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Title:
The organic artist : make your own paint, paper, pens, pigments, prints, and more from nature
ISBN:
9781592539260
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Publication Information:
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, [2015]
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents:
Charcoal -- Pens -- Inks -- Inkwells and paint dishes -- Paintbrushes -- Pigments and paints -- Crayons -- Paper -- Printmaking -- Sketchbooks and journals.
Summary:
"It's time to go back to basics! If you're interested in art, but find that it's becoming an increasingly expensive hobby, The Organic Artist is just the book for you! It encourages us all to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials, such as charcoal and birch bark. Immersing you in the natural world, The Organic Artist seeks to inspire creativity by connecting you to your organic roots. In addition to offering a wide variety of suggestions for using nature as supplies for art, this book also introduces the concepts of awareness and perception that are foundational to the creative process. Readers will refine drawing skills, as well as increase their appreciation for the visual arts and the natural landscape. Some of the projects and skills covered include the following: making paper and wild ink, working with soapstone, clay, wood, and rawhide, printmaking and stenciling, natural pigments and dyes, camouflage and body painting, and nature journaling"-- Provided by publisher.
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It's time to go back to basics! If you're interested in art, but find that it's becoming an increasingly expensive hobby, The Organic Artist is just the book for you!

The Organic Artist encourages you to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials, like charcoal and birch bark. Immersing you in the natural world, The Organic Artist seeks to inspire creativity by connecting you to your organic roots.

In addition to offering a wide variety of suggestions for using nature as supplies for art, this book also introduces the concepts of awareness and perception that are foundational to the creative process. Readers will refine drawing skills, as well as increase their appreciation for the visual arts and the natural landscape.

Some of the projects and skills covered include the following: making paper and wild ink, working with soapstone, clay, wood, and rawhide, printmaking and stenciling, natural pigments and dyes, camouflage and body painting, and nature journaling.


Author Notes

Nick Neddo has been teaching people primitive skills since 2000. His interests span from Stone Age skills and technology, to nature observation and art. Drawing, however, is his first and greatest interest. His skill set also includes wilderness survival, tracking and awareness, basketry, and hide tanning. He currently teaches at the Roots School in Vermont, where he runs classes and workshops for both adults and children on primitive arts, Stone-Age living skills, wilderness survival, and nature awareness. He is the author of The Organic Artist: Make Your Own Paint, Paper, Pigments, Prints and More from Nature as well as Wild Art Workshop for Kids: A Kids Guide to Making Supplies and Art from Nature . He lives in Montpelier, VT.


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Library Journal Review

This book offers an alternative to mass-produced art supplies, explaining that artists can do more than just depict a landscape; they can use it as an art supply store, too. The guide resembles a cookbook and provides a wealth of suggestions and processes for making one's own charcoal, pens, crayons, inks, paper, and sketchbooks. Neddo, who teaches Stone-Age living skills at -Vermont's Roots School, challenges the reader to be more engaged with the outside world through ancient-inspired craft techniques. The author's fresh take on creativity emphasizes respect for the natural world and strives to transform fear of the unknown into curiosity. VERDICT This guide holds appeal for artists and craftspeople of various skill levels and complements environmental and naturalist titles. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.