Art Bloggers at Affordable Art Fair in Milan

The photographer Elena Datrino offered me a unique opportunity: to participate in a photo shooting during the 'Affordable Art Fair in Milan, on 20 March 2015. This fair was conceived by Will Ramsay, an art dealer in London, to make contemporary art accessible and affordable to all. The aim is to show that anyone can appreciate art, can buy a work of art or become a small collector. The event was … [Read more...]

Arte a Scuola won! It’s the best Art Ed Blog of 2014

Arte a Scuola won the 4th Annual Art Ed Blog of the year Contest!  This morning I had a big surprise to see that arteascuola.com is officially the winner in the categories of the Best Secondary Art Ed Blog of 2014! With a thousands of votes coming in, Arte a Scuola ended up in first place! I want to thank all those who gave their vote and who support me. Today I'm really proud and happy, … [Read more...]

How to clean up

How to clean up the working tools after use? We know that, especially when we paint, it is inevitable to have plates, cups and paintbrushes to clean and tidy up. So we designed a poster with instructions for cleaning tools: simple, clear and understandable ... With the language of images our pupils can no longer say, "I had not realized how to clean up." I apologize to friends who do not speak … [Read more...]

Art Ed Blog of the Year 2013: 9th Place!

Arte a Scuola is officially one of the top 10 Art Ed Blogs of the Year! After around 3,000 votes were cast, my blog was selected by Art Teachers, readers, and fans all around the country (and world) as one of the very best out there! After tallying all of the votes, I ended up with 9th place! Thanks for all that voted! I made the top 10 AOE Art Ed blog of the year!  I'm really excited to share … [Read more...]

Is the Art classroom too noisy?

I have always some trouble in the management of noise in the Art classroom also because I realize that the kids feel (and are) actually freer than in a classic lesson in the classroom. The large tables are arranged in islands in order to create three large groups where the kids are exchanging materials, tools but even ... chitchat! There are of course rules to follow, and one of these is the … [Read more...]

We paint! instructions for use

We begin to paint in our Art room that is (sich...) without sinks and without adequate facilities for carrying out laboratory activities. With students we studied together a plan to be able to paint however: a clear organization for all, decided by all, to optimize timing, movements, logistics and labor, where each will have a specific task and will have the responsibility to take to term. Here's … [Read more...]

Less talk, more ART!

We only have two hours in the week to make our works of art and we are full of ideas, we are full of creativity and possibilities ... So: "LESS TALK, MORE ART!" Here is our slogan, hanging in the Art Room, realized and colored from some willing students. It is ready to remind us all the time that the important thing is working having fun, learning by creating, and create using our time … [Read more...]

The banners for the School

After a year in Bristol I'm going back to Italy. I have worked with pleasure at Cherry Garden Primary School and, as a goodbye gift, I have drawn the banners with the key words that recall the values ​​taught daily in the school. In English schools there is a special education on the values, ​​and every day children are reminded of the words that focus on human growth, on respect, on learning to … [Read more...]

Prints inspired by the German Expressionist group “Die Brücke”

With pupils in Year 9 (classe 3) we made some lovely prints inspired by the German Expressionist group "Die Brücke". We have carved small plates of Adigraf (a special soft linoleum) with engraving tools and we printed the matrices on paper, with printing inks. We started with a sketch on paper which was then redesigned over the adigraf and then engraved with various gouges. Printing was done … [Read more...]

AZION…ARTI: another amazing italian Art Ed Blog

Here another new Art Blog from an Italian art teacher! She is Laura Tomasi, we met almost 30 years ago at the Secondary Art School of Trento and we have always been good friends! The title is AZION...ARTI, it’s meaning “you activate yourself”! She is teaching in an Italian Middle School (with student 11-14 years old), and I’m so proud to introduce her blog!   … [Read more...]