151 Uncommon and Amazing Art Studio Secrets: To Boost Your Creative Output

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9780983740407: 151 Uncommon and Amazing Art Studio Secrets: To Boost Your Creative Output

Winner: Best Art Book, Non-Fiction, Global eBook Awards 2011
Winner: Best Book Cover, Non-Fiction, Global eBook Awards 2011In her own artistic journey, author Marjorie Sarnat has discovered, improvised, learned, and gathered a wide array of hands-on tips, techniques, and inspirations for making art. Now she has collected them in this book, 151 Uncommon and Amazing Art Studio Secrets, and offers them for avid artists of any level. This body of knowledge is presented as quick and simple text passages organized into 12 sections. You will learn:

  • Intriguing Visual Illusions - Keep your audience wondering how they were done
  • The New Mixed Media - Unusual ways to work with acrylics, metallics, egg tempera, and even kitchen ingredients
  • Art Materials Redefined - New ideas for incorporating never-before-tried natural and man-made materials in your artwork
  • Penny Pinching Productivity - Cost-saving ways to obtain and manage your art tools and materials
  • Compelling Color and Composition - Understand their power and how to make deliberate choices to harness their emotional appeal
There are over 60 ideas for doing artwork with creative kids, as well. Every "secret" in this book is offered in practical terms with an eye toward boosting your creative output as an artist. This collection will help you create better artwork, apply new and unusual methods and materials, and will ignite your artistic expression.

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It's no secret that author Marjorie Sarnat enjoys being both a commercial and fine artist. Her professional experience includes designing and creating artwork for collectible figurines, home decor, needlecraft kits, children's books, paper dolls, jewelry, and more. Marjorie's delightful illustrations are published by Dover Publications in a series of activity books for children. A recent success is her award-winning "Project Runway® Designer Dolls,™" an open-ended creative craft for kids that she invented, designed, and licensed to a major manufacturer. For the fashion industry, she has worked as a textile artist, designing prints for fabrics, and as a painter she has exhibited in art shows and galleries, winning numerous awards for her work.

Marjorie is a member of Women Painters West and serves on the board of the Collage Artists of America. She is an alumna of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University along with her teaching credentials. She studied under Southwest artist Joe Abbrescia, and taught oil painting to children and adults at his Village Art School in Skokie, Illinois.

Earlier in her career Marjorie served as the editor-in-chief of "Arts & Activities Magazine," an art education publication. Marjorie is the author of "Creative Genius," published by Jr Imagination® and now available on Amazon.

Marjorie lives in Southern California with her designer husband, artist daughter, creative son, and two funny dogs.

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