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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]