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...]

Ancient map colored with coffe

This map is copied from an ancient Tudor’s map with a pencil and then it has been redrawn it with a black permanent marker . We crumpled the map and we carefully ripped the edges, to make it look really old!Afterwards we painted some parts with diluted coffee and then we sprayed the drawing with coffee stains using an old toothbrush. You can even create your map and invent your own mysterious … [Read more...]

Ancient Parchment… with coffee

A simple system to simulate an ancient parchment is to use coffee to paint and stain the paper ! … [Read more...]

Art reinterpreted: the city of Giotto

The medieval towns, painted around 1300 with axonometric and aerial perspectives drawn intuitively, have been reinterpreted by the pupils of the year 8, that have colored with felt tip pens in a very imaginative way! chiara d. sabina lorenzo michele c. alex suki … [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...]

Bas-reliefs of Romanesque art

Color gradations reveal the mysterious and fantastic forms of medieval, mythical animals and monsters carved by the skilled hands of ancient sculptors. Students of Year 8 have copied the bas-reliefs of Romanesque art with interesting exercises of value.            … [Read more...]