Painting inspired by Monet’s Waterlilies with video tutorial

To create this mixed media painting inspired by the famous Monet's Waterlilies we need: a drawing sheet (24x33), a ruler, oil pastels, watercolors, a paintbrush, or a water brush. In the video … [Read more...]

Forms on watercolor background

Similar to a previous activity you can find here, we created this mixed media work, with shaded forms on a watercolor background. The bright colors make the shaded forms stand out, creating a sense of … [Read more...]

Random lines

With 6th Grade students we worked on the topic of the LINE drawing many types of interwoven lines: we traced the lines with the pencil and then with a black permanent marker. We … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Intertwined ribbons on abstract watercolor

With 7th Grade students, we faced a difficult task that has been more challenging than expected. The topic is intertwined ribbons, they were drawn with the same shading technique you can find in this … [Read more...]

Final Exams 2019

I post just now my students' works which were created for the final exams of the previous school year. I hope these works will be an inspiration for the students who are attending their last year of … [Read more...]

Identikit from a description

This is an interesting activity suggested by the art teacher Carlo Vedova and the name of this inter-disciplinary project is "One, Many, No Me". He doesn't work in my school, but in a school far away … [Read more...]