New Creative Artist: A Guide to Developing Your Creative Spirit


Publisher: F+W US

Publication Date: February 01, 2019

ISBN: 9781440353949

Binding: Paperback

Availability: 10-15 Days

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Overcome your artist's block and explore what drives you artistically! Artist and teacher Nita Leland shows how to be creative in daily life to develop and strengthen your natural curiosity, flexibility, independence and playfulness - all with the end-goal of creating more inspired, unique personal artwork. Enjoy a variety of fun activities designed to exercise your creative muscle, including how to make an autobiographical collage, creating an idea jar for when you need a random jumpstart, and how to make "dull" subjects more interesting. Learn to push your creative boundaries by trying new methods in dozens of types of media including paper crafts, Japanese brush painting, creative quilting, inventive photography, grown-up finger painting, monotype and more. 110 plus activities that inspire creativity Artists of all skill levels and mediums can tap into their creativity through exciting techniques and exercises Inspirational tips and advice for taking creative risks to make more meaningful artistic statements Inspiring art from 100 contributing fine artists and crafters in every medium coaching readers to creative success AUTHOR: Nita Leland began painting in watercolor in 1970 and now teaches workshops in color, creativity, collage and design throughout the United States and Canada. She's the author of five best-selling art-instruction books for North Light: Exploring Color (1998) and the 30th Anniversary Exploring Color Workshop Revised Edition (2016), New Creative Collage Techniques (2011), Confident Color (2008) and New Creative Artist (2006). She has contributed articles to Watercolor Artist, The Artist's Magazine, American Artist and many others, and produced multiple video downloads for 275 colour and 25 b/w illustrations