Positive and negative space: silhouettes in mixed media

It 's very easy to identify the positive space of an image (that occupied by the subject), and at the same time identify the negative space (the one occupied by the background). But what happens if we … [Read more...]

Tonal gradation with circles

A tonal gradation is defined as value steps going from light to dark. In this exercise the students of Grade 7, have painted the tonal gradation of a color of their choice, showing the steps in strips … [Read more...]

Rainbow banners

This exercise is carrying on the project about the color theory. The painting is based on the color's wheel and the complementary colors. With students of grade 6-7 we painted these rainbow flags: the … [Read more...]

Collaborative project in monochrome mixed media

Each student in the class of grade 7 has drawn a quarter of a circle with decorations zentangle, made ​​with a black marker. The background was divided into rays of different sizes, painted with … [Read more...]

Silhouette in color gradations

An interesting exercise on gradations has been made in classes of grade 8° by combining a background and a silhouette painted with gradations in complementary colors. First the students have painted … [Read more...]

Warm or cool in the medieval cities

How changes the atmosphere of an ancient city if its colors are predominantly warm or cool? Here are the drawings of the students of grade 7: the walls and towers of medieval cities, which are … [Read more...]

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...]

The “Fauves” in our streets

After studying the work of  Fauves artists and particularly the landscapes painted by André Derain, the students of 9th Grade have produced some images inspired by the style of this artist. Pupils … [Read more...]

Monochrome sketch on wrapping paper

For making these monochrome drawings made ​​on wrapping paper, students in seventh grade have used three different types of pencils, a charcoal black, a pastel reddish brown and a white pencil. On the … [Read more...]

Trees in gradation

In  classes of  7th Grade (12 year-old) we have painted a forest of trees without preliminary drawing, using directly the brushes and the acrylics paints on the white paper. To make the effect of the … [Read more...]