New Meditative Art & Craft from The Quarto Group

http://cloud.firebrandtech.com/api/v2/img/111/9781631593451/MHandmade Collage with Seiko Kato: 15 Stunning Designs to Cut and Assemble

By Seiko Kato

Quarry Books  | June 1, 2017

Trade Paperback | 128 Pages

USD: $21.99 | CAN: $28.99

ISBN: 9781631593451

 

This guided artbook gives artists the tools they’ll need to create their own, personalized works of collage. Well-known artist Seiko Kato provides 15 design themes for artist to work in, and over 1000 images to browse, cut out, and assemble into works of art. Perfect for customizing a journal, stationery, a greeting card, and anything else the artist can imagine. Design themes include peacock parade, perfume bottles, and a walk in the woods.

 

Seiko Kato – a Japanese collage artist living in Brighton, UK, is an avid collector of vintage books, antique trinkets, and interesting found objects.  She deconstructs old illustrations and reconstructs them in a beautiful and unique way.  For more information, visit www.seikokato.com

 

 

http://cloud.firebrandtech.com/api/v2/img/111/9781631592904/MThe Spirit of the Brush: Chinese Brush Painting Techniques: Simplicity, Spirit, and Personal Journey

By Sungsook Hong Setton

Rockport Publishers | June 15, 2017

Trade Paperback | 128 Pages

USD: $22.99 | CAN: $29.99

ISBN: 9781631592904

 

Artist and teacher Sungsook Setton, who learned the techniques of Chinese ink painting with Chinese and Korean masters in her native South Korea, brings new excitement to this age-old art. While teaching the traditional disciplines for holding and using the brush, in Spirit of the Brush she shows readers how to turn the techniques and inner meditation toward interpreting their own world: city views, music, and the essence of contemporary life. It’s minimalist approach to painting continues to have enormous appeal.

 

Sungsook Setton is a Korean-American artist and calligrapher. In addition to her training in brush painting and calligraphy under Chinese and Korean masters, she has also studied Western art in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  Setton’s work has been widely exhibited globally and she has received two dozen awards for her work, including twice winning Best of Show at the National Juried Exhibition by the Sumi-e Society of America.

 

 

http://cloud.firebrandtech.com/api/v2/img/111/9781631592959/MDrawing for Joy: 15-Minute Daily Meditations to Cultivate Drawing Skill and Unwind with Color–365 Prompts for Aspiring Artists

By Stephanie Peterson Jones

Quarry Books | July 1, 2017

Trade Paperback | 144 Pages

USD: $22.99 | CAN: $29.99

ISBN: 9781631592959

 

Drawing for Joy gives readers an accessible series of 52 week-by-week exercises designed as a low-stress way to build a successful daily drawing practice in just 15 minutes a day. The exercises teach readers how to draw by exploring line, texture, pattern, and color. Author and illustrator Stephanie Peterson Jones begins with basic information on the required materials for completing the exercises and essential techniques and strategies for readers to use when coloring their creations. The exercises start with a focus on simple shapes such as circles, squares, and other geometric textures, then progress gradually toward creating more realistic motifs, including florals and other natural shapes, all built with line and pattern.

 

Stephanie Peterson Jones is a certified K-12 art teacher who loves teaching art to children and adults. She loves to work on community art projects that encourage kindness and compassion and started Art & Kindness, LLC with her husband following Hurricane Sandy.

 

Tangle-Inspired Botanicals: Exploring The Natural World Through Mindful, Expressive Drawing

By Sharla Hicks

Quarry Books | July 1, 2017

Trade Paperback | 128 pages

USD: $22.99 | CAN: $29.99

ISBN: 9781631592881

 

Tangle drawing is a powerful tool for people looking to tap into their inner artist. This book guides readers in exploring and developing their own style of Zentangle-inspired botanicals, land and seascapes, lush foliage, and mixed-media color enhancers. The author uses nature photographs and monoprints embossed with flowers, leaves, and grasses for Zentangle inspiration.

 

Sharla Hicks has been a Certified Zentangle Teacher since 2011. She has a 40-year background as a mixed-media and textile artist, fluent in painting, collage, printmaking, quilting, and fiber techniques. Today, her primary focus is offering lectures, retreats, and workshops around the world to produce innovative Zentangle-inspired art pieces.

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