Off-Beat Figure Drawing

Off-Beat Figure Drawing

Off-Beat Figure Drawing was founded in Calgary Alberta in 2013 by local artist and creative events host Deser� Pressey. These events are a weave of musicians, poets, writers, artists, performers, photographers and installation artists all co-creating together in uncommon environments. This book is the first photographical document of these underground gatherings.

Off Beat

Pluralizing Rhythm

Off Beat

Off Beat: Pluralizing Rhythm draws attention to rhythm as a tool for analyzing various cultural objects. In fields as diverse as music, culture, nature, and economy, rhythm can be seen as a phenomenon that both connects and divides. It suggests a certain measure with which people, practices, and cultures may comply. Yet, for this very reason rhythm can also function as a field of exclusion, contestation, and debate. In that respect, rhythm possesses an underestimated meaning-creating potential. Whereas its connecting force is often accentuated in the aesthetic, political, and commercial usage of the term, the divisive aspect of rhythm is at least as important. This volume wants to rid rhythm of its harmless, nearly esoteric, reputation as a cosmic unifier by understanding it in the light of the contemporary medial turn. In the present collection of essays, we have encouraged approaches that combine political, aesthetic, musical, and theoretical dimensions of rhythm. Jan Hein Hoogstad is Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen is Associate Professor in the Section for Aesthetics and Culture, Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Drawing Portraits

A Practical Course for Artists

Drawing Portraits

A portrait can reveal the likeness, personality, and even the mood of a person. In previous centuries, portraits were used to reveal someone's social standing, to manipulate the viewer's opinion of the subject, or to exaggerate and accentuate features. In Drawing Portraits, artist and teacher Barrington Barber shows you how to overcome common difficulties and introduces you to the techniques that will develop your perception of a subject. • Includes information on materials, techniques, and styles • Covers the basics of proportions, facial expressions, and poses • Teaches the art of group and animal portraits and caricatures • Contains step-by-step drawings and exercises to practise

The Practical Guide to Drawing Portraits

The Practical Guide to Drawing Portraits

In this easy-to-follow guide, budding artists obtain practical advice in a range of approaches to portraiture. Each portrait teaches young artists something about the way to tackle depicting the features of friends, family members, and acquaintances. Readers learn that each face has an extraordinary ability to show a wide range of expressions and emotions. By changing situations, lighting, and surroundings, they will also discover that there is no limit to the possibilities for expression that drawing portraits offers. A materials checklist is provided, along with valuable guidance in drawing proportions of the head, different ages, features, muscles and bones, details about composition, and production of tones, among other points. Handy Hints are provided throughout the volume to give artists additional helpful tips.

Drawing with Markers

Drawing with Markers

The author lists the supplies that he uses in drawing with markers and demonstrates basic techniques as well as means of creating special effects in this medium

You Can Draw Cartoons

You Can Draw Cartoons

Generously illustrated, user-friendly guide by popular illustrator presents abundance of valuable pointers for both beginners and experienced cartoonists: pen and brush handling; coloring and patterns; more.

Discovering the musical mind

A view of creativity as learning

Discovering the musical mind

Following her distinguished earlier career as a concert pianist and later as a music theorist, Jeanne Bamberger conducted countless case studies analysing musical development and creativity the results of which were published in important scientific journals. Discovering musical mind draws together in one source these classic studies, offering the chance to revisit and reconsider some of her conclusions. Reviewing the data in light of current theories of cognitive development, she discusses how some of the conclusions she drew stand up to scrutiny, whilst in other cases, anomalies turn out to have greater significance than expected. The book is a collection of Bamberger's papers from 1975 to 2011. It includes her first study of Beethoven's original fingerings, her beginning work with children's invented notations, close observations and analysis of children in the Laboratory for Making Things, studies of musically gifted children, and the emergent musical development of students in elementary-secondary school and university undergraduate and graduate studies. The observations and research lead to the development of an interactive, computer-based music environment that uses her pragmatic theory of musical development as the basis for a project-oriented program for teaching and learning. Unlike other collections, the book is both interdisciplinary and strongly practical. It brings together and integrates Bamberger's background in music theory, research in music perception and music education, performance, cognitive development, artificial intelligence, and procedural music composition. Her multi-faceted approach to music theory and music pedagogy is guided throughout by her commitment to an understanding and respect for an individual's natural, creative musical intelligence. This natural competence becomes the formative ground on which to help people of all ages build an ever growing understanding and engagement with the evolving structures of the world's music. Bringing together a body of research currently scattered across a range of journals, or simply no longer available, the book will make fascinating reading for those in the fields of musical developmental and educational psychology.