Butterfly_lots_of_dots_quarto_creates
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

What is Dot Art?

You can create beautiful art that starts with just a dot! This gorgeous art form might look easy, but it takes a lot of patience. You can use colored pencils, watercolor paints, markers, or gel pens to create your dotted masterpiece. Learn Read More

Echo Flower, Sharpie Art Workshop for Kids
Resources for Parents
Resources for Parents

Warm and Cool Echo Flowers

Are you looking for a fun art project to do with your kids?  Let their imagination leave a mark with Sharpie Art Workshop for Kids. The book includes creative ways to use Sharpie, like this echo flower project using warm and cool Read More

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Fiber
Fiber

Granny Square Cell Phone Case

Keeping track of your headphones, charger, and phone is easy with this granny square cell phone minder! 10 Granny Squares 30 Bags shows you how to make it. Always misplacing your cell phone charger or earphones? This handy little Read More

garment, Sketch and Go: 5-Minute Fashion Illustration
Design
Design

Sketching Seams, Notches, Darts, and Stitching

Clothing is the first statement you'll make when entering a room.  The construction of the garment tells a story, so it's important to get it right when sketching it. Sketch and Go: 5-Minute Fashion Illustration shows you how to master the Read More

tones finished, Begining Drawing
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

How Tone Influences Depth Perception in Drawings

Creating depth is an important way to make your drawings look realistic. Begining Drawing helps you learn how to see and use tones to add depth and dimension to drawings. Building on our understanding of the illusion of space, let’s Read More

ahoy, The Joy of Lettering
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Coastal Hand Lettering

Ahoy coastal lovers!  Do you want to bring your love of the ocean into your home or maybe give it as a gift? The Joy of Lettering shows you how to master many different type styles, including coastal lettering. Coastal lettering Read More

rabbit 6, The 1-Minute Artist
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Got A Minute? Draw this Rabbit!

Think you can't draw? Give this minute tutorial a try! The 1-Minute Artist shows you how little time it takes to open ourselves up to creativity and quickly draw a frog, rabbit and many more cartoons. Follow along to see how to draw a Read More

waterscape-finished, Oil and Acrylic
Resources for Educators
Resources for Educators

How to Capture Natural Texture in Your Painting

Paint color, application, and brush choice all play a role in creating, or suggesting, texture. Oil and Acrylic shows you how to capture natural textures using basic techniques. Here are a few of our favorites: Start with a Read More

drawing_the_female_figure_draw_fashion_now
Resources for Artists
Resources for Artists

Drawing The Female Figure for Fashion

Drawing the human figure can be daunting, so where do you begin? The basics of course! Draw Fashion Now shows you how to draw a female figure in this step-by-step guide, with tips on keeping your figure proportionate so you can sketch the Read More

sashing_quilting_essentials
Resources for Artists
Resources for Artists

How to Make Plain Sashing Strips

Have you ever noticed how a handmade quilt is built with exquisite detail? Quilting Essentials teaches you the foundations of quilting and how to build that detail into your own quilt.  Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make plain Read More

earrings 1, The Jewelry Maker's Design Book
Mixed Media
Mixed Media

Soulmate Earrings

Are you looking for a unique gift to give someone special?  In The Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects we learn how to make several different jewelry pieces, like these soulmate earrings. Tools metal shears fine-grit Read More