Big collage landscape

Every student painted 5 different texture with tempera colours: grass, rocks, sky,water and wood. We cut the sheets and composed two big mountain landscapes with all cuttings of painted texture (70cmx50cm). This is a teamwork of 7th grade pupils. Every student cut the texture in little strings and pieces with different shapes. After that they worked in a group of 10 on a big landscape … [Read more...]

Puppets with dancing legs

With a photo of the face, a card and a rubber band you can make these easy and fun puppets, then you can decorate them freely, maybe even pasting buttons, ribbons or pieces of fabrics ... … [Read more...]

Big mosaic

In the mosaic workshop attended by students of year 7 we made a large mosaic working in groups, each student was responsible for a color, along the lines of a project. The castle is the one of Mezzolombardo (Trento, Italy) that can be seen from the windows of the school. the mosaic … [Read more...]

Christmas cards

Here in the UK it is very common to exchange greeting cards for Christmas, and since each of my children has at least 25 classmates, we recycled all of the cards we had at home (advertising, brochures, maps ...), and with very poor material we made simple Christmas cards for all ... A very handmade product! pronti per essere consegnati! … [Read more...]

Pop-up greeting cards

Just a little 'of colored cardboard, scissors, glue and some felt-tip pens to send a special message to someone special! … [Read more...]

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...]