Terracotta Army printed wit foam

Still about China, what better way to reproduce the huge Terracotta Army of  Xi’an, except through a printing technique? We used the most simple and cheap: - foam engraved with a sharp pencil - acrylic paint applied with a flat brush - printing on colored card with hand pressure Every student could prepare one soldier and print it 5-6 times.. so your Army shall be … [Read more...]

Zentangle flowers with tempera-value background

an interesting composition! michele s. In the class 2B we have done this exercise in three steps: 1) first we drawn the flower with a pencil 2) then we painted the background with tempera, using two colours (white and another colour). We started from the white tempera, adding a drop of colour for every range of value. 3) eventually we completed the flower with … [Read more...]

Writing in Sinhalese

Class 3E prepared this  welcome’s billboard to greet the new mate Sunandi, who comes from Sri Lanka! Every student wrote his own name in Sinhalese writing, we don’t understand this writing but have a look... it’s so elegant! La classe 3E con il Prof. Claudio Maritati ha realizzato questo cartellone di benvenuto per accogliere la nuova compagna Sunandi che è arrivata in questi giorni … [Read more...]

To become an artist…

Some simple rules to follow in the Art Room... sorry they are in italian, but I need to share with the italian teachers! I copied this idea from some english Art-Room-Rules-Poster, I  just translated  and wrote them, adding some sketch with my students. … [Read more...]

Big collage landscape

Every student painted 5 different texture with tempera colours: grass, rocks, sky,water and wood. We cut the sheets and composed two big mountain landscapes with all cuttings of painted texture (70cmx50cm). This is a teamwork of 7th grade pupils. Every student cut the texture in little strings and pieces with different shapes. After that they worked in a group of 10 on a big landscape … [Read more...]

Facial expressions

After the lesson about the face’s proportion, my students of 9th Grade have drawn facial expressions, copying  from each other expressions or comic’s characters. I showed them this video and we discussed together how to reproduce the most common emotions, with the emphasis on eyebrows and the shape of mouth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LHraznv4pHQ … [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...]

Project Guembé: the colors of biodiversity

I report a site where the drawings were published in the previous academic year by some students of year 7 http://www.guembeproject.net/articolo.php?id=76 Within the project Guembé, Richard Tiddi explains in his article the project and the work done by the pupils of the School of Taio during the spring of 2010. With pleasure I see that the pencil drawings that we made were appreciated and I … [Read more...]