Playing with Pollock dripping

It's just an on-line game to paint like Jackson Pollock with his DRIPPING technique! Your student can try to paint in few second his painting in "Pollock style". Just click on the mouse to change the colours and move the mouse very fast to drop the colour on the surface. Here some experiments from my students! http://www.jacksonpollock.org/ … [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 wrote in the circular lines some words, everything we could think about colors, or pieces of poems and songs, in English or in Italian language, even nonsense words! The purpose was just decorate the … [Read more...]

The square color wheel!

Here a special color “wheel”, it is drawn freehand and colored with tempera colours on a square sheet. The students of year 6 colored their color wheel starting from the three Primary Colors, and completed it by mixing the primary colors to get the secondary and tertiary. draw the square color wheel starting from a central triangle draw every line … [Read more...]

Other folders grade 8

Students of class 3A and 3B finished their folders inspired to the masterpieces of abstract art, colored with oil pastels. Here some of these! … [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...]

Precious stones

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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 perpendicular lines. warm colours cool colours complementary colours complementary colours primary and secondary … [Read more...]

Inspired by Rothko

  I love Rothko, I try to teach who he is and what he has done. The easiest way is to copy his works of art, his colour’s fields  and compositions. With soft pastels start creating fields of colour on white, black or colored cardboards. The colour can be blended with your fingers, or with a brush dipped in baby oil. We should try not to mix the color fields, rather to color within … [Read more...]

Experiences of Abstract Art

Some of you asked me how it was possible going so far away from realistic images to create something quite abstract, without figures or references to the real. We experienced this in the Year 9 with the freedom of the sign, the colors, the dripping, running through the paths by Kandinsky, Klee, Hartung, Kline, Rothko and … [Read more...]

Inventing a texture!

We tried to train our hand with some exercise by creating texture with felt-tip pens, then we cut it off and paste on a black cardboard. After we decorated the black background with a white pencil ... here are some results! … [Read more...]