23 Ways to be a Great Artist (23 Things to Do Before You are...)

23 Ways to be a Great Artist (23 Things to Do Before You are...)

By: Jennifer McCully (author), Joanna Kerr (illustrator)Paperback

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The perfect book for aspiring artists. The book is packed full of step-by-step projects for crafty kids eager to discover the secrets to creating a masterpiece. Paint like Jackson Pollock, sculpt like Henry Moore, and make paper cut-outs like Matisse! With a mixture of simple and challenging projects, readers can learn how to emulate the greatest artists from history and modern times. Activities are broken down into easy steps and technical information comes alive in bite-size facts. The reader will also learn about the artist behind each project, be encouraged to think about the ideas behind great art, and learn how to adapt styles and techniques to use on a variety of creative endeavours.

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About Author

JENNIFER MCCULLY is a graphic designer who expanded her horizon to include mixed media work. Her creative spirit can be seen on her bold canvases, which feature vibrant and simple objects that are energetic and inspiring. Her childlike creations evoke happiness, and her inspiration is drawn from practically anything. Jennifer is a full-time Etsy seller, operating four different shops. JOANNA KERR has an MA in Sequential Illustration from the University of Brighton and an MFA in Fine Art from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford. She has worked as an illustrator for many years, and has moved from the medium of linoprint into digital illustration. As well as creating her own delightful illustrations, Joanna also teaches illustration on a Foundation degree programme which, she says, constantly informs her practice and challenges and inspires her work. She also has a cat called Lulu and enjoys gardening and country walks.


4 Let's Make a Masterpiece! 6 Jungle Adventure (Henri Rousseau) 8 Pop Art Bag (Andy Warhol) 10 Splatter Placemat (Jackson Pollock) 14 Colourful Cut-outs (Henri Matisse) 16 Memory Painting (Grandma Moses) 18 Cubist Portrait (Paul Klee) 20 Up-close Flowers (Georgia O'Keeffe) 22 Nature Art (Andy Goldsworthy) 24 Wiry People (Alberto Giacometti) 27 Arty Art Caddy (Jean Dubuffet) 30 Funny Face (Franz Xaver Messerschmidt) 33 Cubist Notebook (Juan Gris) 36 Colourful Coasters (Wassily Kandinsky) 38 Stencil Street Art (Banksy) 41 Personality Portrait (Frida Kahlo) 44 Starry Night Painting (Vincent van Gogh) 46 Peculiar Patterns (Yayoi Kusama) 48 Flickering Fish Mobile (Alexander Calder) 51 Pointillist Notecards (Georges Seurat) 52 Surreal Collage (Rene Magritte) 54 Abstract Mug (Piet Mondrian) 56 Story Quilt (Faith Ringgold) 60 The Never-ending Project 62 Glossary 64 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/10/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781784931339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 64
  • ID: 9781784931339
  • ISBN10: 1784931330

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