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Art & Architecture: Art Pursuit Assignment

Use this research guide to find information on art and architecture in books, library databases, and the Web

Library & web, books, articles, videos, and websites to support you in your Art Pursuit Assignment

The idea of this assignment is to give students an opportunity to learn and practice an art-related hobby that can become a lifelong pursuit.  You may want to explore Google and YouTube, but don't neglect the excellent resources listed on this guide.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive guide.  If you need help finding something not listed here be sure to contact an SCC librarian or your instructor.

Spokane Public Library

All SCC students are eligible to use Spokane Public Library.

Suggested SPL resources:


ebooks, audiobooks, streaming video and music
Here's how to find art ebooks:

Kanopy streaming video
Includes the following Great Courses video series:

  • How to Draw
  • How to Paint
  • Landscape & Wildlife Photography
  • Fundamentals of Photography


ebooks, audiobooks, magazines
Examples of the many magazines available:

  • The Artist
  • The Artist's Guide to Crochet
  • The Artist's Guide to Digital Painting
  • The Artist's Guide to Illustration
  • The Artist's Guide to Photoshop
  • Black & White Photography Made Easy
  • ClayCraft
  • Digital Photography for Beginners
  • How to Paint and Draw
  • Knitting for Beginners
  • Leisure Painter
  • New Artist
  • Popular Woodworking
  • Woodcraft Magazine

In english & Spanish

  • Painting & drawing
  • Sewing
  • Crochet
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Cake design
  • Photography
  • Woodworking

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