The seeds of creativity live in everyone. Some individuals are fortunate that their sprouting imagination was nurtured and grown into strong creative thinking abilities...Creative people invent, imagine, problem-solve, create, and communicate in fresh, new ways... Those with the ability to "think outside of the box" will lead the future and make special things happen.
~"Importance of Creativity" from Crayola.com
What are you doing to unwind this summer? Well, you might be doing extra reading to take part in our Summer Reading Program, or taking a trip somewhere, or taking part in outdoor activities (Zoo Music? Farmers' Market? Summerfest? Isotopes? Check out the City of Albuquerque's Summer page for more). But if you are at a loose end, and looking for something a little different, why not try taking up art? Whether you are a newbie or someone looking to hone your drawing or painting skills, the library catalog is chock-full of suggestions of how to get more creative!
Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces: A Mixed-Media Portrait Workshop by Jane Davenport
Advanced Airbrush Art: How To Secrets From the Masters by Timothy Remus
Mixed Media Portraits: Techniques for Drawing and Painting Faces by Pam Carriker
Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often to Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist by Carol Marine
Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel by Liz Haywood-Sullivan
Joy of Zentangle: Drawing Your Way to Increased Creativity, Focus, and Well-Being by Suzanne McNeill et al.
20 Ways to Draw a Tree: And 44 Other Nifty Things From Nature - A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers by Eloise Renouf
The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing On Location Aroundthe World by Gabriel Campanario
The Wrinklies' Guide to Drawing: New Pursuits For Old Hands by Richard Pomfret
Fast Sketching Techniques: Capture theFundamental Essence of Elusive Subjects by David Rankin [eBook]
One Drawing a Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media by Veronica Lawlor [eBook]
Painting Your Way Out of a Corner: The Art of Getting Unstuck by Barbara Diane Barr
The Art of Mistakes: Unexpected Painting Techniques & the Practice of Creative Thinking by Melanie Rothschild
A-Z of Painting Bird Portraits: An Illustrated Guide to Painting Beautiful Birds in Acrylics by Andrew Forkner
IPad for Artists by Dani Jones
Electronics for Artists: Adding Light, Motion, and Sound to Your Artwork by Simon Quellen Field
Street Scene: How to Draw Graffiti-Style by John Le [eBook]
Amp up your creative game with these exercises!