Pop-up Colosseum

I thought about an ancient (or modern ) architecture realized in 3D with pop-up cardboard: was a challenge for me understand how to realize a complicated architecture as the Colosseum in Rome, but is a geometrical and mathematical problem that we can solve even with student of grade 9. This pop-up needs an accurate project, so could be interesting to take up the challenge to create some famous … [Read more...]

The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World … pop-up!

An idea to present the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World is a  booklet pop-up where we can see them all together, as in a small theater sets. We need felt-tip pens, colored cardboards, ruler, scissors and glue. First we draw the 7 wonders on a white cardboard and then cut out. After we can paste the three largest images on one side of the booklet. After that turn the booklet over and cut four strips … [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...]

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...]

Black and white cardboards

White shapes on black cardboard, an exercise on positive and negative spaces. … [Read more...]

Little “Bohème” Pop-up

Un po' più complessa della precedente "Jazz Band" è la realizzazione di questa piccola “Opera” che ho costruito per far vedere a mia figlia i vari passaggi.  Alla fine, seguendo le istruzioni, anche Laura si è costruita la sua piccola “Bohème” Ecco il compito di Laura che riguardava la storia dell'Opera Italiana: … [Read more...]

Jazz band Pop-Up

A simple Pop-Up that is possible to make with children: the “Jazz band” is a stair cut from an  old score, you just follow the instructions  drawn on the  sheet of squared paper, and glue some black silhouette (musicians, dancers, singers…) to have your personal concert!    … [Read more...]

Easter Hat!

My son Davide won the “Easter Hat Competition” at his School with this original creation! Just using  cardboards, pencils or markers, scissor, glue and coloured tissue paper... … [Read more...]

Tissue-paper window

Inspired to stained-glass windows, my son created this work to represent a St. David’s life episode. He drew a very simple and stylized scene, with very large contour lines. Then he cut off the  empty spaces from two black cardboards overlaid. After that he glued the shaped and coloured pieces of tissue-paper on one of the black cardboard cutout. Eventually he has glued the black cardboards cut … [Read more...]