Instant photo: drawing small landscapes

These small landscapes are created in the common style of social network or instant photo. The square format is suitable to draw nice landscape with few colored pencils creating depht and space. … [Read more...]

Endless line, shape, and colors

In the 6th grade classes, we worked with elements of art, focusing on the LINE topic. The idea of this activity comes from the brilliant American art teacher Jessica Hamilton. You can find her on … [Read more...]

Pattern with symmetrical drawings

After drawing a composition in radial symmetry following the steps you can find HERE in a previous lesson, we took a picture and insert it in a Google Slide grid, shared in Google Classroom. Here … [Read more...]

Find texture around you

After understanding what a texture is, we considered how artists use the representation of surfaces to visually show the tactile sensation of an object. I challenged my students to find the textures … [Read more...]

Depiction of a portrait: Matisse vs Kirchner

Observing the Expressionist artworks of the early 20th century, my students and I compared the French Expressionism of Matisse's Fauvism with the German Expressionism of Kirchner. We looked for … [Read more...]

Abstractionism with Google Drawing

After observing some famous abstract paintings, students created some digital images with Google Drawing. They started from the background, putting in the frame some shapes, then they have overlapped … [Read more...]

Final exams 2020

In this unusual year, with the schools closed for Covid-19, with distance learning, with the desire to feel close despite the obligation of the lockdown, with everything we missed from school, we … [Read more...]

Create a Poster for a Surrealist Exhibition

I apologize if the activity is in Italian, but you can still guess what this activity consists of. My 8th-grade students created a poster for a surrealist exhibition, working remotely in groups of … [Read more...]

Monsters in complementary colors

We invent monsters to work with COMPLEMENTARY colors. We draw and color four monsters with mixed technique, each monster must be colored with a pair of complementary colors: red-green, blue-orange, … [Read more...]

A monochrome picture with #hashtag

I sent my students chasing colors around the house, they took a MONOCHROME photo by grouping a series of objects on a colored background, all of the same color. The next step was to upload the photo … [Read more...]