Storybook characters on old book pages

The old book pages inspired me to draw storybook characters . You can suggest a subject or pupils can choose  their favourite characters. My son Davide drew directly with a black marker on the page and  then he coloured  with watercolours. Davide drawing … [Read more...]

Recycled polystyrene foam printing

I used recycled polystyrene foam from pizza’s package to do matrices  for hand printings. I used acrylic colour spreaded on the matrix by a flat brush and I printed by hand with a  light and evenly pressure.  polystyrene foam carve with with a sharp pencil foam matrix painted by acrylic colour and hand printed   matrices and … [Read more...]

Color theory inspired by Paul Klee

Exercises on warm and cool colours, complementary colours or primary and secodary colours inspired by Paul Klee’s works of art. Here we used watercolors on book’s pages, used as a grid of perpendicular lines. warm colours cool colours complementary colours complementary colours primary and secondary … [Read more...]

Printed with leaves and flowers

I thought about something very spring and I painted it with acrylic colours, leaves and flowers. … [Read more...]

Easter Hat!

My son Davide won the “Easter Hat Competition” at his School with this original creation! Just using  cardboards, pencils or markers, scissor, glue and coloured tissue paper... … [Read more...]

Doodle Easter Eggs

I’ve found this project on the amazing web site of Alisa Burke and my daughter tried to do it for an “Easter Eggs School competition”... She enjoyed drawing black doodle on white eggs! … [Read more...]

Ceramic soap dish with leaf’s print

This is red clay, we added texture with leaves pressing them on the clay slab, then we put the slab in a small dish to give it the curved shape (it's possible also to dry it with a hairdryer).  When it is dry you fire in the kiln and paint the leaf impression with dark brown, then you can sponge it off. The light color is the last color we've painted. The colors are like SLIP COLORED CLAY, but … [Read more...]

Inspired by Rothko

  I love Rothko, I try to teach who he is and what he has done. The easiest way is to copy his works of art, his colour’s fields  and compositions. With soft pastels start creating fields of colour on white, black or colored cardboards. The colour can be blended with your fingers, or with a brush dipped in baby oil. We should try not to mix the color fields, rather to color within … [Read more...]

Knitting!

My daughter in Primary School has learned to use this Knitting doll, children 8 years old can already learn this simple process. It's really fun, and you can realize many things! She is doing a small, soft, coloured blanket.     … [Read more...]

Working with complementary colors

A simple exercise inspired by the shapes of Matisse to learn about complementary colors. Prepare a 5x5cm grid and then you draw freeform shapes, coloring with alternating complementary colors.   … [Read more...]