Contour drawing, sumi brush skills, value studies, color mixing, negative space and perspective exercises, colored pencil techniques, shape and color analyzing, composition, puzzle drawing, paper-cut silhouettes, watercolors, oil painting, thumbnail sketches, three-dimensional approaches, and on and on. Sally Bartalot trains the mind to use the artist's tools--hands included.
A book for teachers and students, art alive! chronicles the extraordinary teaching techniques and astounding artistic results that Sally Bartalot, teacher of art, has both shared and achieved with her students over the past forty years. This book was published after long insistence by her many students who, over the years, continued to demand that Bartalot's lesson plans, instructions, and guidelines, along with her students' work, be documented so that others who had never experienced her classes might benefit from her ideas and teaching.