Animals in black & white

These mixed media paintings were created by students of 6th Grade in order to work on achromatic colours and greys scale. To realize this painting you need: - A picture in black & white of an animal - Tracing paper - Drawing sheet - Pencil and artist tape - Black coloured pencil - Black and white paint (tempera or acrylic paint) - Paintbrushes First at all you trace the main lines of … [Read more...]

So many goldfish! Prints with styrofoam

To create this shoal of goldfish, immersed in a blue lake, we made some prints by matrices in Styrofoam (polystyrene for foodstuffs). What better way to recycle plastic trays, used as a container for fruit and vegetables in our supermarkets! After collecting a lot of these trays, the students of the seventh grade have cut out the flat surface from the trays, in order to use it as a matrix for … [Read more...]

Animals decorated with mosaics inspired by Gaudi

The drawings of animals that you can find here, have been decorated with the mosaic technique with 9th grade students. After observing the decorations of the buildings of Antoni Gaudi, and in particular the Park Guell, we decorated these templates simulating the mosaic technique with felt tip pens. Here are some works of Gaudi decorated with mosaics: The job was to make the idea of a mosaic … [Read more...]

Zentangle Animals

In a class of 8th grade we spoke of doodles and how they can help you to relax, if they are made without having to worry about representing something. Freeing the mind and the hand, without restrictions, you can draw hundred of different patterns. This lesson is inspired by an interesting article from the art education web site Didatticarte , dedicated to Zentangles. We have used the templates of … [Read more...]

10 Templates of Animals

Buy now 10 drawings of animals to be colored, decorate, cut. There are the eagle, the lion, the frog, the rabbit, the wolf, the elephant, the cat, the penguin, the wolf and the lizard. How can you decorate them? We experimented different ways: in a class the templates were decorated with drawings zentangle, and in another group were colored with mosaic designs, in the style of Gaudì's mosaics. … [Read more...]

Mosaics 2014

Here are the latest creations of the mosaic course. The course involved some students aged 11-14 years. After doing a preparatory drawing, life size, pupils have cut the tiles, prepared and pasted the pieces with great skill and results have been excellent! … [Read more...]