Landscapes inspired by Egon Schiele

  We started copying a city landscape from an Egon Schiele’s work of art. His technique is black crayon and oil painting on canvan. To imitate the texture we  can draw with black charcoal  on paper, and then fill the spaces with white acrylic, spreading a thick layer of colour. When acrylic is dry we can  colour the landscape with watercolor, moping the  colour with  a tissue … [Read more...]

Folder for herbarium

For the Science project the pupils of 7th grade created a folder to collect herbs, with cardboard, wrapping paper, leaves, paper, crayons and colored ribbons.   … [Read more...]

Facial expressions

After the lesson about the face’s proportion, my students of 9th Grade have drawn facial expressions, copying  from each other expressions or comic’s characters. I showed them this video and we discussed together how to reproduce the most common emotions, with the emphasis on eyebrows and the shape of mouth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LHraznv4pHQ … [Read more...]

Collages inspired by Synthetic Cubism

Inspired by the works of cubist artists such as Braque, Picasso and Gris, with the classes of the 9th year, we have created these paintings with mixed media. Synthetic cubism is the later phase of cubism, generally considered to run from about 1912 to 1914, characterised by simpler shapes and brighter colors. First we prepared a background  by overlaying collage of different cards (music, … [Read more...]