I-cube: me in numbers

Can we introduce ourselves with numbers? We can do it on the 6 sides of a cube! We called this activity I-cube and we used numbers to explain our hobbies, our special numbers, our relatives and our favorite sports. Actually, I have used it to review the main subjects of Color Theory: every side of the cube is decorated with a number which represent the author, but is also colored with six … [Read more...]

Nativity in the style of Romero Britto

For this Christmas we decided to participate in a contest of cribs that takes place in our town. With the students of 6th grade, in the class C, we made a Nativity scene, inspired by the Brazilian artist Romero Britto.We thought about this artist especially for the joy expressed by his works and his colors. The space at our disposal for the preparation of the crib is quite large, so we thought to … [Read more...]

Participation in the opera “Aida”

Opera Domani is a project for the opera productions, introduced by educational paths. With our school we attended the performance of the opera  "Aida -Love is Courage"  at the Auditorium of Trento. The classes involved, in collaboration with the music teachers, have painted some flags to wave during the triumphal march. For the realization of the flags we used the cardboard stencil and acrylic … [Read more...]

Custom placemarks in the class

Again we are talking about names to learn, and faces to remember ... These cards with names can be personalized with a symbol or a small drawing that identifies the interests or character of the person who wrote and colored the card. The design should be done in the middle of the fold and then cut out in the upper half, so that when the card is bent, the decorations remain erected above the name … [Read more...]

An articulate manikin

With the students of Year 8 we built an articulated manikin made of cartonboard which served as a model for drawing figures in motion. Each student has chosen a pose for his manikin, which could be from front or in profile, and invented a character to "dress up" and paint in an appropriate scenario. Here you will find the sheets to create your manikin! … [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...]

Asian Inspired Fans with paper plates

With students of Year 6 we painted some fans in Oriental style, with colorful watercolors on the background and silhouettes of bamboo plants and branches with cherry blossoms painted in black ink. For the fans we merely used half of a paper plate! … [Read more...]

Silhouettes of chairs for poetic evocations

PRIVATE GIG With some students we choose some different shapes of chairs to cut out from different sorts of paper in order to create a suggestive composition. The students tried to give an evocative title to every composition,  assembling the chairs with different backgrounds and colours. A LULLABY MISUNDERSTANDINGS READING A … [Read more...]

Pop-up with the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

With the pupils of Year 3 of Cherry Garden Primary School we realized these pop-up card to summarize their topic about the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Every student realized a colorful pop-up card with his own drawing. Here are the full instructions and below are the wonderful results! … [Read more...]

Happy Easter Cards!

An idea for Easter Cards by a wonderful teacher of Cherry Garden School, just to wish you all a happy Easter! Colored cardboards, painted with spring colours and gold painting, decorated with ribbons, wrapping paper for letters and sticks. … [Read more...]