 2016 –Edmonton Journal
FINALIST – Edmonton Book Prize



KATHERINE KOLLER writes for stage, screen and page. Last Chance Leduc won the Alberta Playwriting Competition and was recently  produced in Edmonton; her documentary series, Sustainable Me, has a new season in development; and her novel, Art Lessons, was a finalist for the Robert Kroetsch Edmonton Book Prize and for the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award in 2017. Katherine is serving as the 2018-19 Writer in Residence for the Canadian Authors Association in Edmonton, where she lives.

Additional information

Weight 0.272 kg
Dimensions 22 × 115 × 1.5 cm

Epub, Mobi, Paperback

“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


Read an interview with Katherine Koller, published by Postmedia across the country.
“I think everyone has the seeds of creativity inside them, that desire to express oneself through some art form.”