Zentangle hand on a value background

With students of Class 2A we did the same exercise of the previous post  with Zentangle Flower, but we tried another subject: every students decorated the silhouette of his own hand. … [Read more...]

Three ways to shade

Students in the grade7 (classe 2B) have tried three different types of shading with a pencil: 1) with different pressure of the pencil, 2) with crossed lines, 3) with overlapped scrawls. Afterwards they colored the background with markers, drawing free shapes and lines with negative and positive spaces. Eventually we pasted the drawing on an colored paper to create a … [Read more...]

A cup of fantasy!

Funny cups painted with tempera!  This is a good exercise to learn how many textures you can paint with tempera colours, and how many ways there are to use use a paintbrush. Enjoy! paint the background with plain colours when the surface is dry, add the texture create your own texture! use at least two colors for … [Read more...]

Zentangle flowers with tempera-value background

an interesting composition! michele s. In the class 2B we have done this exercise in three steps: 1) first we drawn the flower with a pencil 2) then we painted the background with tempera, using two colours (white and another colour). We started from the white tempera, adding a drop of colour for every range of value. 3) eventually we completed the flower with … [Read more...]

Folders for drawings – grade 6

Every student made a folder to contain his drawings (in Italy is very difficult to find the useful sketchbooks  that are used in UK!), and every grade has a different goal to achieve. So, I prepared three different types of folder. This one is for the grade 6 pupils, with a textures frame. … [Read more...]

How many pictures for a shape?

To begin with my pupils of Year7, I gave them just an empty circle and everyone filled the shape with  different textures and pictures… how many suggestion for the same shape! With this simple exercise I started to know my students, their ability and their approach to my subject. Quante immagini da un cerchio! I ragazzi delle seconde hanno messo alla prova la loro abilità ricavando … [Read more...]

Printing an Olympic texture

A simple idea for the background of a School project on the Olympic Games. The texture is inspired by the Olympic rings! … [Read more...]

Folder for herbarium

For the Science project the pupils of 7th grade created a folder to collect herbs, with cardboard, wrapping paper, leaves, paper, crayons and colored ribbons.   … [Read more...]

Copying natural textures

With the Grade 7 (11 year-old) we made small copies from life of the natural textures with colored pencils. In the second phase we have made some line drawings of other textures trying to follow the trend of the lines that form the surfaces. The small drawings were mounted on black card squared as a special "window" opened on the world of nature. andrea riccardo … [Read more...]

Project Guembé: the colors of biodiversity

I report a site where the drawings were published in the previous academic year by some students of year 7 http://www.guembeproject.net/articolo.php?id=76 Within the project Guembé, Richard Tiddi explains in his article the project and the work done by the pupils of the School of Taio during the spring of 2010. With pleasure I see that the pencil drawings that we made were appreciated and I … [Read more...]