Ribbons interwoven and Zentangle

Explaining the shading, the value and the three-dimensional effect that we can create in a drawing, we have drew "ribbons" interwoven and perpendicular to each other. In every intersection we drew the shadows, thinking to which ribbon was "below," and which one was "above". The spaces between the interwoven bands are drawn with zentangle (to see other works with these decorations click on the tag … [Read more...]

Sun and Moon in warm and cool colors

I thought of a imagine to match the feelings of "temperature" given from warm and cool colors. The idea has brought of this work, with a sun and a moon. The sun evokes the heat, the fire, and the range of warm colors, while the moon evokes the cold and the night with the range of cool colors. We divided a drawing sheet in half horizontally, and we drew a circle in the middle. On the left of the … [Read more...]

Three solid to shade: worksheet

In this worksheet you have three simple solid figures: a cylinder, a cube and a sphere. Starting from this linear drawing, you can deal with various topics at the same time: theory of the shadows, drawing techniques for shading, relationship between positive and negative space. For this work are required only a soft pencil and a felt tip pen, but the variants may be many, such as colored shadows … [Read more...]

Bicycle texturized: 20 printable worksheets

20 details of a bicycle, in pdf  file, ready to be colored, with texture, zentangle or solid colors. After you ended the decoration of the details, the worksheets can be assembled together to form a big bicycle. This is a teamwork suitable for all grades of school, which puts into play the decorative imagination of every child, and culminating in the creation of a larger picture, where everyone … [Read more...]

A post for you: our silhouette in zentangle!

For the new section "A post for you", here is the extraordinary idea of Fabiana Collotto, art teacher at the Middle School "Querini" in Mestre (Venice). As he told me in various mails that we exchanged, the work that we share here was made during a laboratory, where students from 5th grade and 6th grade have collaborated together. Groups of 5/6 students drew the outline of one of their classmates … [Read more...]

Zentangle Animals

In a class of 8th grade we spoke of doodles and how they can help you to relax, if they are made without having to worry about representing something. Freeing the mind and the hand, without restrictions, you can draw hundred of different patterns. This lesson is inspired by an interesting article from the art education web site Didatticarte , dedicated to Zentangles. We have used the templates of … [Read more...]

10 Templates of Animals

Buy now 10 drawings of animals to be colored, decorate, cut. There are the eagle, the lion, the frog, the rabbit, the wolf, the elephant, the cat, the penguin, the wolf and the lizard. How can you decorate them? We experimented different ways: in a class the templates were decorated with drawings zentangle, and in another group were colored with mosaic designs, in the style of Gaudì's mosaics. … [Read more...]

4 printable worksheets about Gustav Klimt: second set

Buy now The last 4 pdf printable worksheets with details of the drawings of famous works of Gustav Klimt, as "The Kiss" and "The Tree of Life". You can propose to your students to colour them with pencils or felt tip pens, and complete them with pieces of gold paper in the style of Klimt. A useful art lesson for students of Primary and Secondary School. In this lesson , as we shown in the … [Read more...]

Texture T-shirt

We have created many graphic textures to decorate a small T-shirt made of paper! Here are the custom shirts made by students of grade 6th, exhibited as if they were hung in a colorful shop! The designs are made with colored felt pens, and from the same sheet of paper was cut the hanger. That it was then glued behind the collar of the T-shirt for expose it. … [Read more...]

4 printable worksheets about Gustav Klimt: first set

Buy now The firsts 4 pdf printable worksheets with the drawings of famous works of Gustav Klimt, ready to be coloured with pencils or felt tip pens, and completed with gold paper collage in the style of Klimt . You can propose to your students to copy his patterns, or to colour in a personal way this worksheets. A useful art lesson for students of Primary and Secondary School. In this lesson we … [Read more...]