Cubist Drawing with video tutorial

You need just a drawing paper, some colored pencils and watercolors to create this still life in the style of CUBISM. Cubism was a revolutionary new approach to representing reality invented in … [Read more...]

Copying a portrait using the Grid Method

We created these photographic portrait copies using the grid method and learned a fairly simple way to zoom and reproduce an image. The portrait is one of the most difficult things to copy but with … [Read more...]

The magic of Gustav Klimt

With 9th Grade students, we made drawings inspired by the works of Gustav Klimt, the great Viennese artist who best interprets the style of Art Nouveau in the early twentieth century.Observing the … [Read more...]

Collage inspired by Carla Accardi

This interesting project was realized by the Italian art teacher Paola Riso and the artist Daniela Paola Motta in the Middle School “Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa” of San Giovanni La Punta in Sicily … [Read more...]

Girl with rainbow fan and video tutorial

Here an idea to work on the color wheel and the color theory with watercolors. A fan with the colors of the rainbow held by an elegant Japanese girl in a traditional gown. This painting is made using … [Read more...]

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...]