ancient Langobardian Jewels

The activity has been designed by the art teacher Alice Capriotti from Mondaini School (RN - Italy) and then reintroduced by the art teacher Marta Zannotti from Corinaldo (AN - Italy) who has shared all the pictures. Her students of 7th Grade (class IIA e IIB from "Foscolo" School) created these Longobardian jewels made of a dough of flour and salt. The teacher Marta Zannotti tells us … [Read more...]

Sneaker Design

In this drawing activity students of Grade 8th worked on design and the function of object. We designed a sneaker starting using a template you can buy here below in order to create a personal and original shoe. Every student was inspired by a place, an element of nature, an experience or a passion for something special. Buy now First we thought about a specific theme for our … [Read more...]

Practicing Chiaroscuro with colors

To practice different ways of Chiaroscuro technique we shaded the negative space of a simple three-letters word. The words (positive space) are in white, while the background (negative space) is shaded with different colors and technique. We practiced the CROSSHATCHING, the SCUMBLING, with random marks, and the HATCHING, obtained by pressing harder to give a darker appearance. This exercise was … [Read more...]

Van Gogh at my place

8th Grade students studied Van Gogh’s art works and his specific painting technique. We specifically examined The Starry Night, one of the most famous painting of Van Gogh.   First every student took a picture of his road, house or view from the house window. The picture has been printed in black and white and cut out along the skyline. On a drawing paper we drew and painted the sky … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial: Van Gogh at My Place

Here's another effective video tutorial from THEARTPROJECT of Chad Brown. In the video you can find all the steps and clear explanations about how to create these mixed media paintings inspired by the famous Starry Night of Van Gogh. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Floating Forms

In the 7th Grade classes we spoke about Shape and Forms, Light and Shadows and Value, Chiaroscuro and Lighting in Art. The main topic was about creating the sense of volume and depth on a 2-dimensional surface. We analyzed the topic of shadows with the light source, the cast and the form shadow and how to draw three different kinds of Chiaroscuro. All these topics were summarized in a mixed media … [Read more...]

Shading Forms: 3 worksheets

Buy now I propose here three worksheets with many 3-D forms of various size and shape, ready to be shaded. The worksheets are useful to practice shading on different kinds of forms, both with flat and curved surfaces. You can decide where is the source of light and practice different kinds of chiaroscuro (crosshatching, scumbling, shading…). After shading the forms you can cut them out and … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial: Value Cubes Project

Another great video tutorial inspired by an idea of arteascuola, realized by Chad Brown. Following the video you can paint these cubes in value scales. Every step is explained and shown in a very clear way and the final result is amazing. After a lesson about Value as one of the  Element of Art, we painted these cubes with 7th Grade students . We used a template to draw the cubes on a … [Read more...]

Artist Trading Cards 2019: Souvenir from Trentino (ITALY)

Here we are, ready for the 4th Annual Artist Trading Card Swap! This year for the Artist Trading Card Global Swap 2019 we thought about our beautiful region that is Trentino Alto Adige, in the North of Italy. We like to share with hundreds of other students around the world our Nature and Culture, our typical Food, our Traditions and Sports. Our typical landscapes are surrounded by mountains, and … [Read more...]

15 Christmas Templates

15 different silhouettes of Christmas decorations in 3 printable pdf worksheets. You can decorate the  templates in different ways, with colored patterns, zentangle, or use them as decorations for the Christmas tree. Buy now Here below an example of how you can use the templates in an exercise about lines. … [Read more...]