Optical illusion cube

Is it a small cube in a room or a large cube that lacks one corner? Is easier to draw this cube, rather  than to describe in words how to draw it ! We used a squared paper to draw (freehand!) the lines that create the cube, counting six segments to the outer cube and three for the inner cube. While drawing you have to follow the instructions carefully, only in that way it will be possible for … [Read more...]

Lights and shadows sharp

With the students of grade 8 (classe seconda B) we worked on the lights and shadows in the photograph. With the tracing paper and colored markers we have colored only the shadows, making these sharp and eventually using two colours. You can also paste the tracing paper on a sheet of newspaper to create a different background. … [Read more...]

Zentangle hand on a value background

With students of Class 2A we did the same exercise of the previous post  with Zentangle Flower, but we tried another subject: every students decorated the silhouette of his own hand. … [Read more...]

Three ways to shade

Students in the grade7 (classe 2B) have tried three different types of shading with a pencil: 1) with different pressure of the pencil, 2) with crossed lines, 3) with overlapped scrawls. Afterwards they colored the background with markers, drawing free shapes and lines with negative and positive spaces. Eventually we pasted the drawing on an colored paper to create a … [Read more...]

Zentangle flowers with tempera-value background

an interesting composition! michele s. In the class 2B we have done this exercise in three steps: 1) first we drawn the flower with a pencil 2) then we painted the background with tempera, using two colours (white and another colour). We started from the white tempera, adding a drop of colour for every range of value. 3) eventually we completed the flower with … [Read more...]

Writing in Sinhalese

Class 3E prepared this  welcome’s billboard to greet the new mate Sunandi, who comes from Sri Lanka! Every student wrote his own name in Sinhalese writing, we don’t understand this writing but have a look... it’s so elegant! La classe 3E con il Prof. Claudio Maritati ha realizzato questo cartellone di benvenuto per accogliere la nuova compagna Sunandi che è arrivata in questi giorni … [Read more...]

Folders for drawings – grade 7

  This folder-project is for the sudents of grade 7, who are studying the value of shadows and lights,  the shading applied to objects, and how to make three-dimensional effects with the changes of lights to dark. The frame of the folder is a good exercise to practice on this topic! … [Read more...]

Folders for drawings – grade 6

Every student made a folder to contain his drawings (in Italy is very difficult to find the useful sketchbooks  that are used in UK!), and every grade has a different goal to achieve. So, I prepared three different types of folder. This one is for the grade 6 pupils, with a textures frame. … [Read more...]

Art reinterpreted: the city of Giotto

The medieval towns, painted around 1300 with axonometric and aerial perspectives drawn intuitively, have been reinterpreted by the pupils of the year 8, that have colored with felt tip pens in a very imaginative way! chiara d. sabina lorenzo michele c. alex suki … [Read more...]

The capitals in “Free” style

Doric, Ionic or Corinthian? None of that! The students of  7th grade have created their capitals Order Free, Magic and Fantastic, assembling animal legs, margins of leaves, insect wings and profiles of strange beasts. After drawing the parts in perfect symmetry as required by the Greek architectural tradition, the colors have been added to the final marker with finishing touches and shading in … [Read more...]