Map Art Lab: 52 Exciting Art Explorations in Mapmaking, Imagination, and Travel

Map Art Lab: 52 Exciting Art Explorations in Mapmaking, Imagination, and Travel

by Jill K. Berry, Linden McNeilly

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Overview

Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Art Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds. Authors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Art Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers. Artists of all ages and experience levels can use this book to explore enjoyable and engaging exercises. Everyone loves maps. And what's not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592539055
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication date: 05/01/2014
Series: Lab Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 473,991
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jill K. Berry is an author, teacher, and artist living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Her first book, Personal Geographies: Explorations of Mixed-Media Mapmaking, was published in 2011. She thought it would be fun to invite her sister Linden to explore the second book together, and the two developed Map Art Lab. Jill returned to books with Making Art from Maps. She makes artists' books, paintings, maps, and other storytelling structures, and her work has been publisehd in many books and magazines. She teachers her techniques worldwide.

Jill K. Berry, author of Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media, teaching scheduled for Art & Soul Portland, Valley Ridge Art Studio, San Diego Book Arts, Tucson Paperworks, Petaluma and Eureka Art Centers, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Virginia Beach and Taos.  Jill's first book with NorthLight has sold over 10K copies in the first year.Linden McNeilly (Jill's sister) Public school teacher 25 years, designing curriculum for children and adults in math, science, geography, reading, writing and art. MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, BA in UC Santa Cruz. Works in progress: three young adult novels.

Jill K. Berry is an author, teacher, and artist living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Her first book, Personal Geographies: Explorations of Mixed-Media Mapmaking, was published in 2011. She thought it would be fun to invite her sister Linden to explore the second book together. She makes artists' books, paintings, maps, and other storytelling structures, and her work has been publisehd in many books and magazines. She teachers her techniques worldwide.

Linden McNeilly is a writer and teacher living in the Monterey Bay area of California. She loves making things and teaching kids to knit, draw, dye textiles, paint on silk, and make beaded projects. She received her master's in fine arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is presently at work onseveral middle-grade novels with quirky characters and a touch of magic. Working with her sister, Jill, has been a privilege.

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