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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Final Exams 2019

I post just now my students' works which were created for the final exams of the previous school year. I hope these works will be an inspiration for the students who are attending their last year of … [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...]

The Starry Night in a big mosaic

With some 7th Grade students who attend the afternoon workshop we made this huge mosaic inspired by the famous Starry Night painted by van Gogh in 1889. This mosaic is made by tiles and colored glass … [Read more...]

Two-colors prints inspired by Expressionist Xylograph

These two-colors prints were made by 9th grade students with a printing plate called Adigraf, a soft and easily workable rubber. First, we drew an image depicting a face, inspired by the portraits of … [Read more...]

Video tutorial: two-colors print

Here below an useful video tutorial created by Chad Brown for his YouTube channel theartproject.com . He shows clearly how to create the two-colors prints inspired by German … [Read more...]