Synopses & Reviews
Take this book and
remake it! Introducing the first guide that not only teaches kids the basics of altered art, but is the very material for creating those personal pieces. Thats because this volume, along with dozens of others, is an art project just waiting to happen. With irreverent text and beautiful photographyand techniques such as stitching, image transferring, and cuttingAlter This! shows children how to turn telephone, picture, and even those boring grammar books into something exciting. Budding artists will decorate pages with collage, paint, stamps, pockets, and pop ups, and transform entire tomes into shadow boxes, picture frames, purses, or tools for passing notes in the hallway. Kids will want to own this book
and make it their own, too!
This is not your staid, buttoned-up painting course! Instead, popular teacher and artist Alena Hennessy takes an open, unintimidating approach, encouraging beginners to play, experiment, and discover their own personal style. She offers simple step-by-step instructions, tips on tools and materials, and 50 beautifully illustrated creativity promptsand#8212;from Working in Circles and Repetition to Wash and Drip and Layering-to spark readers' imaginations.and#160;If you're seeking to add new skills to your creative repertoire, while also working in a more intuitive way, The Painting Workbook will help you gain the inspiration and knowledge!
About the Author
Alena Hennessy is an Asheville, NC-based artist, teacher, and lifestyle coach. She has designed and created custom art for a number of businesses, including: ABC Studios, Target, Urban Outfitters, Galison/Mudpuppy Stationery, Papyrus, Monique Lhuillier, and Lark and Loon. Her prints and licensed products can be found throughout the US and abroad. She has exhibited her paintings in galleries in major cities throughout the United States and has received press from publications including Dwell, the Washington Post, Redbook, and Victoria. Alena has developed a high-profile teaching career, working through galleries and the popular Squam and Makerie retreats. Her first book was Cultivating Your Creative Life: Exercises, Activities, and Inspiration for Finding Balance, Beauty, and Success as an Artist (Quarry).