Pattern with radial drawings

In Architecture and Design, a Pattern is a decorative design, as for wallpapers, made up of elements in a regular arrangement. Using the drawings in radial symmetry, made in a previous lesson by 7th grade students, we created some amazing patterns with a program of photo collage (but it is also possible with a page of Power Point or Word). The results are astonishing!  We had fun then playing with … [Read more...]

Editing a photo in Andy Warhol’s style

As we have seen in previous posts dedicated to the program GIMP 2, there are many ways to draw up and edit a photograph. With students in Grade 9, we concluded the program of art history with the Pop Art of Andy Warhol. Inspired by this artist we changed the colors of a portrait in black and white. With the program GIMP 2, we have reduced the image in a limited gray scale, and then we colored the … [Read more...]

Working on Britto’s works

Romero Britto is a BrazilianNeo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. With the pupils of Grade 6 (11 years old) we have designed and worked on the images of Britto with the image editing program Gimp2. Each student has redrawn the main lines of the painting on a new layer and then he has colored the areas of the … [Read more...]

Edit a landscape’s picture in Van Gogh style

Always with our open source program for creating and editing digital images called Gimp2 we edited a landscape's picture in the style of Vincent Van Gogh, saturating and changing the original colors and blurring the details with small swirling strokes. Here the pictures of some students of Grade 9. … [Read more...]

Gradations and silhouettes with Gimp

After the lesson of the landscape in gradation designed with the open source program Gimp2, we have developed a more elaborate landscape, using gradients of color and inserting a silhouette in front of the landscape. The silhouette has been selected from an image, copied and pasted as a new layer over the background. … [Read more...]

Landscapes in gradation with Gimp2

In classes of Grade 8th we are learning to use "Gimp", an open source program for creating and editing digital images. This is a photo editing program free of charge and can be downloaded from the website www.gimp.org . The first images we created are small colorful landscapes with a range of tonal gradations: for being the first experiment is well done!     … [Read more...]

Create animated banners with Presenter

Presenter is a simple online program for creating presentations or animated banners ... It is very interesting and easy to use, so much so that I took the opportunity to create the presentation of a book very dear to me (my sister is the author of this fantasy novel that unfortunately right now is only in Italian!). You can suggest to students to create an animated banner about themselves or … [Read more...]

Compose a Picasso’s head … on-line!

A fun on-line program to achieve our personal portrait in the cubist style of Picasso. The site is called PICASSO HEAD and with some tools of graphics and color, we can compose our cubist head, Have fun! … [Read more...]

Playing with Pollock dripping

It's just an on-line game to paint like Jackson Pollock with his DRIPPING technique! Your student can try to paint in few second his painting in "Pollock style". Just click on the mouse to change the colours and move the mouse very fast to drop the colour on the surface. Here some experiments from my students! http://www.jacksonpollock.org/ … [Read more...]

Scribble line portrait

From an idea of the blog  Art of Apex High School, I used a mask in PhotoShop to create crazy scribble line portraits.  The technique is simple to learn but effective. You can watch this very short tutorial, less than 3 minutes, to learn how! https://vimeo.com/33344753 … [Read more...]