Mixed Media Workshop: A Multifaceted Approach To Creating Unique Works Of Art-step By Step

Paperback | March 1, 2012

byIsaac Anderson, Joe Martino, Mark Mendez

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This 128-page book is filled with inspiring step-by-step mixed-media projects from seven talented artists, each one sharing his or her own unique style and techniques. From collage and artist trading cards to portraits and still lifes, this book encompasses both abstract and fine art approaches to mixed media. First the reader is introduced to traditional painting and drawing tools and materials, and then each artist describes his or her own unconventional ingredients and personal approach to mixed media. Next they guide the reader through several step-by-step projects, each one demonstrating different techniques and components. Aspiring artists will learn how to alter photographs and incorporate them into paintings and collage, how to create three-dimensional texture on a two-dimensional surface, how to balance the fundamentals of art with abstract designs, and even how to create a poem out of a daily newspaper. The lessons in this comprehensive guide will give a beginner all the tools they need to start creating their own unique works of mixed-media art.

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This 128-page book is filled with inspiring step-by-step mixed-media projects from seven talented artists, each one sharing his or her own unique style and techniques. From collage and artist trading cards to portraits and still lifes, this book encompasses both abstract and fine art approaches to mixed media. First the reader is intro...

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This comprehensive guide to mixed media is filled with inspiring lessons led by six talented artists, each sharing his or her own unique style and techniques. From large-scale collages and artist trading cards to portraits and still lifes, this book encompasses both abstract and fine-art approaches to mixed media. After learning about ...

Isaac Anderson is a self-taught artist who's passion for photography has taken him on many journeys as documentary filmmaker. He has spent the last eight years in Southern California experimenting with photography, mixed-media painting and documentary filmmaking. Joe Martino spent many years teaching chemistry, anatomy, and marine biol...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11.62 × 8.5 × 0.62 inPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:Walter Foster PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1600582389

ISBN - 13:9781600582387

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I believe artists should push themselves and their art forms, constantly looking for subtle—and at times radical—ways to improve their creative pursuits. It’s easy to fall victim to routine and, in essence, become a factory worker who spends most of his or her time replicating a successful piece. This is when creativity and growth come to a halt. To avoid this outcome, you must intentionally continue to grow, expanding your range of knowledge and understanding of the art form, the message, and the delivery. Always work to advance in technique, and draw on passion and inspiration from a source outside of yourself.

Table of Contents

Tools & Materials
Drawing Techniques
Painting Techniques
Color Theory
Altered Photos with Isaac Anderson
Weathered Photo
Story Assemblage
Single Focus
Painted Photo
Mixed Media Collage with Suzette Rosenthal
Mail Art
Artist Trading Cards
Still Life
Mixed Media Portrait
Abstract Assemblage with Joe Martino
Foil on Illustration Board
Tissue Paper & Handmade Stamps
Geometric Shapes on Canvas 76 Heavy Gesso & Embossed Foil
Stencils & Spray Paint with Mark Mendez
Dia de los Muertos Skull
Bird Among Clouds
Recycling Stencils
Found Poetry with Bette McIntire
Daily News Collage
Newspaper Page Poster
Poetry Block
Accordion Book
Experiments in Texture with Patricia Swartout
Closing Words