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...]

Little “Bohème” Pop-up

Un po' più complessa della precedente "Jazz Band" è la realizzazione di questa piccola “Opera” che ho costruito per far vedere a mia figlia i vari passaggi.  Alla fine, seguendo le istruzioni, anche Laura si è costruita la sua piccola “Bohème” Ecco il compito di Laura che riguardava la storia dell'Opera Italiana: … [Read more...]

Jazz band Pop-Up

A simple Pop-Up that is possible to make with children: the “Jazz band” is a stair cut from an  old score, you just follow the instructions  drawn on the  sheet of squared paper, and glue some black silhouette (musicians, dancers, singers…) to have your personal concert!    … [Read more...]

Tissue-paper window

Inspired to stained-glass windows, my son created this work to represent a St. David’s life episode. He drew a very simple and stylized scene, with very large contour lines. Then he cut off the  empty spaces from two black cardboards overlaid. After that he glued the shaped and coloured pieces of tissue-paper on one of the black cardboard cutout. Eventually he has glued the black cardboards cut … [Read more...]

Pop-up castle

An idea for a pop-up castle! You just need some cardboards of different colors, and follow the instructions:  you must fold the dashed lines and have to cut the continuous lines... Help the children in cutting! … [Read more...]