Winner: Best Art Book, Non-Fiction, Global eBook Awards, August 2011 Winner: Best Book Cover, Non-Fiction, Global eBook Awards, August 2011
As artists we each discover and employ ways of working that become part of our personal expression and our signature style. In her own artistic journey, author and artist Marjorie Sarnat has discovered, improvised, learned and gathered a wide array of hands-on tips, ...
Winner: Best Art Book, Non-Fiction, Global eBook Awards, August 2011
Winner: Best Book Cover, Non-Fiction, Global eBook Awards, August 2011
As artists we each discover and employ ways of working that become part of our personal expression and our signature style. In her own artistic journey, author and artist Marjorie Sarnat has discovered, improvised, learned and gathered a wide array of hands-on tips, techniques, and inspirations for making art. Now she has collected them in this book and offers them for avid artists of any level. There are over 60 ideas for doing artwork with creative kids, as well. This body of knowledge is presented as quick and simple text passages organized into 12 sections. You will learn:
• Intriguing Visual Illusions - Keep your audience wondering how they were done
• The New Mixed Media - Unusual ways to work with acrylics, metallics, egg tempera, and even kitchen ingredients
• Art Materials Redefined - New ideas for incorporating never-before-tried natural and man-made materials in your artwork
• Penny Pinching Productivity - Cost-saving ways to obtain and manage your art tools and materials
• Compelling Color and Composition - Understand their power and how to make deliberate choices to harness their emotional appeal
Every "secret" in this book is offered in practical terms with an eye toward boosting your creative output as an artist. This collection will help you create better artwork, apply new and unusual methods and materials, and will 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.
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.
She 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.