New costumes and scenery for the play

The work for the show "The Love for Three Pomegranates" is progressing in all the laboratories and classrooms; once again is a collective enterprise, and it is involving the whole school. Our contribution is to paint the costumes creating unique and original pieces, and decorate the sets that this time are not made by classical painted panels but ... the best thing is to come and see the show! We … [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...]

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...]

Fishes in warm and cool colors …

With the 6th grade students, we made an acrylic painting to experience the variety of warm and cool colors. Working on color theory we discovered how many colors can be "warm" , and "cool". The figure is a pretext for understanding the composition of colors, to find new gradation and mixtures. Here's how we created our fanciful "aquarium". We need: - drawing sheet - pencil snd rubber - tempera … [Read more...]

Our painted initials

To learn how to use acrylic paints pupils in the 6th year have painted their initials: first they painted plain backgrounds of solid colors, then they decorated each area of color with different textures, always painted ​​with paintbrushes and acrylic colours.          … [Read more...]