A glossary of useful resources for Creative Arts Tutors

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Stimulating and supporting contemporary visual arts practice


Entry link: a-n

Art Cyclopedia

A guide to great art online - useful reference

Entry link: Art Cyclopedia


An "online zine for everyone that's interested in playing and having fun with paper, paints, inks and stamps, and any other exciting mediums."
Entry link: Art-e-zine


Bead and Button Magazine

Bead and Button magazine's website with regularly updated ideas and tutorials.
Entry link: Bead and Button Magazine

Beaded Necklace Patterns

Beading Daily is offering a free ebook with ideas for beaded necklaces here
Entry link: Beaded Necklace Patterns

Beadweaving patterns - free e book

A free e-book of beadweaving patterns is available here. All that's needed to get it is an email address.
Entry link: Beadweaving patterns - free e book

Beadwork resources

The following link demonstrates how to crimp your beads:

Some ideas for working with a wire jig:
This website is good example of some of the many patterns you can try: http://www.jagwearjewelry.com/wirewrap.htm

Recommended by tutor Amanda Eady
Entry link: Beadwork resources

Block Printing

There's a really great 4 minute-long video on the BBC Learning Zone site about block printing in India. Very well worth watching - raises interesting questions about mechanisation and the merits of "improving" old, traditional skills.

Entry link: Block Printing

Book Arts Web

The home of the Book Arts Web which features links to a large selection of book arts related sites on the web, including educational opportunities, professional organizations, tutorials, reference materials, and galleries with images.
Entry link: Book Arts Web



A really useful site for calligraphers
Entry link: Calligraphity

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