Category Archives: Paper and mixed media

Moira Huntly’s Sketchbook Secrets

Moira Huntly’s Sketchbook Secrets, by Moira Huntly, will inspire you to carry sketching supplies all the time. It’s an especially good book to read when you’re planning a trip, and want to keep an illustrated travel journal while you’re on the road. Or, if you’re participating in an all-day sketching marathon (like a “sketchcrawl”), you may refer to this book often, as you prepare for the day. I’ve looked at… Read More »

Collage, Assemblage, and Altered Art – review

Collage, Assemblage and Altered Art by Diane Maurer-Mathison is a good book for a school, the library of an art organization or club, or a public library. It’s a thorough book about collage and assemblage, and it demonstrates altered art as well.  Though readers may not be able to find the exact items used in this project book, I think the ideas can be adapted to other materials, if your… Read More »

Art Model’s Handbook

The Art Model’s Handbook, by Andrew Cahner is one of those books I look at and exclaim, “Why didn’t anyone write a book like this before..?” If you use artist’s models in your studio, work as an artist’s model, or have ever thought of working as an artist’s model*… you need to own a copy of this book. Yes, I usually say, “Read this book at your public library first,… Read More »

ABCs of Art

Herman the Jester and the ABC’s of Art, by Rafael Filion, is a tremendously useful book for teaching art theory to very young children. It’s ideal as the basis of a daily or weekly art lesson.  It’s also a great preparation for taking young children to art museums.  In fact, it’s one of the best I’ve seen, for that purpose. Each letter of the alphabet is matched to an art-related… Read More »

Glorious Glues! Art with Adhesives, Paula Guhin

With Glorious Glues! Art with Adhesives, art Teacher Paula Guhin has put together a wonderful little book that showcases the many uses of glue in art making. All of her projects are rated either easy, moderate or advanced and can be used with all ages. The lessons are well written and easy to follow. Tips to evaluate the artwork are included at the end of each lesson. Both 2-D and… Read More »