Oil pastels: many ideas for a sphere

How many spherical objects do surround us? For this drawing activity, I asked my students to choose an image of a spherical object to copy. These drawings are made entirely with oil pastels with … [Read more...]

Painting inspired by Monet’s Waterlilies with video tutorial

To create this mixed media painting inspired by the famous Monet's Waterlilies we need: a drawing sheet (24x33), a ruler, oil pastels, watercolors, a paintbrush, or a water brush. In the video … [Read more...]

Van Gogh at my place

8th Grade students studied Van Gogh’s art works and his specific painting technique. We specifically examined The Starry Night, one of the most famous painting of Van Gogh.   First every student … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial: Van Gogh at My Place

Here's another effective video tutorial from THEARTPROJECT of Chad Brown. In the video you can find all the steps and clear explanations about how to create these mixed media paintings inspired by the … [Read more...]

A suit for Ghali

Ghali is a young Italian rapper loved by my students. He usually wears colorful jackets, shirts and suits. We created a collection of suits for him while we were working on patterns. First we created … [Read more...]

Emotions in abstract compositions

Composing a visual image consists of arranging and placing the elements on a support or in the composing space. This means arranging the elements of the image and giving them ORDER and UNITY. A … [Read more...]

Group work: mixed media leaves

In groups of three we created this mixed media work, following the step-by step instructions. First we write our names on the back of the drawing sheet. Then we paint the drawing sheet with … [Read more...]

Final Exams 2017

Paintings, stained glass, prints, drawings, mosaic, collage, plastic and wood sculptures, mixed media projects... This year for the final exams students of the 8th Grade created different kind of … [Read more...]

Marbles in Mixed Media

With students of 7th grade we worked on the realistic representation of space in art. In this mixed media work, we colored the marbles with oil pastels and the background with tempera or acrylic … [Read more...]

The copy as instrument of knowledge

Since forever in the history of art, every artist is used to copying the other artists’ work, especially the work of the ancient masters. This practice teaches to us a lot of things about the … [Read more...]