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Art Canadian

Learning by Design

Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art

by (author) Karin Clark & Jim Gilbert

Publisher
RAVEN PUBLISHING INC
Initial publish date
Nov 1999
Category
Canadian, Drawing, Native American
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780969297932
    Publish Date
    Nov 1999
    List Price
    $32.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780969297949
    Publish Date
    Jan 2002
    List Price
    $32.95

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This reference and instructional manual contains a detailed thoroughly analysed, well-supported comparisons of the four Pacific Northwest First Nations art styles. There are 800 clear, detailed illustrations accompanied by straightforward copy. Topics include design formalise, ovoids, U shapes, S shapes, heads, body parts, and design formation, as well as a step-by-step "How to Draw" section.

 

This reference and instructional manual contains a detailed, thoroughly analyzed, well-supported comparison of the four Pacific Northwest First Nations art styles. There are 800 clear, detailed illustrations accompanied by straightforward copy. Topics include design formline, ovoids, U shapes, S shapes, heads, body parts, and design formation, as well as a step-by-step "How to Draw" section.

About the authors

Karin Clark is a writer, teacher, and artist with over 35 years experience working with both children and adults. She learned from and taught with British Columbia’s First Nations in public and private schools, colleges, and art classes, as well as university teacher education programs.

 

With a primary focus on building bridges of understanding among cultures, Karin has written and published 9 books about how to appreciate as well as how to draw, paint and carve in the artistic styles of the Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations. She has also written and co-written 21 books about aspects of First Nations culture for use by teachers and students in schools.

Karin Clark's profile page

Jim Gilbert (1932-2000): For thirty years, Jim Gilbert was an active artist working mainly in the art form of the Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations. He worked in most coastal Aboriginal Art styles with artistic production ranging from original graphic, limited and open edition prints, carvings in wood, ivory, bone and stone, to hand-engraved and sculptured jewelry pieces in silver and gold.

Jim Gilbert's profile page

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