A post for you: The Egyptian deities on plaster

A new post dedicated to the work of other excellent teachers! Today we publish the experience of Alessandra Tombesi, an italian Art teacher in the Middle Schools of Calamandrei and Pirandello in Florence. Alessandra offers us an original task suitable for 6th grade classes, or other classes of Primary School, who study the topic of Ancient Egypt. Materials required: - Plastic dishes, plaster … [Read more...]

Painting on the wood: my Les Paul “Journey” finished

My work as a painting on maple body of this Les Paul Gibson was completed by a talented luthier in Bristol, who assembled this masterpiece. I can not let you hear how it sounds, but this guitar is truly a sight! … [Read more...]

The paper necklaces

My friend Alessandra Tombesi suggested to me this work that she has created for the market of the school and that was very much appreciated. To realize these beautiful necklaces we need: - Paper strips 1.5 / 2 cm max (length as the height of the magazine page's, 29/32 cm) - Straws to cocktail - PVA glue - Washers or other items of hardware - A strong thread - varnish to paper The paper … [Read more...]

Wood, glue, recycling and fantasy

With a few objects and tools in the middle of the woods we issued a challenge: build something with your hands and your imagination! It may be a small sculpture, a miniature toy that will become a souvenir of this forest. You may be amazed how many things may be concocted by the children! … [Read more...]

Precious rings

Some of the girls of Year 6 are making and selling these precious bead rings, they are really beautiful! They also taught me how to make them! … [Read more...]

Another painted guitar : Les Paul “Journey”

I was fascinated by painting on wood that I have experienced on the previous   body  guitar Telecaster "Red Baron" in maple. I painted another body, this time of a Gibson Les Paul in mahogany, with a subject of my own invention titled "Journey". I know this is not a lesson to be proposed at school, but who knows if it can serve as a starting point for some creative project such as design and … [Read more...]

Small Jewelry Polymer Clay

Do you know "Fimo" or "Cernit"? It' a polymer clay that you can cook in the owen at 110°C. With students of Grade 7-8 can do these small jewels with tools for clay. Laura (11y old) has realized this jewels for her friends but I thought about a School Art Club, to model key rings, earrings, bracelets, lockets and pendants for a charity market. You need a little 'skill and patience but is very funny … [Read more...]

The Box Shop

Inspired by the marvelous work that she has seen on the blog reciclando en la escuela, Laura realized a little Box Shop into a cardboard packaging of a lamp that I bought yesterday. She enjoyed to create the spaces, to find the signs, to cut the little clothes... This is a great way to use the things you normally throw away ... This is poetry that you can create from trash! By recycling you may … [Read more...]

A special guitar

I’m painting a guitar body of a Telecaster for my husband, inspired to a famous guitar decorated by Sara Ray. It’s a very interesting experience that reminds me my job in the restoration of ancient paintings. I’ve trying to paint it with special watercolors for woods, proceeding with transparent layers of color overlaid. The smooth surface of wood with its veining in evidence, is so … [Read more...]

Doodle Easter Eggs

I’ve found this project on the amazing web site of Alisa Burke and my daughter tried to do it for an “Easter Eggs School competition”... She enjoyed drawing black doodle on white eggs! … [Read more...]