Nocturnal landscape

This romantic nocturnal landscape created by students of 7th Grade, has been painted with tempera paint with a final touch in watercolour. Despite the sophisticated final result the process is very simple, all you need is just to follow the instructions step by step. First you choose a cool color (green, purple or blue) and create a value scale, starting from the lighter colour and shading … [Read more...]

ancient Langobardian Jewels

The activity has been designed by the art teacher Alice Capriotti from Mondaini School (RN - Italy) and then reintroduced by the art teacher Marta Zannotti from Corinaldo (AN - Italy) who has shared all the pictures. Her students of 7th Grade (class IIA e IIB from "Foscolo" School) created these Longobardian jewels made of a dough of flour and salt. The teacher Marta Zannotti tells us … [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 shaded with different colors and technique. We practiced the CROSSHATCHING, the SCUMBLING, with random marks, and the HATCHING, obtained by pressing harder to give a darker appearance. This exercise was … [Read more...]

Floating Forms

In the 7th Grade classes we spoke about Shape and Forms, Light and Shadows and Value, Chiaroscuro and Lighting in Art. The main topic was about creating the sense of volume and depth on a 2-dimensional surface. We analyzed the topic of shadows with the light source, the cast and the form shadow and how to draw three different kinds of Chiaroscuro. All these topics were summarized in a mixed media … [Read more...]

Artist Trading Cards 2019: Souvenir from Trentino (ITALY)

Here we are, ready for the 4th Annual Artist Trading Card Swap! This year for the Artist Trading Card Global Swap 2019 we thought about our beautiful region that is Trentino Alto Adige, in the North of Italy. We like to share with hundreds of other students around the world our Nature and Culture, our typical Food, our Traditions and Sports. Our typical landscapes are surrounded by mountains, and … [Read more...]

15 Christmas Templates

15 different silhouettes of Christmas decorations in 3 printable pdf worksheets. You can decorate the  templates in different ways, with colored patterns, zentangle, or use them as decorations for the Christmas tree. Buy now Here below an example of how you can use the templates in an exercise about lines. … [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 volume. In these drawings made by 6th grade students, we traced the outlines of simple Christmas decorations from a printed template. Every student chose five or six decorations and traced them on a … [Read more...]

Value Cubes

After a lesson about Value as one of the  Element of Art, we painted these cubes with 7th Grade students . We used a template to draw the cubes on a drawing paper, tracing them from the worksheet with three cubes, and repeating the drawing until all the paper was full of cubes. We didn't care about the slope of the cubes, so every painting has a different incline of the whole … [Read more...]

Animals in the style of Fortunato Depero

With students of Grade 7th we studied the Elements of art like Shape and Forms and, at the same time, we  observed the works of  Fortunato Depero, an important Artist representative of the Italian Futurism (1892-1960). His particular way to stylize and simplify the animals in simple geometrical shapes, inspired us to create these fantastic animals. First we took a cue from animals templates and … [Read more...]

3-D Geometric Paper Shapes with Patterns

After doing a lesson about Shapes and Forms as elements of art my colleague Francesca Dallago created these 3-D solids with Grade 7th students. They traced the lines on a white cardboard (220 gr/sq meter) and cut out the templates. Then they decorated the templates with black & white different patterns, one on every face of the solid. After that they folded and glue the paper to create the … [Read more...]