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...]

Voting is open this week!

Great news friends! I just found out from Jessica over at The Art of Education that my blog has been selected as one of the finalists to win "Art Ed Blog of the Year!" Very exciting. This is such a great idea, and I've already discovered a lot of great new Art Ed Blogs through the nomination page.  I need your help to win! Voting is open this whole week from today through Friday the 14th. … [Read more...]

Discover the hidden poems

On a page of an old book you draw any object and choose some word in order to create a little poem...  You'll be surprised to discover what is hidden in a page. Do you have three minutes? Have a look at my video tutorial:                        … [Read more...]

Queen Elizabeth I: the story in 2 minutes

Here is a video created by Paolo and Laura ( two of my children...). Laura’s homework was to create some project about the Queen Elizabeth I and she thought about a short video clip with lego figures... enjoy! … [Read more...]

Art Ed Blog of the Year – Nominations Now Open!

It's time to nominate your favorite art education blog or blogs for the Art Ed Blog of the Year award.The Art of Education blog, which is an amazing resource, is sponsoring this wonderful way to recognize the art educators out there who are using the blogosphere to reflect on their practice and celebrate student creativity and achievement.Voting is open through this Friday, December 7th.Vote for … [Read more...]

Today in Bristol

Today I tried to capture the main colours of this grey-autumnal afternoon in Bristol, and arrange a composition with these lines, shapes and colours... … [Read more...]