Art

Chalkboard Art Teacher Recreates Masterpieces | Monday Insta Illustrator

From Picasso's 'Guernica' to Hokusai's 'The Great Wave,' Hirotaka Hamasaki expertly adapts iconic artworks to the classroom.
13 September 2016, 1:55pm

2015.8.28 #blackboard #chalkart #artclasses #picasso #guernica

A photo posted by Hirotaka Hamasaki (@hamacream) on

Jun 14, 2016 at 7:51am PDT

Art teachers have an amazing opportunity to inspire the next generation of creatives, and Japanese graphic designer and teacher Hirotaka Hamasaki leads by example with these incredibly detailed chalk renditions of classic paintings. Picasso's Guernica, da Vinci's The Last Supper, and Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa all get the schoolhouse treatment via Hamasaki's instagram account.

Hamasaki also illustrated a scene from popular anime Your Name, painted a version of the Mona Lisa using chocolate ice cream, and did a killer rendition of Hayao Miyazaki's titular set piece from Howl's Moving Castle.

As students all across America return to the classroom this month, now is a great time to show our appreciation for the educators who go above and beyond to get kids excited about their subject.

2016.2.25 #blackboard #chalkart #artclasses #lastsupper #leonardodavinci

A photo posted by Hirotaka Hamasaki (@hamacream) on

Jun 14, 2016 at 7:59am PDT

2015.6.1 #blackboard #chalkart #artclasses #ukiyoe #hokusai

A photo posted by Hirotaka Hamasaki (@hamacream) on

Jun 14, 2016 at 7:49am PDT

A photo posted by Hirotaka Hamasaki (@hamacream) on

Aug 31, 2016 at 9:49am PDT

2015.8.26 #baskinrobbins #icecreamart #artclasses #monnalisa #lagioconda #leonardodavinci

A photo posted by Hirotaka Hamasaki (@hamacream) on

Jun 14, 2016 at 7:50am PDT

2015.10.2 #croquis #howlsmovingcastle #ghibli

A photo posted by Hirotaka Hamasaki (@hamacream) on

Jun 14, 2016 at 7:54am PDT

If you had an art teacher like Hamasaki whose gusto changed your attitude toward art, let us know on Twitter at @CreatorsProject.

See more of Hirotaka Hamasaki's work here. Follow The Creators Project on Instagram to find your next favorite artist.

Related:

Traditional Asian Ink Paired with Cartoon Lines Create Larger-than-Life Comic Worlds

Tibet’s Iconic Architecture Is Alive in Rare Drawings, Maps, and Photos

Thousands of Chalk Lines Redefine a Former Slaughterhouse

Advertisement