Green Guide for Artists Nontoxic Recipes Green Art Ideas & Resources for the Eco-Conscious Artist

The Green Guide for Artists both educates and inspires artists (of all levels) on how they can make better eco-conscious choices within their work and their studios.

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Join the ever increasing number of artists who wish to make better eco-conscious choices within their work and their studios.

Informative and fun, Green Guide for Artists will educate and inspire artists of all types to ‘green’ their studios and projects and is perfect for seasoned and beginning artists, and teachers.

  • DIY recipes for mixing a variety of your own non-toxic paints and adhesives
  • Instructions for making your own papers from recycled paper
  • Guidance on keeping a green studio or workspace, how to use safe and eco-friendly work practices, and how to dispose of materials properly
  • A fresh look at using recycled materials through creative step-by-step projects and a gallery section
  • A handy resource guide for eco-friendly materials and supplies, including websites and forum links for green materials and practices.
Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Greening Your Studio

  • Product Safety
  • Paints and Mediums
  • Paper
  • Canvas
  • Adhesives
  • Safety in the Studio

Chapter 2: Green Recipes

  • Making Paint
  • Paint Recipes
  • Adhesive Recipes

Chapter 3: Green Projects

  • Repurposing Unused Projects into Art
  • Papier Mâché: A Fresh Look at an Old Medium
  • Bookmaking: Notepads and Journals from Recycled Materials
  • Using Found Objects in Your Art
  • Using Photos in Your Art

Chapter 4: Artists’ Gallery Resource Guide

About the Author

Karen Michel is a mixed media artist. She lives in New York, where she runs a nonprofit art center for kids, the Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation, with her artist husband Carlo Thertus.

Along with sharing her love for the arts with children, she also teaches adult workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Her books, paintings, and collages have been exhibited internationally and have been published in various books and magazines. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery: Mixed-Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals, and More.

More of her work can be found at

SKU: QM0891

Author/Speaker/Editor: Karen Michel

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781592535187