Contributing editor of American Artist Daniel Grant touches on many of the skills that artists need in order to persist in their careers. His expert guidance provides beginners and serious amateurs the strategies to help them improve their work and become part of the larger arts community. Listeners will feel as though they are being taken under the wing of a kindly professor, thanks in large part to narrator Wayne Thompson's approachable performance. Thompson goes over pragmatic advice on topics such as acquiring art materials or setting up a home studio with a reassuring tone that inspires confidence. Nonprofessional artists will quickly discover the benefits of this formidable new tool.
In this definitive guide to resources, aspiring artists and serious amateurs devoted to their art will find scores of time-tested strategies to help them set up and work safely from a home studio; learn where and how to acquire appropriate art materials; develop their abilities with others as well as create art alone; explore opportunities for education in a wide variety of forms; and much more.
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
Someone who struggled with basic skills such as using the internet to research schools and materials
What was most disappointing about Daniel Grant’s story?
This book seems like it was written in the 80s. It tells you what you should beware of when ordering from a mail order catalogue (nothing insightful, simply "check the return policy etc).
Its not especially analytical just reels off excessive information, making it hard to decipher which bits are important. i.e. the potential threats of every single chemical possibly found in art products, but doesn't indicate which you are likely to come across, or which is most likely to put you at risk in your current day art practice.
How could the performance have been better?
more analysis/ only relevant info