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Being able to see is a prerequisite to drawing. Learning to see requires people to move past assumptions, drawing what they see and not what they think you see. Although this may seem like a simple concept, it can prove to be one of the more difficult challenges for the beginner. Beginning students must learn to look at their subject as though seeing it for the first time, without preconceived notions about what they “know” it looks like. This requires students to trust their eyes, allowing the eyes to inform the hand.
You’ve likely been asked over and over, “What are you going to do with an art degree?”
And maybe you’ve been asking yourself that very question.
The career of an artist, like that of an actor or musician, is not one that looks like the traditional careers that many of your friends will have. You are a creative individual, an artist, and you’ve always done things your way.
Author(s): Brian Horner
Based on parallels drawn between fundamental areas of music performance and their counterparts in the business world, Living The Dream...The Morning After Music School – a DIY guide to the music business offers insights and tools to help current or former music majors navigate life as highly capable musicians trying to put together a living from a variety of income streams. It also exposes them to creative ways of considering their career options that may give them much more hope than they thought possible.
Based on parallels drawn between fundamental areas of theatre performance and their counterparts in the business world, Living The Dream…The Morning After Drama School – A DIY Guide to the Acting Business offers insights and tools to help current or former drama majors navigate life as highly capable actors trying to put together a living from a variety of income streams. It also exposes them to creative ways of considering their career options that may give them much more hope than they thought possible.
Author(s): Nora Ambrosio
Learning about Dance: Dance as an Art Form and Entertainment introduces students to the exciting, daring, ever-changing, and dynamic world of dance.
Author(s): Dennis Angel
Drawing is a lifelong pursuit - a journey that provides endless visual exploration and a myriad of compelling challenges.
Music to Your Ears introduces the lay reader or beginning music student to the history and evolution of classical music in the western hemisphere. Every attempt has been made to relate the events and significant musical trends in plain English, without excessive musical terminology. Aimed primarily for non-music majors, the book nevertheless provides a clear, concise overview of the history of western music from the beginning of the Medieval period to the present day.
Music to Your Ears:
Art. What is Art? Where is it? Who makes it? Why is it created? By analyzing art forms throughout history created from both traditional and nontraditional media from around the world, the authors attempt to explore these complicated questions.
Understanding Visual Artforms in Our World is designed for the novice who seeks an introduction to the visual arts and current art-related issues. It provides an opportunity for all to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for art.
Author(s): Jacqueline P Lathrop
Ancient Mexico: Cultural Traditions in the Land of the Feathered Serpent is written for those who are interested in major cultural developments in Mexico and parts of Central America, from earliest times to the Conquest of Mexico in the 16th century.
Ancient Mexico: Cultural Traditions in the Land of the Feathered Serpent:
Author(s): CAROL ECKERT
Revised 1st Edition Now Available!
Comprehensive and concise introductory level art text.
Conversing in Art: Learning the Language of the Visual Arts represents a starting point to help students facilitate conversations about the world of art. This text covers topics from the basics of form, to what works are about and the situations in which they were created, to current issues in the art world today.