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...]

Shades among branches

A simple drawing with value shades in two colors: you need just a pencil, a rubber, and two colored pencils. First, you draw a tree with its branches with a pencil. You create many areas of negative … [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 … [Read more...]

Like tissues at the microscope: video tutorial

I'm glad to show here below a great video tutorial from  theartproject chad brown. Chad Brown is an art teacher who created this tutorial for his students, to explain this project in his class. He has … [Read more...]

Landscape and emotions

Is it possible that a landscape can trigger our emotions? Facing a real landscape, photographed or painted, we can experience different moods that inspire our deeper feelings. Romantic painters such … [Read more...]

Animals in black & white

These mixed media paintings were created by students of 6th Grade in order to work on achromatic colours and greys scale. To realize this painting you need: - A picture in black & white of an … [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...]

Trees in chromatic shade and zentangle

To create these magic trees we paint a chromatic shade with tempera colors on a drawing sheet. First we start the shade with yellow: we add a little amount of red into the yellow paint and proceed … [Read more...]

Still life on tonal gradations

Here we have a mixed media work that involves many skills and subjects. First off all we learn how to paint a tonal gradation with acrylic or tempera painting, in order to create a background for this … [Read more...]