Flowers in bowl…

The inside of the bowls is an excuse to draw sketches of flowers that glide like shadows into the concave surface. The bowls become containers of flowers ... … [Read more...]

Fanciful mushrooms!

With the 6th grade classes, we have collaborated on a science project on knowledge of fungi. In science lessons pupils have studied the characteristics of mushrooms from scientific point of view, while in our art lesson we observed only the shape of mushrooms, to draw them in a realistic way. The decoration was then made ​​freely. The outlines drawn have been filled in an imaginative way, with … [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 interests and preferences. The photograph had to encompass a series of scattered objects, taken from above on a white background, with framing that included all objects or parts of them. The photograph … [Read more...]

Monochrome sketch on wrapping paper

For making these monochrome drawings made ​​on wrapping paper, students in seventh grade have used three different types of pencils, a charcoal black, a pastel reddish brown and a white pencil. On the copy of the drawing they had to color the shadow areas with black, the neutral zones with the color brown and the area illuminated by light with white. In the gradation from shadow to light these … [Read more...]

Flowers in complementary colors

With the students of grade 6 (11 years old) we are continuing our adventure to discover the colors. Today we worked with the complementary colors on black and white photocopies depicting flowers. To color the pictures, we used oil pastels and we cut the photocopies into three parts. Each piece of 'picture has been colored with a pair of complementary colors and then the three parts were … [Read more...]

Warm and cool colors for a still life

 We have proposed once again a "still life" to our students of Grade 8 (12 year old). This time the subject is not painted in a realistic way, with light and shade or three-dimensional effects. Each student has divided the drawing into various areas and then he has colored it with solid colors, in warm and cold tones. Here are the beautiful interpretations of our … [Read more...]

Cakes inspired by Wayne Thiebaud

  Wayne Thiebaud is an American artist who worked in the '60s. He is often associated with the Pop Art because of his choice of subjects (objects symbol of consumerism such as cakes, candies, chewing gum, hot dogs, cosmetics, toys). Thiebaud, however, has always refused to be inscribed in an artistic movement. In the 8th grade class we were inspired by this American artist to draw our cakes, … [Read more...]

Monoprints inspired by Cézanne still life

Students of Grade 9 have created these little monoprints inspired by Cézanne's still lives, using transparent acetate sheets as a printing plate. First the acetate sheet was overlaid on picture, then the acetate sheet has been colored with felt tip pens, imitating the colors of Cezanne and mixing the colors together. Subsequently, a sheet of paper has been dampened with a sponge, removing out … [Read more...]

Still Life with Mixed Media

An interesting experience in using mixed media, has been tested in the classes of grade 8, where we have mixed so many different techniques in a single work. The first step was to paint some objects with acrylic paint, using tonal gradations learned in a previous lesson. Afterwards the objects of "still life" have been cut and pasted on a background collage made ​​with newspaper sheets. The final … [Read more...]

Tubes striped

We're still working on the different ways to represent the illusion of space, and in the 8th grade classes we have created this collage, drawing tubes striped, circular or square, with colored pencils. Applying shading to these objects we added the three-dimensional effect. We cut out the tubes, and then we glued them on black cardboard, so that seemed a bunch of piled tubes. I think it's very … [Read more...]