Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive new approach to self-instruction brings out the artist in all of us! Turn the pages of An Introduction to Mixed Media -- and discover an exciting art course that teaches you how to combine a variety of versatile and expressive media. an Introduction to Mixed Media is a practical guide to a range of artistic techniques. More than 300 photographs guide the beginner through a series of exercises designed to teach all the essentials of working in mixed media. Revealing projects focus on professional works of art, all shown in the making so novices can follow the creative process step-by-step. Unique gallery pages display works of masters -- pictures that will instruct and inspire every student of art. Packed with specially commissioned artworks, clear instruction, and easy-to-follow exercises, The DK Art School offers idea courses for "armchair" art students. The DK Art School series is a new way to learn, improve, or master drawing and painting skills. Carefully constructed courses ensure that you gain both the confidence and the know-how to create imaginative, beautiful pictures. With individual volumes on subjects like still life, portraiture, or landscape, in specific media such as oil, watercolor, or acrylic, The DK Art school series offers something for everyone, and builds into a unique collection of practical art books.
... deliciously illustrated step-by-step instructional guides. (The New York Times)
About the Author
Michael Wright is an artist and lecturer living in London. He has taught at the Hertfordshire College of Art and Design since 1982. After studying fine art at Liverpool College of Art and Design, Wright did postgraduate work at the Royal Academy School, where he was awarded a silver medal for sculpture. He served as a consultant on Watercolor Color and Watercolor Landscape in the DK Art School series.