This NEW BOOK,
Learning by Designing Pacific Northwest
Coast Native Indian Art,
by Jim Gilbert and Karin Clark, is an instruction and reference
guide for artists, teachers, collectors and students.
Using this reference book as a step-by-step guide to designing
and analysing Pacific Northwest Indian Art, anyone can become
more informed about First Nations cultures. Over 800 quality
What the experts say about
This book provides valuable information about the complex
variations of Northwest Coast designs. It is well researched
and all artists should benefit from this information. I HIGHLY
RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. Congratulations.
Chief Tony Hunt Mupin Kim - Klah Kwa
Tzee Four Times Chief/Big Copper - Kwagulth Master Carver and
Artist. Tsaxis/Victoria, B.C.
This well researched and richly illustrated book will
be of great benefit to anyone, from children to adults, who wants
to learn about the art styles of Northwest Coast First Nations.
Steve Brown - Author and Artist, Associate
Curator, Native American Art, Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, Washington.
Of all the books I have read on the subject ... this
one is the all encompassing and definitive ... excellent. Every
artist with an interest in form and design should have a copy.
Ron Stacy - Visual Artist/Teacher, Stacy
Studio. Sidney, B.C.
An incredible teaching resource that can be
integrated into the curriculum for the teaching of art in a comprehensive
manner ... will provide a bridge of understanding to the diversity
of the art styles of the Northwest Coast.
Nella Nelson - First Nations Education
Division Coordinator, Greater Victoria School District, Member
of the Tsawataineuk Band, Kwakwakawakw Nation. Victoria,
A font of information for those who feel a need to
understand more about the fascinating complexities of Northwest
Coast Native Indian Art ... Excellent, the best yet.
Reg Ashwell - Art Collector, Consultant
and Author. Saltspring Island, B.C.
- Overview of Learning by Design
- Aboriginal Art within a Cultural Context
- Map: Culture and Art Style Regions of the Pacific Northwest
- Map: Four Major Art Style Regions of the Pacific Northwest
- History and Description of the Mid Coast Art Style
- History and Description of the South Coast Art style
- History and Description of the West Coast Art Style
- Formline: An Introduction
- U Shape
- S Shape
- Jioning Design Units
- Salmon Head Design
- Examples of Heads in Design Units
- Examples of Free Form Heads
- Beaks and Bills
- Hats, Headbands, Hair
- Moustaches, Beards
Body Parts and Appendages
- Body and Appendage Designs
- Split Body Designs
- Balance, Apparent Symmetry, and X-Ray Design
- Comparing Bodies Across Art Styles
- Arms and Hands-Human
- Legs and Feet - Bird Toes, Claws, Webs
- Fins and Tails - Fish and Sea Creature
- Tails - Otter
- Tails - Whales
- Tails - Animal
- Wings and Tails - Bird
How to Draw
- How to Draw Ovoids
- Approaches to Drawing Ovoids
- Making Ovoid Patterns or Templates
- How to Draw Ovoids Across Art Styles
- Ovoids Used in Designs Across art Styles
- How to Draw a North Coast Art Style Eye and Eyelid
- How to Draw U Shapes
- Approaches to Drawing U Shapes
- Making U Shaped Patterns or Templates
- How to Draw U Shapes for Design Purposes
- U Shapes Used in Designs Across Art Styles
- How to Draw an Eagle Head
- How to Draw a Salmon Head
- How to Draw a Human Head
- How to Draw a Killer Whale
- How to Draw a Wolf Head
Glossary of Art Terms
Bibliography and Resources
- This new book is hot off the press. Wholesale enquiries welcome.
- Over 800 quality illustrations
- Authentically recognized by the first nations.
- This durable soft cover has 224 pages
- Book dimensions are 8.5 x 11 inches