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The Soulful Art of African-American Quilts: Nineteen Bold, Improvisational Projects
Sonie Ruffin

Kansas City Star Books, 2007

Renowned Kansas City designer and Andover Fabrics artist Sonie Ruffin creates 11 contemporary quilts based on the collection featured in "Bold Improvisation: Searching for African American Quilts - The Heffley Collection." Also included are original designs and patterns for quilts by Sonie, all part of her quest to learn about her family origins and heritage. Sonie's easy-to-follow patterns encourage creativity and simple, quick construction. ...


15 minutes of Play -- Improvisational Quilts: Made-Fabric Piecing Traditional Blocks Scrap Challenges
Victoria Findlay Wolfe

C&T Publishing, 2012

Scraps never looked so good! This is improvisational piecing reinvented—learn how to create a unique piece of “made-fabric” in just 15 minutes with Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s improvisational scrap-piecing methods, then incorporate your made-fabric into traditional quilt blocks. As you play, you’ll sharpen your design skills and learn about combining colors and prints in new ways…then watch your quilt design emerge. Discover just how ...


Improvisational Quilts: Renwick Gallery of The National Museum of American Art - August 25, 1995 to January ...
Nancy Crow

C & T Pub, 1995

Showcasing the latest work by a world-class artist, this catalog displays a stunning array of art quilts from her one-person exhibition at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.


Training to Imagine: Practical Improvisational Theatre Techniques for Trainers and Managers to Enhance ...
Kat Koppett

Stylus Publishing, 2012

Principles and improve-based activities to promote creativity and leadership “In this revised edition of Training to Imagine, Kat no longer has to call from the fringes. Clearly we are all performing, all the time, and business requires ‘surfing’ the waves of change. Why not get good at it? By outlining how the six core principles of improv apply to 21st century leadership challenges, Koppett shows how we can trust ourselves to create ...


Improvisational Models of Music Therapy
Kenneth E. Bruscia

Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd, 1987

The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive source of reference on the use of musical improvisation in therapy. The book contains an introduction to the fundamentals of improvisational music therapy (Unit One), a detailed synopsis of over twenty-five models of therapy that have been developed over the last thirty years (Units Two through Nine), and a synthesis of the various models into basic principles of clinical practice (Unit ...


Amazing Phrasing: 50 Ways to Improve Your Improvisational Skills (Alto Sax)
Dennis Taylor

Hal Leonard, 2005

(Sax Instruction). Amazing Phrasing is for any sax player interested in learning how to improvise and how to improve their creative phrasing. The ideas are divided into three sections: Harmony (explores scales, arpeggios, chord substitutions, harmonic embellishments, and other harmonic phrasing ideas), Rhythm (covers legato tonguing, swing feel, rhythmic displacement, how to manipulate time, and other aspects of rhythmic phrasing), Melody ...


Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts
Jacquie Gering, Katie Pedersen

Interweave, 2012

From two pioneers of today's modern quilting movement, Quilting Modern teaches quilters how to use improvisational techniques to make graphic, contemporary quilts and quilted projects. Explore seven core techniques and multiple projects using each technique--all presented with detailed instructions. Also included is step-by-step direction from Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen on tools, materials, and quilting basics, as well as expert advice ...


Improvisational Negotiation: A Mediator's Stories of Conflict About Love, Money, Angerand the Strategies That ...
Jeffrey Krivis

Jossey-Bass, 2006

Improvisational Negotiation presents an original approach for mediators, negotiators, and other dispute resolution professionals. Drawing on his own experience plus those of his colleagues, Jeffrey Krivis offers the reader dramatic, well-crafted, and highly instructive stories about people in conflict - families, organizations, corporations - and shows how mediated negotiations help them to reach a successful resolution. Unlike most books on the ...


Interactive and Improvisational Drama: Varieties of Applied Theatre and Performance
Adam Blatner

iUniverse, Inc., 2007

Are you a drama student looking for other ways to practice in your field? Do you teach drama students, or, as a teacher, want to enliven your lessons? Are you an actor who wants to diversify your role repertoire? Are you a therapist who uses active approaches to promote your clients' creative potentials? Are you wanting to be involved in a meaningful form of social action? This is the book for you!Thirty-two innovators share their approaches to ...


The Improvisational Cook
Sally Schneider

William Morrow Cookbooks, 2006

In The Improvisational Cook , Sally Schneider helps home cooks declare their independence from recipes and set lists of ingredients and offers an invitation to a fun, more spontaneous way to cook with whatever is on hand. But how do you become an improvisational cook? Once you understand how a basic technique or a recipe works, you can then begin to improvise. Start with one of The Improvisational Cook 's essential recipes, such as ...


Mel Bay Improvisational Techniques for Jazz Guitar
Jay Umble

Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2003

This book/CD is a treasure-trove of improvisational techniques. Twenty-nine techniques are covered including: arpeggios, targeting, chromaticism, side-slipping, negative tonal space, poly-rhythms, resolution, melodic expansion and more. Anyone interested in the art of jazz improvisation, regardless of ability, will find this book indispensable. Jay guarantees something for everyone. All examples are presented in standard notation and tablature. ...


Electrify Your Strings: The Mark Wood Improvisational Violin Method (Book & CD)
Mark Wood

Cherry Lane Music, 2008

Finally - a method that teaches violinists how to improvise! Plug in and take your violin on a journey beyond the world of classical music with Mark Wood and Electrify Your Strings. With instruction right out of Mark's famous music education program, you'll learn about improvising solo and rhythm parts, modern string techniques, playing in a band, buying electric gear, and much, much more! Plus, there's valuable information not just for ...


Improv Theatre! 400 Improvisational Scenarios & Games for Drama Students

Effective Teaching Solutions, 2012

Inspire creativity with your acting students. This book is packed with 400 fresh improvisational scenarios and games that will stimulate your student's imaginations and push them to a new level of response. There are monologue improvs, duet improvs, small cast improvs, stimulus improvs, and improv games for the secondary and adult drama class.


The Compass: The Improvisational Theatre that Revolutionized American Comedy (Centennial Publications of The ...
Janet Coleman

University of Chicago Press, 1991

Janet Coleman brilliantly recreates the time, the place, the personalities, and the neurotic magic whereby the Compass made theater history in America. The Compass began in a storefront theater near the University of Chicago campus in the summer of 1955 and lasted only a few years before its players—including David Shepherd, Paul Sills, Elaine May, Mike Nichols, Barbara Harris, and Shelley Berman—moved on. Out of this group was born a new ...


Amazing Phrasing - Trumpet: 50 Ways to Improve Your Improvisational Skills
Dennis Taylor, Steve Herrman

Hal Leonard, 2002

(Trumpet Instruction). Amazing Phrasing is for any trumpet player interested in learning how to improvise and how to improve their creative phrasing. The 50 ideas are divided into three main sections: Harmony explores scales, arpeggios, chord substitutions, harmonic embellishments, and other harmonic phrasing ideas; Rhythm covers legato tonguing, swing feel, rhythmic displacement, how to manipulate time, and other aspects of rhythmic ...


Block Party--The Modern Quilting Bee: The Journey of 12 Women, 1 Blog, & 12 Improvisational Projects
Alissa Haight Carlton, Kristen Lejnieks

C&T Publishing, 2011

The quilting bee gets a modern makeover * From the creators of popular blog, * Let go of "the rules" with 12 fun, funky, and improvisational projects * The fundamental techniques are outlined-from fabric selection to quilt tops to binding * Projects are perfect for both beginner and experienced quilters In this inspiring book, quilting mavericks Alissa and Kristen chronicle their year-long "virtual" quilting bee. ...


Playing Along: 37 Group Learning Activities Borrowed from Improvisational Theater
Izzy Gesell

Whole Person Associates, 1997

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Custom Knits 2: More Top-Down and Improvisational Techniques
Wendy Bernard

Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2011

In Custom Knits 2 , Wendy Bernard picks up where she left off in the bestselling Custom Knits (published by STC Craft), empowering knitters to delve even further into customization. Each chapter begins with a tutorial on the featured topic—such as converting patterns to fit men, women, or children, or tricks and techniques for substituting yarn, gauge, and stitch patterns—and is followed by a selection of Bernard’s fashionable designs ...


Improvisational Therapy: A Practical Guide for Creative Clinical Strategies
Bradford P. Keeney PhD

The Guilford Press, 1990

In this unusual volume, Bradford Keeney depicts psychotherapy as a performing art. Emphasizing the advantages of improvising one's own therapeutic style, he presents a host of tried-and-true strategic interventions, a short course on brief intervention design, a way of "scoring' conversations with clients much like one would score music, a collection of therapeutic moves, and chapters on creating one's own clinical design. As such, ...


Custom Knits Accessories: Unleash Your Inner Designer with Improvisational Techniques for Hats, Scarves, ...
Wendy Bernard

Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2012

Custom Knits Accessories is the third book in the Custom Knits series by acclaimed designer Wendy Bernard. While the first two books focused on techniques for customizing top-down sweaters, this one showcases the ever-popular quick-knits: hats, scarves, gloves, mitts, socks, and more. Each of Bernard’s 25 sassy-chic patterns offers specific ideas for customization—from switching out yarns to personalizing fit and style details—and fun, ...



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