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    Art Detective 3rd Edition

    Art Detective 3rd Edition

    The third edition has been fully updated to match the new Victorian Curriculum: Visual Arts and covers the four strands of:
    • Explore and Express Ideas
    • Visual Arts Practices,
    • Present and Perform and,
    • Respond and Interpret.
    Focuses on students creating and presenting their own artwork.  It has been updated to include a wide range of Australian, Indigenous and Contemporary artists and their art practices. By Michele Stockley
    $67.95
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    Art Investigator

    Art Investigator

    For middle and senior students to develop skills in investigating and discussing art. Artworks from Australian collections are featured, and the chapters on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries include Australian artists. By Michele Stockley
    $84.95
  • Art of Drawing: Clothing on Figures

    Solutions for drawing the clothed figure. A demonstration of drawing techniques for capturing the movement of clothed figures, and how each action of the body affects the clothing. By Giovanni Civardi
    $23.99
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    Art of Drawing: Drawing Light & Shade

    Art of Drawing: Drawing Light & Shade

    Understand drawing light and shade, beginning with the basics of drawing simple 3D shapes. There are sections on shadows and cast shadows, simplifying tone, methods of shading, form and relief, composition, the perspective of shadows and many more. By Giovanni Civardi.
    $24.99
  • Art of Drawing: Heads & Faces

    Provides a highly visual, expert guide to drawing heads and faces. Includes numerous examples of the author's own work. Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced artists seeking guidance and inspiration from one of the world's most respected artists and authors. By Giovanni Civardi.
    $24.99
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    Art of Drawing: Heads & Faces

    Art of Drawing: Heads & Faces

    Provides a highly visual, expert guide to drawing heads and faces. Includes numerous examples of the author's own work. Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced artists seeking guidance and inspiration from one of the world's most respected artists and authors. By Giovanni Civardi.
    $24.99
  • Art of Drawing: Understanding Human Form & Structure

    An in-depth study of morphology, proportions, muscles, joints and bone structure. Civardi ultimately breaks down this complex drawing process into simple anatomical sections consisting of the head, torso, arms and legs. By Giovanni Civardi.
    $24.99
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    Art-iculate 2nd Edition

    Art-iculate 2nd Edition

    Art for VCE Units 1-4 has been written by practising Art teachers to gives students every opportunity to succeed at their VCE Art studies. Comprehensive exam, assessment and reporting support for students and teachers, including dedicated assessment chapters in the full-colour text and additional resources. By Lou Chamberlin, Deryck Greenwood.
    $76.95
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    Art-isan Studio Arts for VCE Units 1-4 - 2nd Edition

    Art-isan Studio Arts for VCE Units 1-4 – 2nd Edition

    Has been written by practising Studio Arts teachers to give students every opportunity to succeed at their VCE Studio Arts studies. Authors Michael Bowden, Nick D´Aglas, Giuliana D´Angelo, Rowena Hannan, Paula Lindley, Dean Pearman.
    $76.95
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    Beginner's Guide to Pottery & Ceramics

    Beginner’s Guide to Pottery & Ceramics

    A practical guidebook for beginner potters, teaching all the skills you need to start creating beautiful ceramics. Step-by-step photographs and clear instructions will guide you through the core techniques, including pinching and coiling and throwing and trimming. Discover inspirational projects as your skills progress, from simple coiled vases with painted decoration to marbled clay boxes with transparent glazes. Learn how to decorate and fire your clay vessels with myriad textures, using methods such as inlays, slips, sgraffito, feathering, burnishing and resist.
    $36.99
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    Chromatopia

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    Chromatopia

    Chromatopia, an illustrated history of colour From David Coles, founder of Langridge Artist Colours, comes a book spanning thousands of years on the magical history of colour. Travel through the story of pigments and their incredible journeys from across the globe. Tales of dragons & beetles, alchemy & poisons, slaves & pirates, from the ancient world to the present come alive in this book on colour’s creation. A perfect addition to your customers' enduring love of colours and their curiosity on the history of the pigments in their paints. Full colour, hardback, 240pp with 55 individual pigment histories, pigment recipes, extended stories, curated monochromatic artworks to show colours in action and much, much more.
    $49.99
  • Complete Guide to Calligraphy

    In this comprehensive introductory guide to calligraphy, author Vivien Lunniss teaches readers how to master all the principal families of writing hands, from uncials and Anglo-Saxon scripts, to Roman capitals, blackletter and gothic, and even on to modern freeform 'drawn' lettering. Readers will learn how the hands originated, where and when they were used, and how to write and practice them, picking up fluency and flair through a series of exercises aimed at perfecting the style until writing becomes second nature and a real pleasure.
    $39.99
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    Cut & Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials

    Cut & Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials

    Cut & Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials is a unique collection of over 40 attention-grabbing cut-and-fold designs that when printed and illustrated form memorable give-aways to promote and advertise services and products. The book provides a one-stop source for novelty promotional materials, many appearing in print for the first time. Some designs are interactive toys that turn inside out or reveal hidden faces when played with, others are more practical, offering ingenious ways to fold-up letters, brochures and posters, or to create novelty envelopes and leaflets. All the designs will enhance a message or presentation, grabbing attention in ways that simple printing can never achieve. Following the elegant, easy-to-follow style of Paul Jackson's other titles for Laurence King, Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials is an essential resource for marketing professionals and design students, and an inspirational guide to anyone looking to enhance the presentation of their product or service. By (author) Paul Jackson
    $56.24
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    Design of the 20th Century

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    Design of the 20th Century

    This is the bible of breakthroughs and inspiration in the design of the 20th century. Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results. Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation. From furniture to graphics, it's all here - the work of artists who have shaped and recreated the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials.

    $68.20
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    Drawing Lab

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    Drawing Lab

    52 creative exercises to make drawing fun. Great book for drawing classes Yr 7 to Yr 11.
    $46.01
  • Drawing Masterclass: Perspective

    Learn how to master perspective, from simple box diagrams through to complex scenes while exploring every type from zero to multiple-point, with clear diagrams and drawings. By Tim Fisher.
    $36.99