Video tutorial: one-point perspective winter landscape

In this difficult moment due to isolation for the coronavirus, we and our students must stay safe at home. As teachers, we can just suggest some simple tasks with basic art supplies through online … [Read more...]

Shading Forms

How can you shade different forms and solids with different kinds of surfaces? We observed that the strength of the shadow’s edges are determined by the object you are drawing. Something with sharp … [Read more...]

Enhance the background

We have often dealt with the drawing of a FACE and its PROPORTIONS, working on the colors and shades of hair, eyes, and mouth. We can find this topic in previous lessons that we can find HERE. We can … [Read more...]

Patterns inspired by Takashi Murakami

This great lesson was created by the art teacher Marco Farinelli. I share this interesting work and the images of the work step by step. The classes involved are the 6th grade of the Leonardo da Vinci … [Read more...]

Find the right colors and restore the painting

Restoration of works of art is a topic that is seldom discussed in class. Before being a teacher I have been restorer for more than ten years, working in the most beautiful italian cities as Venice … [Read more...]

Shades among branches

A simple drawing with value shades in two colors: you need just a pencil, a rubber, and two colored pencils. First, you draw a tree with its branches with a pencil. You create many areas of negative … [Read more...]

Drawing mountains

Drawing the mountains trying not to fall into the stereotype of "snow-capped pyramids" is possible only through the observation of reality and the copy from life. The real challenge of the life … [Read more...]

Drawing Textured Circles

The experience of life drawing is very important for young students, they learn to observe very carefully any detail of the subject. Copying a texture help the students to draw the abstract appearance … [Read more...]

Symmetrical Masks

Working on symmetry with 6th Grade students we created these masks inspired by ancient African, Inca and Aztec masks. To create these masks we need tracing paper, drawing paper, a pencil, tape, … [Read more...]

Cute or Scary monster?

This activity is inspired by this nice video "How to draw a Scary Cute monster (Folding Surprise)"  ( For those of you who don't know I suggest this interesting YouTube channel  Art for Kids Hub). … [Read more...]