Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592536139
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Series: Lab Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 196,667
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2011

    LOVE IT!

    This is an excellent guide for beginning and intermediate "drawers." There's a creative variety of labs that can be done in any order and for as long as desired. It's great on my non-color Nook!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

    Very helpful

    The excercises in this book are varied enough so that almost anyone can be inspired. This book is more gitting the pen to the paper than talking about the theroy of drawing. Very entertaining to read and makes a great refrence book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Art

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Inspirational book

    Thiw is a great book whether you are an accomplished artist or just starting out. It will push you to look at the world in new ways and give you innovative techniques to improve your skills. Plus, it is just plain fun.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

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    Get the book

    WOrks best as a hands on book, but full of ideas.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 4, 2013

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