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Search Press was started in 1970 in the UK, when Charlotte de la Bedoyere published her first book – Basket Weaving – in an attic room in Kensington. She then expanded her publishing into craft and art books introducing a successful series of practical art books – the Leisure Arts series. Her son Martin and daughter-in-law Caroline, run Search Press today and have done since 1997. It is very much a family run company.
Search Press has won the UK Craft & Art Book Publisher of the Year Award for the last 6 years in a row. Search Press is a specialist art & craft publisher and the biggest publisher of practical art books in the UK.
Many of the Search Press books recommend Winsor & Newton paints and other brands that are stocked by art shops in Australia.

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Turn simple shapes into amazing images of manga people and animals in just ten steps. Learn how to draw facial features and body parts, before being guided through unique and inspiring portraits one step at a time.

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A beginners guide to drawing plants and animals in 10 simple steps, with helpful short explanations.

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A beginner's guide to drawing people in 10 simple steps and short explanations.

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This practical guide for beginners, in a handy sketchbook format, will show you how you can achieve attractive and successful paintings in just thirty minutes.

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All watercolour landscape artists need to know how to paint water, and in this book, Terry Harrison excels in demystifying the painting process.

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Inspirational projects and innovative techniques by Alison C. Board

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Learn how to paint 40 exquisite flower portraits in watercolour following Billy Showell's step-by-step instructions.

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For those wanting to try acrylics but nervous of starting a new medium, Charles Evan's Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner will be just what’s required. Popular artist and tutor, Charles has an engaging style of painting and writing that makes it all seem so easy.

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A complete guide to using acrylic paints creatively, by an exciting and talented new author.

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Create vibrant, realistic paintings inspired by nature. Learn to paint with Anna Mason, using this inspiring, practical watercolour guide.

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10 print projects with top techniques to get you started by Susan Yeates. Learn to create beautiful and practical linocut prints at home with this contemporary guide to a well-loved traditional art form.

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A practical guidebook for beginner potters, teaching all the skills you need to start creating beautiful ceramics.

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