Nature Art Workshop by Katie Brooks, Sarah Lorraine Edwards, Allison Hetzell, Mikko Sumulong

This book shouts spring! and I must admit the cover made me think it would be mostly watercolor projects but nope, it has all kinds of crafty projects perfect for summer or spring!

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Nature Art Workshop:
More than 50 tips, techniques, and projects for using found materials to create mixed-media artwork inspired by nature
by Katie Brooks, Sarah Lorraine Edwards, Allison Hetzell, Mikko Sumulong

Keywords: non-fiction, educational, arts, crafts, step by step, basic skills, beginner, visually appealing.
*Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 4th 2018
by Walter Foster Publishing

Description by publisher:

Nature Art Workshop is a visual resource for any artist or crafter desiring to combine their artistic talents with their love of the natural world. Each page engages, inspires, and encourages artists to see the world around them in a new light while they learn to create their own nature-inspired art.

Four talented visual nature artists guide readers through finding and prepping traditional media and natural elements to use in creating fun and unique nature-inspired projects following simple step-by-step instructions. Projects include a pressed-flower ceramic dish, fresh floral crown, and flower-adorned candles, in addition to painted feathers, stones, shells, leaves, and more. Valuable art tips and techniques offer guidance during the artistic process. 

A fun, refreshing approach to mixed-media art, Nature Art Workshop proves that you can turn anything into a stunning work of art with the right materials and a bit of imagination.

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This book is most recommended for those who are looking for their perfect hobby and want to explore different materials and techniques that include natural elements like flowers, stones, shells, wood,etc. The projects are simple and most of them can be done with kids.  If you want to relax while doing something creative and benefit from some “art therapy”,  this book is most appropriate. Some projects are as simple as creating mandala shapes with flower petals or forming shapes with stones (which btw would look fabulous in the garden).

For the well-seasoned crafter: these projects could be too simple for you and you might have tried some of them already (flower crowns, painted wood, pressed flowers) but because it has a wide selection of techniques, you are bound to find something new or at least inspiring. This might be more a source of inspiration for getting you out of an artistic block or as an starting point for creating your own projects.

*I got my eArc from Walter Foster Publishing. Thank you!

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6 thoughts on “Nature Art Workshop by Katie Brooks, Sarah Lorraine Edwards, Allison Hetzell, Mikko Sumulong

    • Alicia says:

      Hahaha right? there is so much to try and experiment that we end up somewhere totally different. Right now I’m in a watercolor frenzy but some years ago I was all about yarn crafts πŸ˜› But it is never too late to start once again πŸ˜‰


    • Alicia says:

      Yes, most of these projects are suitable for children of those ages. Some of them need adult supervision, but most are family friendly. For example: making a mandala, sugar skull or a floral crown using flower petals, painting over rocks, wood slacks or acorns, pressing leaves and flowers and decorating a candle using dried leaves. I think the most difficult/dangerous projects are those about wood-burning but totally doable under supervision. Knowing that they love art, I think they will like all the pretty step-by-step pictures and the general design of this book πŸ˜‰ You can check some pages and get a better idea by following the Amazon link πŸ˜€

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      • Judith says:

        I will check it out. I’m also planning to buy a wood-burning set as a Christmas gift for our home. I had one as a child and loved it (although I burned myself as often as not). I figured it would be great to do projects with grandkids — all under our supervision.


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