Prints in radial symmetry with styrofoam

Small prints made with styrofoam matrices to experience the radial symmetry. This type of symmetry is based on the principle of rotation of an element, respect to a central point. To realize the printing plate we cut out of small squares (8x8 cm) from styrofoam food trays. Now we need a small square of paper, the same size of the printing plate, to plan the design to be engraved. The square of … [Read more...]

So many goldfish! Prints with styrofoam

To create this shoal of goldfish, immersed in a blue lake, we made some prints by matrices in Styrofoam (polystyrene for foodstuffs). What better way to recycle plastic trays, used as a container for fruit and vegetables in our supermarkets! After collecting a lot of these trays, the students of the seventh grade have cut out the flat surface from the trays, in order to use it as a matrix for … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial: Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards in 5 steps

Here we have the video tutorial: How to create Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards in 5 easy steps: 1. Collage: front and back of the card are covered with a magazine page with written. After, you add small pictures cut from magazines. On the back of the card you affix a label with name, age and origin. 2. Painting: on the collage, on the front of the card, you paint with various colors, in a … [Read more...]

Prints with styrofoam inspired by Miro

The designs, typically linear of Juan Miro, inspired us to realize our prints with styrofoam in the 6th grade classes. This material was cut from used food trays. The small plates have become the matrices for our prints. After analyzing the works of Miró, we found a large graphic repertoire of little men, eyes, animals, flowers and birds of strange shapes, stars and moons. Thus we copied the … [Read more...]

My name in a disc

Every year at school we have to learn new names and new faces, so, the new pupils in the Year 7 have drawn their names on a cardboard disc and then I taken the photograph of their face with the name beside. With colored markers everyone has done its unique "signature". The discs of cardboard come from a large firm of wines, probably are scraps of boxes that the company threw away, and I thought … [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...]

Wood, glue, recycling and fantasy

With a few objects and tools in the middle of the woods we issued a challenge: build something with your hands and your imagination! It may be a small sculpture, a miniature toy that will become a souvenir of this forest. You may be amazed how many things may be concocted by the children! … [Read more...]

Three dimensional Mirò

I thought of a way to create a three-dimensional structure with the characteristic drawings by Joan Miro, which are specifically two-dimensional. Students have copied some drawings by Miró with a black permanent marker on cardboards recycled from boxes of corn flakes. Afterwards they have painted the drawings with acrylic paint, and when the cards have dried, the students have also painted the … [Read more...]

The Box Shop

Inspired by the marvelous work that she has seen on the blog reciclando en la escuela, Laura realized a little Box Shop into a cardboard packaging of a lamp that I bought yesterday. She enjoyed to create the spaces, to find the signs, to cut the little clothes... This is a great way to use the things you normally throw away ... This is poetry that you can create from trash! By recycling you may … [Read more...]

Storybook characters on old book pages

The old book pages inspired me to draw storybook characters . You can suggest a subject or pupils can choose  their favourite characters. My son Davide drew directly with a black marker on the page and  then he coloured  with watercolours. Davide drawing … [Read more...]