The Romanticism of Friedrich

We have studied the works of a great artist of the Romantic, Caspar David Friedrich, with students in the 9th grade. They have revised his figures in backlight by painting in tempera on gradient … [Read more...]

Halloween in tonal gradations and zentangles

We have experienced the tonal gradations with acrylics with the students of Grade 8, to learn how to mix colors, starting with the lightest color and adding gradually the dark color up to the … [Read more...]

Painting on the wood: my Les Paul “Journey” finished

My work as a painting on maple body of this Les Paul Gibson was completed by a talented luthier in Bristol, who assembled this masterpiece. I can not let you hear how it sounds, but this guitar is … [Read more...]

We paint! instructions for use

We begin to paint in our Art room that is (sich...) without sinks and without adequate facilities for carrying out laboratory activities. With students we studied together a plan to be able to paint … [Read more...]

Stage designs for a Cinderella

The last work carried with the children of Cherry Garden Primary School in Bristol has been the realization of the scenery for the play of a modern Cinderella in love with a rock star. The two scenes … [Read more...]

A gift for the teachers? A group painting!

Year 5 of Elementary School of Madrano "Celestin Freinet" in Pergine (Trento), created these paintings as a gift for their teachers at the end of the school year, in order to leave them a special … [Read more...]

Another painted guitar : Les Paul “Journey”

I was fascinated by painting on wood that I have experienced on the previous   body  guitar Telecaster "Red Baron" in maple. I painted another body, this time of a Gibson Les Paul in mahogany, with a … [Read more...]

A shared experience in Omaha, Nebraska

Yesterday, I was delighted to receive a lovely email from Cynthia Vana, a Library Specialist in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She led a workshop at the Florence Branch of Omaha Public Library where the … [Read more...]

Painting the Mona Lisa

In the painting competition of 3rd February 2013, organized by the Italian Cultural Center of Bristol, children between 6 and 11 years have ventured into the copy of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci … [Read more...]

Names on small canvases

On small canvases measuring 7x7cm, we painted some names with acrylic colours to make little square  paintings to give to friends. This is a good exercise to learn how to use brushes on small size, to … [Read more...]