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Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists

52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun

Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists
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Format: Flexibound, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781592536139
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: Lab Series
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Illustrations: 250
Size: 8.62 x 8.68
Weight: 0.06 lb.
Published: Jul. 1, 2010
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Carla Sonheim is an artist and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help adult students recover a more spontaneous, playful approach to creating. Her innovative ideas are now collected and elaborated on in this unique volume. Carla offers a year's worth of assignments, projects, ideas, and techniques that will introduce more creativity and nonsense into your art and life. Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists offers readers a fun way to learn and gain expertise in drawing through experimentation and play. There is no right or wrong result, yet, the readers gain new skills and confidence, allowing them to take their work to a new level.

Carla Sonheim is an artist and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques. A popular teacher for Artfest, Art & Soul, and similar workshop venues, she has been called a "gifted facilitator" and loves to help adult students recover a more child-like play approach to creating. As one student recently put it, "[Being in your workshop] is like being a kid again, but we get to do it as an adult." Carla's Girls paintings are showcased in numerous galleries nationwide, as well as in private and corporate collections around the world. She is the author of Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists and Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals. She currently resides in Seattle, WA. Visit her online at http://www.carlasonheim.etsy.com and http://www.carlasonheim.wordpress.com.

Book Review, “Running with Scissors” by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, www.craftgossip.com, July 7, 2010

Reclaim your inner artist

If I ever meet Carla Sonheim, I will probably not be able to suppress the urge to hug her for writing “Drawing Lab For Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun”. Loaded with a year’s worth of inspirational prompts, this book is for all of us creative types who stopped drawing right around the third grade because we decided we weren’t talented enough to stick with it. From doodle sketches to paper dolls, this book will renew your confidence and make you want a new sketch book and box of Crayolas.

Book review, Cecil Whig, “5 Things to Do This Week”, Elton, Maryland, July 26, 2010

 

“This book might be just what you are looking for when escaping this summer’s inexorable hear. The projects and techniques are designed to help adults recover a more spontaneous, playful approach to creating. Find a ton of projects, ideas and techniques that will increase confidence and improve skills.”

 

 

Sonheim, Carla. Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises To Make Drawing Fun. Quarry: Quayside. 2010. 144p. illus. bibliog. ISBN 9781592536139. pap. $22.99. ART INSTRUCTION
Sonheim, a painter, illustrator, and workshop instructor, uses skills learned by drawing—e.g., learning to “see” and focus, developing your “hand”—to instill the confidence to get wildly creative in mixed media. In 52 weekly projects, she finds inspiration in famous artists, childhood, and nature. One week focuses on “Your Inner Dr. ­Seuss,” another on drawing 100 experimental portraits. Sonheim hopes to return adults to the creative innocence of childhood. A good choice for artists of any level. - Library Journal, November, 15, 2010

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September 21,2011
Carla Sonheim, author of Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists, shares a drawing project using ink, toilet paper and an eye dropper. Learn More.
February 23,2011
Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists was featured on the February 22 post on The Etsy Blog. Learn More.
August 10,2010
Carla Sonheim, painter of girls (mother of boys) is on blogtalkradio's Fiber Arts & Mixed Media program for the launch of her new book: Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun Learn More.

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