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By Christopher Willey
©2017, 272 pages

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    vision-problems will benefit everyone from students beginning their education in the arts to working creatives seeking to maximize the benefits of their time in the studio. This book includes artwork from over 80 contemporary creatives, each showcasing beautiful examples of specific concepts.

    vision-problems begins with information for high school students developing unique portfolios for college arts programs. The subsequent units address principals of design, digital culture, and thoughts on developing a thriving studio practice.

    vision-problems can be used as an introduction to critical theory. The text introduces complex concepts in simplified language with the ultimate goal of having creatives incorporate these ideas into their works. Each discourse includes a trace to either the originator or the contemporary proponent of that concept.

    With its emphasis on applicability, design principals, theory, and everyday practice, this book is a particularly useful tool for those hoping to attend art and design colleges. vision-problems is designed for high school art classrooms, art and design courses in two dimensional concepts, color theory, critical theory, and media theory.

    Christopher Willey completed his M.F.A. at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he specialized in new genres, and a B.F.A. in drawing at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. He is a lecturer at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. An accomplished artist, he has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Professor Willey is an active member of the National Arts Education Association and the College Art Association.
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