Synopses & Reviews
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!
Both a popular hobby and a recognized art form, collage encompasses a wide range of creative styles and techniquesandmdash;exploredand#160; here by the creator of the popular A Collage a Day blog. Offering step-by-step instruction, visual inspiration, and even a library of copyright-free images, this hands-on guide covers all the necessary materials, tools, and know-how, from adding color and transferring images, to dandeacute;collage (tearing away layers). And to spark the readerand#39;s imagination, there are 52 creativity prompts, such as a collage using the letters of a single word.
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).