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

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2008 - Art - 160 pages
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Practical self-help for artists who want to free their creativity. Art from Intuition offers 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 60 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.

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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. It’s well organized, with great ... Read full review

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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. It’s well organized, with great ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Gregory Amenoff
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Introduction
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Theres No Time Like the Present
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Copyright

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Dean Nimmer is a distinguished artist and educator, having received over 20 national awards including the 2011 University of Wisconsin Distinguished Alumnus Award for Art and Art Education and the 2015 Massachusetts Community Teacher of the Year award. Nimmer is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, and his works have been exhibited throughout the world, including in America, Japan, Ireland, and Australia. He is the author of Art from Intuition: Overcoming Your Fears and Obstacles to Making Art and Creating Abstract Art: Ideas and Inspirations for Passionate Art-Making.

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