Find the right colors and restore the painting

Restoration of works of art is a topic that is seldom discussed in class. Before being a teacher I have been restorer for more than ten years, working in the most beautiful italian cities as Venice … [Read more...]

Mosaics 2019

Here are the latest creations of the 2018-19 mosaic course. The course involved some 7th grade students . The process is very complex and requires a lot of patience and care. First we prepared a … [Read more...]

Scenography for the play “Marcovaldo”

With a small number of students, we realized a scenography for a real stage show. It was a challenge to deal with a real task: we had to juggle the time schedule, budget, space, delivery date and … [Read more...]

Shades among branches

A simple drawing with value shades in two colors: you need just a pencil, a rubber, and two colored pencils. First, you draw a tree with its branches with a pencil. You create many areas of negative … [Read more...]

Identikit from a description

This is an interesting activity suggested by the art teacher Carlo Vedova and the name of this inter-disciplinary project is "One, Many, No Me". He doesn't work in my school, but in a school far away … [Read more...]

Symmetrical Masks

Working on symmetry with 6th Grade students we created these masks inspired by ancient African, Inca and Aztec masks. To create these masks we need tracing paper, drawing paper, a pencil, tape, … [Read more...]

Cute or Scary monster?

This activity is inspired by this nice video "How to draw a Scary Cute monster (Folding Surprise)"  ( For those of you who don't know I suggest this interesting YouTube channel  Art for Kids Hub). … [Read more...]

Stop Motion Workshop

This Year we had the great opportunity to collaborate with two theatre directors Jacopo Laurino and Elena Galvani of Stradanova Slow Theatre creating the scenic desing for a play. The play was freely … [Read more...]

The Starry Night in a big mosaic

With some 7th Grade students who attend the afternoon workshop we made this huge mosaic inspired by the famous Starry Night painted by van Gogh in 1889. This mosaic is made by tiles and colored glass … [Read more...]

Rainbow Chameleon

This activity helps us to practice mixing primary colors to obtain secondary and tertiary colors. with students of 6th Grade we studied the color wheel and we learned how to mix colors in order to … [Read more...]