Pop-Up Italian Roman arenas

On May 19, I led a "pop-up card workshop" to teach how to build a card pop-up inspired by roman arenas, particularly by the Colosseum in Rome and the Arena in Verona. The Workshop was organized by the Italian Cultural Centre of Bristol and involved a dozen children who have designed, cut out and built their imaginative and colorful pop-up arena.   … [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...]

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...]

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...]