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Written and hand drawn by award-winning author Sarah Richardson, Make Your Mark is part drawing manual and part activity book, designed to build confidence and unlock creativity in all who use it.
Rather than providing too many prescriptive instructions, Make Your Mark functions as a drawing aid, taking its readers on a creative journey. Beginning with the joys of scribbling, they learn how to create tone, line, shape, texture and pattern, eventually arriving at the more sophisticated principles involved in drawing animals and people and mastering perspective.
Unlike so many practical art books, which tend to be dreary and poorly designed, Make Your Mark is as visually stimulating as it is thought provoking and fun to use. Drawing on her extensive experience of teaching art to both adults and children, Sarah Richardson’s use of her own drawings and photographs brings a vitality and freshness to the book’s pages which is as inspiring as her concise and pithy texts. Through its wide range of activities and creative challenges, this book will help young artists discover their own potential, giving them the confidence to go ahead and make their mark.
About the author
Sarah Richardson is an artist who has taught art in a number of London schools, as well as teaching on courses for PGCE student teachers at Goldsmiths and the Institute of Education. She is the author of the best-selling Art in a Box, which won the 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award in the USA.
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- Make Your Mark: The Drawing Book for Children by Sarah Richardson
Parents and Kiddies take note: The muppets from Takalani Sesame (the local version of Sesame Street) will be doing a nationwide visit this October and November in celebration of its 10 year partnership with SABC broadcasters. Takalani Sesame is a television series that creatively engages children and parents in developing basic school readiness in skills such as literacy, numeracy, health and hygiene.
You can purchase the Takalani Sesame-related children’s book, Out and About, at the David Krut Publishing bookstore.
South Africa’s much-loved Takalani Sesame muppets are celebrating 10 years of a successful partnership between SABC Education and Sanlam, which has sponsored Takalani Sesame since the first broadcast in 2000. Takalani Sesame is a fun, innovative programme that allows children to celebrate their childhood through learning, loving, playing, laughing and dreaming.
Here are the dates of the tour:
October 16 2010: Kabokweni Stadium, Mpumalanga, Nelspruit
October 19 2010: Newcastle CBD, Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal
October 23 2010: Umlazi Mega City Mall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
October 26 2010: QwaQwa CBD and surrounds, QwaQwa, Free State
October 30 2010: Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre, Bloemfontein, Free State
November 6 2010: Gugulethu Sports Complex, Khayelitsha, Western Cape
November 13 2010: Galeshewe Stadium, Kimberley, Northern Cape
November 20 2010: Mega City Shopping Mall, Mafikeng (Mmabatho), North West
November 23 2010: Krugersdorp CBD and surrounds, Mogale City (Krugersdorp)
November 27 2010: Thokoza Park, Soweto, Gauteng
Here’s a sampling of what Takalani Sesame is like – a song about loving your hair:
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While our Cape Town shop undergoes renovations, David Krut Projects has taken a store at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront where are exhibiting the FIFA Official Art Poster Editions from 3 June – 15 July, 2010.
The red line in the map above indicates the pedestrian route to the stadium which passes outside the store.
Alongside the FIFA Official Art Poster Editions David Krut Publishing is proud to offer a range of football-related publications to whet your appetite for the beautiful game and the festivities ahead.
All titles listed below are available from the David Krut Bookstores at 140 Jan Smuts Avenue, Arts On Main in downtown Johannesburg, the Montebello Design Centre in Newlands, Cape Town, and the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
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- Amen: Grassroots Football by Jessica Hilltout