Artist Book Club

Let’s read & discuss one great art book every month.  Some will be novels centered around art, others might be critiques examining the life and work of a particular artist, some might be books on technique written by a particular artist we are interested in.  Questions will be provided to draw us deeper into the ideas presented in the book. No drawing or painting skills required. 



Meet Monthly on second Tuesday from 7-8:30 pm


We will meet at my home once quarantine is finished. 

Soup, Salad & Tea provided.  


$25 (covers the cost of the meal, etc.)

Book Selections:

  • Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars - Camille Paglia

  • Broad Strokes - 15 Women Artists who made art and history - Bridget Quinn

  • Ways of Looking - How to experience Contemporary Art - Ossian Ward

  • What I Loved  - Siri Hustvedt

  • The 12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark: The curious economics of contemporary art - Don Thompson, Adam Verner

  • Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees - Lawrence Weschler 

  • The World to Come - Dara Horne

  • Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert

  • The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating - David Kadavy

  • The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life - Twyla Tharp

  • The Lady and the Unicorn - Tracy Chevalier

  • The War of Art - Steven Pressfield

  • Lady in Ermine — The Story of A Woman Who Painted the Renaissance: A Biographical Novel of Sofonisba Anguissola - Donna DiGiuseppe

  • The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt

  • Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic - Lisa Congdon

  • Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture - Ross King

  • How to Be Both - Ali Smith

  • The Garden of Earthly Delights - Robert Dodds

  • The Vein of Gold - Julia Cameron

  • The Artist's Way - Julia Cameron

  • An Object of Beauty - Steve Martin

  • Chasing Cezanne - Peter Mayle 

  • How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci - Michael J. Gelb

  • Art & Fear - David Bayles & Ted Orland

  • Leonardo's Swans - Karen Essex

  • The Passion of Artemisia - Susan Vreeland

  • The Birth of Venus - Sarah Dunant

  • Leonardo and the Last Supper - Ross King

  • Secret Knowledge - David Hockney

  • Girl in Hyacinth Blue - Diana Vreeland

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