Experiences of Abstract Expressionism

Some students of grade 9 have experienced the liberating and emotional effect and of a painting without rules. They expressed themselves with instinctive gesture, through signs and colors, speed and action, drips, brush strokes textured, sponge strokes , scratches and subtractions of color with maximum freedom in the choice of colors and technique. The works, inspired by the Abststract … [Read more...]

A wall with graffiti

An interesting experience with mixed media has been realized by students of grade 8. We studied the contrast between light and shadow and we drew a picture with sharp shapes in black and white. First we drew the figure on tracing paper with a black marker, copying it from a photo and making a clear distinction between lights and shadows. Afterward we drew a wall on a white sheet using the black … [Read more...]

Watercolors inspired by Michael Craig-Martin

After observing and commenting on the works of the contemporary artist  Michael Craig-Martin,  each student in grade 8 took a picture of five or six small objects that represent his personality, his interests and preferences. The photograph had to encompass a series of scattered objects, taken from above on a white background, with framing that included all objects or parts of them. The photograph … [Read more...]

Working on Britto’s works

Romero Britto is a BrazilianNeo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. With the pupils of Grade 6 (11 years old) we have designed and worked on the images of Britto with the image editing program Gimp2. Each student has redrawn the main lines of the painting on a new layer and then he has colored the areas of the … [Read more...]

Cakes inspired by Wayne Thiebaud

  Wayne Thiebaud is an American artist who worked in the '60s. He is often associated with the Pop Art because of his choice of subjects (objects symbol of consumerism such as cakes, candies, chewing gum, hot dogs, cosmetics, toys). Thiebaud, however, has always refused to be inscribed in an artistic movement. In the 8th grade class we were inspired by this American artist to draw our cakes, … [Read more...]

Romantic Graffiti

The art works of Romantic artists that we observed by studying the European Romanticism of the 1800s, suggested us images inspired by the paintings in the style "graffiti" of Sunil Pawar , where the figures are painted in black on a brightly colored abstract backgrounds. These paintings were created with the students of 9th grade  with mixed media (figure in  felt-tip pen black and grey on tracing … [Read more...]

Portrait inspired by the paintings of Erik Jones

With students of Year 9, we approached the theme of the portrait. Following a pattern drawn on a sheet of squared paper, each student drew a female face in pencil with beautiful results. To make it more creative we have completed our design with a colorful background with collage, inspired by the paintings of an American artist named Erik Jones, who surrounds his portraits of  women in  whirls of … [Read more...]

Mixed Media Portrait inspired by Barry McGee!

Inspired by the works of Barry McGee, we have made some portraits and we have combined them with surfaces made at ​​collage in style "optical art". We used colored card and we drawn the portraits with black and white markers. The funny thing is to convince students that the portraits should be ugly, not necessarily similar, full of wrinkles and expression, in the graffiti-style of Barry … [Read more...]

Pizza’s box inspired by Michael Craig-Martin

I used pizza’s box like a  potential canvas substitute and i covered it with newspaper. I drew some details of common objects with a black marker, filling the entire surface. I drew the objects  in the style of Michael Craig-Martin. Then I painted some areas with acrylic solid colours. Here some details of Michael Craig-Martin’s works of art … [Read more...]

Keith Haring T-shirts

With some of the students' 8th year we decorated T-shirts with the colors for the fabric. What better inspiration we could choose, if not the unmistakable graffiti of Keith Haring, with its stylized figures and its colours solid and pure. Now we have just to wait for the summer to wear them!   … [Read more...]