Synopses & Reviews
Collage Lab offers artists and crafters a fun and experimental approach to making art. The book is organized into 52 different labs which may, but don't need to be, explored on a weekly basis. The labs can be worked in any order, so that readers can flip around to learn a new mixed-media technique or be inspired by a particular collage theme or application. The underlying message of this book is that artists can and should learn and gain expertise through experimentation and play. There is no right or wrong result for a given exercise, yet readers will gain skills and confidence in collage techniques, allowing them to take their work to a new level.
Collage Lab is illustrated with brilliant full-color images and multiple examples of each exercise, offers a visual, non-linear approach to learning art techniques, and reinforces a fun and fearless approach to making art.
This book is potentially the first in a new series which will provide the reader with solid techniques and ideas for unique applications, each book covering a popular craft subject area, all presented in a appealing visual package organized into 52 units, which may, but don't need to be explored on a weekly basis. The Lab series offers artists and crafters a new type of format. While the book exposes readers to very hands-on techniques and solid project ideas, the approach is fun and experimental. Readers don't need to work through the book in order. Rather, they can flip around to learn something new or be inspired. The underlying message of the book is to learn and gain expertise through experimentation and play. There is no right or wrong result, yet, the reader gains skills and confidence in their medium to take their work to a new level.
About the Author
Bee Shay is a print maker, collage and mixed media artist, and longtime instructor. She has contributed to magazines, including the Artistic Stenciler and Somerset Studio. Her work has also been featured in several Quarry Books including: True Vision, Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Adventures in Mixed Media, The Creative Entrepreneur, and Re-Bound. Bee lives with her husband in the Philadelphia area and is mother of three beautiful souls. When she’s not inciting the muse in her students or working in her barn studio she lovingly calls her nest, she can be found roaming outside seeking the wonders of the natural world for inspiration.