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Calligraphy: Learn the art of beautiful writing
ImageThis complete kit makes it easy to start exploring the exciting art form of calligraphy because it comes with everything a beginning artist needs—from a set of high-quality materials to comprehensive instructions. The lettering book covers the basics—such as pen styles, angles, and hand positions; letter heights and spacing; and practice strokes—before offering advanced techniques for rendering several calligraphic alphabets. And every lesson can be accomplished with the array of writing materials provided.

Hardcover 9" x 11.25" case includes 32-page paperback book, cartridge calligraphy pen, 3 pen nibs, 10 ink cartridges, 4 felt-tip calligraphy markers, calligraphy paper, guideline sheet, artist’s triangle, and practice paper pad.
 
Drawing Horses: A Complete Kit For Beginners
Drawing Horses: A Complete Kit For BeginnersDrawing Horses: A Complete Kit For Beginners. Inside this kit, aspiring artists will find all the materials and instructions they need to draw a range of horses! Inside the detailed 32-page project book, equine artists Patricia Getha and Michele Maltseff not only explore horse anatomy, proportion, and facial features, they also present step-by-step instructions for drawing an array of horse breeds in a variety of actions. Readers will learn to make beautiful artwork renditions using graphite pencil, charcoal, ink, and even watercolor, and all the materials artists need to begin right away are contained within the convenient carryall kit!

Hardcover 9" x 11.25" case includes 32-page paperback book, 4 drawing pencils (H, HB, 2B, 6B), clutch pencil with leads, charcoal pencil, tortillons (large and small), black marker, sandpaper block, black watercolor paint, paintbrush, eraser, pencil sharpener, drawing paper, and acetate grid.
 
How To Paint Landscapes
How To Paint LandscapesAcclaimed acrylic artist Anton Gutknecht invites you into his world and shows you how to re-create the captivating beauty of landscapes from every continent. With a user-friendly, step-by-step process, he’ll teach you skills for painting mountains, meadows, deserts, structures, clouds, sunbeams, and more. You’ll also learn how to create atmospheric mood and distance, blend colors, and contrast background with foreground elements to truly express the “feel” of your paintings. With this comprehensive guide, you’ll be creating your own acrylic masterpieces in no time
 
Learn To Paint Horses
How To Draw Horses In AcrylicIn this delightful guide to painting, Elin Pendleton invites you into her artistic world as she shows you how to re-create a variety of beautiful horses in acrylic. The artist begins with tips on selecting supplies and setting up your studio. Then she delves into her own way of approaching painting, sharing the techniques she uses to create realistic horses in acrylic. As you follow along with the step-by-step lessons, you’ll learn how to develop a simple sketch into a finished work of art. And you’ll also learn about various horse breeds, resulting in accurate, realistic portraits. Learn To Paint Horses contains a wealth of beautiful examples you can both copy and admire, and it will make a welcome addition to any artist’s library.
 
Drawing Trees
Drawing TreesIn this book, William F. Powell invites you into his artistic world as he shows you how to render a variety of beautiful trees in pencil. The author explains a number of basic drawing techniques before exploring basic tree shapes and leaf types. As you learn how to draw branches, bark, and ground foliage, step by step, you’ll also discover important tips about shading, creating textures, setting up compositions, and applying perspective—helping you develop your own tree drawings to their fullest potential. Helpful examples and essential information make this comprehensive guide a valuable addition to any artist’s drawing library!
 
How To Draw Pets
How To Draw PetsIn How To Draw Pets, acclaimed artist Mia Tavonatti reveals the secrets to creating realistic pet portraits in pencil. She shares her own methods of developing drawings to their fullest potential as she walks you step by step through drawing techniques specific to rendering animal features, such as expressive eyes, fluffy fur, and moist noses. Best of all, as you learn how to bring your pet portraits to life, you’ll discover a wealth of gorgeous animal drawings to inspire you—from a cuddly basket of kittens to an exotic python snake.
 
Acrylic: Flowers
Acrylic: Flowersla Ades invites you into her artistic world and shows you how to re-create an array of beautiful flowers—everything from a simple pitcher of pansies to an elegant spray of roses. In this step-by-step guide, she explains not only a number of acrylic painting techniques (including those for creating special effects) but also her own method of developing a painting from start to finish, which will help you use acrylic to its fullest potential. As you follow along, you will discover how to create various moods and establish points of interest in your paintings.
 
How To Paint Country Scenes
How To Paint Country ScenesHow To Paint Country Scenes. Barns and buckets, fences and wagons . . . there is something special about the idyllic appeal of country scenes! In this unique guide, artist Bob Bates invites you into his artistic world as he shows you how to re-create a variety of beautiful acrylic country scenes. Inside this gorgeous guide, you will discover tips on capturing different seasons, moods, and times of day in the versatile acrylic medium. You’ll also find information on how to make your compositions more realistic and appealing by arranging elements and manipulating light sources. This comprehensive guide is a welcome addition to every acrylic artist’s library.
 
How To Guide To Watercolor I
How To Watercolor IIn this book, Caroline Linscott offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of watercolor! Inside How To Guide To Watercolor I, you will find an array of beautiful paintings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. Caroline covers a range of popular subjects as she introduces a number of basic art concepts and watercolor painting techniques, all clearly explained and illustrated. You will master techniques for adding texture, creating special effects, and using color to convey emotion. Then you will be ready for Watercolor 2, where you will find step-by-step demonstrations to help you further your painting skills.
 
How To Guide To Oils I
How To Guide To Oils IIn How To Guide To Oils I, Robert Moore offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of oil painting! Inside, you will find an array of beautiful paintings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. Robert covers a range of the most popular painting subjects as he introduces a number of basic art concepts and painting techniques. You’ll also learn what materials and colors you will need to get started painting your favorite subjects. After this introduction, you will be ready for Oil 2, where you will find step-by-step demonstrations to help you further your painting skills. It’s never been so easy to learn to paint in oil.
 
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Canvas Printing

Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

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Art of Photography

Art of PhotographyPhotography is an amazing art form. A photograph album is a catalogue of life's history as seen through the camera. People, animals, nature, holidays, celebrations and even disasters are captured instantly and recorded as part of history. It is through the powerful presentations of photography that we better understand the progression of time and life. Hampton Photo Arts has over twenty years of experience working with photographers as they seek to capture and preserve the history of families and communities.

When families get together, both children and adults love to look through photograph albums. They enjoy seeing the childhood photos of older family members and compare themselves to ancestors who lived a hundred or more years ago. Photos are among the most important treasures of every family. They should not be faded and dull. They contain the smiles, tears and emotions of generations. The staff members at Hampton Photo Arts display excellence in the art of photography reproduction. They work with the highest quality materials. They know how to create family memories that will be just as beautiful one hundred years from now as they are today.

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Learning to Paint with Watercolors

By Cindy Tabacchi

ImageWatercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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