Artist Trading Cards Global Swap 2015

At beginning of the School year we took part ito an Artist Trading cards Global Swap. The idea came from an outstanding American teacher, Nic Hahn (here her website MiniMatisse), with whom I share technical ideas and lessons from a few years. Artist Trading Cards are small works of art, the size of a playing card, (2.5 x 3.5 inches, or 6.35 x 8.89 cm) that artists from around the world exchange … [Read more...]

Also this year is Arteascuola the Best Art Blog 2015!

Also this year in Arte a Scuola.com confirms the success in the contest for the best website of Art Class of 2015! Arteascuola.com is officially the winner in the category of the best art sites for middle and high schools in 2015. I am very surprised and honored with this second consecutive victory and I want to thank all those who gave their vote, who follow me and support me every day: … [Read more...]

2015 Art Ed Blog of the Year Contest: Vote Now!

Vote for your favorite Art Blog! Even this year arteascuola.com was selected among The best Art Blogs of 2015, from the website The Art Of Education. I'm excited and honored to have made the finalist in the category n. 2.Best Secondary Art Ed Blog. We have until January 22, 2016 to vote. If you like, vote for my site at this link : scroll down the list of finalists, click the pink button … [Read more...]

Creating the logo “A Shop as Friend”

With all classes of seventh grade, we participated this year in a competition to design a logo entitled "A shop as Friend". The project, proposed by our Valley Community Rotaliana-Konigsberg, aims to increase the safety of children in the path from school. The shops displaying this logo are willing to accept any child who needs information, shelter or aid. First with the students, we tried to … [Read more...]

7 tips for a good start

The school year is about to begin, and every teacher, student and parent is preparing for the school's challenges. Last year I attended a very good course, offered by Metadidattica, which helped me to define my idea of school and teaching (just in Italian language... sorry!). At the beginning of this school year, was also presented another course dedicated to first days of school. I like to share … [Read more...]

Final exams 2015

Every year, when my students have the final examinations of middle school, I wonder what they’ll remember of all our lessons in these three years. Somebody ‘will remember some experience into the Art room, another one will remember something that has emotioned him , incuriosito, astonished or bored him. I know that knowledge at this age is led mostly by emotions, and at the end of every year, I … [Read more...]

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...]