On small canvases measuring 7x7cm, we painted some names with acrylic colours to make little square paintings to give to friends. This is a good exercise to learn how to use brushes on small size, to invent new textures and to find color combinations enjoyable and effective. It can also be useful to work on complementary colors, because to make a word visible on a colored background, you have to understand the relationships between colors.
I’m Miriam Paternoster, an Italian art teacher in a Middle School of North Italy. This blog is a place to share and explore lessons, educational systems and techniques, with other art teachers and classrooms around the world.