Ho! Ho! Ho! ‘Santa Nita’ stopped by

Nita Leland

Nita Leland

For me, Nita Leland’s art books have always been a wonderful source of information; in fact, her newest, the 30th Anniversary Edition Exploring Color Workshop, was also like experiencing the joys of Christmastime.

30th-exploring-color-workshop-by-nita-leland     The beautiful art leaps from the pages whereas I could not stop flipping until I reached the end. After that excitement, I go back to the beginning to view all the amazing contents. Each chapter is a derivation of information to inspire all artists beginning to advance.

     The book is a pure joy and belongs on every artist’s bookshelf.


About the Reviewer
Patricia Rayman is a practicing teacher of the arts for all ages. Born and educated on the East Coast, she was initially taught by working professionals from New York City. She is a graduate of the New Jersey School of Fine and Industrial Arts, New York Institute of Photography, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Also, she has successfully completed countless continued education courses and programs in art academics and a host of art applications as well as writing and children’s literature.      
pat-rayman-headshot     Over the years, she has been showered with over * hundreds of recognitions for her artworks in art and photography by various local, regional and non-Ohio organizations; * chosen Big Sister-of-the-Year by the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lima-Allen County for her involvement in a young girl’s life which allowed this child to bud from a thorny environment, and blossom forward with noted local and national achievements; * selected Tri-County Woman-of-the-Year for Allen, Van Wert and Putnam, Ohio local media for her volunteerism and an undaunted willingness of providing encouragement: Art is ageless, not only to the young, but even among nursing home seniors; * recognized by the Ohio Senate for her humanitarian contributions which goes back to her younger years working with emotionally and physically handicapped children. In addition, she also received * an Outstanding Achievement in Education award as the founder of Art-to-Art: Building Friendships Through Art, (1986-2006) an Ohio-based k-12 national art-based education program which bridges the gap with the subjects of Geography, History, Reading, Writing, and Communications through Human Relations; and has been included in * Who’s Who Education In America in the past.
     Pat continues to hone her artistic skills while teaching art education application and academics classes and workshops for various art centers, including schools in Western Ohio and Eastern Indiana.

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