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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

how to draw a figure

My son Paolo made this little video with iMovie. He did it all by himself and I thought  it might be interesting to boys of the same age! He is eleven.  Enjoy yourself! … [Read more...]

Stop Motions

My son is having fun in creating stop motions (simple video obtained by mounting a sequence of photos), with his new digital camera. I thought I'd publish some of them on my blog to suggest some ideas to be proposed at school (technology permitting). The programs available are many, in general, any program to create video goes well, we use iMovie for the Mac, but on internet you can find a … [Read more...]

National Competition of Theatre : “the Italy of the fairy tales”

The show "The Love for Three pomegranates" that we made last May has received a special mention for the Theatre at the National Competition "Italy of fairy tales. Traveling with the Italian Fairy tales by Italo Calvino". Here's a little" backstage "of the work conducted in making the scenery and costumes, with original music by the Choir of the school. Well done guys! … [Read more...]