Exercises in shade and gradations to the new folders

In classes of 8th grade we started to practice with the shades and  gradations in the drawings that will be used for the cover of our folders. You begin to draw a grid of 21 cm to the side and, in each square of 7x7cm, it draws two lines by hand, which can be curved, oblique, vertical, horizontal, wavy or straight. The important thing is that each square has being divided into three areas to be … [Read more...]

Tiles imprinted with pasta

A simple and brilliant idea to be realized at school with clay slabs: colored tiles imprinted with different shapes of pasta. Farfalle, penne, fusilli or spaghetti become interesting tools to create texture on the smooth surface of the fresh clay. You can create abstract designs, patterns or small landscapes ... giving space to the imagination. To color the tiles after the first firing I used the … [Read more...]

The paper necklaces

My friend Alessandra Tombesi suggested to me this work that she has created for the market of the school and that was very much appreciated. To realize these beautiful necklaces we need: - Paper strips 1.5 / 2 cm max (length as the height of the magazine page's, 29/32 cm) - Straws to cocktail - PVA glue - Washers or other items of hardware - A strong thread - varnish to paper The paper … [Read more...]

A gift for the teachers? A group painting!

Year 5 of Elementary School of Madrano "Celestin Freinet" in Pergine (Trento), created these paintings as a gift for their teachers at the end of the school year, in order to leave them a special memory at the end of the primary cycle. The work was led and carried out by Sabrina Ubaldi, a dear friend of mine with whom we designed the project. Each teacher received a composition of these squares … [Read more...]

Precious rings

Some of the girls of Year 6 are making and selling these precious bead rings, they are really beautiful! They also taught me how to make them! … [Read more...]

Collaborative Dragon!

To end with flourish the topic about China with the students of 6th Year at Cherry Garden Primary School we have made a great Chinese dragon using paper plates. Each one has painted her paper plate as a color wheel, using only the primary colours and obtaining secondary and tertiary colours. In another paper plate each one has painted her name in Chinese, this has been glued to the center of … [Read more...]

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...]