Drawing Textured Circles

The experience of life drawing is very important for young students, they learn to observe very carefully any detail of the subject. Copying a texture help the students to draw the abstract appearance … [Read more...]

Symmetrical Masks

Working on symmetry with 6th Grade students we created these masks inspired by ancient African, Inca and Aztec masks. To create these masks we need tracing paper, drawing paper, a pencil, tape, … [Read more...]

Cute or Scary monster?

This activity is inspired by this nice video "How to draw a Scary Cute monster (Folding Surprise)"  ( For those of you who don't know I suggest this interesting YouTube channel  Art for Kids Hub). … [Read more...]

Sneaker Design

In this drawing activity students of Grade 8th worked on design and the function of object. We designed a sneaker starting using a template you can buy here below in order to create a personal and … [Read more...]

Practicing Chiaroscuro with colors

To practice different ways of Chiaroscuro technique we shaded the negative space of a simple three-letters word. The words (positive space) are in white, while the background (negative space) is … [Read more...]

Christmas decorations with lines

The Christmas decorations are drawn to look three-dimensional using cross-contour lines. Through the combination of colored parallel lines and cross-contour lines we create an optical illusion of … [Read more...]

Animals in the style of Fortunato Depero

With 7th grade students we studied the Elements of Art like Shape and Forms  while we also observed the works of Fortunato Depero, an important Artist of Italian Futurism (1892-1960). His way of … [Read more...]

New works inspired by Harold Hollingsworth

For a while I’ve been following, with admiration and esteem, the work of Harold Hollingsworth a contemporary artist from Seattle, Washington. In his most recent works he embellished his paintings … [Read more...]

A suit for Ghali

Ghali is a young Italian rapper loved by my students. He usually wears colorful jackets, shirts and suits. We created a collection of suits for him while we were working on patterns. First we created … [Read more...]

Shoe Design

After designing chairs, table lamps and wall clocks I had the idea of designing a shoe. With my students of 8th Grade I had a lesson about the history and evolution of Design. We have looked at some … [Read more...]