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The Monster Book of Manga Steampunk Gothic

by Jorge Balaguer Harper Design (February 24, 2015)

Enter an alternative world ruled by steam-powered machinery, Victorian elegance, and futuristic technology by creating your own elaborate manga characters in Steampunk, the latest volume in the bestselling Monster...


The Graphic Novel Classroom

by Maureen Bakis & James Bucky Carter Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Every teacher knows that keeping adolescents interested in learning can be challenging—The Graphic Novel Classroom overcomes that challenge. In these pages, you will learn how to create your own graphic novel...


The Care of Fine Books

by Jane Greenfield, Nicholas A. Basbanes & Nick Lyons Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

The Care of Fine Books is a thorough, readable guide to caring for books of value. From a discussion of the various techniques and materials used in bookbinding to advice on handling and storage, Jane Greenfield...


Ceramics

by Elisabeth Landberger & Mita Lundin Allworth (March 07, 2012)

This comprehensive guide covers the materials, tools, methods, and techniques for making original ceramic pieces in a wide range of forms. From hand sculpting to pinching, wheel throwing to slip casting, here...


Monster Book of Manga: Gothic

by Jorge Balaguer Harper Design (November 19, 2013)

From Sergio Guinot, the founder of Ikari, the prestigious Japanese manga animation school and studio, comes The Monster Book of Manga Gothic, the sixth entry in the bestselling Monster Book of Manga series.

This...


How to Draw Your Dragon

by Sergio Guinot Harper Design (February 05, 2013)

Massive fire-breathing dragons can be terrifying or kind, evil or accomplices of the hero, but they're never supporting characters, and all expert fantasy artists know how to depict them. Now, for the first...


The Duffer’s Guide to Painting Watercolour Landscapes

by Don Harrison Collins (April 26, 2019)

This ebook on landscape painting in watercolour is a no-nonsense guide that really gets down to basics.

In The Duffer’s Guide to Painting Watercolour Landscapes Don Harrison shows just how easy it can be to...


Watercolour (Collins Need to Know?)

by Collins Collins (April 26, 2019)

This one-stop practical guide will show you all the techniques and inspiration you need to get into painting. To make your progress easier, it comes in a handy ebook format with colour illustrations and expert...


Drawing and Sketching (Collins Need to Know?)

by Collins Collins (April 26, 2019)

This practical one-stop guide will show you all the techniques and inspiration you need to start drawing. To make your progress easier, it comes in a handy ebook format with colour illustrations and expert advice...


The Creative Path

by Carolyn Schlam Allworth (May 01, 2018)

Demystifying the creative process.

The Creative Path is an inquiry into the creative process from philosophical, psychological, spiritual, and practical points of view. In this welcoming work on the creative...


Principals Matter

by Steven B. Sheldon & Mavis G. Sanders Skyhorse (April 26, 2016)

Research has shown that strong principal leadership is critical to developing effective school partnerships that include diverse school, family and community members. This book provides administrators with a...


A Guide to Great Field Trips

by Kathleen Carroll Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)

The world is filled with educational possibilities — use it!

This valuable resource explores every aspect of field trips, including their foundation in caring and curiosity, how leaders can establish and achieve...


Informal Learning and Field Trips

by Leah M. Melber & Doris B Ash Skyhorse (February 03, 2015)

Turn every field trip into a high-quality learning experience!

What youngster isn't excited at the prospect of taking a field trip? Enthusiastic students present teachers with the ideal scenario for creating...


Improving Schools through Community Engagement

by Kathy Gardner Chadwick Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

Engage your community and help students achieve their full potential!

Americans see public schools as a critical community resource and rank education as a priority second only to the economy. How can educators...


Bridging School & Home through Family Nights

by Diane W. Kyle, Ellen McIntyre, Karen B. Miller & Gayle H. Moore Skyhorse (January 13, 2015)

Improve student achievement through academically focused family nights!

Research confirms the link between family involvement and academic success. Yet, as student populations become increasingly diverse, educators...


Financial Mastery for the Career Teacher

by Gene Siciliano Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

The money management book that no educator can afford to be without!

Teaching has many rewards, including the opportunity to change young people's lives and make a meaningful difference in a community every day....


The Principal's Guide to Afterschool Programs K–8

by Anne Turnbaugh Skyhorse (January 13, 2015)

Build a strong afterschool program that increases learning while incorporating standards!

Research shows that participation in structured afterschool programs holds huge benefits for children’s academic and...


Improve Learning by Building Community

by John C. Daresh & Jane Lynch Skyhorse (November 17, 2015)

Written for both new and experienced principals, this resource provides a blueprint for building visionary learning communities that improve student learning not only by shaping the internal school community—faculty...


Paint Pouring

by Rick Cheadle Racehorse (February 12, 2019)

Paint Pouring is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined to make interesting and visually organic motifs. Fluid...


Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils

by Ann Swan Collins (October 25, 2018)

This beautifully illustrated ebook is the first practical step-by-step guide to using coloured pencils in botanical painting and is written by Ann Swan, one of the top exponents of the genre.

Water-soluble and...


The Drawing Club of Improbable Dreams

by Cat Bennett Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (October 13, 2015)

The Drawing Club of Improbable Dreams shows how to create a drawing club to work with fellow artists to build skills and find our own genius. In the club we make art experiments and the bold mistakes that free...


The Confident Creative

by Cat Bennett Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (April 01, 2010)

Using simple methods and yogic theory, this unique guide focuses on the art of drawing as a way to unblock creativity and create artistic confidence. Both practicing and beginning artists will learn to develop...


Making Art a Practice

by Cat Bennett Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (August 01, 2013)

Helping artists catapult into further action, this guide is a treasury of insight and inspiration. Rather than focus on art techniques that build skills or overcome creative blocks through playful activities...


Starting Your Career as an Illustrator

by Michael Fleishman Allworth (August 09, 2016)

From the first steps of starting out up through succeeding as a professional, Fleishman's newest guide navigates how illustration ties concept and technique. From advice on education and finding the right state...


Color Management

by John T. Drew & Sarah A. Meyer Allworth (May 15, 2012)

Whether they are working in print, interactive, environmental, or web-based design, designers will learn how to apply color theory to their work in order to communicate and entertain. Graphic design professors...


Acrylics (Collins You Can Paint)

by Melanie Cambridge Collins (June 29, 2017)

This book assumes no prior knowledge or experience and guides the beginner painter step-by-step through the basics of painting in acrylics.

Full of easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, ‘You Can Paint...


The Education of a Comics Artist

by Michael Dooley & Steven Heller Allworth (May 01, 2005)

Featuring essays by, and interviews with, more than sixty professionals, educators, and critics, the book provides an in-depth view of the art, business, and history of comics art. Readers will learn about a...


The Everything Drawing Book

by Helen South Adams Media (December 14, 2004)

If you've always wanted to draw but didn't think you had the talent, think again! With The Everything Drawing Book as your guide, you'll learn how to see the world through an artist's eyes-and capture it on...


The Art of Illustrated Maps

by John Roman Adams Media (September 25, 2015)

While literally hundreds of books exist on the subject of "cartographic" maps, The Art of Illustrated Maps is the first book EVER to fully explore the world of conceptual, "imaginative" mapping. Author John...


How to Draw Cartoons

by Brian Platt Accent Press (October 07, 2012)

Fun, simple and entertaining - this book will help the complete novice turn out professional looking cartoons in minutes. Suitable for all age groups.


Edmund and Rosemary Go to Hell

by Bruce Eric Kaplan Simon & Schuster (May 22, 2007)

One Sunday afternoon, an ordinary couple named Edmund and Rosemary decide to go for a walk in their Brooklyn neighborhood. Within moments, they are plunged into a wonderful, nerve-racking, hilarious, unique...


Manga Art for Beginners

by Danica Davidson & Melanie Westin Skyhorse (March 29, 2016)

  • Designed for how people learn—makes drawing manga easy
  • The ideal manga drawing book for beginners—eyes, hands, feet, body shapes, and more
  • Includes ideas for how to draw your own graphic novel

Have you spent...


What Successful Schools Do to Involve Families

by Paula Jameson Whitney & Neal A. Glasgow Skyhorse (January 26, 2016)

From traditional forms of communication—such as open houses, parent-teacher conferences, and fundraising efforts—to hot-button topics such as bullying and discipline, this book helps educators bridge the gap...


Building School-Community Partnerships

by Mavis G. Sanders Skyhorse (March 17, 2015)

This current era of high stakes testing, accountability, and shrinking educational budgets demands that schools seek bold and innovative ways to build strong learning environments for all students. Community...


Starting Your Career as an Artist

by Angie Wojak & Stacy Miller Allworth (November 03, 2015)

In this comprehensive manual, veteran art career professionals Angie Wojak and Stacy Miller show aspiring artists how to evaluate their goals and create a plan of action to advance their professional careers,...


A Perfect Red

by Amy Butler Greenfield HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

A Perfect Red recounts the colorful history of cochineal, a legendary red dye that was once one of the world's most precious commodities. Treasured by the ancient Mexicans, cochineal was sold in the great Aztec...


Lumen Picturae: A Classical Drawing Manuel

by Frederick De Wit Harper Design (September 20, 2011)

LumenPicturae is a pictorial guide to classicaldrawing as exemplified by the sublime work of the influential 17th centuryDutch engraver Frederick de Wit. Presenting a carefully curated set of imagesnever before...


The Indoor Artist

by Linda Birch Collins (May 28, 2015)

The Indoor Artist is an ideal guide for all those who, for whatever reason, prefer to paint at home. Packed with original ideas and practical projects, as well as expert advice on techniques, this is an inspiring...


The Artist’s Problem Solver

by The Artist Magazine Collins (May 21, 2015)

This new ebook edition of the very successful hardback, published in association with The Artist magazine, provides practical solutions to many of the most common painting problems encountered by amateur artists....


Reaching Out

by Diane W. Kyle, Ellen McIntyre, Karen B. Miller & Gayle H. Moore Skyhorse (May 26, 2015)

Too often, today’s student feels alienated from school, and learning suffers as a result. Developing a relationship with the family can provide the missing link in the educational chain. Reaching Out is an...


The Business of Being an Artist

by Daniel Grant Allworth (April 21, 2015)

The fifth edition of this updated and expanded classic provides visual artists with an in-depth guide to developing and building a career as a professional artist. Veteran art writer Daniel Grant weaves the...


Painting Expressive Watercolours

by Mike Chaplin & Diana Vowles Collins (July 10, 2014)

Mike Chaplin is one of the most popular art experts on the very successful Channel 4 series Watercolour Challenge. In this book he reveals how he works and puts forward his ideas and teaching methods, offering...


Cartooning (Collins Need to Know?)

by John Byrne Collins (January 09, 2014)

This practical step-by-step guide provides an ideal introduction to the exciting and fun world of cartooning, covering a wide range of cartoons, caricatures, comic strips and manga.

Would you like to draw cartoons...


Watercolour Tips (Collins Gem)

by Ian King Collins (December 12, 2013)

Packed full of tips for the aspiring watercolourist, its handy format makes it ideal for quick reference either in the studio or out in the field.

Contents include:

• essential tips on all the basic watercolour...


A Homemade Christmas

by Tina Barseghian Harlequin Non-Fiction (December 01, 2012)

Making something with your own hands—whether it's a plate of just-baked cookies, a handcrafted stocking, a homemade wreath, or a hand-folded origami ornament—is a great way to connect with the true meaning...


The Art of Whittling

by Walter L. Faurot Skyhorse (February 03, 2015)

The Art of Whittling has provided readers with a wonderful introduction to the enjoyable hobby of whittling for decades. First published in 1930, Walter L. Faurot’s guide was one of the first manuals on the...