Art Instruction

CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY: 50 CHARACTERS TO INSPIRE PEACE AND CALM - INCLUDES BOOK & PRACTICE JOURNAL

Written by Wu, S M
For centuries, scholars have viewed Chinese calligraphy as a regimen, a practice of calming the mind and nurturing the heart. It is viewed not only as a way to release stress and build patience but also as a path to self-development. It takes time and care to slowly grind the solid inkstone into liquid ink. It encourages good hand-eye coordination to execute the brushstroke.
October 4, 2016 | Hardcover | Wellfleet | 144 Pages |
$20.00

ART OF CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY: THE ESSENTIAL STROKE BY STROKE GUIDE TO MAKING OVER 300 BEAUTIFUL CHARACTERS

Written by Ho, Yat-Ming Cathy
Practice the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy with this step-by-step guide to rendering more than 300 individual characters for use in arts, crafts and design projects. With characters as beautifully decorative as they are meaningful, this elegant script can be used to embellish just about anything and a single character can convey myriad thoughts and emotions.
February 15, 2016 | Hardcover | Chartwell Books | 256 Pages |
$14.99

FLORA COLORING BOOK

Written by Trolle, Maria
Venture into Flora’s fairytale land as the seasons change. Illustrations of lush springtime flowers give way to a verdant summer and bountiful autumn which progress into a peaceful winter snowfall. People, sprites, and animals co-exist in this abundant garden. Let your mind come to rest as you color floral wreaths, sleeping fairies, fanciful houses, and busy bees. Includes a register for the plants and animals found within these pages, as well as twelve pages with Maria Trolle’s signature white-on-black imagery.Venture into Flora's fairytale land as the seasons change. Illustrations of lush springtime flowers give way to a verdant summer and bountiful autumn which progress into a peaceful winter snowfall. People, sprites, and animals co-exist in this abundant garden. Let your mind come to rest as you color floral wreaths, sleeping fairies, fanciful houses, and busy bees.
August 13, 2019 | Hardcover | Gibbs Smith | 96 Pages |
$14.99
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WAYS OF DRAWING: ARTISTS? PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES

Written by Royal Drawing School, The
Drawing is among the most direct ways of engaging with the world; a way not just of seeing, but of understanding what you see. At once inspirational and instructive, Ways of Drawing collects a rich variety of reflections on the craft from practicing artists, teachers, and writers.
October 22, 2019 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson | 272 Pages |
$39.95
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CONNECTING: HARNESS YOUR EMOTIONS TO ENHANCE YOUR CREATIVITY

Written by Larocca, Paulina
We are happier when we are more creative but are we more creative when we are happy? The longstanding view in psychology is that positive emotions are conducive to creativity. When we are feeling up, we feel we are more resourceful, but what if we are measuring the wrong thing?
September 3, 2019 | Hardcover | Bis Publishers | 160 Pages |
$24.99
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SECRET OF THE HIGHLY CREATIVE THINKER

Written by Thurber, Sarah
People who are good at creating ideas are good at seeing connections. Could teaching people to see connections be a way to help them be more creative? Over the years, there's a need for a book on creativity that complements the teaching of the creative process and tools and gives you a practical approach to how to enhance your innate ability to think creatively.
September 10, 2019 | Paperback | Bis Publishers | 192 Pages |
$19.99
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READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO BE GREAT AT DRAWING PEOPLE

Written by Selwyn, Leamy
Learn to draw figures and faces with this clear and easy to follow guide, the latest in the bestselling "Read This" series. Revealing the techniques and ideas behind inspirational works, the book will set you on the path to making your own great drawings.
September 24, 2019 | Paperback | Laurence King | 128 Pages |
$17.99

FIND YOUR ARTISTIC VOICE: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO WORKING YOUR CREATIVE MAGIC

Written by Congdon, Lisa
An artist's unique voice is their calling card. It's what makes each of their works vital and particular. But developing such singular artistry requires effort and persistence. Bestselling author, artist, and illustrator Lisa Congdon brings her expertise to this guide to the process of artistic self-discovery. Featuring advice from Congdon herself and interviews with a roster of established artists, illustrators, and creatives, this one-of-a-kind book will show readers how to identify and nurture their own visual identity, navigate the influence of artists they admire, push through fear and insecurity, and appreciate the value of their personal journey.Bestselling author, artist, and illustrator Lisa Congdon brings her expertise to this guide to the process of artistic self-discovery. Find Your Artistic Voice helps artists and creatives identify and nurture their own visual identity.
August 6, 2019 | Paperback | Chronicle Books | 132 Pages |
$18.95

COLOUR YOUR OWN HISTORICAL MAPS

Written by British Library
Explore the cartographic treasures of the British Library's extensive map archive, and add your own colour. Early maps are often much more highly decorated than our own, featuring fantastical drawings of real or imaginary people and animals that may or may not occupy unknown places. Medieval maps look very different to the maps of today.
February 1, 2017 | Paperback | Pavilion Books | 48 Pages |
$14.95

COLOUR YOUR OWN MEDIEVAL ALPHABET

Written by British Library
A medieval A to Z with letters from the collections of the British Library to colour in.Before the invention of the printing press, books were written out by hand, and were priceless objects. The most precious books were illuminated with gold or with bright colours.
February 1, 2017 | Paperback | Pavilion Books | 56 Pages |
$14.95

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