Girl with rainbow fan and video tutorial

Here an idea to work on the color wheel and the color theory with watercolors. A fan with the colors of the rainbow held by an elegant Japanese girl in a traditional gown. This painting is made using … [Read more...]

Still life on package paper with video tutorial

To create these monochrome drawings on brown package paper, my 7th-grade students used three pencils: one white, one brown, and one black. In the video tutorial below you can follow every step of … [Read more...]

Collage inspired by Degas with video tutorial

Inspired by the famous Degas' Dancers these collages are made with brown package paper and magazine paper. To copy the main lines of the dancer we used a photocopy of a Degas' Dancer and copied it on … [Read more...]

Painting inspired by Monet’s Waterlilies with video tutorial

To create this mixed media painting inspired by the famous Monet's Waterlilies we need: a drawing sheet (24x33), a ruler, oil pastels, watercolors, a paintbrush, or a water brush. In the video … [Read more...]

Watercolor landscape inspired by Friedrich with Video Tutorial

With 8th Grade students we studied the Romanticism and its artists. We noticed as Caspar David Friedrich often paints the silhouette of characters who admire the landscapes in front of them, like the … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]