Pictures of a still life

After talking of "still life" in art, I asked students to 7th grade, to take a picture of inanimate objects, giving them some quick instructions on how to take the picture: - Taking pictures of one or more items placed on a plane surface, with one shot from side - Prepare a background horizontal and vertical of a uniform color with a sheet, a blanket, a pillow, a white wall, an empty table, a … [Read more...]

Pattern with radial drawings

In Architecture and Design, a Pattern is a decorative design, as for wallpapers, made up of elements in a regular arrangement. Using the drawings in radial symmetry, made in a previous lesson by 7th grade students, we created some amazing patterns with a program of photo collage (but it is also possible with a page of Power Point or Word). The results are astonishing!  We had fun then playing with … [Read more...]

Photography: “home life”

After referring about the advent of photography and its influence on impressionist painting, the eighth-grade students have took photos of normal moments at home, following a few guidelines: - Images should have a unusual shot (from above, from below, oblique ...) - Images should have a original photographic cut (people "cut", details of individual body parts, people seen from behind ....) - … [Read more...]

Editing a photo in Andy Warhol’s style

As we have seen in previous posts dedicated to the program GIMP 2, there are many ways to draw up and edit a photograph. With students in Grade 9, we concluded the program of art history with the Pop Art of Andy Warhol. Inspired by this artist we changed the colors of a portrait in black and white. With the program GIMP 2, we have reduced the image in a limited gray scale, and then we colored the … [Read more...]

Working on Britto’s works

Romero Britto is a BrazilianNeo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. With the pupils of Grade 6 (11 years old) we have designed and worked on the images of Britto with the image editing program Gimp2. Each student has redrawn the main lines of the painting on a new layer and then he has colored the areas of the … [Read more...]

Edit a landscape’s picture in Van Gogh style

Always with our open source program for creating and editing digital images called Gimp2 we edited a landscape's picture in the style of Vincent Van Gogh, saturating and changing the original colors and blurring the details with small swirling strokes. Here the pictures of some students of Grade 9. … [Read more...]

Gradations and silhouettes with Gimp

After the lesson of the landscape in gradation designed with the open source program Gimp2, we have developed a more elaborate landscape, using gradients of color and inserting a silhouette in front of the landscape. The silhouette has been selected from an image, copied and pasted as a new layer over the background. … [Read more...]

Monoprints inspired by Cézanne still life

Students of Grade 9 have created these little monoprints inspired by Cézanne's still lives, using transparent acetate sheets as a printing plate. First the acetate sheet was overlaid on picture, then the acetate sheet has been colored with felt tip pens, imitating the colors of Cezanne and mixing the colors together. Subsequently, a sheet of paper has been dampened with a sponge, removing out … [Read more...]

Arte a Scuola is on Facebook!

ArteaScuola now has its own Facebook page where all posts will be published and you will be able to leave comments and likings. Open the page at www.facebook.com/pages/Arte-a-Scuola and tell me if you like it! … [Read more...]

Landscapes in gradation with Gimp2

In classes of Grade 8th we are learning to use "Gimp", an open source program for creating and editing digital images. This is a photo editing program free of charge and can be downloaded from the website www.gimp.org . The first images we created are small colorful landscapes with a range of tonal gradations: for being the first experiment is well done!     … [Read more...]