Copying natural textures

With the Grade 7 (11 year-old) we made small copies from life of the natural textures with colored pencils. In the second phase we have made some line drawings of other textures trying to follow the trend of the lines that form the surfaces. The small drawings were mounted on black card squared as a special "window" opened on the world of nature. andrea riccardo … [Read more...]

The mosaics completed

After all this work the mosaic course produces his first artworks. The pupils of the Year 7 who made them have become real experts in mosaic, thanks to their perseverance, patience, care, effort and autonomy in work. They have also got a few callus in the hands and a few cuts on the fingers, but as I have always said, "if at the end of the course you have not some patch means that you have not … [Read more...]

The capitals in “Free” style

Doric, Ionic or Corinthian? None of that! The students of  7th grade have created their capitals Order Free, Magic and Fantastic, assembling animal legs, margins of leaves, insect wings and profiles of strange beasts. After drawing the parts in perfect symmetry as required by the Greek architectural tradition, the colors have been added to the final marker with finishing touches and shading in … [Read more...]

Keith Haring T-shirts

With some of the students' 8th year we decorated T-shirts with the colors for the fabric. What better inspiration we could choose, if not the unmistakable graffiti of Keith Haring, with its stylized figures and its colours solid and pure. Now we have just to wait for the summer to wear them!   … [Read more...]

Project Guembé: the colors of biodiversity

I report a site where the drawings were published in the previous academic year by some students of year 7 http://www.guembeproject.net/articolo.php?id=76 Within the project Guembé, Richard Tiddi explains in his article the project and the work done by the pupils of the School of Taio during the spring of 2010. With pleasure I see that the pencil drawings that we made were appreciated and I … [Read more...]

Value landscapes

To continue our journey to discover the colors, with the year 7 classes, we painted landscapes in tempera tonal gradation. The forms that become more clear to the horizon can give a sense of distance, of the haze and the atmosphere. All is obtained with the mixtures of only three colors!     … [Read more...]

Mosaic workshop: work in progress…

We begin to see the compositions of colors and images that take shape to the sound of hammers and pliers. Here are some work in progress sofia lorena alexandra riccardo nelutu … [Read more...]

Vases, jars, bowls and glasses …

With the students of ceramics course we decorated the first vessels handbuilded ​​with the pinch technique and coils technique. The colors used are Engobes coated with a transparent glaze. … [Read more...]

The first few mosaic tiles

The pupils of the optional course of mosaic have begun to cut and lay the first tiles ... and they realized that it is a great effort! We are just starting but already the work's very cool! follow us on the blog … [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...]