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...]

Playing with Pollock dripping

It's just an on-line game to paint like Jackson Pollock with his DRIPPING technique! Your student can try to paint in few second his painting in "Pollock style". Just click on the mouse to change the colours and move the mouse very fast to drop the colour on the surface. Here some experiments from my students! http://www.jacksonpollock.org/ … [Read more...]

Stop Motions inspired by Aardman Animations

This Stop motion is inspired by the great works of Aardman Studios, a British animation studio based in Bristol. The studio is known for films made using stop-motions clay animation technique, particularly those featuring Plasticine characters Wallace and Gromit. These stop motions made ​​by Paolo (12 years old) are proposable and feasible in school for the simplicity of their characters. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

AZION…ARTI: another amazing italian Art Ed Blog

Here another new Art Blog from an Italian art teacher! She is Laura Tomasi, we met almost 30 years ago at the Secondary Art School of Trento and we have always been good friends! The title is AZION...ARTI, it’s meaning “you activate yourself”! She is teaching in an Italian Middle School (with student 11-14 years old), and I’m so proud to introduce her blog!   … [Read more...]

6th place in the Art Ed Blog of the Year 2012!!!!

  Arteascuola officially ran one of the top 10 Art Ed Blogs of the Year! After thousands of votes were cast, my blog was selected by Art Teachers all around the country (and world) as one of the very best out there! After tallying all of the votes, i ended up with 6th Place! As one of the winners, my blog will be featured in the “Blogging for Art Educators” online class, spread virally online … [Read more...]

Christmas cards on scraps of map

Inspired by the works of Rachel Ann Austin, I realized some Christmas cards drawing on pieces of maps (white cardboard sizes 10x20cm, map scrap size 6x6cm). To create a matte background I used Acrilyc Gesso applied with a spatula in a thin layer. The map should appear through the layer of plaster. When the plaster is dry I drew simple Christmas subjects with black ink (you can do it even with a … [Read more...]