How To Be An Artist

How To Be An Artist

How To Be An Artist

Instant New York Times Bestseller "Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. . . . This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." —Steve Martin Art has the power to change our lives. For many, becoming an artist is a lifelong dream. But how to make it happen? In How to Be an Artist, Jerry Saltz, one of the art world’s most celebrated and passionate voices, offers an indispensable handbook for creative people of all kinds. From the first sparks of inspiration—and how to pursue them without giving in to self-doubt—Saltz offers invaluable insight into what really matters to emerging artists: originality, persistence, a balance between knowledge and intuition, and that most precious of qualities, self-belief. Brimming with rules, prompts, and practical tips, How to Be an Artist gives artists new ways to break through creative blocks, get the most from materials, navigate career challenges, and above all find joy in the work. Teeming with full-color artwork from visionaries ancient and modern, this beautiful and useful book will help artists of all kinds—painters, photographers, writers, performers—realize their dreams.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Jerry Saltz
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-03-17
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9780593086476


How To Be An Artist

How To Be An Artist

The New York Times Bestseller "I wish I had read these rules forty years ago and carried them around like a bible. By chance or design I've followed most of them at some point but it took me a lifetime as an artist to find what worked. They are the generous, loving, enthusiastic, bullshit-free advice of a master communicator, just reading them makes me want to charge back into the studio" - Grayson Perry "Being an artist is a lonely pursuit - twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for the rest of your life. Most of the time it hurts. This book will help the pain" - Tracey Emin One of Elizabeth Gilbert's 2020 Quarantine Book Recommendations "Joy is palpable in these pages. We need such thinking right now" - Apollo Magazine As the witty and passionate chief art critic for New York magazine, Jerry Saltz is often approached by artists, both amateur and professional, asking him for advice: How do I get started? How do I get better? Is what I'm doing even art at all? They want to know, in short, how to be an artist. Now, expanding on his viral cover story for New York magazine - and drawing on his decades of immersion in the art world - Saltz has the answers. How to Be An Artist is an indispensable book of practical inspiration for creative people of all kinds. Brimming with dozens of brand new rules, prompts, exercises, and tips designed to break through creative blocks, ignite motivation, and conquer bad habits, this book is designed to help artists of all kinds - painters, photographers, writers, performers - realize their dreams. Includes such advice as: - Make art for now, not the future - No, you don't need graduate school - Recognize convention, and resist constraint - Get lost - Listen to the wildest voices in your head - Know what you hate (it's probably you) - Finish the damn thing! - How to recover from critical injuries

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Genre : Art
Author : Jerry Saltz
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-03-17
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9781781578001


You Are An Artist

You Are An Artist

“There are more than 50 creative prompts for the artist (or artist at heart) to explore. Take the title of this book as affirmation, and get started.” —Fast Company More than 50 assignments, ideas, and prompts to expand your world and help you make outstanding new things to put into it Curator Sarah Urist Green left her office in the basement of an art museum to travel and visit a diverse range of artists, asking them to share prompts that relate to their own ways of working. The result is You Are an Artist, a journey of creation through which you'll invent imaginary friends, sort books, declare a cause, construct a landscape, find your band, and become someone else (or at least try). Your challenge is to filter these assignments through the lens of your own experience and make art that reflects the world as you see it. You don't have to know how to draw well, stretch a canvas, or mix a paint color that perfectly matches that of a mountain stream. This book is for anyone who wants to make art, regardless of experience level. The only materials you'll need are what you already have on hand or can source for free. Full of insights, techniques, and inspiration from art history, this book opens up the processes and practices of artists and proves that you, too, have what it takes to call yourself one. You Are an Artist brings together more than 50 assignments gathered from some of the most innovative creators working today, including Sonya Clark, Michelle Grabner, The Guerrilla Girls, Fritz Haeg, Pablo Helguera, Nina Katchadourian, Toyin Ojih Odutola, J. Morgan Puett, Dread Scott, Alec Soth, Gillian Wearing, and many others.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Sarah Urist Green
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-04-14
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780525505853


Art Inc

Art Inc

You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business. LEARN HOW TO: • Set actionable goals • Diversify your income • Manage your bookkeeping • Copyright your work • Promote with social media • Build a standout website • Exhibit with galleries • Sell and price your work • License your art • Acquire an agent • And much more

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Lisa Congdon
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2014-08-12
Total Pages : 184 Pages
ISBN : 9781452135847


Starting Your Career As An Artist

Starting Your Career As An Artist

Provides tools and strategies to succeed as a professional artist.

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Genre : Art
Author : Angie Wojak
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release : 2011-07-27
Total Pages : 283 Pages
ISBN : 9781581158533


How To Be An Artist Without Losing Your Mind Your Shirt Or Your Creative Compass A Practical Guide

How To Be An Artist Without Losing Your Mind Your Shirt Or Your Creative Compass A Practical Guide

Be true to your artistic self—but don’t quit your day job. Whether you're a new graduate, considering a job change, or a creative type who isn’t finding time to pursue your passions, don’t fall for this line: “Do what you love and the money will follow.” The world is full of starving artists, but you don’t need to starve financially to thrive artistically. Author JoAnneh Nagler wants you to welcome your creativity and continue to make art—but to do so with a plan. In this groundbreaking book, she provides step-by-step strategies to teach writers, sculptors, painters, musicians, designers, and other artists how tohave a well-supported, well-lived life—and make art at the same time. Learn how to: Answer your own artistic callings and get to your art work Give up starving and struggling and build a supported, creative daily life Manage time, money, and day jobs with easy-to-learn, simple tools Develop rock-solid creative work ethics and motivational skills No matter what kind of creative person you are, this book has the tools you need to live the life you’ve always wanted to live—right now, and for your whole life long.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : JoAnneh Nagler
Publisher : The Countryman Press
Release : 2016-05-03
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781581575118


I Want To Be An Artist

I Want To Be An Artist

Elaine, a young girl, decides she can be an artist just like the famous artists of the past. She begins to share her passion of art with her mother, drawing and painting. As she continues to learn more about art she teaches the reader how to draw all the figures and shapes within the book. The reader will learn to draw and pull out each page they have practiced on. The last page with be the drawings in the book. I Want To Be An Artist! Is a book that will encourage children to read and draw and use their imagination.

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Genre : Art
Author : Angelia Young
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2013-07-30
Total Pages : 24 Pages
ISBN : 9781481778473


The Art Of Becoming An Artist

The Art Of Becoming An Artist

Being an artist can be the most enchanting life imaginable – and the most tormenting. Finding your way to your own creative universe is an extraordinary and infinitely surprising journey. Still, every artist falters at some point. Call it what you will: blocks, obstacles, hitting the wall, tossing your painting into the ocean, or shredding your manuscript – we have all stumbled, we have all shut down. Based on the concept that creativity is unique to each individual, The Art of Becoming an Artist is designed to help artists discover the myriad, astonishing factors – social, educational, political, psychological, and personal history – that both enhance and interfere with our creativity. There is no “right” way to get to one’s art. There is only YOUR way. Finding that way is every artist’s goal. Using safe, gentle, revealing techniques to aid readers’ self-examination, The Art of Becoming an Artist produces epiphany after epiphany as it guides artists into shedding the restraints that are shutting them down. Artists of any stripe will find hope, excitement, and joy in this compassionate but thrilling process.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Darylynn Starr Rank
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release : 2017-03-17
Total Pages : 354 Pages
ISBN : 9781460293737


The Business Of Being An Artist

The Business Of Being An Artist

Thoroughly updated and expanded, this classic handbook teaches emerging artists all the strategies they need to know for selling artwork on their own or through dealers. The book's new sections target today's vital issues: creating a web site; obtaining copyright/trademark protection on the Internet; coping with censorship of controversial art; and dealing with the new realities of funding sources. Additional chapters tell how to find galleries, arrange exhibitions, apply for grants, land survival jobs doing custom decorative art or teaching, and other relevant topics.

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Genre : Art
Author : Daniel Grant
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 339 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015054380418


The Making Of An Artist

The Making Of An Artist

What drives an artist to create? And are there common traits that successful artists possess? In The Making of an Artist, Kristin G. Congdon draws on her years of studying and teaching art at all levels – from universities to correctional settings – to identify three traits that are regularly found in successful artists: desire, courage, and commitment. In this collection Congdon explores each of those traits, as well as giving ethnographic case studies of six visual artists from diverse backgrounds whose practices embody their personal and cultural heritages. Marrying the work of biography, journalism, sociology, and psychology, the book opens up the often mysterious process of making art, showing us how those characteristics play into it, as well as how other factors, such as trauma, madness, class, and gender, affect the ways that people approach the creative process. Powerfully insightful and fully accessible, The Making of an Artistwill be an invaluable resources for practicing artists, those just setting out on artistic careers, and art teachers alike.

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Genre : Education
Author : Kristin G. Congdon
Publisher : Intellect Books
Release : 2018-03-01
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781783208524