Copying a portrait using the Grid Method

We created these photographic portrait copies using the grid method and learned a fairly simple way to zoom and reproduce an image. The portrait is one of the most difficult things to copy but with … [Read more...]

Collage inspired by Carla Accardi

This interesting project was realized by the Italian art teacher Paola Riso and the artist Daniela Paola Motta in the Middle School “Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa” of San Giovanni La Punta in Sicily … [Read more...]

Still life on package paper with video tutorial

To create these monochrome drawings on brown package paper, my 7th-grade students used three pencils: one white, one brown, and one black. In the video tutorial below you can follow every step of … [Read more...]

Oil pastels: many ideas for a sphere

How many spherical objects do surround us? For this drawing activity, I asked my students to choose an image of a spherical object to copy. These drawings are made entirely with oil pastels with … [Read more...]

Forms on watercolor background

Similar to a previous activity you can find here, we created this mixed media work, with shaded forms on a watercolor background. The bright colors make the shaded forms stand out, creating a sense of … [Read more...]

The mask I would like

I publish here the interesting work of Ilaria Cagno, an Italian art teacher who had the idea to decorate the masks we wear every day since we need to protect ourselves from Covid-19. She created … [Read more...]

Value Cut Out

In these abstract drawings, we practiced different techniques of value: shading, crosshatching, and scumbling. Practicing value on white paper we created some free shapes. After filling two or three … [Read more...]

Instant photo: drawing small landscapes

These small landscapes are created in the common style of social network or instant photo. The square format is suitable to draw nice landscape with few colored pencils creating depht and space. … [Read more...]

Pattern with symmetrical drawings

After drawing a composition in radial symmetry following the steps you can find HERE in a previous lesson, we took a picture and insert it in a Google Slide grid, shared in Google Classroom. Here … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial: Cubism with pencils and coffee

You need just a drawing paper, some colored pencils and an espresso ( a very short coffee) to create this still life in the style of CUBISM. Cubism was a revolutionary new approach to representing … [Read more...]