As an artist, you encounter a steady stream of tips, truths, and techniques about making art. In this book, award-winning painter Marjorie Sarnat provides a user-friendly collection of her own artistic gems to explore and adapt for yourself. Every secret in this book is ...
As an artist, you encounter a steady stream of tips, truths, and techniques about making art. In this book, award-winning painter Marjorie Sarnat provides a user-friendly collection of her own artistic gems to explore and adapt for yourself. Every secret in this book is offered in easy-to-grasp text passages with an eye towards enhancing your artistic abilities.
In this all new book in the Art Studio Secrets series, you’ll learn ways to:
• Develop a signature style
• Use color that delights
• Create compositions that work
• Sharpen your drawing skills
• Apply materials in unique ways
• Keep the creative spark burning
These tips, techniques, and ideas are presented in practical terms and organized into 12 chapters, including 35 ideas for doing artwork with kids. All are provided to help you get the results you want in your art. Among this entire collection, even one or two simple ideas can ignite your artistic expression.
It’s no secret that author Marjorie Sarnat enjoys being both a commercial and fine artist. Her professional experience includes designing and creating artwork for collectible figurines, home decor, craft kits, children’s books, paper dolls, fashion, and more. Marjorie’s delightful illustrations are published by Dover Publications in a series of activity books for children. She is the author of the best-selling "151 Uncommon and Amazing Art Studio Secrets," and "Creative Genius: How to Grow the Seeds of Creativity Within Every Child."
A recent success is her award-winning “Project Runway® Designer Dolls,” an open-ended creative craft for kids that she invented, designed, and licensed to a major manufacturer. For the fashion industry, she has worked as a textile artist, designing prints for fabrics, and as a painter she has exhibited in art shows and galleries, winning numerous awards for her work.
Marjorie is a member of Women Painters West, California Art League, Los Angeles Experimental Artists, Thousand Oaks Art Association, and Collage Artists of America. She is an alumna of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University along with her teaching credentials. Marjorie studied under Southwest artist Joe Abbrescia and was an instructor at his Village Art School near Chicago. Earlier in her career Marjorie served as the editor-in-chief of Arts & Activities Magazine, an art education publication.
Marjorie lives in Southern California with her designer husband, artist daughter, creative son, and brilliant dogs.