Author: Jack C. Rich
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 1988
"Promises to become a standard reference book." — The Art Digest. Exhaustive, profusely illustrated guide to all of the technical aspects of sculpting in stone, metal, wood, and other materials. The author expertly covers casting, surface treatment, exotic materials such as amber, coal, and even butter! Much more. 281 illustrations.
Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Release Date: 2006-09-08
This is a complete step-by-stepguide for sculpting in a wide range of media. Clear photographic sequences show how to model with clay, plaster, and papier mache; select and use wood and stone for carving; make armatures and molds for building and casting. Discover how to use color and create a variety of surface effects and finishes. All tools and equipment are clearly explained and you find helpful advice on setting up a studio as well as essential information on safe working practices.DIV This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy in their workshops, and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced sculptors. Along with descriptions of the tools and techniques used for sculpting, readers will find examples of projects by accomplished sculptors. Following these examples, new artists can learn techniques while adjusting the projects to their own styles. These projects include people, animals, nature, objects, and more./div
Author: Richard Miller
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Step-by-step guide to materials and tools, modeling in wax and plaster, hollow wax modeling, plaster molds, and much more. Introduction. "The beginning artist will find the step-by-step instructions...to be like having a personal tutor." — Enchantment. 281 photographs.
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.
Author: Steve Bisco
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
You may not have considered the ancient art of stone carving to be something that can be practised as a hobby but assume it is the territory of stone masons and sculptors undertaking intricate work on a grand scale. This inspiring book introduces the medium of stone to the hobby carver as an accessible and rewarding pastime without having to undertake a stone mason’s apprenticeship or tackle heavy and unwieldy materials and equipment. Based mainly on the period styles of carving found in historic buildings and ancient ruins, the projects are a mix of decorative and sculptural objects on a practical and manageable scale that can be easily displayed in the home or garden. Each project is presented in a clear step-by-step format and includes some historical context for the style of the piece along with a handy pattern to trace and scale to size. An introductory section includes comprehensive information on stone-carving tools, different types of stone, how to handle stone, the basics of stone carving and information on periods and styles of carving.
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Release Date: 2001
Art teachers, students, and ambitious amateurs all will value this copiously illustrated volume. It presents both a general overview of sculpture and a practical guide to working in stone. All important stone-working equipment and tools are shown, from compass and calipers to chisels, mallets, saws, sanders, and drills. Examples of finished pieces are shown from all over the world, and cover many historical eras, including statues and relief carvings from ancient Egypt and the Orient, marble masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance, and abstract figures from the modern era. Different types of stone are shown and described, including alabaster, most often used in small-scale pieces, as well as sandstone, granite, and marble. Practical instruction includes methods of measuring and copying in stone from a clay model. Step-by-step photo essays show several different contemporary works in progress, starting with a rough stone slab and progressing to completion and installation of a finished sculpture. Examples range in scale from small figurines to public monuments. Hundreds of full-color photos show the artist's studio, the processes of stone working, and magnificent examples of world famous artworks in stone. Other informative features include a six-page glossary of stone-working terms and a brief bibliography. Here is a fine reference volume for artists and craftsmen--but also a book for the personal library of every general reader who has an interest in sculpture and the fine arts.
Author: John Valentine
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2007-09-30
Part of the new 'Basics of Sculpture' series. Sculpting in Stone aims to give the beginner a thorough grounding and knowledge of this ancient craft. It introduces the novice to the basics, looking at the various types of rock (everything from sandstone to marble) and their suitability for specific projects, examining the specific tools needed, their purpose and uses, and discusses creating a safe and suitable environment to work in. The projects are well illustrated and each one introduces specific skills, such as using tools correctly, texturing the surface, drawing the outline of the sculpture, gauging the depth of the relief to be carved, carving letters, or how to cut away large volumes of stone. The projects cover how to carve an inscription, and a Celtic knot and then work up to 3D forms both formal and freehand. It also covers the use of adhesives with stone and how to carry out small repairs. This book is the complete guide to getting started in stone carving.
Here is your guide through the hands-on experience of sculpting in stone. Hundreds of photos of the progressive process and finished works by famous sculptors will inspire your own work. The types of stone and use of basic hand-sculpting tools are presented along with the use of power tools, methods of lamination, repair, and the business side of stone sculpture. Express your creativity in this ageless medium. This expanded edition includes 47 new pictures, updated stone-working techniques, and a gallery of students' work.
Author: Peter Rubino
Release Date: 2010
A comprehensive guide to finding the funds and writing the winning grants for the many professional artists working today who seek out financial support. The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing is targeted at both professional and aspiring artists and writers who are hungry for concrete information about how to write artist statements and grant applications that persuade grant funders to give them the money to realise their artistic dreams. The book offers step-by-step instructions for writing artist statements, clarifying goals, planning strategies and more.
Author: Jac Scott
Release Date: 2014-04-30
The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture is both a survey and a celebration of contemporary approaches to sculptures that are formed from more than one material. It profiles the discipline in all its expanded forms and recognizes sculpture in the twenty-first century not as something solid and static, but rather as a fluid interface in material, time and space. It gives insightful revelations of the creative journeys of ten renowned sculptors and showcases twenty-eight international sculptors. With over two hundred colour photographs, this sumptuously illustrated volume will inspire those intrigued by and interested in contemporary sculpture. Lavishly illustrated with 223 colour illustrations.
Thorough step-by-step guide discusses anatomy of horse, lion, and bull; methods of construction; tools, materials, etc. Also comprehensive exposition of casting in plaster. 63 full-page photographic plates. 138 drawings and diagrams.