101 Things to Learn in Art School contains inspiring maxims, thoughtful meditations, and helpful demonstrations to guide every aspiring artist through the journey that is art school.
Written and illustrated by artist and instructor Kit White, the book strikes a perfect balance between technical advice and sage concepts. It considers the issues all artists confront — yet it is no simple handbook. It is better viewed as a guide for using art as a medium for thought.
Each of White's 101 enlightening texts is paired with one of his equally expressive drawings (often based on a historical or contemporary artwork). For example, advice about surviving a critique gains resonance when paired with a drawing after Piero della Francesca's
101 Things to Learn in Art School is an essential guide for students, teachers, and artists, but it also belongs in the library of everyone who considers art an essential means for understanding life.
Kit White is an artist and professor of painting at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. His work is in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Guggenheim Museum.
Author — Kit White.
Hardcover. 224 pages.