Value landscapes

To continue our journey to discover the colors, with the year 7 classes, we painted landscapes in tempera tonal gradation. The forms that become more clear to the horizon can give a sense of distance, of the haze and the atmosphere. All is obtained with the mixtures of only three colors!     … [Read more...]

Fishes in warm and cool colors …

With the 6th grade students, we made an acrylic painting to experience the variety of warm and cool colors. Working on color theory we discovered how many colors can be "warm" , and "cool". The figure is a pretext for understanding the composition of colors, to find new gradation and mixtures. Here's how we created our fanciful "aquarium". We need: - drawing sheet - pencil snd rubber - tempera … [Read more...]

The technique of Impressionist painting

With year 9 pupils we have made ​​copies of paintings by Claude Monet, the great Impressionist painter. We tried to imitate the technique of small brushstrokes put together, spreading pure colors directly on the paper, without making detailed preparatory drawings and avoiding the use of the color black. Here are some … [Read more...]

The still lifes by Giorgio Morandi

With pupils of year 8 we studied a great Italian painter of the 1900s, Giorgio Morandi, with his still lifes full of quiet solitude, and with its delicate colors. Starting with a dark background we copied the colors of Morandi with tempera, trying a new way to spread the color, overlapping strokes thick, stirring tones, revealing the dark background and leaving undefined … [Read more...]

Still life with warm and cool colors

The year 8 painted these "still lifes" with acrylic colours, painting the objects and their background with warm and cool colors. This is a free interpretation that requires layers of solid color and precise contours. rita anna  michele c. mattia … [Read more...]

Tribute to Friedrich

We have studied the works of a great artist of the Romantic, Caspar David Friedrich, with students in the 9th grade. They have revised his figures in backlight by painting in tempera on gradient backgrounds. The effect is really very "romantic"! elisa c. claudia elisa … [Read more...]

Our painted initials

To learn how to use acrylic paints pupils in the 6th year have painted their initials: first they painted plain backgrounds of solid colors, then they decorated each area of color with different textures, always painted ​​with paintbrushes and acrylic colours.          … [Read more...]

Landscape painting with texture

con gli alunni della 1°A abbiamo usato la tempera in modo molto creativo, ideando paesaggi dipinti con texture scaturite direttamente dalla fantasia! sofia david alessia lorena edoardo vitaly alessandra s. lorenza marco … [Read more...]