Thurman Publishes New Instructional Drawing Books

Thurman Drawing Book

Artist and Sheridan College teacher Mark Thurman has recently published two new instructional books on figure drawing. The first book title Figure Drawing – Finding Form walk you through the process of building the human form from basic shapes to completed drawings.               “This book focuses on observational, realistic, drawing. It is based on the tradition of solid structure, proportion, form, volume and line control. Blocking-in is also a focus, as it is the basis for developing a drawing.” The second book, The Portrait… Read More

Bayview School Creates Final Yearbook

Bayview School Yearbook

This is the last year students will attend Bayview School. It is one of three local schools that closed at the end of the June. To create a permanent record of the year, including photos of students, staff, activities and clubs, the school produced a yearbook that was printed by Qwik Print. Preparing a yearbook is no small task and depends a lot on how ambitious your plans are. The Bayview School book was prepared by volunteer Kerri Walpole using Microsoft Publisher, one of the most commonly used programs for… Read More

Meaford Hall and Culture Foundation

MIFF Coroplast Sign

Qwik Print works with numerous local not-for-profit organizations. The Meaford Hall and Culture Foundation (MHCF) has initiated several fundraising projects and used print media as a primary promotion method. This has been in the form of large-format banners (4’ x 8’), coroplast signs, brochures and adhesive window signs. MHCF has developed a strong brand identity through their print materials, most of which have been designed by Joan Brown. The Meaford International Film Festival is one of MHCF’s major fundraisers happening on the Labour Day Weekend. They have also created a… Read More

Interactive Printing – How to Use QR Codes in Print

QR Codes are those weird-looking blocks of white and black that looks like an unfinished crossword puzzle or terrazzo floor. In fact, those squares contain a lot of data that can be read with a simple app on any smartphone. Typically, the information is a web site link but can include name and address information, a sales message or instructions. An example, linking to our home page www.qwikprint.ca is shown at right. How to Read It To read a QR Code you need a mobile with a built-in camera and… Read More

Sister Duo Publishes First Book

No Junk Food for Zudo Cover

Tara and sister Erynn Guild are pursuing a shared dream of creating a children’s storybook series. Their first book, No Junk Food for Zudo was recently released and is receiving excellent reviews. It is the first book of a planned series. The book introduces Zudo, a raccoon-like character that struggles with making the right food decisions. – junk food or not? It’s a problem most parents can relate to as they try to teach their children how to make healthy food choices. Zudo experiences the downside of bad choices and… Read More

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