The Walter T. Foster Story
More than 80 years ago, Walter T. Foster—a well-known artist, instructor, and collector—began producing self-help art instruction books from his home in Laguna Beach, California. He originally wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, shipped, and distributed them himself. Although Walter passed away in 1981 at the age of 90, his legacy continues in a growing product line. Walter Foster Publishing now provides how-to books and kits to millions of enthusiastic artists worldwide who enjoy the rewards of learning to draw and paint. People who have never before picked up a paintbrush or drawing pencil have discovered their artistic talents through his easy-to-follow instruction books.
We are dedicated to preserving the high standards and superb quality you expect from our products. We believe artists are eager to learn, sharpen their skills, and experience new artistic horizons. Our mission is to provide the tools to accomplish those goals—we offer step-by-step books and kits that are accessible, entertaining, affordable, and informative, in addition to a variety of exciting creative books, kits, and specialty products for both children and adults. Whether you are just becoming acquainted with Walter Foster Publishing or you are continuing a long-term relationship with our products, we are sure that our titles will delight you. Whatever your creative or artistic ambitions may be, we wish you good luck and success, and we hope that you always have fun in the process.
Walter Foster Publishing is a subsidiary of The Quarto Group Inc. and partners with another subsidiary, Quayside Publishing Group, which includes Creative Publishing international, Fair Winds Press, Quarry, Quiver and Rockport Publishers; and MBI Publishing Company, which includes Motorbooks, Voyageur Press and Zenith Press.