Pictures of a still life

After talking of "still life" in art, I asked students to 7th grade, to take a picture of inanimate objects, giving them some quick instructions on how to take the picture: - Taking pictures of one … [Read more...]

Pattern with radial drawings

In Architecture and Design, a Pattern is a decorative design, as for wallpapers, made up of elements in a regular arrangement. Using the drawings in radial symmetry, made in a previous lesson by 7th … [Read more...]

Photography: “home life”

After referring about the advent of photography and its influence on impressionist painting, the eighth-grade students have took photos of normal moments at home, following a few guidelines: - Images … [Read more...]

Editing a photo in Andy Warhol’s style

As we have seen in previous posts dedicated to the program GIMP 2, there are many ways to draw up and edit a photograph. With students in Grade 9, we concluded the program of art history with the Pop … [Read more...]

Watercolors inspired by Michael Craig-Martin

After observing and commenting on the works of the contemporary artist  Michael Craig-Martin,  each student in grade 8 took a picture of five or six small objects that represent his personality, his … [Read more...]

Edit a landscape’s picture in Van Gogh style

Always with our open source program for creating and editing digital images called Gimp2 we edited a landscape's picture in the style of Vincent Van Gogh, saturating and changing the original colors … [Read more...]

Bicycle textured

The students of Year 6th have decorated with textures some drawing details of a bicycle. Everyone chose a detail and colored each area with colored felt-tip pens, inventing the most various graphic … [Read more...]

Today in Bristol

Today I tried to capture the main colours of this grey-autumnal afternoon in Bristol, and arrange a composition with these lines, shapes and colours... … [Read more...]

Visiting Bath

The light and the sky were the protagonists this morning in Bath; I'm fascinated to compose square details with curved lines, horizontal or vertical shapes, angles and contrasted colours. … [Read more...]

Italian Autumn

The Autumn in Italy has always a warm light, you can feel the end of Summer in the scent of wet wood, in the chilly part of the shadows, in the last ray of sun that warms the surface of dark stones … [Read more...]