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ISBN13: 9781592536139
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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.

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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." Library Journal, November, 15, 2010

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"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." Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, Craftgossip.com

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"This book might be just what you are looking for when escaping this summer's inexorable heat. 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." Cecil Whig, 5 Things to Do This Week

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Whether you think of yourself as an artist, a doodler, a dreamer, or none of the above, this book will jump-start your creativity. Popular art instructor Carla Sonheim offers fun, engaging ideas on every page, from drawing upside down to imagining new worlds (down to their silly hats and strange animal species). All you need is a pencil or pen and your imagination.

About the Author

Carla Sonheim is a painter, illustrator, and popular workshop instructor at art retreats such as Artfest, and Art & Soul. She has been called a 'gifted facilitator' and loves to help adult students recover a more child-like play approach to creating. Carla's 'Girls' paintings are in showcased in numerous galleries nationwide, as well as in private and corporate collections around the world. www.carlasonheim.wordpress.com

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Lindsay Waite, August 27, 2012 (view all comments by Lindsay Waite)
This is a fun book. Carla Sonheim, an wonderful mixed-media artist and instructor, helps the hesitant artist explore creativity in a seven chapter book. Each chapter covers a different source of inspiration for drawing: animals, people, well-known artists, children, the imagination, nature, and books and culture. There are the 52 different exercises, and each one has a list of supplies needed, instructions, and samples. And, these exercises don't require spending a lot of money on art supplies. The list of supplies that Sonheim uses is listed on page 12, but she notes that you can improvise and just work with a number 2 pencil and paper. I purchased this book to help me come up with ideas for an animated video, but this book opens my eyes to all kinds of other creative outlets as well. Enjoy!
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sentina, August 7, 2012 (view all comments by sentina)
This book is exactly what I have been wanting -- I have taken some drawing classes and am quite good at it, but I don't draw much at home, and I have been wanting to get back to it. The variety of fun and interesting exercises is wonderful, it is easy to focus on and do them, and I'm so happy to be doing art again. Thank you, Carla Sonheim!
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Sofi, August 1, 2012 (view all comments by Sofi)
This is a fantastic book of drawing exercises that are a lot of fun and really work for jump-starting your creativity. I recently starting drawing again after a 15-year hiatus from art, and the most difficult thing was figuring out what to draw. This book gave me the push I needed to get going again, and I still pull it out when I'm having a bout of "artist's block". This is also NOT one of those art books that require you to go out and spend gobs of money on obscure art supplies before you can get started.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781592536139
Author:
Sonheim, Carla
Publisher:
Quarry
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Art - Drawing
Subject:
Creativity
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Lab Series
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.50 x 8.50 in
Age Level:
from 18

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"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "This book might be just what you are looking for when escaping this summer's inexorable heat. 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."
"Synopsis" by ,
Ready to play?

Whether you think of yourself as an artist, a doodler, a dreamer, or none of the above, this book will jump-start your creativity. Popular art instructor Carla Sonheim offers fun, engaging ideas on every page, from drawing upside down to imagining new worlds (down to their silly hats and strange animal species). All you need is a pencil or pen and your imagination.

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