City model, Pencil Art Workshop
Quarto Creates
Quarto Creates

Photorealistic Drawing: Finding the Essence of a Form

It can be difficult to capture a moving subject in your drawings. Try finding the essence of a form with these tips from Pencil Art Workshop. A fleeting subject—such as a moving person or animal— requires capturing an image quickly. Read More

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Quarto Explores
Quarto Explores

The Great Escapers

Stalag Luft III was a German prison camp during World War II. It was opened in March 1942, about 100 miles from Berlin. This camp was soon filled with more than 10,000 Allied Air Force officers. These officers did all they could to give the Read More

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Quarto Homes
Quarto Homes

Water-Smart Landscapes

Gardening is a fun and relaxing activity. Water restrictions are common in places with frequent droughts, and these areas have to consider these restrictions when planning a garden. Even if you are in a wetter climate, you may still want to Read More

Basic Techniques, Anywhere, Anytime Art: Watercolor
Quarto Creates
Quarto Creates

8 Basic Watercolor Techniques

Getting started with watercolor painting? Anywhere, Anytime Art: Watercolor shows you eight techniques to create gorgeous watercolor art. Flat Wash Prop up watercolor paper on a support board, and dip your brush in a puddle of paint. Read More

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Quarto Gifts
Quarto Gifts

Fun Giveaways for the Newest Knickerbocker Classics

Want to win some of our newest Knickerbocker Classics? Enter below!    Goodreads Book Giveaway                  The Federalist Papers          by Alexander Hamilton            Giveaway ends August 29, 2017. See the Read More

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Quarto Cooks
Quarto Cooks

Drying Fresh Herbs

The most important part of your cooking is flavor, and what better way to flavor your dishes than with spices and herbs? Dried herbs are incredibly versatile and practically nonperishable. And as any good cook knows, if you want it done Read More

Bullrider, Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School
Quarto Creates
Quarto Creates

The Importance of Doodling

Learn the importance of doodling from American's greats! In Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School we see how artists like Norman Rockwell and Ben Stahl began their iconic pieces with a doodle. Norman Rockwell Sketch Pencil on Read More

Coaster, The Hand-Stitched Surface
Quarto Creates
Quarto Creates

Hand-Stitched Boho Collage Coasters

Looking to add some character to your morning routine? The Hand-Stitched Surface shows us how to make beautiful, hand-stitched boho collage coasters. Soon you'll be sipping on your morning coffee in style. Every day for me begins Read More

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Quarto Explores
Quarto Explores

7 of the First Spyplanes

For more than a century, spy planes have been invaluable in obtaining information from others that they don’t want people to know. Through the years, manned spy planes have had great influence on many missions. Here are some of the first Read More

Dune 5, The Spirit of the Brush
Quarto Creates
Quarto Creates

Painting Sand Dunes

Is there anything better than the beach in the summer? Capture the essence of the ocean with this fun watercolor exercise from The Spirit of the Brush. DUNE SCENE WITH SUMMER FLOWERS My brush has taken me on a spiritual journey around the Read More

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Quarto Cooks
Quarto Cooks

Simple Classic: Blueberry Jam

Jams, jellies, and preserves are such a wholesome and satisfying way to enjoy seasonal fruits with endless flavor combinations. Allison Carroll Duffy’s Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin has countless refreshing and unique combos that you'd Read More

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Quarto Drives
Quarto Drives

Where are McQueen’s Motorcycles Today?

By any account one of the most famous motorheads of the 20th century was Steve McQueen. Even thirty years after his death, Steve McQueen continues to appear in advertising and pop culture and his fan base spans from car lovers to racing Read More