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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 ... … [Read more...]