Artistic Crafts
Inventive Creations with Cast-Offs

By Judith Peck, Ed.D

Inventive ideas and methods for using discarded and every-day materials in artistic ways.


  • Movable figures, animals and objects
  • Fabric houses, gardens and people
  • 2-D and 3-D designs in various materials
  • Paintings on wood, tile, plexiglass and glass
  • Plaster trivets plates and wall hangings
  • Puppets, scenery, stories and songs



“Using the materials and processes that Dr. Peck presentsin her book, teachers can maintain the integrity of their art programs on limited budgets while simultaneously giving life to worn and weary treasures. I recommend Artistic Crafts for parents and children [as well] as art educators. The numerous illustrations of colorful works produced by Judith’s students will inspire creativity in artists of all ages.”  Kim L. DeFibaugh, Ed.D., Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts, Toms River Regional Schools.


Judith Peck is professor of art emerita at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Her sculpture is included in over 80 public and private collections. Peck's work and titles of other books can be viewed on

ISBN 9746110-3-X

Softcover 60 pages 80 full color illustrations

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