Print and stencil decorations on cotton fabric

With pupils of 7th grade we decorated cotton fabric bags with colors for fabric. They cut some stencil from  transparent acetate plastic sheets and painted with special brush with short bristles, mixing colors and creating gradients. In the next step they have carved a linoleum stamp and they printed the fabric with the same colors, to create a frame around the main … [Read more...]

Facial expressions

After the lesson about the face’s proportion, my students of 9th Grade have drawn facial expressions, copying  from each other expressions or comic’s characters. I showed them this video and we discussed together how to reproduce the most common emotions, with the emphasis on eyebrows and the shape of mouth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LHraznv4pHQ … [Read more...]

Big mosaic

In the mosaic workshop attended by students of year 7 we made a large mosaic working in groups, each student was responsible for a color, along the lines of a project. The castle is the one of Mezzolombardo (Trento, Italy) that can be seen from the windows of the school. the mosaic … [Read more...]

Mini badges with drawing pins

Laura has made ​​these badges to give them to her classmates. The idea comes from my memory of my secondary school when, at the end of the seventies, my sister and I made ​​these badges for our friends and we even managed to sell them creating a small business ... You need: 1. colored thumbtacks 2. permanent marker (thin tip and colored) 3. transparent nail polish 4.a piece of electric wire (2 … [Read more...]

My Batik in Tanzania

With great nostalgia I review the pictures of some years ago in Tanzania. I had conceived and organized a workshop of decorating fabrics with the traditional batik technique, along with some Tanzanian women. Here's what I did, and that the girls are still doing today in Iringa ... disegno per la realizzazione dello stencil lo stencil … [Read more...]

New costumes and scenery for the play

The work for the show "The Love for Three Pomegranates" is progressing in all the laboratories and classrooms; once again is a collective enterprise, and it is involving the whole school. Our contribution is to paint the costumes creating unique and original pieces, and decorate the sets that this time are not made by classical painted panels but ... the best thing is to come and see the show! We … [Read more...]

Special bookmarks to welcoming the new pupils at school

To welcome the kids in fifth grade, which will begin to attend school next yearwe prepared bookmarks printed and plasticized, using images from the drawings made ​​by pupils of the 6th grade. A small gift to wish good luck to those who will join us soon! … [Read more...]

Theatre: Truffaldino, an unusual Harlequin

During the workshops we are creating the costumes and masks for the play of the year. In designing the costume for a Harlequin we thought to inspire the decoration of the fabric to Kandinsky's works. The abstract works of art of Kandinsy are perfect to make the idea of happiness, of movement, of joyful madness and clumsy that characterizes this character. Some students of Year 9 have decorated … [Read more...]

Collages inspired by Synthetic Cubism

Inspired by the works of cubist artists such as Braque, Picasso and Gris, with the classes of the 9th year, we have created these paintings with mixed media. Synthetic cubism is the later phase of cubism, generally considered to run from about 1912 to 1914, characterised by simpler shapes and brighter colors. First we prepared a background  by overlaying collage of different cards (music, … [Read more...]

The mosaics completed

After all this work the mosaic course produces his first artworks. The pupils of the Year 7 who made them have become real experts in mosaic, thanks to their perseverance, patience, care, effort and autonomy in work. They have also got a few callus in the hands and a few cuts on the fingers, but as I have always said, "if at the end of the course you have not some patch means that you have not … [Read more...]