Romantic Graffiti

The art works of Romantic artists that we observed by studying the European Romanticism of the 1800s, suggested us images inspired by the paintings in the style "graffiti" of Sunil Pawar , where the figures are painted in black on a brightly colored abstract backgrounds. These paintings were created with the students of 9th grade  with mixed media (figure in  felt-tip pen black and grey on tracing … [Read more...]

Tubes striped

We're still working on the different ways to represent the illusion of space, and in the 8th grade classes we have created this collage, drawing tubes striped, circular or square, with colored pencils. Applying shading to these objects we added the three-dimensional effect. We cut out the tubes, and then we glued them on black cardboard, so that seemed a bunch of piled tubes. I think it's very … [Read more...]

My Alien Friend!

Among the topics studied in the literature of this period by the students of grade 9 there is the literary genre of science fiction. This suggested to us to invent our alien friend: we have drew the figure with colored pencils and felt tip pens on white paper inventing strange shapes of mouths, eyes and faces. The shape of the alien was then pasted on a background of black cardboard drawn with … [Read more...]

A portrait by Picasso made ​​with collage

In this exercise, one of the famous Cubist portraits painted by Picasso has been made with collage, using different kinds of paper (colored tissue paper, newspaper and magazine fragments). Each student has copied the painting by Picasso in pencil and then has glued the different types of paper on the drawing trying to follow the colors of the original painting. After completing the collage, the … [Read more...]

Custom placemarks in the class

Again we are talking about names to learn, and faces to remember ... These cards with names can be personalized with a symbol or a small drawing that identifies the interests or character of the person who wrote and colored the card. The design should be done in the middle of the fold and then cut out in the upper half, so that when the card is bent, the decorations remain erected above the name … [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...]

Pop-Up Italian Roman arenas

On May 19, I led a "pop-up card workshop" to teach how to build a card pop-up inspired by roman arenas, particularly by the Colosseum in Rome and the Arena in Verona. The Workshop was organized by the Italian Cultural Centre of Bristol and involved a dozen children who have designed, cut out and built their imaginative and colorful pop-up arena.   … [Read more...]

Silhouettes of chairs for poetic evocations

PRIVATE GIG With some students we choose some different shapes of chairs to cut out from different sorts of paper in order to create a suggestive composition. The students tried to give an evocative title to every composition,  assembling the chairs with different backgrounds and colours. A LULLABY MISUNDERSTANDINGS READING A … [Read more...]

The Victorian School into a collage Pop-up

A small collage pop-up to explain how it was the English school in 1800, from a Laura's idea to show various aspects of the Victorian School, assembling them in a three-dimensional collage, which simulates a small class with a teacher (despicable) in the classroom and the inevitable portrait of Queen Victoria against the wall. … [Read more...]

Black and white cardboards

White shapes on black cardboard, an exercise on positive and negative spaces. … [Read more...]