Carla took her first art class when she was 30, after having changed careers for the SECOND time (first Legal Secretary/Paralegal, then editing/writing). At 30 she started working as a Design Assistant for a book publisher… and she started by taking life drawing, printmaking, painting, etc. Because she was “artistic,” she started teaching in her sons’ classrooms… this eventually led to teaching adults at events like Artfest, which then led to the book.
One of her students writes, “Carla just shines and is so gentle and generous that you will work hard all day and come out energised and inspired. Most importantly though, [her] class was a touchstone in my artistic journey, giving me the courage to stop resisting, and open myself to my creative voice.”
Carla is a creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help adult students recover a more childlike, playful approach to creating. Her innovative ideas are now collected and elaborated on in this exciting, unique volume. Carla has taught at ArtUnraveled, Artfest, and Art & Soul events, as well as smaller venues.
Here are some “Drawing Lab” facts and things of interest…
a. The book is part of the “Lab” series of 12 that Quarry Books is putting out… “Drawing Lab” is #3 (The first in the series is “Collage Lab” by Bee Shay and the second is “Print and Stamp Lab” by Tracy Bunkers.
b. Right now on Amazon.com, “Drawing Lab” is the #1 bestselling mixed media book!!! (It might have changed by the time you see it, though so look!)
c. Your listeners can see the first 19 pages of the book here.
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