Rolled zentangles!

With students of grade 8 we are still working on lights and shadows and gradations. We drew these Zentangles as ancient parchments rolled, using fantasy in the drawing of textures, and reality in the shadows of the parchments that seem real and three dimensional. … [Read more...]

Bicycle textured

The students of Year 6th have decorated with textures some drawing details of a bicycle. Everyone chose a detail and colored each area with colored felt-tip pens, inventing the most various graphic textures to fill the drawing. The designs were then reassembled to get the shape of the bicycle, in a composition of colors and shapes ... then, can we get a ride? Below we … [Read more...]

Texture for a folder

With pupils of the Year 7th we began to explore the world of graphic textures: how many signs, decorations, patterns can we invent with some felt-tip pen? We have created folders in cardboard where we will put our drawings throughout the school year and for the cover every pupil has designed 9 different textures placed in a grid, drawing everything freehand and using imagination. The instructions … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Doodle Easter Eggs

I’ve found this project on the amazing web site of Alisa Burke and my daughter tried to do it for an “Easter Eggs School competition”... She enjoyed drawing black doodle on white eggs! … [Read more...]