Sketchbook Explorations

for mixed-media and textile artists


Author: Shelley Rhodes

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944809

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 6592

A practical and inspirational guide to help embroiderers and textile artists make the most of sketchbooks to inform their creative work. The artist’s sketchbook offers an exciting platform to explore a host of mixed media techniques. Using a combination of paper, textiles, found objects, pencil, ink and paint, Shelley Rhodes shows how a sketchbook can act as an illustrated diary, a visual catalogue of a journey or experience or as a starting point for more developed work. Whether out on location or in the studio, Rhodes explores every stage of the creative process, from initial inspiration to overcoming the fear of a blank page, manipulating paper and images and incorporating ‘found’ objects to build a sketchbook that is both beautiful and inspiring. Sketchbook Explorations is the ideal companion for everyone from the beginner to the more experienced artist looking for exciting techniques to expand their repertoire in mixed media. The book explores: Why work in sketchbooks? The importance and joy of working in a sketchbook. Ways of recording and investigating ideas that inspire. Techniques in mixed media from found objects and layers to three-dimensional sketching. Creating on location. Using electronic devices to develop ideas.

Teaching Illustration

Course Offerings and Class Projects from the Leading Graduate and Undergraduate Programs


Author: Marshall Arisman,Steven Heller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1581158262

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 6572

Teaching Illustration is a must-have for any college-level art instructor. Packed with a wealth of illustration course syllabi from leading art and design schools across the U.S. and Europe, it offers exciting ideas on topics from editorial illustration to animation, books, and the Internet. Each syllabus includes an introduction, course requirements, a weekly breakdown, suggestions for projects, and selected readings—a comprehensive array of topics, reading lists, and teaching tips for courses at all levels. For beginning educators seeking guidance or for veterans seeking new inspiration, Teaching Illustration is essential for the craft of teaching the next generation of illustrators. • Packed with sample syllabi—a must-have for art teachers and students • Detailed, concrete examples of how to create compelling, inspiring classes Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Teaching Primary Art and Design


Author: Paul Key,Jayne Stillman

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1844456005

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 2666

This book introduces trainees and newly qualified primary teachers to the teaching of art and design in primary schools. It helps students gain an appreciation of what constitutes good practice in primary art and design and how they can go about achieving it. To meet the different needs of students, the book identifies varying levels of experience, creativity and confidence, and offers suggestions for applying these levels to the classroom. The book covers key areas of the art and design curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, considering both their discrete and developmental characteristics.

Understanding Architecture Through Drawing


Author: Brian Edwards

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135825815

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 2179

This introduction to design and graphic techniques will help the designer increase his or her understanding of buildings and places through drawing.


Paintings and Sketches - Douglas Smith Travels with a Sketch Book - The Explorations of an Artist Architect


Author: Douglas H. Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780953812417

Category: Architecture

Page: 115

View: 507

Turner's watercolour explorations, 1810-1842


Author: Eric Shanes,Tate Gallery,Southampton Art Gallery

Publisher: Tate Gallery Pubn


Category: Art

Page: 110

View: 7161

This volume illustrates Turner's watercolor sketches, early studies for finished works, and finished and unfinished drawings. Although many of the designs appear to be abstract, Turner was not creating non-representational images but was employing a rapid "visual shorthand". These glowing, fluid pictures remain among Turner's most popular works. Turner's Watercolour Explorations explains the creative process that underlies these images and the interpretive techniques which have been used to analyze them. Many of their subjects are identified and the pictures are arranged for the first time according to their subject-matter and historical purpose.

No More Wishy-Washy Watercolor


Author: Margaret M. Martin

Publisher: Northlight


Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 5813

It's one of the most common and frustrating problems in watercolor: paintings that feel weak, listless, "wishy-washy". Now, here's help from Margaret M. Martin, a popular workshop instructor who specializes in teaching artists how to "make a statement". In this unique guide, she teaches five strategies to get out of the wishy-washy rut and start painting vibrant, dramatic watercolors. Step-by-step demonstrations and exercises show how to paint a variety of popular subjects with new confidence and conviction.


Conceptual Drawings from the World's Most Influential Designers


Author: Timothy O'Donnell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1616736208

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 9663

This book explores influential designers’ sketchbooks as a truer reflection of a designer’s thought processes, preoccupations, and problem-solving strategies than can be had by simply viewing finished projects. Highly personal and idiosyncratic, sketchbooks offer an arena for unstructured exploration, a space free from all budgetary and client constraints. Visually arresting objects in their own right, this book aims to elevate sketches from mere ephemera to important documents where the reader can glean valuable insight into the creative process, and apply it to their own practices. Featured designers include Ralph Caplan, Nigel Holmes, Chris Bigg, Eva Jiricna, Jason Munn, Gary Baseman, Marian Bantjes, and many others.