Small landscapes in warm and cool colors

In the classes of Grade 6 we continue the discovery of colors and their properties. One of these is to transmit sensations, such as those of "warm" and "cool". From the Theory of Colors we moved on to practice: we drew with felt tip pens and colored pencils some small landscapes, that suggest these  sensations of  "warm" and "cool", through their predominant … [Read more...]

Polar Landscapes

We prepared some Polars Landscapes painting with watercolors or gouache. We used several simple techniques to create different textures in order to achieve various effects in the landscape. This exercise is inspired by the amazing blog of Gail Bartel: That artist woman. Each student tries techniques on different sheets and then the sheets shall be cut and shared to create different landscapes … [Read more...]

Ideas to work on the warm and cool colours

I was thinking about new ideas to propose to the students to work on the warm and cool colors. We use acrylic paints especially to learn how to use brushes and mix colors properly. Here are a few shapes to be used for these exercises: students can choose to use cool colours for the background and the warm for the figure or vice versa. … [Read more...]

The faces – masks

Starting from the proportions of the face we saw in a previous lesson, the students have designed the masks and painted with tempera, alternating warm and cool colors in the mask and the background. … [Read more...]

Fishes in warm and cool colors …

With the 6th grade students, we made an acrylic painting to experience the variety of warm and cool colors. Working on color theory we discovered how many colors can be "warm" , and "cool". The figure is a pretext for understanding the composition of colors, to find new gradation and mixtures. Here's how we created our fanciful "aquarium". We need: - drawing sheet - pencil snd rubber - tempera … [Read more...]

Still life with warm and cool colors

The year 8 painted these "still lifes" with acrylic colours, painting the objects and their background with warm and cool colors. This is a free interpretation that requires layers of solid color and precise contours. rita anna  michele c. mattia … [Read more...]