Explore and create or study and read. Delve into an art book from the Lititz Public Library.
Lee Hammond’s All-New Big Book of Drawing: Beginner’s Guide to Realistic Drawing Techniques by Lee Hammond
Easy step-by-step demonstrations explain how to use regular pencils and colored pencils to create drawings of flowers, animals, people, sunsets and more.
Artists: Their Lives and Works
Brief profiles of over eighty major artists throughout history provide the historical context in which each artist worked, their influences and legacies.
How to be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt or Your Creative Compass by JoAnneh Nagler
Strategies illustrate how painters, sculptors, writers, musicians, designers and other artists can have a well-supported, well-lived life and make art at the same time.
Points of Inspiration: An Artist’s Journey with Painting and Photography by LeeAnn Brook
Contemporary landscape painter and photographer explores the process of creating her work, explaining how one medium has inspired another.
Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days by Jenna Rainey
Beginners and experienced watercolor artists who want to improve their skills will gain confidence and find inspiration to develop their own styles.
Sketch!: The Non-Artist’s Guide to Inspiration, Technique and Drawing Daily Life by France Belleville-Van Stone
Sharing her own creative process, which includes sketching by hand and digitally, the author shows how to integrate art into daily life and turn rough sketches into finished work.
The Organic Artist: Make Your Own Paint, Paper, Pens, Pigments, Prints and More from Nature by Nick Neddo
Use all-natural materials to make paper and wild ink, working with soapstone, clay, wood, natural pigments and dyes.
In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and Modernism in Paris, 1900-1910 by Sue Roe
Modernist art arose from one of the most astonishing collections of artist talent ever assembled when teenage Pablo Picasso, eager for fame and fortune, joined Matisse, Derain, de Vlaminck, Braque, Modigliani, Gertrude Stein and others in revolutionizing artistic expression.
Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count by Steve Huston
Learn how to use structure and gesture, the two foundational concepts behind the greatest masterpieces in art, as the basis for success.
Digital Photography Masterclass by Tom Ang
A comprehensive guide offers expert advice for taking advantage of the camera’s abilities while mastering composition, lighting, timing and manipulating images with computer software.
The Art of 3D Drawing: An Illustrated and Photographic Guide to Creating Art with Three-Dimensional Realism by Stefan Pabst
Transform simple pencil sketches into amazing photorealistic masterpieces through lessons that demonstrate how to draw a range of subjects in extraordinary detail.
DIY Woven Art: Inspiration and Instruction for Handmade Wall Hangings, Rugs, Pillows and More! By Rachel Denbow
Fabricate portable looms, learn how to customize designs and choose the right fibers to create colorful and dramatic woven art.
The Everything Art Handbook
An accessible compendium of materials and techniques presents tips for experimenting with a variety of art mediums, such as drawing, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil, calligraphy, mixed media, color, composition and more.
The Complete Artist’s Manual: The Definitive Guide to Painting and Drawing by Simon Jennings
Copious illustrations and examples from working artists join comprehensive information about all varieties of materials and tools, with hundreds of critical techniques for mastering composition, color, line and tone.
August 31, 2018