Puppets with dancing legs

With a photo of the face, a card and a rubber band you can make these easy and fun puppets, then you can decorate them freely, maybe even pasting buttons, ribbons or pieces of fabrics ... … [Read more...]

Big mosaic

In the mosaic workshop attended by students of year 7 we made a large mosaic working in groups, each student was responsible for a color, along the lines of a project. The castle is the one of Mezzolombardo (Trento, Italy) that can be seen from the windows of the school. the mosaic … [Read more...]

Christmas cards

Here in the UK it is very common to exchange greeting cards for Christmas, and since each of my children has at least 25 classmates, we recycled all of the cards we had at home (advertising, brochures, maps ...), and with very poor material we made simple Christmas cards for all ... A very handmade product! pronti per essere consegnati! … [Read more...]

Pop-up greeting cards

Just a little 'of colored cardboard, scissors, glue and some felt-tip pens to send a special message to someone special! … [Read more...]

Mountain landscapes with colored pencils

The last work of the year 7 is a mountain landscape, copied from a photograph. The challenge of drawing from life is all focused on observation and careful reproduction of reality in its forms and its colors ... and we have found that the simple colored pencils can be turned into a tool that gives very good results! alice  nicol david … [Read more...]

Special bookmarks to welcoming the new pupils at school

To welcome the kids in fifth grade, which will begin to attend school next yearwe prepared bookmarks printed and plasticized, using images from the drawings made ​​by pupils of the 6th grade. A small gift to wish good luck to those who will join us soon! … [Read more...]

Copying natural textures

With the Grade 7 (11 year-old) we made small copies from life of the natural textures with colored pencils. In the second phase we have made some line drawings of other textures trying to follow the trend of the lines that form the surfaces. The small drawings were mounted on black card squared as a special "window" opened on the world of nature. andrea riccardo … [Read more...]

Sentences in complementary colors

We have created a painting inspired by the works of Paul Klee and Alighiero Boetti using letters of the alphabet as a pretext to create forms and spaces to be colored. I explained that the sentence choice does not have to be recognizable: it is not a "slogan" advertising that needs to be readable, but a mere pretext to create a grid of straight lines, oblique, curved, horizontal or vertical, to be … [Read more...]

The mosaics completed

After all this work the mosaic course produces his first artworks. The pupils of the Year 7 who made them have become real experts in mosaic, thanks to their perseverance, patience, care, effort and autonomy in work. They have also got a few callus in the hands and a few cuts on the fingers, but as I have always said, "if at the end of the course you have not some patch means that you have not … [Read more...]

The capitals in “Free” style

Doric, Ionic or Corinthian? None of that! The students of  7th grade have created their capitals Order Free, Magic and Fantastic, assembling animal legs, margins of leaves, insect wings and profiles of strange beasts. After drawing the parts in perfect symmetry as required by the Greek architectural tradition, the colors have been added to the final marker with finishing touches and shading in … [Read more...]