DK Art School: An Introduction to Acrylics

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A real education for the aspiring artist!

Whether you've taken art classes or never held a brush before, An Introduction to Acrylics will show you everything you need to know about working in this challenging— but rewarding — medium. Easy-to-follow projects, shown as they were created, teach the essentials while inspiring the student to tackle increasingly complex techniques.

Each volume of the DK Art School series focuses on a specific medium ...

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Overview

A real education for the aspiring artist!

Whether you've taken art classes or never held a brush before, An Introduction to Acrylics will show you everything you need to know about working in this challenging— but rewarding — medium. Easy-to-follow projects, shown as they were created, teach the essentials while inspiring the student to tackle increasingly complex techniques.

Each volume of the DK Art School series focuses on a specific medium and subject, so you can choose precisely what you want to learn. When complete, the DK Art School will offer the widest choice of specific subjects — from acrylic figure to oil portrait, and from pastel still life to watercolor landscape. Build your own private Art School in your home library.

Author Biography: Internationally noted artist Ray Smith has exhibited in solo and group shows around the world. A lecturer at the Chelsea School of Art and at Exeter Art College, he was recently Artist-in-Residence at the University of Southampton in the UK. Smith has received many distinguished awards for his work, including an Arts Council Award, a Lindbury Trust artist's award, and the Deutscher Jugendbuch Preis. He has written several titles in The DK Art School series, and is the author of The Artist's Handbook and How to Draw and Paint What You See.

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A quality paperback.
New York Times
... deliciously illustrated step-by-step instructional guides.
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In association with the Royal Academy of Arts, this art instruction book will show you everything you need to know about painting beautifully in this rewarding medium. Includes easy-to-follow projects, shown step by step as they were created. 8 1/2" x 11". Color illus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789432872
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Series: DK Art School Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 328,434
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.24 (d)

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