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...]

Video Tutorial: The illusion of space

There are six easy ways to make our three-dimensional drawings and give the illusion of depth and space; through these six tips we could see through the history of art and discover how artists have developed increasingly more sophisticated systems to deceive the viewer's eyes and show non-existent spaces: 1. OVERLAP 2. SHADING 3. PLACEMENT 4. SIZE 5. VALUE and FOCUS 6. LINEAR PERSPECTIVE I … [Read more...]

Create animated banners with Presenter

Presenter is a simple online program for creating presentations or animated banners ... It is very interesting and easy to use, so much so that I took the opportunity to create the presentation of a book very dear to me (my sister is the author of this fantasy novel that unfortunately right now is only in Italian!). You can suggest to students to create an animated banner about themselves or … [Read more...]

Compose a Picasso’s head … on-line!

A fun on-line program to achieve our personal portrait in the cubist style of Picasso. The site is called PICASSO HEAD and with some tools of graphics and color, we can compose our cubist head, Have fun! … [Read more...]

Welcome to the new site Arteascuola!

Welcome to you, old friend or new visitor, in the new website of Arteascuola, that m eans Art at School, renovated in appearance and in the organization of content. We meet here to share with more and more effectiveness our creative ideas! Here You can find art lessons and artistic techniques to realize with our students and  with our children, in order to enhance the teaching of art in … [Read more...]

Three dimensional Mirò

I thought of a way to create a three-dimensional structure with the characteristic drawings by Joan Miro, which are specifically two-dimensional. Students have copied some drawings by Miró with a black permanent marker on cardboards recycled from boxes of corn flakes. Afterwards they have painted the drawings with acrylic paint, and when the cards have dried, the students have also painted the … [Read more...]