Find the right colors and restore the painting

Restoration of works of art is a topic that is seldom discussed in class. Before being a teacher I have been restorer for more than ten years, working in the most beautiful italian cities as Venice … [Read more...]

Shades among branches

A simple drawing with value shades in two colors: you need just a pencil, a rubber and two colored pencils. First you draw a tree with its branches with a pencil. You create many areas of negative … [Read more...]

Drawing mountains

Drawing the mountains trying not to fall into the stereotype of "snow-capped pyramids" is possible only through the observation of reality and the copy from life. The real challenge of the life … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Drawing natural textures for a gown

To create these elegant gowns we copied details of natural textures from some pictures. In the classes of grade 6th we observed lots of textures, either natural than artificial and we analysed them in … [Read more...]

Design a wall clock

We’ve already designed a chair and a table lamp in some previous lessons, and this time we deal with a new object: we have to design a wall clock, taking its specific functions into consideration … [Read more...]