Intertwined ribbons on abstract watercolor

With 7th Grade students, we faced a difficult task that has been more challenging than expected. The topic is intertwined ribbons, they were drawn with the same shading technique you can find in this … [Read more...]

Find the right colors and restore the painting

Restoration of works of art is a topic that is seldom discussed in class. Before being a teacher I have been restorer for more than ten years, working in the most beautiful italian cities as Venice … [Read more...]

Final Exams 2019

I post just now my students' works which were created for the final exams of the previous school year. I hope these works will be an inspiration for the students who are attending their last year of … [Read more...]

Scenography for the play “Marcovaldo”

With a small number of students, we realized a scenography for a real stage show. It was a challenge to deal with a real task: we had to juggle the time schedule, budget, space, delivery date and … [Read more...]

Shades among branches

A simple drawing with value shades in two colors: you need just a pencil, a rubber, and two colored pencils. First, you draw a tree with its branches with a pencil. You create many areas of negative … [Read more...]

Drawing mountains

Drawing the mountains trying not to fall into the stereotype of "snow-capped pyramids" is possible only through the observation of reality and the copy from life. The real challenge of the life … [Read more...]

Identikit from a description

This is an interesting activity suggested by the art teacher Carlo Vedova and the name of this inter-disciplinary project is "One, Many, No Me". He doesn't work in my school, but in a school far away … [Read more...]

Drawing Textured Circles

The experience of life drawing is very important for young students, they learn to observe very carefully any detail of the subject. Copying a texture help the students to draw the abstract appearance … [Read more...]

Symmetrical Masks

Working on symmetry with 6th Grade students we created these masks inspired by ancient African, Inca and Aztec masks. To create these masks we need tracing paper, drawing paper, a pencil, tape, … [Read more...]

The Starry Night in a big mosaic

With some 7th Grade students who attend the afternoon workshop we made this huge mosaic inspired by the famous Starry Night painted by van Gogh in 1889. This mosaic is made by tiles and colored glass … [Read more...]