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The Artist's Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self 
The Artist's Way:
A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self
 

This work provides a 12-week course that guides the reader through the process of recovering their creative self. It aims to dispel the "I'm not talented enough" conditioning that tends to hamper the creativity of many people.
Artists' Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages 
Artists' Journals and Sketchbooks:
Exploring and Creating Personal Pages
 
Creative souls want and need a special place for recording and decoding their interior world a place to download all their creative ideas, a place to remember the events of the day, or a place to doodle, to draw, and to dream. This book is for all these people it's an engaging and intimate glimpse into the personal pages of a wide variety of select artists and journal keepers whose works not only provide visual delight and inspiration but evidence the intensity and devotion that such personal journals invite.
Celebrate Your Creative Self: More Than 25 Exercises to Unleash the Artist Within 
Celebrate Your Creative Self:
More Than 25 Exercises to Unleash the Artist Within
 
Dozens of fun and imaginative art projects invite readers to challenge their imagination and playfully explore a range of techniques and mediums in unconventional ways.

Fucked Up + Photocopied: Instant Art of the Punk Rock Movement

Fucked Up + Photocopied: Instant Art of the Punk Rock Movement
Raw, brazen and totally intense, Fucked Up + Photocopied is a collection of frenetic flyers produced for the American punk scene between 1977 and 1985. Many were created by the musicians themselves and demonstrate the emphasis within the punk scene on individuality and the manic urge of its members to create things new. Images were compiled out of whatever material could be found, often photocopied and, still warm, stapled to the nearest telephone pole to warn the world about next week's gig.
Marketing and Buying Fine Art Online: A Guide for Artists and Collectors 
Marketing and Buying Fine Art Online:
A Guide for Artists and Collectors

Artists, galleries, crafters, resellers--want to sell your art online? Here's the complete guide to establishing an effective Web site that will draw hits, promote sales, and establish a long-term, credible presence. Collectors--want to buy art online? Here's your book! Author Marques Vickers reveals emerging trends for artwork, plus opportunities for licensed products, barter, print on demand, and much more. Links to more than 1,200 relevant sites, plus clear, candid advice from an art expert, make this book an indispensable roadmap to online success.
The Art of Teaching Art: A Guide for Teaching and Learning the Foundations of Drawing-Based Art 

The Art of Teaching Art: A Guide for Teaching and Learning the Foundations of Drawing-Based Art
Often the finest artists do not make the best teachers. Many frustrated college students of art know this all too well as they suffer through unstructured classes with inexperienced teachers or graduate student instructors. In these situations, it is easy to blame the teachers. But the
problem is largely institutional: most students graduating with MFAs from art schools receive little if any instruction in teaching art. If you find yourself in this predicament as teacher or student, this book is for you.

Breaking Into the Art World: How to Start Making a Living as an Artist

Breaking Into the Art World: How to Start Making a Living as an Artist
Have you ever wanted to be a full-time artist and make a living at it? Have you ever wanted to know how to get started selling your art? Then this book is for you! "Breaking into the Art World" is filled with practical information on "how to get started making a living as an artist."
How to Make Money as an Artist: The 7 Winning Strategies of Successful Fine Artists 
How to Make Money as an Artist: The 7 Winning Strategies of Successful Fine Artists
This straightforward, inexpensive guide is written for artists who want to present themselves and their work in the best possible light to the largest possible audience. Topics include creating a winning marketing package, getting a gallery, finding an artist representative, and obtaining free or low-cost advertising.
 
How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, 5th Ed.: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul 
How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, 5th Ed.: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul
Now in its fifth edition, with over 85,000 copies of previous editions sold, "How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist is the preeminent guide to taking control of your career and making a good living in the art world.
How to Profit from the Art Print Market 
How to Profit from the Art Print Market 
How to Profit from the Art Print Market provides insights, advice, examples, and resources intended to demystify the arcane world of art print marketing. Barney Davey has authored this handbook of practical advice for visual artists seeking to enter the art print market. The book is a result of his experiences and perspective culled from advising and observing leading art publishers and print artists in three decades. It details how artists can utilize the print market to take control of their career and create a profitable business from their original work.
 
The Art of Looking Sideways
The Art of Looking Sideways is the ultimate guide to visual awareness, a magical compilation that will entertain and inspire all those who enjoy the interplay of word and image, who relish the odd and the unexpected, and who don't like to take the visual world -- or themselves -- too seriously.
 
How to Get a Job in a Museum or Art Gallery
This down-to-earth guide will help you work out what kind of job you would be best suited to, and how to prepare for a career in your chosen field. Featuring many case studies and real life examples, this book takes a practical approach to finding the right job for you.
 
Starting Up a Gallery and Frame Shop
This book offers advice on starting up your own gallery. It covers all the basic questions involved such as the pros and cons of running your own busines, choosing premises, start up and running costs, typical leasehold agreements, financial projections, grants, business plans, cashflow and financial management, contracts, exploring product groups and sourcing products, pricing, role of computers, the internet and e-marketing, capital investment, effective marketing, stock display, sales techniques, employing staff, legalities, etc. There are also case studies.
Opportunities in Arts and Crafts Careers
Opportunities in Arts and Crafts Careers
"Opportunities in Arts and Crafts Careers" covers a range of jobs in this industry, from those that require high school and trade school to associate, four-year, and graduate degrees. You'll find up-to-date salary statistics, training requirements, as well as the lowdown on life on the job. This comprehensive, no-nonsense guide takes the stress out of launching a career that's both satisfying and financially rewarding.

 
 
 
 

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