Character inspired by Dubuffet

Thanks to the idea of my colleague Luigi Santibacci, we created these imaginative characters inspired by Jean Dubuffet with 6th Grade students. We observed his sculptures, with their unmistakable … [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...]

Oil pastels: many ideas for a sphere

How many spherical objects do surround us? For this drawing activity, I asked my students to choose an image of a spherical object to copy. These drawings are made entirely with oil pastels with … [Read more...]

The mask I would like

I publish here the interesting work of Ilaria Cagno, an Italian art teacher who had the idea to decorate the masks we wear every day since we need to protect ourselves from Covid-19. She created … [Read more...]

Still life on abstract background

In order to understand the light and shadow on a solid, we drew the shades on a group of objects with a pencil. In this still life some students of  8° grade have also experienced shading with crossed … [Read more...]

Value Cut Out

In these abstract drawings, we practiced different techniques of value: shading, crosshatching, and scumbling. Practicing value on white paper we created some free shapes. After filling two or three … [Read more...]

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...]

Colors, music, and emotions: online learning & teaching

We know, it's not the same as being in the classroom, but we are really making every effort to be close to our students as teachers. So here we have a quick proposal to do in this time of online … [Read more...]