Collage inspired by Degas with video tutorial

Inspired by the famous Degas' Dancers these collages are made with brown package paper and magazine paper. To copy the main lines of the dancer we used a photocopy of a Degas' Dancer and copied it on … [Read more...]

Watercolor landscape inspired by Friedrich with Video Tutorial

With 8th Grade students we studied the Romanticism and its artists. We noticed as Caspar David Friedrich often paints the silhouette of characters who admire the landscapes in front of them, like the … [Read more...]

Still life on abstract background

In order to understand the light and shadow on a solid, we drew the shades on a group of objects with a pencil. In this still life some students of  8° grade have also experienced shading with crossed … [Read more...]

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...]

Depiction of a portrait: Matisse vs Kirchner

Observing the Expressionist artworks of the early 20th century, my students and I compared the French Expressionism of Matisse's Fauvism with the German Expressionism of Kirchner. We looked for … [Read more...]

Abstractionism with Google Drawing

After observing some famous abstract paintings, students created some digital images with Google Drawing. They started from the background, putting in the frame some shapes, then they have overlapped … [Read more...]

Final exams 2020

In this unusual year, with the schools closed for Covid-19, with distance learning, with the desire to feel close despite the obligation of the lockdown, with everything we missed from school, we … [Read more...]

Create a Poster for a Surrealist Exhibition

I apologize if the activity is in Italian, but you can still guess what this activity consists of. My 8th-grade students created a poster for a surrealist exhibition, working remotely in groups of … [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...]