Prints with styrofoam inspired by Miro

The designs, typically linear of Juan Miro, inspired us to realize our prints with styrofoam in the 6th grade classes. This material was cut from used food trays. The small plates have become the matrices for our prints. After analyzing the works of Miró, we found a large graphic repertoire of little men, eyes, animals, flowers and birds of strange shapes, stars and moons. Thus we copied the … [Read more...]

The banners for the School

After a year in Bristol I'm going back to Italy. I have worked with pleasure at Cherry Garden Primary School and, as a goodbye gift, I have drawn the banners with the key words that recall the values ​​taught daily in the school. In English schools there is a special education on the values, ​​and every day children are reminded of the words that focus on human growth, on respect, on learning to … [Read more...]

Asian Inspired Fans with paper plates

With students of Year 6 we painted some fans in Oriental style, with colorful watercolors on the background and silhouettes of bamboo plants and branches with cherry blossoms painted in black ink. For the fans we merely used half of a paper plate! … [Read more...]

Knots & words

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Ancient map colored with coffe

This map is copied from an ancient Tudor’s map with a pencil and then it has been redrawn it with a black permanent marker . We crumpled the map and we carefully ripped the edges, to make it look really old!Afterwards we painted some parts with diluted coffee and then we sprayed the drawing with coffee stains using an old toothbrush. You can even create your map and invent your own mysterious … [Read more...]

Words & ink

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Discover the hidden poems

On a page of an old book you draw any object and choose some word in order to create a little poem...  You'll be surprised to discover what is hidden in a page. Do you have three minutes? Have a look at my video tutorial:                        … [Read more...]

Storybook characters on old book pages

The old book pages inspired me to draw storybook characters . You can suggest a subject or pupils can choose  their favourite characters. My son Davide drew directly with a black marker on the page and  then he coloured  with watercolours. Davide drawing … [Read more...]

Leaves printed with bleach

These days I’m visiting the Art Department of Sir Thomas Picton Schoolin Haverfordwest and I’m learning a lot of useful techniques,  lessons, systems and creations from the art teachers Ms. Diana Brook and Mr. Lee Phillips.  I took some photographs of the work of Zoe Bevans, a student of Year10. I liked her idea to do print of leaves with bleach on black ink, the effect is very … [Read more...]

Antique houses on old pages

Old pages and a black ink pen is all that we need for draw. The houses are from different countries,  the style  and the features are really different... Can you  immagine a little trip through Venice, Amsterdam, London...? … [Read more...]