Random lines

With 6th Grade students we worked on the topic of the LINE drawing many types of interwoven lines: we traced the lines with the pencil and then with a black permanent marker. We … [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...]

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...]

Video Tutorial: Cubism with pencils and coffee

You need just a drawing paper, some colored pencils and an espresso ( a very short coffee) to create this still life in the style of CUBISM. Cubism was a revolutionary new approach to representing … [Read more...]

Intertwined ribbons on abstract watercolor

With 7th Grade students, we faced a difficult task that has been more challenging than expected. The topic is intertwined ribbons, they were drawn with the same shading technique you can find in this … [Read more...]

Final Exams 2019

I post just now my students' works which were created for the final exams of the previous school year. I hope these works will be an inspiration for the students who are attending their last year of … [Read more...]

Identikit from a description

This is an interesting activity suggested by the art teacher Carlo Vedova and the name of this inter-disciplinary project is "One, Many, No Me". He doesn't work in my school, but in a school far away … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]