This nine chapter volume explores creativity in art teaching through contemporary craft. A variety of artists, educators and historians share with readers their wealth of practical resources and frameworks for utilizing craft media (fiber, ceramics, baskets, needlepoint, knitting, etc.) and craft approaches (grassroots projects, digital communities, craftivism, etc.) within contemporary K-12 art education, museum and community programming, and teaching artist residencies. Authors representing a variety of specialties in craft, art, and education examine the resurgence of the handmade and homemade in contemporary youth culture, digital implications of how we define and teach craft creatively, and the overlap of design, function, and beauty in artists’ work. The anthology also describes the challenges and potentialities of working with craft in education settings, including the overarching craft of teaching practices. Each chapter provides a range of creative frameworks and practical models that educators can use comprehensively: from dynamic digital resources, to community groups, and lesson plans and activities in craft with art classes and special needs classes. The book serves to propose a working definition and rationale of the functions of craft in daily life, popular and youth culture, and larger social issues (including craft, D.I.Y., and activism/“craftivism”).
Craft for everyone, whether you are a beginner or a pro. Featuring easy-to-follow projects, step-by-step instructions and a colour photo of every project.Each title includes a handy photographic index and a metric/imperial conversion chart.
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
“This book is crammed with projects, with...color illustrations....the instructions are good, and the book is full of ideas.”—Library Journal. “More than 300 adaptations for old greeting cards. Ideas tumble one after another, explained in a how-to format resembling a recipe, with ingredients listed first...color photographs of finished projects...guide readers....A cachepot of craftables for anyone.”—Booklist.
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a recent graduate, a job search can take many months. Now, in 150 Jobs You Can Start Today, Deborah Jacobson reveals 150 ways you can take charge of your career, start making money, and put your unique skills and talents to work—right now. From Real Estate Appraiser to Wedding Planner, these flexible, off-the-beaten-path professions can be tailored to suit your personality and schedule, whether you’re looking to bridge the gap between jobs, launch a new career, pay your way through school, or simply make some extra cash. Each job profiled includes a detailed overview of the necessary skills, expected salary or income, real-world benefits and pitfalls, and easy-to-use resources for getting started. The ultimate handbook for today’s economy, 150 Jobs You Can Start Today gives you everything you need to beat the job market and fuel your own prosperity and success. Massage Therapist • Wedding Planner • Apartment Manager • Real Estate Appraiser • Private Tutor • Web Designer • Seasonal Tax Accountant • Party Promoter • Personal Shopper • Focus Group Organizer • Home Clothing Sales • Music Teacher • Start Your Own 900 Number • Catering • Artist’s Model • Telemarketing • Cruise Ship Entertainer • Personal Assistant • Script Reader • Web Page Designer • Yoga Teacher • House Painter • Personal Trainer • Home Remodeler • Sports Referee • City Tour Guide • Traffic School Teacher • Pet Care • Professional Companion • Proofreader
50 Step-by-Step Papercrafting Projects for Every Occasion
Author: Vivienne Bolton
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Give Your Sentiments the Personal Touch This big papercrafting book is bursting with creative inspiration for handmade cards that are as delightful to give as to receive. Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap shows how to make a host of impressive cards, boxes, bags, tags, wrapping paper and envelopes. Creative craft author Vivienne Bolton presents more than 50 fun and unique projects that use all of the wonderful materials now available to cardmakers, including stickers, transfers, napkins, wire, foam, rivets and punches. With these practical ideas for all occasions—birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, new baby, new home and more—you may never want to buy a card again! Inside Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap · 50 exciting projects for a wide range of beautiful and fun cards, boxes, bags, wraps, and pouches. · Each project includes step-by-step illustrations and beautiful color photographs of the finished pieces. · Advice on choosing materials and decorative items to make the most of your cards. · Handy templates to assist in both the card and gift wrap-making process. · Practical instructions guide you through all the techniques used throughout the book. · Inspirational galleries illustrate how one design motif or tool can be used to create a variety of different results.
Hand-make your perfect Christmas with Kirstie Nothing shows how much you love someone more than a handmade gift, card or decoration. And the pleasure is just as much in the planning and making as it is in giving and receiving. In this ultimate celebration of Christmas, Kirstie has brought together over 50 of her favourite festive projects to make, bake and create.
Introduces the tools, terminology, and techniques used to make greeting cards through alphabetically arranged entries, along with tables of holidays and Christmas salutations, and sample passages for blank holiday cards.