How many pictures for a shape?

To begin with my pupils of Year7, I gave them just an empty circle and everyone filled the shape with  different textures and pictures… how many suggestion for the same shape! With this simple exercise I started to know my students, their ability and their approach to my subject. Quante immagini da un cerchio! I ragazzi delle seconde hanno messo alla prova la loro abilità ricavando … [Read more...]

Working with complementary colors

A simple exercise inspired by the shapes of Matisse to learn about complementary colors. Prepare a 5x5cm grid and then you draw freeform shapes, coloring with alternating complementary colors.   … [Read more...]

Free interpretation of a still life

With students of grade 8 we analyzed the still life in the paintings of modern art. Starting with a photographic image or real objects the pupils have painted what they saw in a new way, changing shapes, colors and backgrounds according to a pictorial interpretation free.    … [Read more...]

The faces – masks

Starting from the proportions of the face we saw in a previous lesson, the students have designed the masks and painted with tempera, alternating warm and cool colors in the mask and the background. … [Read more...]

Painting moving figures

   After building a dummy cardboard jointed, students of 8th grade choose a pose, a sport or movement, and drew the outline of the cardboard mannequin on a drawing sheet. After that they painted the figures with tempera or acrylic colors. The figures are in front or in profile, involved in different activities. You can fin the template of the mannequin below.    … [Read more...]

Surrealist rooms

The study of perspective in the 8th grade was the starting point for the realization of these rooms surreal. The design of a room in central perspective, performed following all the laws of geometry and perspective, it was a pretext to create fantastic places full of fantastic images, the images that make us think of some odd dreams. The techniques used to decorate the geometric design in pencil, … [Read more...]

The capitals in “Free” style

Doric, Ionic or Corinthian? None of that! The students of  7th grade have created their capitals Order Free, Magic and Fantastic, assembling animal legs, margins of leaves, insect wings and profiles of strange beasts. After drawing the parts in perfect symmetry as required by the Greek architectural tradition, the colors have been added to the final marker with finishing touches and shading in … [Read more...]

Landscape painting with texture

con gli alunni della 1°A abbiamo usato la tempera in modo molto creativo, ideando paesaggi dipinti con texture scaturite direttamente dalla fantasia! sofia david alessia lorena edoardo vitaly alessandra s. lorenza marco … [Read more...]

Inventing a texture!

We tried to train our hand with some exercise by creating texture with felt-tip pens, then we cut it off and paste on a black cardboard. After we decorated the black background with a white pencil ... here are some results! … [Read more...]