Shading Forms

How can you shade different forms and solids with different kinds of surfaces? We observed that the strength of the shadow’s edges are determined by the object you are drawing. Something with sharp … [Read more...]

Patterns inspired by Takashi Murakami

This great lesson was created by the art teacher Marco Farinelli. I share this interesting work and the images of the work step by step. The classes involved are the 6th grade of the Leonardo da Vinci … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Drawing a face with a single line

Students of grade 6th  have drawn some very original faces. As you can see these faces are made with a single line , without lifting the hand from the paper. This activity is similar to the portrait … [Read more...]

Drawing bottles with parallel lines

With this drawing you can create a three-dimensional visual effect just with parallel lines. Students of Grade 6th have drawn these bottles with felt-tip pens, choosing a sequence of three or four … [Read more...]

Self-portrait in the style of Julian Opie

We started this project at the Contemporary and Modern Art Museum of Trento and Rovereto (MART) in Italy, with Grade 7 students. The Education Department of MART organize lots of interesting art … [Read more...]

Art supplies in the style of Michael Craig-Martin

A drawing inspired by the contemporary artist Michael Craig-Martin  is created with the art supplies we usually use in our art room. In this drawing we can work on the topics of still-life, … [Read more...]