Find texture around you

After understanding what a texture is, we considered how artists use the representation of surfaces to visually show the tactile sensation of an object. I challenged my students to find the textures … [Read more...]

Depiction of a portrait: Matisse vs Kirchner

Observing the Expressionist artworks of the early 20th century, my students and I compared the French Expressionism of Matisse's Fauvism with the German Expressionism of Kirchner. We looked for … [Read more...]

Abstractionism with Google Drawing

After observing some famous abstract paintings, students created some digital images with Google Drawing. They started from the background, putting in the frame some shapes, then they have overlapped … [Read more...]

Final exams 2020

In this unusual year, with the schools closed for Covid-19, with distance learning, with the desire to feel close despite the obligation of the lockdown, with everything we missed from school, we … [Read more...]

Create a Poster for a Surrealist Exhibition

I apologize if the activity is in Italian, but you can still guess what this activity consists of. My 8th-grade students created a poster for a surrealist exhibition, working remotely in groups of … [Read more...]

Monsters in complementary colors

We invent monsters to work with COMPLEMENTARY colors. We draw and color four monsters with mixed technique, each monster must be colored with a pair of complementary colors: red-green, blue-orange, … [Read more...]

A monochrome picture with #hashtag

I sent my students chasing colors around the house, they took a MONOCHROME photo by grouping a series of objects on a colored background, all of the same color. The next step was to upload the photo … [Read more...]

Colors, music, and emotions: online learning & teaching

We know, it's not the same as being in the classroom, but we are really making every effort to be close to our students as teachers. So here we have a quick proposal to do in this time of online … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial: Cubism with pencils and coffee

You need just a drawing paper, some colored pencils and an espresso ( a very short coffee) to create this still life in the style of CUBISM. Cubism was a revolutionary new approach to representing … [Read more...]

Create a Color Wheel with objects

Going on with online teaching and learning I suggested a challenge to my students who don't have at home all the art supplies we usually have at school. I did an online lesson about the color wheel … [Read more...]