Prints inspired by the German Expressionist group “Die Brücke”

With pupils in Year 9 (classe 3) we made some lovely prints inspired by the German Expressionist group "Die Brücke". We have carved small plates of Adigraf (a special soft linoleum) with engraving tools and we printed the matrices on paper, with printing inks. We started with a sketch on paper which was then redesigned over the adigraf and then engraved with various gouges. Printing was done … [Read more...]

AZION…ARTI: another amazing italian Art Ed Blog

Here another new Art Blog from an Italian art teacher! She is Laura Tomasi, we met almost 30 years ago at the Secondary Art School of Trento and we have always been good friends! The title is AZION...ARTI, it’s meaning “you activate yourself”! She is teaching in an Italian Middle School (with student 11-14 years old), and I’m so proud to introduce her blog!   … [Read more...]

Inspired by the Kandinsky’s landscapes

From a photo of a simple landscape, I tried to inspire my paintings in the style of Kandinsky. He painted many landscapes, where it is recognizable the style that characterizes his abstract painting. We can see the lines which surround the stylized shapes of the landscape, and the colors that are not realistic. You could do this lesson with students year 8 and 9, but also with younger pupils! The … [Read more...]

Modigliani style with oil pastels

  Modigliani’s portraits are so characteristic that it is easy to copy them! Here is a simple technique with pencil, oil pastels and baby oil to imitate the unmistakable style of this artist.  We can start to copy the contours of the figure  with a pencil, simplifying the lines and shapes.  Modigliani’s Works of art Then we color the entire surface with a … [Read more...]

Inspired by Caspar David Friedrich

Giulia D. With students of grade9 (classi terze) we studied the Romantic Painters of 19th-Century, like Turner, Delacroix, Gericault and Friedrich. After the Romanticism lesson we painted some pictures inspired by Friedrich’s works of art with acrylic colours. We applied the same method as previous painting (Silhouette on colorful gradations) but with different color scales for the figures. … [Read more...]

OVO, Amazing Art Lessons online!!

Amazing website for our online classes: concise, precise, with stunning moving images ... in a few minutes the contents that count ... undoubtedly interesting for a distracted teenagers audiences ! Thanks to Martina Malpaga that gave me the information​​! Have a look! English version: http://www.ovo.com/index.php?lang=en Italian version: http://WWW.OVO.COM/video/arte-e-design   … [Read more...]

To become an artist…

Some simple rules to follow in the Art Room... sorry they are in italian, but I need to share with the italian teachers! I copied this idea from some english Art-Room-Rules-Poster, I  just translated  and wrote them, adding some sketch with my students. … [Read more...]

Welcome to another Italian Art TeacherBlogger!

Welcome to Dietro il dipinto (behind the painting), a new blog by Patrizia Freschi, Art Teacher in Arezzo. Thanks to share!!! a drawing by Lorenzo A. … [Read more...]

BACK TO SCHOOL!!

I started to teach art in an Italian Middle School (I’m living in Italy now!), and I’m trying to apply some educational methods that I learned in the UK Primary and Secondary Schools and that I shared with my community of art’s teachers around the world (have a look on my Pinterest’s boards!).I arranged a Power Point presentation about myself and the rules in my art classroom… It is in italian … [Read more...]

Portraits in Modern Art

The figure in the Avant-garde Art was represented in many different ways and with different techniques. Students chose some details of works of art and copied the figures, imitating style and … [Read more...]