Mixed media portraits by Picasso

The style of Picasso portraits is unmistakable: the figures fall apart and are recomposed in his paintings, overturning all the canons and the proportions of the face in the style of Cubism. When students have copied the works of Picasso have not bothered to respect the proportions of the picture, but they have drawn freely, taking inspiration from the image. On a background in collage, prepared … [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 inspired by paintings and frescoes of 1300, were colored with felt-tip pens and pencils, choosing warm or cool colors. If you like to buy the 5 printable worksheets of  Medieval Cities, you can fin the pdf … [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 copy of the drawing they had to color the shadow areas with black, the neutral zones with the color brown and the area illuminated by light with white. In the gradation from shadow to light these … [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...]

Monoprints inspired by Cézanne still life

Students of Grade 9 have created these little monoprints inspired by Cézanne's still lives, using transparent acetate sheets as a printing plate. First the acetate sheet was overlaid on picture, then the acetate sheet has been colored with felt tip pens, imitating the colors of Cezanne and mixing the colors together. Subsequently, a sheet of paper has been dampened with a sponge, removing out … [Read more...]

Impressionist landscapes

The painting technique of French Impressionists as Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, is unmistakable. After observing the works of these artists, with the students of the Year 9, we tried to reinterpret the photo of a landscape in the Impressionist style. Before we drew the main lines of the landscape on a sheet, avoiding details and particulars. Then we filled the areas outlined with backgrounds of solid … [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...]

A portrait by Picasso made ​​with collage

In this exercise, one of the famous Cubist portraits painted by Picasso has been made with collage, using different kinds of paper (colored tissue paper, newspaper and magazine fragments). Each student has copied the painting by Picasso in pencil and then has glued the different types of paper on the drawing trying to follow the colors of the original painting. After completing the collage, the … [Read more...]

Painting the Mona Lisa

In the painting competition of 3rd February 2013, organized by the Italian Cultural Center of Bristol, children between 6 and 11 years have ventured into the copy of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and it was very interesting to watch the interpretation that every child gave of his own Mona Lisa! … [Read more...]