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...]

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...]

Random lines

With 6th Grade students we worked on the topic of the LINE drawing many types of interwoven lines: we traced the lines with the pencil and then with a black permanent marker. We … [Read more...]

Shading Forms

How can you shade different forms and solids with different kinds of surfaces? We observed that the strength of the shadow’s edges are determined by the object you are drawing. Something with sharp … [Read more...]

Enhance the background

We have often dealt with the drawing of a FACE and its PROPORTIONS, working on the colors and shades of hair, eyes, and mouth. We can find this topic in previous lessons that we can find HERE. We can … [Read more...]

Cute or Scary monster?

This activity is inspired by this nice video "How to draw a Scary Cute monster (Folding Surprise)"  ( For those of you who don't know I suggest this interesting YouTube channel  Art for Kids Hub). … [Read more...]

15 Christmas Templates

15 different silhouettes of Christmas decorations in 3 printable pdf worksheets. You can decorate the  templates in different ways, with colored patterns, zentangle, or use them as decorations for the … [Read more...]

Piero della Francesca in the style of Barry McGee

Inspired by a previous post dedicated to the artist Barry McGee, the art teacher Marcella Manco with her students of Arezzo Middle School "Piero della Francesca" , created these amazing works: they … [Read more...]

Painting different kinds of lines

The first element of art is the line, all ART starts with lines and we can create lots of images with simple lines! In this activity students learn how to paint a background with solid colors and how … [Read more...]