Following on from my previous post, here’s another new book by Carla Sonheim (website / blog). It’s Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun. It does pretty much what the title suggests and is rather good.
Don’t think you can draw? It doesn’t matter. The book offers seven inspiration units ranging from animals, people, famous artists, children, imagination, nature and books and culture. These units have 52 drawing activity labs in total.
In her words, “This book is designed to get you started drawing again, and excited about it!” It’s playful and sure to get you going and/or lead you in other directions. It’s not your traditional step-by-step or how-to-draw book.
Some of the activities are imaginary creatures, Picasso dogs, scribble drawings and traveloguing. Again, for those classroom teachers that find themselves having to teach art with no background training, this book may prove an invaluable resource. For others, it will get your creative juices flowing. I may also consider using this as the basis for my after-school club activity in the upcoming academic year.