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Product Details

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Rainbow Cloud (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9659025122
  • ISBN-13: 978-9659025121
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.4 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,246,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

I did not begin my career till I was age 24. Untill then I could not draw but began to learn to paint after hearing in an art history class in university that anyone can learn to paint. I did, but it took me 20 more years. During this process I began to study what the differences are between people born with an artistic talent and those that learn it with time. I also began to develop a mode of teaching art that is different than the regular art classes I was use to where the teacher says here is a shoe on the table- now begin to draw it. Needless to say, many students drop out of these courses believing they can't succeed at art like the others in the class. The book is very graphic and based on my experience in helping children with learning problems. The book deals with thinking and Seeing Like an Artist and is intended in breaking down the creative process so that rather than being an overwhelming project, painting becomes an orderly means of self-expression. The book is both for the person who wants to choose art as a subject or who thinks art is not for him/her. The book shows the steps one needs to be a creative artist, develop an artistic eye, and think like an artist. It includes how to get over the first hurdles of painting and dealing with mistakes. Also , develop an artist statement, how to choose a subject to paint, what is a focal point. Use and recognition of color, development of creative ideas, chosing a subject to paint, developing an artist's mode of seeing, painting composition, relaxation and concetration exercises specific for increasing creative awareness, and how to critique your own painting.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Janie Bowman on April 7, 2003
Format: Paperback
Creative Painting is a book for reluctant young artists of all ages. Written by a multi-talented author who has a treasure box full of affirming tips and techniques, this little book will inspire you to dive head first into art. Go ahead, take a chance. "The most valuable coins and stamps are the ones double minted by mistake. So don not try to please everyone, just yourself first." This is one of the most empowering statements I've read.
You'll find tips, techniques and affirmations to encourage your child (or you!) to muzzle negative thinking and replace it with positive affirmations. You'll read how the author began exploring the world of art, and suggested stepping-stones to begin your own journey.
This is a nice, neat and colorful book to own. You'll find yourself referring to it often.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christine Saper on April 5, 2003
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"Creative Painting for the Young Artist" is an excellent guide for teachers of art students of any age. The book presents a comprehensive outline that instructors can adapt to the age and experience level of students in a particular class. Each principle has helpful illustrations included."
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By razaelaura on February 14, 2013
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I was a bit disappointed with this purchase. It's more like an extended pamphlet than a book (it has a stapled binding) and is filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. It does outline some basics in a child-friendly format, but should be priced under $10.00.
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It speaks in clear language for a young person. It spells out some of the basic rules of painting that are good to learn when you are first starting out...short and simple.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jackie Igafo Teo on June 22, 2003
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In this book, Mr. Alster uses language that is easy for children (the intended audience) to understand. The art in the book is stimulating! Not only does he give easy-to-follow advice, he gives pointers and tips throughout the book that readers may find quite helpful. Jason's no-nonsense approach is a breath of fresh air. I urge anyone interested in this book to also check out "Being in Control", also by Jason Alster. Together, these two books are sure to encourage any child to be creative!
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More About the Author

My books and educational videos are about empowering people with relaxation techniques, creativity skills, accelerated learning strategies and mind tools as well as coaching. I have worked in health sciences, educational technology , and art for over 30 years. My resources integrate my life experiences.
"Being In Control : Natural Solutions for ADHD , Dyslexia and Test Anxiety" is a book and video about relaxed concentration and study strategy techniques for students with ADHD or test anxiety.
"Creative Painting for the Young Artist" is a creativity skills book for students who want to see like an artist.
"Anyone Can Improve Their Handwriting", helps anyone with messy handwriting , but especially people with ADHD and dysgraphia.
"Zen for ADD, ADHD" is a pure and fun relaxation video
"Natural Sights and Sounds of Israel" is a National Geographic type film of the beautiful Israel I came to know.
"Leaving Home , Going Home , Returning Home : A Hebrew American's Sojourn in the Land of Israel". This is a non fiction memoir of my life, adventures , and pearls of wisdom I learned while living in Israel.
"GSR Biofeedback Techniques for the Natural ADHD Practitioner" . This video kit shows you the physiological objective basis to the relaxed concentration techniques myself and others have developed to help people with ADHD.
"John Singer Sargent : Secrets of Composition and Design". Just when you found out there is a Great American Art Mystery , it is probably solved. My research on the composition techniques that gave Sargent the edge over the other artists of his time.

Projects I am working on Creative Painting for Everyone and what does it take to be an author.
Please visit on my author interview show WCTV14 where I have interview Connecticut's greatest authors.

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