Thursday, 24 May 2012



A.- Lines create forms:
Use an A4 sheet of paper and draw a shape with a pencil.You will have to work as the following example with a felt pen. When finished, erase the pencil. Do not use a ruler!.

Here you will find another example: La línea y la almeja.

B.- Lines create shapes:


Take a sheet of paper and create drawings using a continuous line (outline), similar to those you have seen in the video.

Have a look at last year's assignments.

  • Artist: Keith Haring. Look at these videos: 

Now you can play with Haring.

Friday, 18 May 2012


Georges Seurat invented the technique known as Pointillism, which uses tiny dots instead of broad strokes to put the paint on the canvas. The individual dots of red, yellow and blue are sucked in through your eyes and mixed up in your head to create a variety of shimmering shades.

Click here to see an hiperrealistic and pointillist video:

Jackson Pollock (Jack the Dripper) was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. Pollock's technique of pouring and dripping paint is thought to be one of the origins of the term action painting.

Alexander Calder is the most representative cinetic art sculptor.
Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian-born artist who is often credited as being one of the first modern artists to create abstract art. Kandinsky's goal was to use brilliant color with geometric shapes, lines and points to create images that had no symbolic, figurative, or narrative elements.

  • Proyecto Agrega - El puntillismo. Pointillism. To work with pointillism online. In Spanish.
  • Pointillism Practice Page. Pointillism. Here's a place to point and paint.
  • Pollock interactive. Dripping Art. It’s a simple click and move the mouse around affair, but the feeling of the paint splodging around is surprisingly pleasant. Each click changes the color. Enjoy!
  • Mobiles, Calder style. Cinetic Art. Drag forms, create your own balanced mobile and make it move.
  • Kandinsky's kaleidoscope. Geometric Art. Play around with the controls at the bottom right to create geometric art with a kaleidoscope motion!.
  • Gaudi's mosaics. Observa los mosaicos del parque Güel y luego haz tú mismo un mosaico a mano (collage).
  • Pixelator, "píxel" style.
  • Post'it art creator. Another tool to work with píxeles.
  • Kusama's world of dots. Work asYayoi Kusama.
  • Pointillist paintings . This lesson is based on the pointillist technique used by artists such as Andre Derain and Georges Seurat. It introduces the pupils to a different way of painting and includes aspects of colour mixing.Pupils look at a picture painted using this technique and study parts in detail. They then have the opportunity to create their own picture using the pointillist technique and apply previous knowledge of colour mixing to this. Practical activities are then suggested to follow up the activity in groups.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Your tasks: Animation with Pivot

You have enjoyed this interactive activity very much!
They were all wonderful but I only had time to save some of them:
Rubén, 1st C
Paloma, 1st C
Noelia and Ainhoa, 1st B
José C., 1st C
Antonio and Barthi, 1st A
Carlos G, 1st C
Dani and Belal, 1st A
Estefanía and Ainhoa G, 1st C



Pivot Stickfigure Animator (usually shortened to Pivot) is a freeware application, for Windows, that allows users to create stick-figure animations, and save them in the animated GIF (Graphics Interchangeable Format) format used on web pages and, which can also be converted into videos using other software, such as Windows Movie Maker (and include music, sounds...).

Link to download Pivot Stickfigure Animator. Clicking here you will be able to install the software at home. It is an .exe fiel and you only have to execute it and click by default in every option.

Some examples on youtbe:

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Visual Elements of Art

A lot of vocabulary, but do not worry, we are going to work with the elements of art one by one:

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Crochet for your portfolio: Finger Weaving

We are preparing your portfolios and, to tie up all the plastic bags together (with your assignements, vocabulary and reflection sheets inside), we decided to create a ribbon with wool. Something similar to crochet.

Finger Weaving: This is a very easy way to create a ribbon because you only have to use your fingers. Here you will find the lesson in a pdf file.

We've done it with ONLY ONE FINGER! Now your are experts on the subjet!
1st A, B and C working hard!
Look these designs

By the way, Santiago's mother (Santiago is from 1st A ESO) has lent me these wonderful crochet dolls to be displayed on our blog:

AMIGURUMI on PhotoPeach

Aren't they lovely?

This technique is called amigurumi. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features, as is typical in Japanese culture.
Here you are a wonderful blog about amigurumi, with free patterns.