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...]

Still life on package paper with video tutorial

To create these monochrome drawings on brown package paper, my 7th-grade students used three pencils: one white, one brown, and one black. In the video tutorial below you can follow every step of … [Read more...]

Oil pastels: many ideas for a sphere

How many spherical objects do surround us? For this drawing activity, I asked my students to choose an image of a spherical object to copy. These drawings are made entirely with oil pastels with … [Read more...]

Painting inspired by Monet’s Waterlilies with video tutorial

To create this mixed media painting inspired by the famous Monet's Waterlilies we need: a drawing sheet (24x33), a ruler, oil pastels, watercolors, a paintbrush, or a water brush. In the video … [Read more...]

Forms on watercolor background

Similar to a previous activity you can find here, we created this mixed media work, with shaded forms on a watercolor background. The bright colors make the shaded forms stand out, creating a sense of … [Read more...]