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Choose to be creative! Artist and teacher Nita Leland believes that creativity lives in everyone. Nita's exciting, enlightening instruction, plus inspiring art from 100 other fine artists and crafters, will coach you to creative success with The New Creative Artist, a guide to developing your creative spirit.


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The New Creative Artist
A Guide To Developing Your Creative Spirit

Author: Nita Leland
Pages: 174
Page size: 9" x 11"
Publisher: North Light Books
Cover: Spiral/Hard
Item Code: 4L0658
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 9781581807561
Weight: 2.60 lb
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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 best-selling 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 jump-start
  • 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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About the Author

Nita Leland began painting in watercolor in 1970 and now teaches workshops in color, creativity, and collage and design throughout the United States and Canada. She's the author of three best-selling art instruction books for North Light: Exploring Color, The Creative Artist and Creative Collage Techniques and has contributed articles to Watercolor Magic, Watercolor, The Artist's Magazine, American Artist and many other art publications. She is the author and publisher of Exploring Color Coloring Book, a workbook for artists. Leland is the designer and manufacturer of the Nita Leland™Color Scheme Selector, as well as a freelance consultant to manufacturers of art materials. She is the featured artist in a video series, "Exploring Color Workshop," a color course for artists and teachers.

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Activity Guide8
Introduction: Choose to Be Creative10
Arts and Craft: Highways and Byways 38
Drawing: Don't Leave Home Without It 52
Design: Mapping Your Route78
Realism: Taking the Scenic Route102
Abstraction: Off the Beaten Path 120
Experimentation: Exploring New Territory 138
Adventure: Developing Your Creative Spirit 156
Selected Bibliography170
Contributing Artist172
Index174

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