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In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art
In the Making
Creative Options for Contemporary Art
Paperback      ISBN: 1891024590
By Linda Weintraub.
Rose, Where Did You Get That Red? Teaching Great Poetry to Children.: Teaching Great Poetry to Children
Rose, Where Did You Get That Red? Teaching Great Poetry to Children.
Teaching Great Poetry to Children
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724710
The author explains his innovative approach to teaching youngsters to read, write, and appreciate poetry
Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking
Art & Fear
Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking
Paperback      ISBN: 0961454733
"This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren't any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human activity to a strangely unreachable and unknowable place. For all practical purposes making art can be examined in great detail without ever getting entangled in the very remote problems of genius." —-from the Introduction Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. The book's co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world. Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is expeienced by artmakers themselves. This is not your typical self-help book. This is a book written by artists, for artists -— it's about what it feels like when artists sit down at their easel or keyboard, in their studio or performance space, trying to do the work they need to do. First published in 1994, Art & Fear quickly became an underground classic. Word-of-mouth response alone—now enhanced by internet posting—has placed it among the best-selling books on artmaking and creativity nationally. Art & Fear has attracted a remarkably diverse audience, ranging from beginning to accomplished artists in every medium, and including an exceptional concentration among students and teachers. The original Capra Press edition of Art & Fear sold 80,000 copies. An excerpt: Today, more than it was however many years ago, art is hard because you have to keep after it so consistently. On so many different fronts. For so little external reward. Artists become veteran artists only by making peace not just with themselves, but with a huge range of issues. You have to find your work...
Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Related Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents & Teachers
Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Related Disorders
A Comprehensive Guide for Parents & Teachers
Paperback      ISBN: 1885477457
This comprehensive guide contains more than 200 toilet training tips and 60 case examples to guide parents and teachers of children with autism who need techniques beyond those used to toilet train other children.
Test Anxiety & What You Can Do About It: A Practical Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Kids
Test Anxiety & What You Can Do About It
A Practical Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Kids
Paperback      ISBN: 1887943633
Story Stretchers: Activities to Expand Children's Favorite Books
Story Stretchers
Activities to Expand Children's Favorite Books
Paperback      ISBN: 0876591195
90 children's books are s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d five different ways with lively learning activities.
The Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades
The Daily Five
Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1571104291
Describes the philosophy of the Daily 5 teaching structure and includes a collection of literacy tasks for students to complete daily.
How to Draw What You See
How to Draw What You See
Paperback      ISBN: 0823023753
Provides lessons in dimensions, proportions, the recognition of basic structure, lighting, shading, and the selection and use of various drawing materials.
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome
A User Guide to Adolescence
Paperback      ISBN: 1843100983
Offers insights by a teenager with Asperger's syndrome into the difficulties of the disorder, including information on fascinations and obsessions, sensory perception, sleep, bullies, moral dilemmas, eating, and socializing.
Uncle Shelby's Abz Book: A Primer for Tender Young Minds
Uncle Shelby's Abz Book
A Primer for Tender Young Minds
Paperback      ISBN: 067121148x
Writing for an adult audience, the popular children's book author presents a humorous satire of alphabet books.