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A Year Of Creativity

  • Hardback
  • £6.99

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  • ISBN: 9781840723328
  • Publication date: 27 Feb 2003
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Ilex Press

Central Saint Martins Foundation

Lucy Alexander, Timothy Meara
Authors:
Lucy Alexander, Timothy Meara

Experiment, explore and expand your creative skillset with the Central Saint Martins Foundation in Art and Design. Heralded as the most prestigious foundation course in the world, teachers from across the course have contributed their expert knowledge to help you find your own path and the right specialist field for you. The school is famed for its successful graduates, including Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney, and its rigorous foundation curriculum which is used as a leading education model for first-year art and design college students across the globe. Try your hand at projects that will inspire you to think differently, hone your abilities and guide your forays into Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art, Graphic Communication Design, and Three-Dimensional Design and Architecture. You'll be introduced to a range of materials and methods of researching and developing your ideas and learn how to evaluate and reflect on your practice. Every chapter and exercise is designed to help you build your understanding and portfolio and prepare you for the next step.

Ilex Press

Creative Photography

Dan M Lee, Adam Juniper
Authors:
Dan M Lee, Adam Juniper
Ilex Press

Creative Photo Hacks

Imogen Dyer, Mark Wilkinson
Authors:
Imogen Dyer, Mark Wilkinson

Do you ever find yourself walking along aisles full of camera equipment, fingers itching to claim the latest gadget but with your eyes always avoiding the price? It's no secret that photography equipment is expensive. Your dreams may seem bigger than your pockets, but what if you could get the amazing results of professional equipment without parting with your cash? That's what this book is all about. Learn how to cut, stick and glue your way to photography perfection with this collection of ingenious tricks that will transform your photos. Just don't tell the camera salesman.

Ilex Press

Wildlife Photography at Home

Richard Peters
Authors:
Richard Peters
Ilex Press

Tate: Brief Lessons in Creativity

Frances Ambler
Authors:
Frances Ambler
Aster

Dreams

Tree Carr
Authors:
Tree Carr
Aster

Thinking on My Feet

Kate Humble
Authors:
Kate Humble
Kyle Books

Paper Poetry

Helene Bendix, Simone Bendix
Authors:
Helene Bendix, Simone Bendix

In a world of screens and smartphones, there is something beautifully tangible and tactile about taking a piece of paper and cutting into it with a pair of scissors. With just a few folds and snips, an old shopping list can be transformed into a fluttering butterfly or a shooting star. Let your imagination run wild and bring fairy tales to life as you turn old books into hot air balloons and angels, or give new life to yesterday's newspaper as a garland of pretty hearts.Twins Helene and Simone have been papercutting for years, and between them have created a whole world of whimsical designs. In this delightful book, they share this magical skill with you - and the best part is, it's simple, creative and practically free. All you need is a pair of scissors and some scrap paper - no scalpel, no cutting mat, no complicated templates. With beautiful photography by Ben Nason, Helene and Simone's mindful approach embraces imperfection and opens up your creativity, helping you develop your own designs and ideas. Whether you want to cut a bouquet of flowers from old shopping receipts or transform discarded wrapping paper into Christmas decorations, this book is sure to delight and inspire.

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Floral

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Abstract

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Geometric

Ilex Press

Forty Ways to Write I Love You

Lana Hughes
Authors:
Lana Hughes

Learn 40 creative hand-lettering styles. Starting with an overview of necessary materials and a brief introduction to the art of typography, you will master a huge range of modern calligraphy styles. Easy to follow step-by-steps will teach you how to use frames, borders, shapes, banners, and other decorative flourishes to enhance your penmanship. Practise pages accompanying each style invite you to try out your newfound lettering skills. This lettering book has one major difference: Each unique design says 'I Love You' in a different language.

Kyle Books

Inkspired

Betty Soldi
Authors:
Betty Soldi

Modern calligraphy has taken social media by storm and inspired thousands of people to put pen to paper and get involved with ink. For years, handwriting has been in danger of becoming lost to keyboards and smartphones, with few of us picking up a pen to do much more than scrawl a shopping list or take hasty notes in meetings so, for professional calligrapher Betty Soldi, this increase in interest is welcome. In Inkspired, Betty encourages you to reconnect with handwriting and discover the calming, creative joy of calligraphy. The book contains guidelines and practice pages, and its calligraphy-friendly paper and unique lie-flat binding mean you can write straight into the book with ease. Once you have had a go at her own `Alphabetty' of calligraphic letters, you are encouraged to develop your own individual style, with a section of projects, from invitations to writing on crockery. Learn to embrace mistakes, play around with new ideas - Betty encourages practising not just with pen and paper, but writing on mirrors in lipstick or etching messages into a plant leaf - and express yourself with beautiful lettering and flourishes. Betty's mantra is `Practice makes progress', and with her infectious enthusiasm and invaluable guidance, even the most inexperienced of inkers will find their scribbles transformed.

Ilex Press

If You're Bored With Your Camera Read This Book

Demetrius Fordham
Authors:
Demetrius Fordham
Ilex Press

Stop Look Breathe Create

Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
Authors:
Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
Aster

Pause

Danielle Marchant
Authors:
Danielle Marchant
Mitchell Beazley

Creative Projects with Raspberry Pi

Kirsten Kearney, Will Freeman
Authors:
Kirsten Kearney, Will Freeman

Foreword by the co-founder of Raspberry Pi FoundationDiscover the ultimate possibilities of Raspberry Pi with this friendly and accessible book, written by two experts in tech and computer games. With no complicated language and no coding skills required, this book gets straight to the fun and inspiring things you can do with your Raspberry Pi.Step-by-step instructionsTips from master Pi engineersFeatures inspiring projects in full colourExplore the best inventions ever made using Raspberry PiCreate anything you can think of, from video games and robots to artLearn to perform scientific experimentsProjects sourced from the greatest makers in the world are accompanied by 'inspired-by' projects that even a novice could make. Every project includes a web link to pick up extra apps and coding.

Ilex Press

If You're Bored With WATERCOLOUR Read This Book

Veronica Ballart Lilja
Authors:
Veronica Ballart Lilja

Are you bored of painting tasteful landscapes, light seascapes and delicate still-lifes? Or are you labouring under the misconception that that is simply all watercolour is good for? Maybe you're so bored of looking at watercolour paintings that you've never even tried it! Whether you're at the beginning of your artistic journey, stuck in a rut and in desperate need of some inspiration or simply looking to improve your skills with watercolour, this book is sure to awaken your creativity. Stimulate your artistic minds and open your paint boxes to a whole new realm of possibility, using things like bleach, salt and combs - yes, the thing you'd ordinarily use to brush your hair with - to create exciting results.Professional fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja shares a wealth of new techniques based on her years of working with the medium that will open up watercolour for beginners, and encourage experts to stray from their more traditional methods. Jam packed with fresh ideas, adventurous tips and techniques, detailed theory and engaging exercises, this book allows you to develop and practise your skills in a free and expressive way.

Mitchell Beazley

Creative Vegetable Gardening

Joy Larkcom
Authors:
Joy Larkcom
Ilex Press

Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

The most important practical photography book in a decade. "A really inspiring book" - Amateur Photographer magazineThe eagerly awaited follow up to global bestseller The Photographer's Eye will show you the paths the greatest photographers took to excellence so you too can take stand-out thrilling photographs.In Freeman's own words: "There's a long line of opinion, from Plato through Kant, that holds creativity to be unteachable, and to be the province of genius. You have it or you don't. End of story. I don't agree"By looking at the work of other great photographers, as well as Freeman's own work, the book provides the reader with 50 "paths" they can explore to think about taking photos, looking at subjects from cliché to zen, so you will be able to hit the right point in surprise, originality, insight and execution every time.