Art from Intuition: Overcoming Your Fears and Obstacles to Making Art

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Watson-Guptill Publications, Apr 15, 2008 - Art - 160 pages
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Practical self-help for artists who want to free their creativity Art from Intuitionoffers artists everywhere a unique system for freeing their own creative intuition, the sixth sense that directs an artist's drive and work. By letting go of the self-criticism, doubt, and insecurity that discourage artmaking, artists will be able to soar to new heights of creativity. More than 50 practical exercises take the reader from the most basic intuitive art to more sophisticated techniques. Each exercise, supported by step-by-step instructions, is accessible to artists at every level, and the exercises can be done in any order. After each chapter, readers are encouraged to follow up by evaluating their drawings or paintings to see how they reflect their own personal goals. Works of art by students and contemporary artists exemplify how exciting and how productive a freer, more intuitive approach to making art can be. More than 50 valuable exercises for artists at every level Proven advice on how to overcome self-made obstacles Author is a leading international expert on helping artists to create

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User Review  - JanetStupak - LibraryThing

Art from Intuition is a book for all ages and backgrounds, from those who have not tried art since grade school, to those who dabble, and on to accomplished artists. Itís well organized, with great ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen Dixon - Goodreads

My problem is that I expect ART to be more than interesting - I have to find it visually attractive as well in order for me to appreciate it as art. Otherwise I consider it to be somebody's visual ... Read full review


Foreword by Gregory Amenoff
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Dean Nimmer, a nationally respected artist, was the chair of the fine arts department at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston for 23 years. He has been a guest lecturer and visiting artist at Harvard, Yale, MIT, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Art, Winchester College in Barcelona, Burren College of the Arts in Ireland, and many other institutions. He lives in Holyoke, MA.

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