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...]

Prints inspired by the Matisse’s drawings

The graphic work of Matisse, the highest representative of the "Fauve" French, offers a variety of beautiful designs made with very few stylized lines, to which we were inspired to run these small prints. With the students of Year 9 we have been inspired by these designs to engrave a rubbery material called "rubber crepla" and realize the printing plates. The softness of these sheets of rubber … [Read more...]

Keith Haring T-shirts

With some of the students' 8th year we decorated T-shirts with the colors for the fabric. What better inspiration we could choose, if not the unmistakable graffiti of Keith Haring, with its stylized figures and its colours solid and pure. Now we have just to wait for the summer to wear them!   … [Read more...]

Mosaic workshop: work in progress…

We begin to see the compositions of colors and images that take shape to the sound of hammers and pliers. Here are some work in progress sofia lorena alexandra riccardo nelutu … [Read more...]

The first few mosaic tiles

The pupils of the optional course of mosaic have begun to cut and lay the first tiles ... and they realized that it is a great effort! We are just starting but already the work's very cool! follow us on the blog … [Read more...]

Mosaic workshop: first sketches

With pupils aged 11 and 12 who attend the workshop on Thursday we started to draw the first sketches for the realization of the mosaics. For now this is only the project, a "simulation" of the mosaic drawn with felt-tip pens: with the next few weeks, based on the designs that we have prepared, we will begin to break tiles in all colors. follow the phases of construction on the … [Read more...]