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Play, Experiment and Discover the Creative Artist within!

Choose to be creative! Artist and teacher Nita Leland believes that creativity lives in everyone, from the novice artist to the professional. Develop and strengthen your natural curiosity, flexibility, independence and playfulness, and become the artist you want to be. Inside this updated and expanded edition of Nita's bestselling The Creative Artist ...

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Overview


Play, Experiment and Discover the Creative Artist within!

Choose to be creative! Artist and teacher Nita Leland believes that creativity lives in everyone, from the novice artist to the professional. Develop and strengthen your natural curiosity, flexibility, independence and playfulness, and become the artist you want to be. Inside this updated and expanded edition of Nita's bestselling The Creative Artist are over 110 fun activities to exercise your creative muscle:

  • Explore what drives you by creating an autobiographical collage
  • Jot down ideas for projects and techniques and place them in a jar for random retrieval when you need a jumpstart
  • Target "dull" subjects and find ways to make them interesting
  • Push your creative boundaries by trying new methods and media: paper crafts, Japanese brush painting, creative quilting, inventive photography, grown-up finger painting, monotype and more
Nita's exciting, enlightening instruction - plus inspiring art from 100 other fine artists and crafters in every medium - will coach you to creative success!
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As Sidaway has published more than 25 successful art books, any new book of his is worth a look. Here, he nearly pulls off what the title promises. Claims that these really are "all the techniques" an oil painter will need and that a "complete beginner" can learn oil painting in only ten steps are hyperbolic at best. However, Sidaway does give us a quick and broad survey of the techniques of composition, tonal underpainting, glazing, impasto, and the like. The true beginner would need a foundation in drawing before making good use of this book, and readers may want to go on to explore other techniques in oil, such as those in George Deem's How To Paint a Vermeer: A Painter's History of Art.


—Daniel Lombardo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581807561
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 7/17/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 526,562
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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