Twigs in complementary colors

With students of Grade 7, we are continuing our work on complementary colors. These sprigs have been drawn with wax crayons directly on the white paper and then they have been painted with watercolor … [Read more...]

Asian Inspired Fans with paper plates

With students of Year 6 we painted some fans in Oriental style, with colorful watercolors on the background and silhouettes of bamboo plants and branches with cherry blossoms painted in black ink. For … [Read more...]

Murano glassware shelf

Thinking about something decorative, colorful and transparent we thought of Murano glassware, to do an exercise with the primary and secondary colours. We made a drawing with pencils and permanent … [Read more...]

Polar Landscapes

We prepared some Polars Landscapes painting with watercolors or gouache. We used several simple techniques to create different textures in order to achieve various effects in the landscape. This … [Read more...]

Ancient map colored with coffe

This map is copied from an ancient Tudor’s map with a pencil and then it has been redrawn it with a black permanent marker . We crumpled the map and we carefully ripped the edges, to make it look … [Read more...]

Colored Bulbs

Another simple exercise with primary colors! We copied different kinds of bulbs drawing them with a black permanent marker. Each bulb is superimposed on another to have some areas where the colors … [Read more...]

Circles of colored words

Inspired by Kandinsky circles, we paint some simple circles with watercolors using just the three primary colors, mixing them each other and painting very loosely circles of different sizes. Then we … [Read more...]

Storybook characters on old book pages

The old book pages inspired me to draw storybook characters . You can suggest a subject or pupils can choose  their favourite characters. My son Davide drew directly with a black marker on the page … [Read more...]

Color theory inspired by Paul Klee

Exercises on warm and cool colours, complementary colours or primary and secodary colours inspired by Paul Klee’s works of art. Here we used watercolors on book’s pages, used as a grid of … [Read more...]

Written with the Rainbow

On watercolor paper you can write with the water and drop the colours with the eyedropper. I used colored inks, but you can also use liquid watercolors.   … [Read more...]