The magic of Gustav Klimt

With 9th Grade students, we made drawings inspired by the works of Gustav Klimt, the great Viennese artist who best interprets the style of Art Nouveau in the early twentieth century.Observing the … [Read more...]

Girl with rainbow fan and video tutorial

Here an idea to work on the color wheel and the color theory with watercolors. A fan with the colors of the rainbow held by an elegant Japanese girl in a traditional gown. This painting is made using … [Read more...]

Character inspired by Dubuffet

Thanks to the idea of my colleague Luigi Santibacci, we created these imaginative characters inspired by Jean Dubuffet with 6th Grade students. We observed his sculptures, with their unmistakable … [Read more...]

Collage inspired by Degas with video tutorial

Inspired by the famous Degas' Dancers these collages are made with brown package paper and magazine paper. To copy the main lines of the dancer we used a photocopy of a Degas' Dancer and copied it on … [Read more...]

Depiction of a portrait: Matisse vs Kirchner

Observing the Expressionist artworks of the early 20th century, my students and I compared the French Expressionism of Matisse's Fauvism with the German Expressionism of Kirchner. We looked for … [Read more...]

Enhance the background

We have often dealt with the drawing of a FACE and its PROPORTIONS, working on the colors and shades of hair, eyes, and mouth. We can find this topic in previous lessons that we can find HERE. We can … [Read more...]

Final Exams 2019

I post just now my students' works which were created for the final exams of the previous school year. I hope these works will be an inspiration for the students who are attending their last year of … [Read more...]

Identikit from a description

This is an interesting activity suggested by the art teacher Carlo Vedova and the name of this inter-disciplinary project is "One, Many, No Me". He doesn't work in my school, but in a school far away … [Read more...]

Pop Up Card Template

In these printable worksheets you can find two simple template ready to to print and cut to create pop-up cards with 3 or 4 shapes that stand up when you open the card. Following the instructions and … [Read more...]

Symmetrical Masks

Working on symmetry with 6th Grade students we created these masks inspired by ancient African, Inca and Aztec masks. To create these masks we need tracing paper, drawing paper, a pencil, tape, … [Read more...]