Instant photo: drawing small landscapes

These small landscapes are created in the common style of social network or instant photo. The square format is suitable to draw nice landscape with few colored pencils creating depht and space. … [Read more...]

Pattern with symmetrical drawings

After drawing a composition in radial symmetry following the steps you can find HERE in a previous lesson, we took a picture and insert it in a Google Slide grid, shared in Google Classroom. Here … [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...]

Video tutorial: one-point perspective winter landscape

In this difficult moment due to isolation for the coronavirus, we and our students must stay safe at home. As teachers, we can just suggest some simple tasks with basic art supplies through online … [Read more...]

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...]

Enhance the background

We have often dealt with the drawing of a FACE and its PROPORTIONS, working on the colors and shades of hair, eyes, and mouth. We can find this topic in previous lessons that we can find HERE. We can … [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...]

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...]

Mosaics 2019

Here are the latest creations of the 2018-19 mosaic course. The course involved some 7th grade students . The process is very complex and requires a lot of patience and care. First we prepared a … [Read more...]

Scenography for the play “Marcovaldo”

With a small number of students, we realized a scenography for a real stage show. It was a challenge to deal with a real task: we had to juggle the time schedule, budget, space, delivery date and … [Read more...]