About Us

A Century of Excellence

Founded in 1922 in Laguna Beach, California, by self-taught artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing has been the leading publisher of instructional art and craft books and kits for adults and children for nearly 100 years.

Brimming with tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons, as well as practical exercises, unique projects, and creative prompts, Walter Foster’s engaging and inspiring books have helped people around the world discover their creative talents, learn new mediums, and achieve their artistic goals.

As a brand with a rich and diverse heritage, Walter Foster continues to expand its offerings every year, producing innovative content for a worldwide audience in dozens of languages. From traditional practical fine-art instruction to contemporary trend-driven art and craft books, Walter Foster has something for everyone interested in harnessing their creativity and honing their craft.

Walter Foster Publishing is a part of The Quarto Publishing Group.



Walter Foster Publishing
26391 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 220
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Tel: +1 949 380 7510
Fax: +1 949 380 7575

Anne Landa, V.P., Group Publisher

Rebecca Razo, Publisher

General Email:

Lydia Anderson

Foreign Rights:
If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:

Karine Marko
Group Rights Director

If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact:

Kate Essam
Senior Manager, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations

Become a Walter Foster Publishing Author

Are you a trained artist with a knack for teaching both novice and experienced artists? Are you a blogger with a strong following and a fresh take on art and design? Walter Foster Publishing is always on the lookout for authors and artists with creative ideas that enhance and broaden our publishing list. Our topics span everything from traditional fine art to more contemporary art and craft techniques like paint pouring, polymer clay, and embroidery. See our Submission Guidelines if you are interested in submitting your ideas for consideration.


Orders and enquiries for book sales:

Learn more through our catalogs at Edelweiss:

For more, including information on international sales, foreign rights, and custom publishing, visit https://www.quarto.com/contact-us.

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