New costumes and scenery for the play

The work for the show "The Love for Three Pomegranates" is progressing in all the laboratories and classrooms; once again is a collective enterprise, and it is involving the whole school. Our contribution is to paint the costumes creating unique and original pieces, and decorate the sets that this time are not made by classical painted panels but ... the best thing is to come and see the show! We … [Read more...]

Theatre: Truffaldino, an unusual Harlequin

During the workshops we are creating the costumes and masks for the play of the year. In designing the costume for a Harlequin we thought to inspire the decoration of the fabric to Kandinsky's works. The abstract works of art of Kandinsy are perfect to make the idea of happiness, of movement, of joyful madness and clumsy that characterizes this character. Some students of Year 9 have decorated … [Read more...]

Exhibition: The Impressionists of the Musée d’Orsay

I really have to thank the guys in the 9th grade for visiting with me this special exhibition dedicated to the "Revolution of the look" that involved Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists. I've seen looks bright, and happy faces, I've seen someone so excited about Beauty and, I admit, made ​​me happy because the emotions are more valuable if they are shared. Here is the link of the show … [Read more...]

The strength of colors: we interpret Van Gogh and Gauguin

These two extraordinary artists have made us realize how powerful can be the colors, such feelings can tell, what emotions can be expressed. With students of year 9 we studied the artists of the Post-Impressionism, and then we redesigned some of the works of Van Gogh and Gauguin with felt-tip pens and crayons. mirco valentina elisa … [Read more...]

The story of a girl named Anne Frank : The show

Here is the stage before the show and below are some scenes from the evening of January 27, 2011 ... Here's how an idea is born and grows, from the first sparkle that generates the actual construction. We definitely learned that in the theater always wins teamwork, exchange of ideas, the comparison of opinions, as well as the acting, the music, the lights and set design are part of a wonderful … [Read more...]

The technique of Impressionist painting

With year 9 pupils we have made ​​copies of paintings by Claude Monet, the great Impressionist painter. We tried to imitate the technique of small brushstrokes put together, spreading pure colors directly on the paper, without making detailed preparatory drawings and avoiding the use of the color black. Here are some … [Read more...]

The story of a girl named Anne Frank: the set

"I wish, I wish it all," this is the title of the play conceived and directed by Elena Galvani and James Laurino with middle school students by Taio on the occasion of Holocaust Memorial Day. The show will be staged Wednesday, January 26 Thursday, January 27, 2011 and replicated at the Theatre of the Elementary Schools of Taio, at 20:30. This was an opportunity for students to realize the … [Read more...]

The still lifes by Giorgio Morandi

With pupils of year 8 we studied a great Italian painter of the 1900s, Giorgio Morandi, with his still lifes full of quiet solitude, and with its delicate colors. Starting with a dark background we copied the colors of Morandi with tempera, trying a new way to spread the color, overlapping strokes thick, stirring tones, revealing the dark background and leaving undefined … [Read more...]

Tribute to Friedrich

We have studied the works of a great artist of the Romantic, Caspar David Friedrich, with students in the 9th grade. They have revised his figures in backlight by painting in tempera on gradient backgrounds. The effect is really very "romantic"! elisa c. claudia elisa … [Read more...]

Cèzanne’s still life

From the many paintings by Cézanne dedicated to the "still life" we took some details and copying them with oil pastels, trying to imitate the technique, mixing the colors together and creating new shades. Here are some works of the Year 8. … [Read more...]