Doodle Easter Eggs

I’ve found this project on the amazing web site of Alisa Burke and my daughter tried to do it for an “Easter Eggs School competition”... She enjoyed drawing black doodle on white eggs! … [Read more...]

Ceramic soap dish with leaf’s print

This is red clay, we added texture with leaves pressing them on the clay slab, then we put the slab in a small dish to give it the curved shape (it's possible also to dry it with a hairdryer).  When it is dry you fire in the kiln and paint the leaf impression with dark brown, then you can sponge it off. The light color is the last color we've painted. The colors are like SLIP COLORED CLAY, but … [Read more...]

Inspired by Rothko

  I love Rothko, I try to teach who he is and what he has done. The easiest way is to copy his works of art, his colour’s fields  and compositions. With soft pastels start creating fields of colour on white, black or colored cardboards. The colour can be blended with your fingers, or with a brush dipped in baby oil. We should try not to mix the color fields, rather to color within … [Read more...]

Knitting!

My daughter in Primary School has learned to use this Knitting doll, children 8 years old can already learn this simple process. It's really fun, and you can realize many things! She is doing a small, soft, coloured blanket.     … [Read more...]

Working with complementary colors

A simple exercise inspired by the shapes of Matisse to learn about complementary colors. Prepare a 5x5cm grid and then you draw freeform shapes, coloring with alternating complementary colors.   … [Read more...]

Folder for herbarium

For the Science project the pupils of 7th grade created a folder to collect herbs, with cardboard, wrapping paper, leaves, paper, crayons and colored ribbons.   … [Read more...]

Masks made of DAS

Terracotta or White DAS is an air hardening, non toxic, malleable modelling clay. Fine textured and easy to smooth, DAS can be used on a variety of supports. Decorate with acrylic, varnish or poster paint.  You can use instead of clay. Here students of 8th grade (seconda media) shaped masks and colored them with acrylic colours. Eventually you can put clear … [Read more...]

Ancient Parchment… with coffee

A simple system to simulate an ancient parchment is to use coffee to paint and stain the paper ! … [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...]

Website for Word-Clouds

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your … [Read more...]