Art + Quilt: design principles and creativity exercises

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Hardcover book, interior spiral binding

In this book, Lyric delves deeply into the building blocks that make up the visual language,  simplifying the basic elements of art and teaching the underlying principles of good design. You will be guided through an exploration of texture, shape, line, color, and value with examples and hands-on exercises. Essential principles–such as focal point, balance, repetition, scale, and unity–are paired with creativity exercises while guest essays, guest artwork, and inspiring artwork from the author allow readers to analyze how other artists utilize key artistic elements. You will learn how to successfully use these elements in order to bring your own work to a new level of artistic excellence.

“Lyric Kinard’s book Art + Quilt, Design Principles and Creativity Exercises is an absolute treasure. If you haven’t added this book to your library already, here are a few reasons why you should. Her writing style is gentle, encouraging, almost an embrace but like a good friend she also knows when to push and when to nudge. There are no excuses! And this makes for an even better creative ride."

This book is also available via digital download eBook under a new title HERE. The interior content of this downloadable ebook is exactly the same as Art+Quilt. Lyric now owns the publication rights for this book and has gleefully changed the Cover and title to the one she always wanted, rather than the one the marketers forced on her. :-)

"Lyric’s style is permissive and encouraging. She reminds us that we are all creative whether organizing our household or daring to embrace our own artistic selves, the basics are all within our grasp and ready to be shared with the world. Lyric breaks down the key aspects of art into 5 categories, Texture, Shape, Line, Color and Value and provides prompts to explore each idea."