Art Instruction & Inspiration

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James Gulliver Hancock

This inspiring sketchbook, part of the 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes - cars, trains, scooters, unicycles, surfboards, sailboats and much, much moreâ??over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Bike and 44 Other Incredible Ways to Get Around.

This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized submarines, helicopters, and rockets can are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author's uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.

Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Bike and 44 Other Incredible Ways to Get Around!

Includes:

jets

bikes

ambulance

blimps

airplanes

bulldozers

buses

canoes

firetrucks

garbage trucks

hang gliders

helicopters

carriages

hot air ballons

airboats

jet packs

jet skis

limousines

magic carpets

motorcycles

motorboats

oceanliners

4 wheelers

racecars

rockets

rollerskates

sailboats

mopeds

shoes

skateboards

skis

strollers

submarines

taxis

dump trucks

tractors

trains

unicycles

antique cars

and much, much more!

Item No. 9781631590443
$19.99
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Trina Dalziel

Let your imagination take flight with 20 Ways to Draw a Butterfly and 44 Other Things with Wings. Beautifully illustrated, this inspirational sketchbook will help you learn how to draw anything with wings. From fairies, bats, and airplanes, to dragonflies, gargoyles, and angels, 20 Ways to Draw a Butterfly is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers, and anyone who loves to sketch. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the winged things in this volume are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, offering simple abstract shapes and forms that meld together to create the building blocks of any item (man-made or organic) that you want to draw. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes - bugs, bats, birds, and much, much more - over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take.This all-in-one sketchbook lets you draw right on the pages making it easy to keep all of your most inspired creations at hand. Your inner artist will fly free with 20 Ways to Draw a Butterfly and 44 Other Things with Wings.

Item No. 9781592539239
$19.99
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Kuo, Julia
This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new20 Waysseries from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun.Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes cat, giraffe, seal, elephant, whaleand much, much more over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Cat.This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized animals are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author s uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing."
Item No. 9781592538386
$19.99
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Kuo, Julia

This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustrating fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes - black dresses, summery hats, stylish shoes, faux fur coats, and much, much more - with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Dress. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized dresses are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author's uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing. Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Dress!

Item No. 9781592538850
$19.99
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Ingram, Zoe

Sink your teeth into "20 Ways to Draw a Strawberry." Beautifully illustrated, this inspirational sketchbook will help you learn how to draw anything edible. From cherries, eggplants, and pineapples, to cookies, carrots, and candy bars, "20 Ways to Draw a Strawberry" is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers, and anyone who loves to sketch. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the elegant edibles in this volume are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, offering simple abstract shapes and forms that meld to create the building blocks of any item (man-made or organic) that you want to draw. This all-in-one sketchbook lets you draw right on the pages making it easy to keep all of your most inspired creations at hand. Get an appetite for drawing with "20 Ways to Draw a Strawberry and 44 Other Elegant Edibles."

Item No. 9781592539833
$19.99
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Renouf, Eloise
This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new20 Waysseries from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes - tree, tulip, shell, owl, peacock feather, mushroom, cloud, and much, much more over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Tree.This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized flowers, trees, leaves, and clouds are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author s uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.
Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just20 Ways to Draw a Tree!"
Item No. 9781592538379
$19.99
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Congdon, Lisa
This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new20 Waysseries from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun.Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes tulips, roses, dahlias, and much, much more over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip.This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized flowers, snap dragons, and zinnias, are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author s uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.
Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just20 Ways to Draw a Tulip!"
Item No. 9781592538867
$19.99
3D Art Lab for Kids
Schwake, Susan
An inspiring collection of ideas and projects for encouraging an artistic spirit in children! 3D Art Lab for Kids includes 36 kid-friendly fine art projects in paper, clay, textiles, sculpture, and jewelry. Each project is inspired by the work of a prominent artist and is illustrated with step-by-step full-color photographs of the process as well as finished samples and variations.Whether you use these projects independently or as a curriculum for hands-on 3D art experiences, you ll find that the lessons in this book are open-ended so they can be explored over and over with different results each time! Colorful photos illustrate how different people using the same lesson will yield different results, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist s personal style. 3D Art Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises."
Item No. 9781592538157
$24.99
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Gordon, Lynn
Item No. 9780811813181
$6.95
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Chronicle Books
A rolling pin, a robot, a pickle, a water tower, a hammock, a wasp, a safety pin, a kiss. Budding artists and experienced sketchers alike will find themselves invigorated by this collection of offbeat, clever, and endlessly absorbing drawingprompts. Some are deceptively simple (just try drawing a bicycle!), some are conceptually mind-bending (sketching the sound of girlish laughter?), and some are refreshingly basic (the only hard thing about drawing an egg is deciding how you want it to be cooked). Hip and helpful, 642 Things to Draw is the perfect inspirational sketchbook, sure to entertain and provoke the imagination of anyone ready to pick up a pencil.
Item No. 9780811876445
$16.95
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Zaborowski, Barbara
Action Art: Hands-On Active Art Adventures is A Collection of Over 100 Active Hands-On Art Experiences for Children 2-12, Full of Adventure, Movement, and Discovery.
"FOR SCHOOLS HOMESCHOOLS MUSEUMS LIBRARIES CHILDCARE HOME "
Shelving: ART ACTIVITIES EDUCATION PARENTING
Over 100 action-packed art activities bring discovery and adventurous creativity to children s art experiences that will delight and challenge kids of all ages. Each child-tested art activity is grouped into engaging action categories including:
1.) Smacking Squeezing Tapping
2.) Rolling Spinning Swinging
3.) Blowing Exploding Smooshing
4.) Tools Toys Utensils
5.) Up Down All Around
Full color photographs highlight all activities including painting, photography, collage and sculpture, each with helpful icons indicating levels for both children and adults. Action Art experiences are built on the knowledge that art for children is a creative process and not just a finished product. MaryAnn Kohl is famous around the world for encouraging children to experience creative art exploration best known as process art .
Action Art offers 5 chapters of exciting and adventurous creative art activities, all with surprise outcomes, including
Blowing Glitter
Dancing Blottos
Bubble Wrap Boot Walk
Clear Color Squish
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Item No. 9780935607345
$21.95
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Stein, Jeannine
Explore intriguing methods of combining bookbinding with specific crafts such as quilting, jewelry making, or polymer clay with Adventures in Bookbinding! With different levels of expertise including basic, novice, and expert, this book is filled with illustrated step-by-step instructions and photographs that demonstrate how to construct the cover pages, create unique bindings, and much more with a diverse range of media. From a needle-felted journal to a quilted workbook (and many more), each project also features two other versions with the same binding geared to those with more or less experience. The novice version is for those who have no knowledge of the craft and want shortcuts, but love the look. The expert version is for those who have a great deal of knowledge and proficiency of a certain craft-the master art quilter, for example. For this version, an expert guest artist has created the cover and the author has created the binding. This offers yet another creative opportunity: the collaborative project. If you love getting involved with round-robins and other shared endeavors, this will show you yet another way to combine your skills with other crafters! Discover endless possibilities and challenges that will forever inspire you with Adventures in Bookbinding!
Item No. 9781592536870
$24.99
Adventures in Cartooning
Frederick-Frost, Alexis

In this action-packed cartooning adventure, kids will have as much fun making comics as reading them!

Once upon a time . . . a princess tried to make a comic. And with the help of a magical cartooning elf, she learned how well enough to draw her way out of an encounter with a dangerous dragon, near-death by drowning, and into her very own adventure! Like the princess, young readers will discover that they already have the drawing and writing skills it takes to make a comic they just need a little know-how. And "Adventures in Cartooning" supplies just that."

Item No. 9781596433694
$12.99
Adventures in Cartooning Activity Book
Frederick-Frost, Alexis

The magic cartooning elf is back—along with the Knight, Edward the hungry horse, and a whole new cast of charming characters! And this time, readers can join in the fun—right IN the book!

An ALA Notable Children’s Book, Adventures in Cartooning was called the “best book of the year” in a starred review in Booklist and was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Building on the basic lessons presented in Adventures in Cartooning, this activity book leads kids through a story that they help tell by doodling and completing comics activities. And at the end, readers are invited to make their own comic book story!

The magic cartooning elf is back--along with the Knight, Edward the hungry horse, and a whole new cast of charming characters! And this time, readers can join in the fun--right IN the book!

ALA Notable Children's Book Adventures in Cartooning was called "the best book of the year," in a starred review in Booklist, and was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Building on the basic lessons presented in Adventures in Cartooning, this activity book leads kids through a story that they help tell by doodling and completing comics activities. And at the end, readers are invited to make their own comic book story!

Item No. 9781596435988
$7.99
Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action
Frederick-Frost, Alexis

The Knight, Edward the chubby horse, and of course the Magic Cartooning Elf are back for more fun, but this time they're sharing the stage with a host of new characters.

In "Adventures in Cartooning: Characters In Action "you'll learn how to create your own kooky characters. And fresh faces are needed -- the famous director Otto Airs is making a movie, and he's invited everyone in the kingdom to audition! It's your chance to dream up boatloads of wacky characters to star in the film. Discover how body language and expression are used to tell a story, dress a wizard to the nines, and choose the perfect rogue robot. After following the heroes on their cartooning adventure, you'll be ready to create characters to star in your own comic book!

Item No. 9781596437326
$10.99
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Bowers, Jenny

When the sun comes out, it's time to get outside and explore. All around you are extraordinary things in nature, waiting to be discovered.... and collected! This box is your one-stop guide to finding, observing, collecting, and exhibiting your discoveries, from shells and feathers to animal tracks and trails. Discover and create your own collections and be amazed at the wonder of life around you.

This Little Collectors box features:

- 2 fold-out frames to arrange and display your collections

- A fold-out poster to draw on and color in

- A 24 page coloring and activity book

- An expedition envelope to store your discoveries

Item No. 9781847807731
$18.99
Art for All Seasons
Susan Schwake
Art for All Seasons is a well-thought-out handbook of nature-inspired art adventures that can be explored over and over with different results each time. Perfect for parents, teachers, grandparents or anyone working with children making art! The nature-based lessons are beautifully illustrated with more than 400 full-color photographs of the process and additional inspirational images of contemporary artists’ work. Included is information on how to set up a simple home studio, a comprehensive list of materials, how to display and save kid’s art work and ideas surrounding making art with others. A recipe chapter shows how to make some of your own materials and how to use standard art materials. Each lesson is a great springboard of ideas for anyone wanting to be inspired by the natural world to make art. Art for All Seasons will be your perennial go-to book when making art with children.

Following on the heels of her wildly successful series, Art Lab for Kids, Susan Schwake and her husband, Rainer Schwake, bring us the new Kids Art Series with this first title—Art for All Seasons. Susan Schwake is an artist, art educator, author and curator. Her passion for teaching over the past 20 years has found her working in many diverse settings, and her own art school, which operates in conjunction with their gallery and design firm in New Hampshire: artstreamstudios.com.
Item No. 9780991293599
$24.99
Art Lab for Kids
Schwake, Susan
"Susan Schwake's Art Lab for Kids is a well-thought-out guide, making it easy to introduce art into children's lives. Simple, clear explanations of technique, combined with inspiration from established artists, will enable children to feel successful and encouraged to explore art as a form of expression." - Rebecca Emberley, best-selling children's book author and illustrator
"Art Lab for Kids will make a valuable contribution to the literature of children's creative art experiences for teachers and others who believe in the value of art in the education of all children. The activities are adaptable to learners of all levels and are highly creative and challenging while balancing the artistic process with the potential for a meaningful product. This book will be an important addition to our program in art teacher education." - Bill Haust, Chairman, Department of Art Education, Plymouth State University
"Art Lab for Kids encourages all ages to be fearless in seeking and nurturing their creativity. With lessons, inspiration, and advice, Susan Schwake gives you the tools to find and explore your artistic side." - Kathreen Ricketson, found and editor of http: //www.whipup.net and http: //www.action-pack.com
A refreshing source of ideas for creating fine art with children, Art Lab for Kids encourages the artist s own voice, marks, and style. This fun and creative book features 52 fine art projects set into weekly lessons, beginning with drawing, moving through painting and printmaking, and then building to paper collage and mixed media. Each lesson features and relates to the work and style of a contemporary artist. Lisa Congdon, Megan Bogonovich, and Amy Rice are just a few of the artists included. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hand-on fine art experiences. The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over with different results each time! Colorful photos illustrate how different people using the same lesson will yield different results, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist s personal style. Art Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises."
Item No. 9781592537655
$22.99
Art Lab for Little Kids
Schwake, Susan
Developed for the younger set (4-6 year olds) and targeting one of the most critical developmental periods for children, Art Lab for Little Kids is the perfect book for both parents and teachers who are seeking enriching and unique experiences to offer this age group. As in Susan Schwake's first book, Art Lab for Kids (Quarry Books, 2012), the Labs can be used as singular projects, or used to build up to a year of hands-on fine art experiences. Each Lab also features the work of a prominent artist for inspiration. The book begins with an introduction on materials and setting up a space for making art. The lessons that follow are open-ended to be explored over and over - with different results each time. They are geared for children being taught or guided by adults and are successful on all levels of experience and age. They do not result in "cookie cutter" end products, but are a method of learning something new each time they are used. This motivational book stands out as a unique reference for creating fine art with children through finding the student's own voice, marks and style and with playful lessons that result in significant skill building. Gorgeous photography shows different results from different people using the same lesson, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist's personal style. Art Lab for Little Kids is a fresh source of creative activities for families and community groups or will work as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers in home school, preschool, and kindergarten environments.
Item No. 9781592538362
$24.99
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Kohl, MaryAnn F
This is a fantastic resource that provides 100's of fun art activities for kids between 4-10 years old. With 52 weeks of fantastic art projects using easy-to-find, everyday materials, Art with Anything provides a year of creativity, imagination, and fun for children ages 4-10! Organized alphabetically by material, each week features one everyday material like buttons, cardboard, masking tape, and even junk mail, and provides five days of unique activities. Children will love making Glitter Photo Jars or working on Shake-It-Up-Bag Paintings, and projects like Family Finger Puppets and Fluff-n-Puff Mobiles will keep them entertained for hours - and stretch their imaginations. Whether at home or at school, exploring the process of creating art is one of the most compelling ways children learn, and Art with Anything keeps children learning creatively all year long!
Item No. 9780876590850
$19.95
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McKenna, Betsy

Art Workshop for Children is not just another book of straightforward art projects. The book's unique child-led approach provides a framework for cultivating creative thinking and encourages the wonder that comes when children are allowed to freely explore the creative process and their materials.

As children work through these open-ended workshops, adults are guided on how to be guides who provide questions, encourage deep thinking, and help spark an excitement for discovery.

Explore basic materials and workshops that use minimal supplies, and then gradually add new materials to fill the art cabinets as well as new skills and more complex workshops.

Interspersed throughout are sidebar essays that introduce perspectives on mess-making, imperfection, the role of adult, collaborative art, and thoughts on the Reggio Emilia method, a self-guided teaching philosophy.

These pieces underscore the value of art-making with children, and support the parent/teacher/care-giver on how to successfully lead, question, and navigate their children through the workshops to result in the fullest experiences.

Item No. 9781631591433
$22.99
Art Workshops for Children
Hervé Tullet

A guide to twelve children's art workshops by one of the world's most innovative facilitators and best–selling bookmakers.

Art Workshops for Children is a guide for parents and teachers to organize and execute artistic workshops for children. 12 workshops are featured, each offering a list of materials needed, a step–by–step guide to facilitation, practical tips, illustrated examples, and photos of workshops in progress.

The workshops are designed to spark children's imaginations, champion group bonding, and give visually pleasing results – with no artistic ability required.

Tried and tested around the world by children of all ages. Perfect for organizing group events at home, in schools, at parties, at museums – anywhere!

Item No. 9780714869735
$19.95
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Zamrzla, Erin
The handmade books presented here offer creative ways for you to explore your personal styles and interests: Create a record of this year's garden with a book made out of seed packets. Collect your favorite recipes under the protective cover of a plastic cutting mat. Make simple memo pads out of recycle bin scraps. In this collection of twenty-eight Japanese bookbinding projects, traditional techniques meet contemporary style, from easy-to-fold accordion books to the intricate and interesting Japanese stab-stitch bindings.
Book artist Erin Zamrzla makes Japanese stab binding easy and unintimidating. Her clear step-by-step instructions make even the more complicated stitches easy to re-create. Information on the basics of bookbinding, including terminology, tools, and techniques are included and many projects encourage the creative use of ordinary and recycled materials.
Make the projects in this book and discover creative ways to chronicle your life's adventures.
Item No. 9781590308226
$21.95
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Emberley, Ed
Using just 9 shapes and things, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a variety of animals, people, assorted monsters (such as Dracula and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), and more, and everything is GREEN! This hefty 96-page book is packed with fun things that kids-and not a few adults-really want to draw. Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full fun.
Item No. 9780316789769
$10.99
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Kohl, Mary Ann F
Adventurous art beyond your wildest imagination!
Item No. 9780876592069
$14.95