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...]

Surrealist rooms

The study of perspective in the 8th grade was the starting point for the realization of these rooms surreal. The design of a room in central perspective, performed following all the laws of geometry and perspective, it was a pretext to create fantastic places full of fantastic images, the images that make us think of some odd dreams. The techniques used to decorate the geometric design in pencil, … [Read more...]

Art reinterpreted: the city of Giotto

The medieval towns, painted around 1300 with axonometric and aerial perspectives drawn intuitively, have been reinterpreted by the pupils of the year 8, that have colored with felt tip pens in a very imaginative way! chiara d. sabina lorenzo michele c. alex suki … [Read more...]

Soap dishes decorated with doilies

These are slabs of white clay, we added texture with doilies, pressing them on the clay slab, then we put the slab in a small dish to give it the curved shape (it’s possible also to dry it with a hairdryer). When it is dry you have to fire them in the kiln and then you can paint the doilies impression with colour for ceramic (these are coloured clay called Engobe, we paint the ceramic after the … [Read more...]

Animal sculptures in ceramic

Work has been progressing in the ceramics workshop. Here are some ceramic animals, colored and glazed, straight from the oven! … [Read more...]

Silhouette in backlight

With students of year 8 we painted with tempera, using only the primary colors and mixing them in order to obtain a chromatic gradation. In the next step we painted a black shape over the colored background, to achieve a suggestive silhouette that stands out against the light.     … [Read more...]

Sculpture of animals: first step

The pottery workshop continues with the construction of large and small animals. For now we are only at the first stage, the forms of raw clay, which are hollow inside, are drying waiting for the cooking, after which they will be decorated with colors engobe, and glazed for the second firing. Follow the processing steps on the blog! daniel … [Read more...]

Stained glass of tissue paper

After observing the Gothic stained glass with the students of '8th grade we made the "stained glass windows" of tissue paper. We started the elaboration of a photograph with the image of a flower. The shape and the colors were freely stylized and interpreted to reach the design of our window. After the execution of the model we have realized the structure, cutting out the black cardboard and … [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 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...]