The Victorian School into a collage Pop-up

A small collage pop-up to explain how it was the English school in 1800, from a Laura's idea to show various aspects of the Victorian School, assembling them in a three-dimensional collage, which simulates a small class with a teacher (despicable) in the classroom and the inevitable portrait of Queen Victoria against the wall. … [Read more...]

A Face Collage

How many colors, patterns, textures, shapes, objects you can find in a magazine? It’s an inexhaustible source of ideas to create whatever you want! We thought about a character with its features, its accessories and clothes ... Collage is a fantastic medium of expression!   … [Read more...]

Mixed Media Portrait inspired by Barry McGee!

Inspired by the works of Barry McGee, we have made some portraits and we have combined them with surfaces made at ​​collage in style "optical art". We used colored card and we drawn the portraits with black and white markers. The funny thing is to convince students that the portraits should be ugly, not necessarily similar, full of wrinkles and expression, in the graffiti-style of Barry … [Read more...]

Big collage landscape

Every student painted 5 different texture with tempera colours: grass, rocks, sky,water and wood. We cut the sheets and composed two big mountain landscapes with all cuttings of painted texture (70cmx50cm). This is a teamwork of 7th grade pupils. Every student cut the texture in little strings and pieces with different shapes. After that they worked in a group of 10 on a big landscape … [Read more...]

Collage Matisse’s style

Inspired to Matisse’s collage, the students of 9th grade realized this collage starting from a magazine picture of  any whole figure. This figure has been stylized in a simple silhouette and cut out from a coloured cardboard. The collage is completed with the typical Matisse’s shapes. Some cardboards are painted with tempera guache. Example of Matisse’s … [Read more...]

Value exercise

I used simple cardboards, black and coloured, even sheets of coloured papers could be good. First, I drawn the scrolls on the coloured cardboards with a pencil. Second, we colored the scrolls with colored pencils: a darker tone for the shaded area, a lighter color for the highlight areas and a white pencil for the most enlightened, using different pressures to create a gradient. Then you cut the … [Read more...]

Collages inspired by Synthetic Cubism

Inspired by the works of cubist artists such as Braque, Picasso and Gris, with the classes of the 9th year, we have created these paintings with mixed media. Synthetic cubism is the later phase of cubism, generally considered to run from about 1912 to 1914, characterised by simpler shapes and brighter colors. First we prepared a background  by overlaying collage of different cards (music, … [Read more...]

Surrealist rooms

The study of perspective in the 8th grade was the starting point for the realization of these rooms surreal. The design of a room in central perspective, performed following all the laws of geometry and perspective, it was a pretext to create fantastic places full of fantastic images, the images that make us think of some odd dreams. The techniques used to decorate the geometric design in pencil, … [Read more...]