Start Making Art Today is a book by artist Nick Lee. If you want to welcome art making into your life this is the guide you need.
You’ll learn how to have and use your own ideas, build upon these ideas and choose a medium to bring your ideas to life. It will help you to bring art making into your life as a regular habit and to think like an artist everyday.
This book will help you to build your confidence and get you making art today, with whatever skills and materials you have.
Don’t put it off another day! You are ready now.
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For anyone with creative aspirations to draw, paint, sew or otherwise make art, this book will inspire and assist you to find the time and method to get started, so that you use the ideas and momentum you already have. Thoroughly recommended for everyone who wishes to bring more art into their life.
Jo T, artist and designer
The book is aimed at beginners who want to be able to use their own ideas to make art but don't know where to start.
It encourages the reader to bring art making into their life, form regular making habits, find ways to overcome perceived obstacles and build their skills as they work.
Many people think they don't have ideas for their art, or that ideas have to be really amazing.
Let me tell you a secret: You are already having ideas but you just don't recognize them! Ideas start off as tiny little notions, that you build upon to create your unique work. This book can teach you how to use your ideas and unlock your individual art voice.
You will learn that there is no perfect time to make art. It’s not when you have that picturesque studio space, or when you can afford that expensive new watercolour paint. It’s not when the house is totally quiet or when you have hours to spare. The time and place is anytime, wherever you can.
The time to make is now.
Making art doesn't sound very hard but many of us are filled with self-doubt. People ask themselves questions like: Am I good enough to be an artist? Will people think I'm being silly? What will my friends think?
This book will help you to face those doubts and become the creative person you want to be.
You are good enough to make art already. Don't put it off any longer.
Art making is wonderful. You can create anything you can think up.
A painting! A bowl! A thirty foot sculpture of buddha made of ash, a tank made of lace. A stained glass window, a performance art piece with 20 live dachshunds. A tiny pencil drawing.
Sometimes on YouTube and on social media art is portrayed as only this neat perfect activity where you exactly copy a photo, or paint a perfect grape, but art is so much more. Its juicy and messy and chaotic. It's whatever is in your head, that you decide to create.
Art making is a fun friend waiting to hug you at the end of a boring day at work.
Making art is comforting, consoling, exciting and fun! It can be weird, it can be wild. It can be whatever you want.
Do you remember when you last felt like a creative person? You’ve been working hard, looking after your family and you feel totally unconnected to all the great ideas you used to have. That creative person doesn’t even feel like you! But you can bring your creativity back to life! Find out how by reading this book.
Whenever you’re making art you’re learning and improving. You’ll gather skills as you make and have more ideas everyday. You don't have to be good before you begin. Every skill you need you can learn as you work. You’re art ready now!