Arts and Crafts


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Resources on various crafts.


Collage
Drawing
Painting
Paper Making
Paper Mache
Pottery
Puppets
Sculpture
Sewing



Collage

Reference Books

  • Collage The Art of Collage, Gerald Brommer, Davis Publications, Worcester, MA, 1978, ISBN 0871920964, 176 pgs.
  • Collage (Fresh Start Series), Hilary Devonshire, Franklin Watts, New York, NY, 1988, ISBN 0-531-10556-3, 46 pgs, Grades 3-Adult
  • The Technique of Collage, Helen Hutton, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, NY, 1972, ISBN 0-8230-5075-0, 144 pgs, Grades 6-Adult
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Drawing


Reference Books

  • Cartoons and Comics: Ideas and Techniques, Bob Sarnoff, Davis Publications, Worcester, MA, ISBN 0871922029, 144 pgs
  • Draw! (Art and Activities for Kids Series), Kim Solga, North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1991, ISBN 0-89134-385-7, 48 pgs, Grades 3-Adult
  • Drawing (Fresh Start Series), Hilary Devonshire, Franklin Watts, New York, NY, 1990, ISBN 0-531-10757-4, 48 pgs, Grades 3-Adult
  • Drawing Media and Techniques, Joseph A. Gatto, Davis Publications, Worcester, MA, 1987, ISBN 0871921871
  • Drawing You Can Do It!, Greg Albert, North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1992, ISBN 0-89134-428-4, 134 pgs, Grades 5-Adult
  • Sketching and Drawing for Children, Genevieve Vaughan-Jackson, The Putnam Publishing Group, New York, NY, 1990, ISBN 0-399-51619-0. 76 pgs, Grades 4-Adult
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Painting


Reference Books

  • Airbrush Painting: Art, Techniques and Projects, Norman Fullner, David Publications, Worcester, Mass, 1983, ISBN 0871921383, 208 pgs
  • An Artists Notebook: Techniques and Materials, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Fort Worth, TX, 1979
  • Children and Painting, Cathy Weisman Topal, David Publications, Worcester, Mass, 1992, ISBN 087192241X, 160 pgs.
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Fabric Painting, Jill Kennedy and Jane Varrall, 1994, North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1996, ISBN 0-89134-611-2, 128 pgs, Grades 8-Adult
  • Paint! (Art and Activites For Kids Series), Kim Solga, North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1991, ISBN 0-89134-383-0, 48 pgs, Grades 3-Adult
  • The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques, Annie Sloan & Kate Gwynn, Crescent Books, New York, NY, 1989, ISBN 0-517-02265-6, 224 pgs
  • The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques, Annie Sloan & Kate Gwynn, Crescent Books, New York, NY, 1989, ISBN 0-517-02265-6, 224 pgs
  • Creative Paint Finishes for Furniture, Phillip C. Myer, North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1996, ISBN 0-89134-636-8, 137 pgs
  • Decorative Gilding, Annie Sloan, The Readers Digest Association, Inc. Pleasantville, NY, 1996, ISBN 0-89577-879-3, 96 pgs
  • Decorative Paint Effects, Annie Sloan, The Readers Digest Association, Inc. Pleasantville, NY, 1996, ISBN 0-89577-880-7, 96 pgs
  • The Encyclopedia of Decorative Paint Techniques, Simon Cavelle, Running Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1994, ISBN 1-56138-212-4, 176 pgs
  • The Practical Guide to Decorative Antique Effects, Annie Sloan, The Readers Digest Association, Inc. Pleasantville, NY, 1995, ISBN 0-89577-794-0, 127 pgs
  • Professional Painted Finishes, Ina, Allen and Robert Marx, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, NY, 1991, ISBN 0-8230-4418-1, 282 pgs
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Paper Making


Websites

  • Eckman Fine Art - This artist creates remarkable cast paper structures.
  • Marsha Scott - This artist has some tips on making paper and cast paper structures
  • Ellen Cline- Artist who creates cast paper art

Reference Books

  • The Art of Papermaking, Bernard Toale, Davis Publications, Worcester, MA, 1983, ISBN

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Paper Mache


Websites

Reference Books

  • The Art and Craft of Papier Mache, Juliet Bawden, Grove Weidenfeld, New York, NY, 1990, ISBN 0-8021-1245-5, 143 pgs, Grades 6-Adult
  • Creative Papier Mache, Betty Lorrimar, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, NY, 1971, ISBN 0-8230-1096-1, 104 pgs, Grades 4-Adult
  • Papier-Mache, Lillian Johnson, David McKay Company, Inc., New York, NY, 1970, LCC# 58-9802, 88 pgs, Grades 6-Adult
  • Papier Mache Style, Alex MacCormick, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1994, ISBN 0-8019-8755-5, 128 pgs, Grades 4-Adult
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Pottery


Reference Books

  • Ceramics Basic Pottery, Tony Birks, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., New York, NY, 1984, ISBN 0806978627, 100 pgs.
  • Ceramics: A Potters Handbook, Glenn C. Nelson, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Fort Worth, TX, 1984
  • Ceramics From Clay to Kiln, Harvey Weiss, Young Scott Books, 1964, ISBN 0-201-09153-4, 64 pgs, Grade 3-Adult
  • The Craft of Pottery, Frank Howell & Carol/Robert Woodward, Harper and Row Publishers, 1995, ISBN 0-06-011966-7, 158 pgs, Grades 7-Adult
  • Making Pottery Without a Wheel, F. Carlton Ball and Janice Lovoos, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, New York, New York, 1965, ISBN 0-442-11024-3, 160 pgs, Grades 4-Adult
  • Potterymaking (Crafts For Children Series), Virginia Fowler Elbert, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY, 1974, ISBN 0-385-03697-3, 64 pgs, Grades 3-Adult

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Puppets


Outings

  • Lion King - If the Play the Lion King ever comes to your area you should go and see it. The puppets in this production are amazing. It is generally fairly pricey to go but it is well worth the investment.

Websites

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Reference Books

  • Puppets & Masks: Stagecraft and Storytelling, Nan Rump, Davis Publications, Worcester, Mass, 1996, ISBN 0871922983, 184 pgs.
  • Puppets: Methods and Materials, Cedric Flower and Alan Fortney, Davis Publications, Worcester, Mass, 1983, ISBN 0871921421, 138 pgs.
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Sculpture


Reference Books

  • Clay Children, Clay and Sculpture, Cathy Weisman Topal, Davis Publications, Worcester, MA, 1983, ISBN 0871921456, 128 pgs
  • Creative Claywork (Sterling Crafts Books Series), Harold Isenstein, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., New York, NY, 1960, ISBN 0-8069-503-X, 96 pgs, Grades 3-Adult
  • The Dough Book, Tone Bergli Joner, North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1991, 0-89134-405-5, 72 pgs, Grades 3-Adult
  • The Encyclopedia of Sculpture Techniques, John Plowman, Running Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1995, ISBN 1-56138-8532-8, 176 pgs, Grades 7-Adult
  • Fabric Sculpture: The Step-by-Step Guide and Showcase, 160 pgs Hands on Sculpting, Dottie Erdmann, Robert Erdmann Publishing, San Marcos, CA, 1992, ISBN 0-945339-51-8, 116 pgs, Grades 4-Adult
  • Sculpture: Techniques in Clay, Wax, Slate, Frank Eliscu, Chilton Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1959, LCC# 59-7275, 192 pgs, Grades 4-Adult
  • Sculpture: Tools, Materials and Techniques, Wibert Verhelst, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1988, ISBN 0137967498. 275 pgs.
  • Sculpture with Simple Materials, Sunset Editorial Staff with Robert and Joan Dawson, Lane Books, Menlo Park, CA, 1970, LCC# 66-15339, 96 pgs, Grades 5-Adult
  • Shaping Space: The Dynamics of Three-Dimensional Design, Paul Zelanski, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Fort Worth, TX, 1987, ISBN 0030010780, 286 pgs.
  • Soft Sculpture, Carolyn Vosburg Hall, Davis Publications, Worcester, Mass., 1981, ISBN 0871921294, 112 pgs.
  • Wire Sculpture and Other Three-Dimensional Construction, Gerald F. Brommer, Davis Publications, Worcester, Mass, 1968, ISBN 0871920255, 128 pgs.
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Sewing


Reference Books

  • Readers Digest Complete Guide to Sewing, The Readers Digest Association, Inc., Pleasantville, NY, 1976, ISBN 0-89577-026-1, 528 pgs.
  • Sewing Essentials, Singer Sewing Company, Cy DeCosse, Inc., Minnestonka, MN, 1984, ISBN 0-394-54051-4, 128 pgs, Grades 6-Adult
  • Simplicity Sewing Book, Simplicity Pattern Company, Inc., New York, NY
  • Singer Sewing Book, The Singer Sewing Company, Western Publishing Co., New York, NY, 1972, ISBN 0-394-48067-8, 500 pgs.
  • Singer Sewing for the Home, Random House, New York, NY, 1988, ISBN 0394727568, 128 pgs
  • Stitchery for Children, Jacqueline Enthoven, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, NY, 1968, ISBN 0-442-22325-0, 172 pgs, Grades 4-Adult
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