Multcolib My Librarian Darcee: 6 books to jump start your art

One Painting A Day
One Painting A Day A 6-week Course in Observational Painting--creating Extraordinary Paintings From Every Day Experiences By Callaghan, Timothy Book - 2013 751.4 C1563o 2013 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A six-week course exploring the timeless traditions of observational painting and that will inspire you to make the ordinary extraordinary as you create from every day experience.

How to Be An Explorer of the World
How to Be An Explorer of the World Portable Life Museum By Smith, Keri Book - 2008 153.35 S653h 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:An interactive guide for exploring and documenting the art and science of everyday life.

Paint Lab
Paint Lab 52 Exercises Inspired by Artists, Materials, Time, Place, and Method By Forman, Deborah Book - 2013 751 F7241p 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:A hands on book designed to expose you to unique and experimental techniques and ideas in painting.

One Drawing A Day
One Drawing A Day A 6-week Course Exploring Creativity With Illustration and Mixed Media By Lawlor, Veronica Book - 2011 741.2 L4187o 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:46 daily exercises to keep your artistic skills sharp and your imagination fertile.

Creative Block
Creative Block By Krysa, Danielle Book - 2014 701.15 K948c 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Advice and projects from 50 successful artists. The artwork will inspire and the projects are fun and unusual; Ex: Illustrate yourself as an animal. Are you a chilled-out, lazy sloth?

Water, Paper, Paint
Water, Paper, Paint Exploring Creativity With Watercolor and Mixed Media By Smith Jones, Heather Book - 2011 751.422 S6529w 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A field book of inspiration, creative ideas, how to's, and projects for all types of creative individuals who want to experience and play with watercolor.

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Maybe you went to art school, but found your creative habit got derailed by other life commitments? Or maybe you just need an assignment to reignite your creativity? Try these books containing exercises and projects to jump start your art and get your habit back on track.

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