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 stripes have been painted with the twelve colors of the color wheel in sequence as a rainbow, and the writtens have been cut out from the same stripes, but glued on the complementary color … [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 acrylic paint in various shades of gray. The paintings, combined together, create a series of monochromatic circles very stylish. … [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 two sheets with acrilyc paint in different gradations (one sheet from yellow to red and one sheet from yellow to blue). After a while, when the paint was dry, they cut out a silhouette from one of the … [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...]

Gradations and silhouettes with Gimp

After the lesson of the landscape in gradation designed with the open source program Gimp2, we have developed a more elaborate landscape, using gradients of color and inserting a silhouette in front of the landscape. The silhouette has been selected from an image, copied and pasted as a new layer over the background. … [Read more...]

Still Life with Mixed Media

An interesting experience in using mixed media, has been tested in the classes of grade 8, where we have mixed so many different techniques in a single work. The first step was to paint some objects with acrylic paint, using tonal gradations learned in a previous lesson. Afterwards the objects of "still life" have been cut and pasted on a background collage made ​​with newspaper sheets. The final … [Read more...]

Landscapes in gradation with Gimp2

In classes of Grade 8th we are learning to use "Gimp", an open source program for creating and editing digital images. This is a photo editing program free of charge and can be downloaded from the website www.gimp.org . The first images we created are small colorful landscapes with a range of tonal gradations: for being the first experiment is well done!     … [Read more...]

The Romanticism of Friedrich

We have studied the works of a great artist of the Romantic, Caspar David Friedrich, with students in the 9th grade. They have revised his figures in backlight by painting in tempera on gradient backgrounds.   … [Read more...]

Halloween in tonal gradations and zentangles

We have experienced the tonal gradations with acrylics with the students of Grade 8, to learn how to mix colors, starting with the lightest color and adding gradually the dark color up to the saturated color. At the center of the painting each student has drew a shape of his own invention, decorated with black and white zentangle ... We were at the end of October and as you can see many of these … [Read more...]