Open Studio: Do-It-Yourself Art Projects by Contemporary Artists

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By Sharon Coplan Hurowitz and Amanda Benchley Photographs by Casey Kelbaugh

Open Studio invites you into the private studios of 17 of the most celebrated contemporary artists as they draw, paint, sculpt, or design an original project for readers to recreate at home. Join George Condo as he creates a paint-by-numbers portrait; William Wegman as he watercolors whimsical scenes of his beloved Weimaraners; and Mickalene Thomas as she makes an artist’s book out of collage.

Open Studio demystifies the studio practice through fun, accessible, D.I.Y. projects. The book provides a suggested list of supplies, illustrated step-by-step instructions, pullout templates and stencils, and essential elements—no special skills or previous art experience required. The result is sure to inspire kids and adults to blaze their own creative trails.

Each entry also includes a brief profile of the artist, exploring how they came to love art, their unique creative methodologies, and the sources of their inspiration, along with original photography of the artists in their studios.

Participating artists include: Marina Abramovic, George Condo, Will Cotton, John Currin, Thomas Demand, Rachel Feinstein, the Haas Brothers, Alex Israel, Rashid Johnson, KAWS, Maya Lin, Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas, Sarah Sze, William Wegman, and Lawrence Weiner.

By Sharon Coplan Hurowitz and Amanda Benchley Photographs by Casey Kelbaugh

Open Studio invites you into the private studios of 17 of the most celebrated contemporary artists as they draw, paint, sculpt, or design an original project for readers to recreate at home. Join George Condo as he creates a paint-by-numbers portrait; William Wegman as he watercolors whimsical scenes of his beloved Weimaraners; and Mickalene Thomas as she makes an artist’s book out of collage.

Open Studio demystifies the studio practice through fun, accessible, D.I.Y. projects. The book provides a suggested list of supplies, illustrated step-by-step instructions, pullout templates and stencils, and essential elements—no special skills or previous art experience required. The result is sure to inspire...See More

Details
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
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  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Illustrations: 523 in full color
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 9 1/4'' x 11 3/8''
  • ISBN: 9781838661281
Editorial Reviews

"Offers step-by-step instructions for DIY projects you can make with things you may already have around the house."
Harper's Bazaar

"Open Studio shows that getting creative is easy-especially when you can take cues from world-class artists."
BookPage

"A book that appeals to the primal urge for creation, at any stage of life."
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