Putting together a creative and inspiring environment for children is perhaps one of the most exciting interior projects, yet it is also one of the hardest to get right. 'Creative Children's Spaces' is here to change that. Firstly, Ashlyn Gibson sets out to make sense of the basics, providing a valuable guide to creating a childhood haven that can evolve with your children and all their changing needs, from newborn to pre-teen. Next, Ashlyn discusses the key elements of successful and inspiring children's spaces--color, wall decor, storage, display, dens and hidey holes, creative spaces and homework zones, and cozy bedrooms. She visits real-life homes that feature imaginative and stylish design ideas and explores children's spaces that provide an inspirational backdrop for busy family life. An award-winning retailer herself, Ashlyn also opens her address book and reveals her favourite online suppliers, design stores, and flea markets as well as suggesting interesting blogs, instagram a
Learn how to get the most out of acrylic paints with this guide's clear instructions and photographic examplesAcrylics are a versatile and exciting medium, but how can you get the most from these paints- This book shows you how. With step-by-step examples, it explains the core brush skills for a beginner. For those with more experience, it introduces a range of techniques so you can learn, for example, how to blend your colors, use transparent washes to create tones, and paint multiple layers of thick and thin textures to give your work subtlety. The paints are so forgiving that there are no rules, just opportunities to have fun and experiment with their great potential. There are eleven classic paint techniques featured. With Ian's clear instruction, this book guides you through the principles of handling the paint, which can be applied to any style of painting, however loose, expressive, or abstract it may be. With focus on brush skills to achieve a range of styles and finishes, and
A simple childhood activity has suddenly become incredibly popular with overworked grownups looking to combat stress. Filling in small, varied repeating squares of color by hand instead of staring at a screen of flickering imags turns out to be incredibly soothing and mentally relaxing, a meditation of sorts. Wonderful Whimsical Coloring by Alexis Seabrook offers approximately 55 beautiful illustrations that include inventive and fascinating repeating patterns as well as complex full-page scenes that reveal their secrets only when careful artists pay attention.Alexis's repeating designs, like Raining Cats and Dogs, Counting Sheep, Crowns and Tiaras, and Hot Air Balloons, give users the opportunity to color in calming, repetitive patterns, but switch up the colors in the repeating motifs. Even more exciting are the full-page designs, where readers are instructed to color as they please, but use one color and one color only for the item named in the title until a secret message is revea
This sketchbook gives you the opportunity to learn how Harper captured his subjects with the fewest possible visual elements. For each of the twenty-eight birds featured herein, we-ve included a four-page presentation. On the first page, you will find line drawings that show a three-stage process for recreating Harper-s image. The line drawings build on each other: the first one presents the most basic shapes, the second further develops the form of the bird, and the third com-pletes the image with all the details. Following the line drawings are two uncoated sheets on which you can mimic these lines and shapes. Harper-s original full-color bird image completes each sequence. The sketchbook progresses from the simpler of Harper-s bird images to the more complex. In some cases, the line drawings present a slightly modified version of the original art.At the end of this book, you will find thirty pages for your continued sketching, be it using Harper-s style or your own bold and unique
Printmaking is a practical and comprehensive guide to printmaking techniques. This fully updated edition includes expanded chapters on digital and mixed media processes, and a brand new 'Print & Make' chapter, which explores the opportunities for creative expression within the many processes available to print makers. The more traditional techniques of relief, intaglio, collograph, lithography, screen printing and monoprint have also been refreshed with the addition of new images showing a broader range of subject matter, including more contemporary prints and international artists. A new section on the traditions and techniques of Japanese woodblock printing completes the update. Each technique is explored from the development of the printing or digital matrix, through the different stages of creation to image output. Clear step-by-step illustrations, interviews with contemporary printmakers and a wide range of images showing the best of cutting-edge printmaking today offer an inspi
Imagine: the first Star Wars book that actually moves, bringing to life the most memorable scenes from the epic: Obi-Wan battles Darth Maul The Millennium Falcon zooms away from an exploding Death Star Luke rides a galloping Tauntaun, Yoda twirls his green lightsaber, Boba Fett blasts up, up and away And of course the most memorable scene of all-red and blue lightsabers flashing, Luke and Darth Vader fight the ultimate battle between good and evil.It-s a marriage made in a galaxy far, far away: phenomenal Scanimation meets Star Wars, the enduring epic that-s sold $42 billion in ticket sales and earned the title #1 Boys Action Toy License of all time. Created by Rufus Butler Seder, Star Wars: A Scanimation Book presents 12 of the most memorable scenes, in a landscape, i.e., movie format. It-s an homage from an artist obsessed with the earliest forms of capturing visual motion to an artist obsessed with the most advanced. But that-s not what young fans will care about-this is having p
he best cartoonists jam-pack their work with action that moves the story along. So how do you capture this kind of motion in your work- Whoosh 250 Ways to Get Motion into Your Drawings can help. Cartoonist and illustrator Carlos Gomes Cabral shares his tips and tricks to help you create attention-grabbing drawings that practically leap off the pages. It-s all in the details: sometimes simplicity, rhythm, the position of a shadow, the use of a speed line, or even an exaggerated expression can make all the difference. Cabral walks you step-by-step through 250 fantastic techniques, including:The importance of a good silhouetteUsing lines of action to help create character-s gesturesHow to use basic shapes to suggest movementThe best positions to increase drama in a sceneHow to tell a compelling narrative with art aloneAnd if all that isn-t enough, ten great artists share their trademark secrets for bringing their own drawings to life Whether you work digitally on a computer or at
Not every home owner or apartment dweller can afford to hire an interior decorator, but this book and a bit of do-it-yourself spirit are all that-s needed to give living interiors an elegant, professionally finished look.Presenting all the design principles and techniques needed for creating beautiful rooms, Interior Design Course advises readers on how to think visually and develop distinctive, personal styles of their own.>p>The book is organized into units that reflect interior design courses offered at leading schools. Step-by-step tutorials guide readers through the entire design process, starting with planning the space, then instructing on choosing color schemes and furnishings, and working with a variety of materials.There is also a chapter on becoming a professional interior designer, with advice on preparing a portfolio and marketing one-s skills. A gallery of finished examples by professional designers and advanced students presents scores of beautiful andi
Every artist knows that one of the great struggles of art is to maintain constant creativity and inspiration. So how do you create the drawing habit- How do you make it a daily part of your life- How do you overcome disappointments-The key is in developing creative habits that become a part of your artistic practice. Never Quit Drawing is an inspired call to action for artists everywhere. Each chapter offers inspiration for turning drawing techniques and skills into lasting, daily habits for the creative life.Renowned artist Kerby Rosanes knows the high level of energy and creativity it takes to create unique and inspired artwork on a consistent basis. Daily practice is an integral part of mastering drawing and sketching. Never Quit Drawing will inspire you to commit to your art, picking up your sketching pencil and building those creative habits that will take your art to the next level.Author: Kerby Rosanes144pp., 8.75x9.75 FlexiboundISBN: 9781631061165
The ultimate celebration of you *Features 60 exciting prompts that will inspire readers to take their selfies to the next level and save their favorite memories in print *According to Samsung, more than 1 million selfies are taken each day *Selfies go beyond social media--there are dozens of printing solutions for Instagram photos and even a selfie stick to get everyone into the frame Going on vacation- Wearing a cute outfit- Just ate the best sandwich ever- Now, readers can document every aspect of their life in print Filled with fun photo captions to help inspire their next shot, The Selfie Journal encourages them to get in front of the lens, capture the moment, and display their all-time favorite pics within its pages. Whether they're stuck at the airport or meeting up with friends for coffee, this book is perfect for showing off the many sides of a selfie-lover's personalityAuthor: Brock Sandrs80pp., 8x8 paperbackISBN: 9781440589261
Dale Chihuly is renowned as the most prolific living artist working in glass, with hugely popular exhibitions in major museums around the world. Chihuly: 365 Days is a richly illustrated photo survey of his entire four-decade career, with more than 500 pictures showing all facets of his work-from intimate smaller pieces to the tremendous outdoor installations that have thrilled millions of visitors. There are also personal photos of the artist; of -Team chihuly- at the Boathouse, his studio in Seattle, Washington; and of his marvelous drawings-all selected by the artist himself. Most of the photographs have never before been published. Quotations from and about Chihuly, as well as descriptions of his various types of works and short texts on his most prominent series pieces, accompany the images. The captions also act as a chronology of his life and work.Author: Dale Chihuly744pp., 9.25x9.25 HardcoverISBN: 9780810970885
At one time or another, every potter gets frustrated at the wheel. Whether struggling to center the clay or attach a handle with precision, potters of all levels crave advice and answers, and world-renowned ceramicist and YouTube sensation Simon Leach has plenty to give. In Simon Leach-s Pottery Handbook-a book-and-DVD package-he presents clear tutorials and loads of original instruction on all of the core techniques, from studio setup to basic throwing, to applying appendages, trimming, glazing, and firing. For each technique, detailed step-by-step photography captures the subtle, intricate movements that typically fly by too fast to be learned when watching a video lesson; callouts then lead readers to the relevant video on the DVD so they can see the technique demonstrated in real time-an ideal combination that makes learning from the master easy.Author: Simon Leach240pp., 8.5x9.5ISBN: 9781617690228
Skulls are one of the oldest symbols of our world, rich with cultural resonance and significance. From the origins of Aztec skull art and the Jolly Roger that was hoisted on pirate flags to the sugar skull for Mexico's Day of the Dead, skulls have a wealth of source history and, of course, a long line of artistic tradition. Skull Sourcebook features hundreds of different skull images and artworks through history, and author Adele Nozedar deeply explores their iconic significance. Discover meanings, stories, and lore behind the skull and ponder dozens of artistic examples of skulls in art, tattoos, music, literature, fashion, and more. Accompanied with works by famous artists like Damien Hirst and George Ioannou, the Skull Sourcebook is a varied and eclectic collection of one of the world's most-recognized symbols. Author: Adele Nozedar288pp., 8.75x9.75 flexiboundISBN: 9781631061585
Edward Gorey-s trademark sense of impending doom is nowhere more darkly humorous than in this, his version of a tarot card deck. Each of the 20 cards forecasts a list of outcomes for the user ranging from the merely unpleasant (loss of hair, breakage, thwarted ambitions) to the downright horrible (catarrh, spasms, shriveling). The 32-page booklet provides interpretation of the cards courtesy of one Madame Groeda Weyrd, who Gorey tells us -is of mixed Finnish and Egyptian extraction, has devoted her life to divination, and is the author of, among a shelf of other works, Floating Tambourines, a collection of esoteric verse, and The Future Speaks Through Entrails.- Who but Gorey to make mirth from a kaleidoscope of catastrophe-Author: Edward GoreyTwenty (2½ x 4¾ in.) cards and a 32-page interpretive booklet in a decorative box. Box size is 3 1/16 x 5 5/16 x¾ inISBN: 9780764942242
This unique coloring book features immersive aerial views of real cities from around the world alongside gorgeously illustrated, Inception-like architectural mandalas. Artist Steve McDonald's beautifully rendered and detailed line work offers bird's-eye perspectives of visually arresting global locales from New York, London, and Paris to Istanbul, Tokyo, and Melbourne, Rio, Amsterdam, and many more. The adult coloring book's distinctive large square format offers absorbingly complex vistas to color, the crisp white pages are conducive to a range of artistic applications, and a middle margin keeps all the artwork fully colorable. Complementing the cityscapes are a selection of mind-bending labyrinthine architectural illustrations for still deeper meditative coloring adventures and imaginative flights of fancy.Author: Steve McDonald60pp., 11.75x11.5 paperbackISBN: 9781452149578
The combination of grace and power that all cats possess is highly attractive. Whether you want to paint playful housecats or majestic big cats, this book will provide you with all you need. More than just an instructional guide, this book takes you into the world of Vic Bearcroft, winner of the Endangered Species category of the BBC Wildlife Artist of The Year competition, and self-confessed cat addict. Focussing on the practical techniques you need to capture that elusive feline spirit, the book covers a wide range of media from smoky ink used to suggest the misty jungle around a black leopard, to soft pastels for adorable kittens. Whether you're itching to make your first drawing, or an expert looking for new ideas and inspiration, this book showcases the wonderful world of painting and drawing cats.Author: Vic Bearcroft144pp.,8.5x11 paperbackISBN: 9781782211129
14 original bookcase projects with step by step instructions and inspirational features to help you find the one that best suits you Bookshelves showcase our favorite books and most treasured objects, are useful and practical-but, far from reducing them to their simplest function, we love that they reflect our style and individuality, becoming design features in their own right and, yet, harmoniously fitting into our living spaces. They are also relatively easy to make and accessible to everyone. No need to be an experienced handyman to realize these original designs: this book presents 14 creations with step-by-step photos, plans, and technical tips. And for inspiration, Aurelie Drouet peruses some of the more ambitious library, and bookcase, projects by leading designers and architects.Author: Aurelie Drouet192pp., 7.25x9.25 paperbackISBN: 9781902686820
Hop on the hottest trend in jewelry with Klutz. Use our foolproof, step-by-step instructions to paint your own gold charm bangle bracelets. Choose from more than 100 designs that represent who you are and what you are interested in. The 52-page book also explains what different symbols and animals mean. Decorate both sides of the high-quality gold metal charms with the painting tool; then top off your creations with a coat of our custom finishing gloss for an enamel-like finish. Mix and match your charm-ing masterpieces on 3 gold bangle bracelets (all included in the kit). It's never been easier to craft your own standout styleIncludes:52-page book3 gold metal bangle bracelets15 large blank gold metal charms6 small blank gold metal charms5 colors of paint21 jump ringsFinishing gloss (10 mL)Rhinestone stickersDecal stickersCustom painting tool
The Calligrapher-s Bible is a valuable, easy-to-use self-teaching tool that is great for both hobbyist and design students. With 100 sections full of A-to-Z calligraphy alphabets readers learn correct pen strokes, and gain insight on avoiding errors. The Calligrapher-s Bible provides basic instruction for beginners and extends the letter style repertoire of experienced calligraphers with classic, clean designs and contemporary, elegant styles. This book also features detailed information on tools and materials, layout basics, numerals and punctuations, illumination and ornamentation, tips for left handed calligraphers and more. Reads will also explore examples by master calligraphers.The Calligrapher-s Bible features a spiral binding that lays pages flat when opened and is printed in color with over 350 illustrations.
The Painter s Corner is a series of profusely illustrated art instruction manuals. They can be used as informal self-teaching courses by ambitious amateur artists or as textbooks and reference sources in art and design classes. Each book presents exercises intended to improve and refine students proficiency in different art subjects and media. Each title recommends artists tools and supplies as well as providing instruction in techniques. The airbrush and its uses are explained in detail, starting with photos and cutaway diagrams of different types of airbrush. Instruction is given on ways of using an airbrush, both to enhance existing photographs and to create photo-like paintings. Hardcover book measures 7 5/8 in. x 10 1/2 in., 96 pages. ISBN:0764157035. Barron's.
This classic bestseller has been reissued with a striking new cover for a modern audience. Cheng Yan guides the artist through all the traditional techniques, illustrating how to create atmosphere and light in landscapes, focusing on trees, water, mountains, sky and clouds. He shows how to capture liveliness and movement in animals, birds, fish and insects, and he transforms flowers and plants into beautiful works of art skillfully showing how to master composition, inks, paints and traditional brushstrokes. Detail is as important as a spontaneous style; leaves, stems bamboo, feathers, scales and blossom are clearly depicted and Yan also explores texture, blending colors to define shapes and outlines.Author: Cheng Yan96pp., 8.5x11 paperbackISBN: 9781782212072
A child-friendly picture book biography, featuring reproductions of Picasso masterpieces and a foldout representation of Picasso at workPeople were always saying, "No No No Picasso"But Picasso said . . . "Yes"In this funny and accessible introduction to Picasso and art, children learn that daring to be different can be rewarding. Picasso doesn't listen when people tell him "No" Instead, he paints all-blue pictures, all-pink pictures, plus pictures from the front and side all at the same time. He makes art out of bike parts and he can draw pictures in less than 60 seconds. Soon he becomes one of the greatest painters in the world, but he still wants to be different.Author: Nicholas Allan32pp., 8.5x10.5 PaperbackISBN: 9780099495369
Based around a groundbreaking museum show by the same name, Folding Paper features the work of more than forty leading origami artists from around the world, including Brian Chan, Erik Joisel, Erik and Martin Demaine, Tomoko Fuse, Daniel Kwan, Michael LaFosse, Jeannine Moseley, and Akira Yoshizawa. Combining Dr. Lang's and McArthur's illuminating narrative history with lavish color photographs of more than sixty breathtaking works-from Joel Cooper's haunting Cyrus mask to Linda Tomoko Mihara's delicate Crane Cube to Eric Joisel's lifelike Pangolin model-Folding Paper is an enthralling introduction to the contemporary art of paper folding.Author: Meher McArthur & Robert J. Lang96pp, 9x9 jacketed hardcoverISBN: 9780804843386
Drawing should always be a fun pastime; it's a great way to relax and let your imagination run wild. It can also be a fantastic meditative exercise. All you need is some paper, some pens and pencils and you're ready to unwind. The Japanese word -zen- means meditation and when you combine this concept with these simple yet stunning drawings you get -zendoodle-. The projects are designed by therapist and art education professional Susanne Schaadt and are intended to bring calm and help focus the mind. The idea is that drawing simple and repetitive patterns relaxes the mind bringing about a sense of calm while allowing your creativity to flow.Author: Susanne Schaadt80pp., 8x10.25 paperbackISBN: 9781782212348
Explore mixed-media techniques for adding inspiring words to your art. Using not only instruction for handwriting and hand lettering, you'll also try a variety of mixed-media tools and materials for getting quotes onto your work. Gallery pieces from a wide range of artists are sprinkled throughout the book.- Goes beyond lettering to include adding words with stencils, stamps, transfers and clipped text.- Has workbook appeal: Includes space to practice your own lettering.- Is a natural companion to Inspirational Quotes Illustrated by offering stepped-out artful lettering techniques, including composition tips for placing your words.Author: Lesley Riley144pp., 8.25x10.88 paperbackISBN: 9781440340796
Creating an animated film takes a lot of work, from the texture of a character's hair to the shot sequence of a high-speed car chase. This Pixar-branded sketchbook provides a single volume in which to record the incredible journey of the making of an animated film. It covers the full preproduction process with discrete sections for Concept, Color, Story, Characters, and Worlds. Each section includes an introduction, a handful of inspiring quotes from some of the best artists working at Pixar, and a few key examples of related art. Useful and inspiring, this journal provides a structured space for aspiring filmmakers to workshop their ideas through all phases of development.176pp., 6x8 paperback
Knitting is simultaneously trendy and traditional. We're pleased to present here the easiest how-to-knit kit you'll ever find. Knitting takes you from step zero (how to hold the needles and yarn) to finished projects you'll show off shamelessly. Learn to knit a long skinny scarf, a cozy hat, a sunglasses case, a cell phone sock and more. With its simple, clear illustrations, beautiful color photography and energetic style, Knitting renews the ultimate traditional pastime for today's generation. For ages 10 and up.Comes With: variegated acrylic yarn, (imported), bamboo knitting needles, crochet hook, sewing needle, buttons.Author: Anne Akers Johnson96pp., 8.25x9.25ISBN-13: 978-1-59174-384-2
Accomplished art instructor Julie Gilbert Pollard offers expert advice on oil painting through the lens of the common landscape. *Whether you are totally new to painting or interested in exploring oil for the first time, the instruction begins with the basics, then moves toward successful painting techniques. *Learn how to break down and design a composition and explore multiple easy-to-follow methods to getting an oil painting started. *Dozens of specific skills and techniques combine into ten complete step-by-step landscape demonstrations to master subjects such as water, skies, trees, rocks and mountains.Author: Julie Gilbert Pollard128pp., 8.25x10.88 paperbackISBN: 9781440341281
Here is another blistering collection of all-new pinstripe art. The pinstripe scene continued to grow worldwide and has expanded beyond hot rods to a much wider audience, including tattoos, objects, and panel art. This third collection reflects these changes while including great new art from the core kustom scenes. With the same great production values as the earlier volumes and with a specially commissioned stunning new cover by Jeral Tidwell, Pinstripe Planet 3 includes artists from the U.S., Europe, and Japan. This book will provide essential inspiration for anyone into the kustom, hot rod, and tattoo scenes.Author: Herb Martinez176pp., 9.5x11.5 hardcoverISBN: 9781907621093
Drawing on a great working knowledge of digital processes, The Camera Book is full of broad-reaching, fun and informative projects. Illustrated with a mixture of professionally shot images and some taken by children, to demonstrate the dos and don'ts (or the 'good' and the 'even better'). The book will also show kids taking their pictures and setting up their shots.- Take fun pics with friends, or make great gifts.- Simple effects, making photo gifts, great photo album ideas.- Simple camera tricks (holding up a large building, friends standing on your hand).- Camera kit will be generic, rather than specific models.Author: John Davis128pp., 5.5x7.9 paperbackISBN: 9780711236448
*Kitchen-table jewelry makers get their knowledge and build their skills by experimenting in their homes or in small retreat workshops and classes. This book is for them *Techniques demonstrated are supported by great, simple metalsmithing projects that allow the reader to hone their skills while making something wearable to treasure *Best-selling author of Simple Soldering, Kate Richbourg demystifies rotary tools with a comprehensive guide to this common tool. What the micro (creme brulee) torch was to making soldering simple, the rotary tool is to surface effects and professional finishing.Author: Kate Ferrant Richbourg144pp., 8.25x10.88 paperbackISBN: 9781632503473
In this inspirational and practical book, 24 international product designers show you how to recreate their upcycled designs. Inspired by the trend for recycling and craft, readers can follow the designers' step-by-step instructions and create their very own piece of high-end upcycled design for the home. Projects include a clever waterproof mat woven from marine rope, a geometric lampshade made of strips of Tetrapak carton, a hanging rail using leftover copper plumbing pipe, decorative floral arrangements made from old plastic bottles, a cane chair upcycled as a cross-stitch canvas, and many more.Author: Rebecca Proctor144pp., 9.75x8.25 HardcoverISBN: 9781780676005
There-s no doubt about it: mazes make your brain work harder and better. But what if kids think mazes are for babies-or just plain boring- Tell them to think again, because their best challenges start right NOW. Challenging- books are perfect for kids who like to kick things up a notch. The only question is-are they up to the test- Encourage them to say yes, and they-ll enjoy hours of stimulating fun. Their challenge, should they choose to accept it, is to get to the end of each maze-in record time Every maze starts easy and gets harder, with time challenges to see if kids can beat the best of the rest. (Ages 8 and up) 96pp., 8.5x11 paperback
Diego Rivera offers young readers unique insight into the life and artwork of the famous Mexican painter and muralist. The book follows Rivera-s career, looking at his influences and tracing the evolution of his style. His work often called attention to the culture and struggles of the Mexican working class. Believing that art should be for the people, he created public murals in both the United States and Mexico, examples of which are included. The book contains a list of museums where you can see Rivera-s art, a historical note, a glossary, and a bibliography.Author: Susan Goldman Rubin56pp., 10x10 hardcover with jacketISBN: 9780810984110
Beautiful Elements, is a mixed-materials jewelry-making project and technique book that teaches simple techniques using wire, metal, and polymer clay to enhance and personalize beaded jewelry. With thirty projects readers will learn how to create natural shapes from metal, -sketch- with a hammer to create clever designs, and transform bits of polymer clay and wire into adornments. The book will cover how to make simple findings like handcrafted earring wires, chain, and toggle clasps. In this book author Heather Powers shares her secrets from her own successful jewelry making business.Author: Heather PowersISBN:9781627002059
Learn and master the beautiful and varied art of Western calligraphy. This lavishly illustrated guide includes all the information you need to get started in calligraphy as well as techniques for the more advanced artist, including using color, carving lettering in wood and stone, and creating abstract and ornamental calligraphy designs. The 40 alphabets included are drawn from throughout the rich history of Western calligraphy, from elaborate Gothic lettering to the clean lines of modern alphabets. An essential reference for calligraphers of all levels.Author: Julien Chazel224pp., 8.5x11 paperbackISBN: 9780811712941
Turn your pencils into precision instruments with X-acto craftsmanship The X-acto Power3 Electric Sharpener is built with a heavy-duty motor for frequent use. The Power3 sharpens standard size pencils with a genuine case-hardened solid steel X-acto cutter, making this sharpener the professional's choice. Its automatic pencil stop prevents over-sharpening and motor burnout. Non-skid rubber feet ensure that the Power3 sharpens quietly without rattling other items on your desk, and a large shavings receptacle means you can work for days without emptying.If you sharpen pencils every day, you need the X-acto Power3.
*Ten chapters address how to: generate stamina, overcome resistance, make distinctive and individualized work, dismantle "the Committee" (that group of inner critics), discover grace through small acts of making, write a new version of the traditional artist statement and determine what's needed to keep showing up daily to create meaningful work. *Includes creative exercises and tips as well as inspiring examples of contributing artists working through the same process. *Content is appropriate for creative types across genres.Author: Jane Dunnewold144pp., 8x10 paperbackISBN: 97814430344954
From playful animals to delicate flowers and fun paper airplanes, this origami guide has projects that will delight both children and adults. With workds, illustrations, and more than three hundred photographs, even the most complicated of folds and manipulations are made simple by this book's easy-to-follow instructions. The authors take the mystery out of the art of paper folding by teaching readers the proper mind-set behind the art and the basic formations that are the foundation for all the projects.Authors: Norio Torimoto, Yukiko Duke141pp., 6x9 paperbackISBN: 9781634502610
Perspective Drawing guides students through a detailed training course with lessons that explore the fundamentals of the illusion of depth and distance. Separate lessons focus on interiors, exteriors, town squares, roads, rivers, and wide landscapes with distant horizons. The Drawing Academy line of books emphasizes learning by doing. With its -Sketchbook- section following each lessons students are encouraged to experiment and push the limits of their imaginations with what they have learned. This guide includes color and black and white photos and illustrations on every page.
Designed to be used with both the Prism and Super Prism projectors. This newly redesigned stand attaches easily and securely to the projector and to any table edge to allow for convenient tabletop projection. Projection range is from 80% reduction up to 3x enlargement. Swivels to the floor for increased enlargement range. Please note: The Prism lens is required for the stand to operate. Owners of a Super Prism purchased prior to April 1, 1998 will need to purchase the Prism Table Stand, item #225-205, which includes the Prism lens - contact manufacturer for availability.
Vintage camper trailers are a unique symbol of midcentury America that resonates with many people. This book introduces many of those people, along with the trailers they-ve lovingly maintained or restored. It includes hundreds of photographs of everything from fancy and comfortable trailers designed for glamping (glamorous camping), to trailers handed down through families across generations, and even entrepreneurs who have transformed their trailers into vending booths.Authors: Paul & Caroline Lacitinola192pp., 10 5/8x8 1/2 hardcoverISBN: 9781423641889
Art students and ambitious amateur artists can turn to this volume for detailed training in creating original works of sculpture. The book includes advice on setting up, assembling tools and equipment, and using a variety of materials.The volume also presents projects for 17 finished pieces. Subjects include a seated Buddha, a female figure, animals, and several fascinating abstract shapes. More than 250 instructive full-color illustrations are included.Author: Karin HessenbergFormat: hardback, 128 pgs., 8 1/2 in. x 11 in.Publisher: Barron-s, 2005
Acrylic Innovation delves into acrylic's potential to create unique styles by addressing the methods and techniques that allow reader to find their own voice within the medium. The author presents a variety of successful acrylic painters, each using acrylic in unique ways to create their own original styles. By looking at how other artists find ideas with the book's 29 step-by-step demonstrations, readers will be able to explore ways of personalizing their own art.Author: Nancy ReynerISBN: 9781600618642Publisher: North Light, 2010
Vintaj Metal Reliefing Blocks fit "just right" in the palm of your hand, perfect for adding design relief to all of your projects. These 3 3/4 in. x 1 1/4 in. x 1 in. blocks were created especially for sanding the raised areas of metal findings to show off their fine detail, but the possible uses are endless. Metal Reliefing Blocks feature three different grit surfaces: Dark gray (heavy) - Removes paint and patina from raised areas. White (medium) - Lightly reliefs embossed and raised areas. Light gray (fine) - Buffs and polishes.
This impressive aluminum case is sleek and sturdy for the young artist on the go The clear plastic cover makes it easy to find supplies and keeps your little one organized. The 140-piece set is loaded with a colorful assortment of arts and crafts accessories. The 14 1/2 in. x 12 in. case contains 12 watercolor paints with palette, 24 colored pencils, 24 oil pastels, 24 crayons, 36 markers, paintbrush, pencil, scissors, pencil sharpener, mini stapler, eraser, paper clips, ruler, clear and white glue. Suitable for ages 4+.
Get lost in artist Violette Benilan's dreamy pen-and-ink drawings, from rowboats floating on calm seas to summer flowers in glass jars. Color, doodle and write your way across each illustrated page. Take a zen moment in the middle of your busy day to sketch designs on a hanging lantern or fill in a serene giraffe's spots. This little journal and sketchbook, designed to fit in a pocket and travel with you, combines beautiful coloring images with lightly lined space to draw and write.125pp., 5x7.75ISBN: 9781441320131
Step-by-step tutorials take readers through each stage of the ceramic-making process. Included are: A clearly illustrated summary of essential potter's tools.Instruction on developing design concepts and making prototypes and technical drawings.Making models from drawings.Making sample pieces to test glazes, colors and surfaces.Final design, creating of finished pieces, and development of a portfolio for presentations to buyers.Author: Anthony QuinnISBN: 9780764137334Publisher: Barron's, 2008
This book begins by presenting instructions on how to treat fabric so it holds a shape when folded. Then Stovall shares a series of fun craft projects with simple origami-style diagrams that you can use to make a range of lovely objects, including:-Fan-tastic Fold Earrings-Evening Wine Coat-Florence's Hexagon Box-Cloth Kimono Card-Cloth Couture High Heeled Shoe -Pleated PeacockAuthors: Jill Stovall, Scott Stern, Florence Temko96pp., 8.5x11 flapped paperbackISBN: 9784805312568
No need to solder these metal necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings: they're cold-connected, using such easy-to-learn skills as piercing, sawing, riveting, and joining. So even beginning jewelers can get completely professional results. Work with silver, copper, brass, aluminum, and nickel to create projects like a Circle Brooch with Thorn Clasp, Layered Cuff Bracelet, and Polka Dot Tube Earrings. Authors: Joanna Gollberg112pp., 8.5x10 paperbackISBN: 9781454709206