Thursday, 31 October 2013

Carving pumpkins

Two great artists carving pumpkins:
They create pumpkins (Jack'o lanterns) like these ones:

Eduardo: this is not what I was looking for, but... it's similar: click here:
The art of Pumpkin Carving.

Halloween with ICT

Wanda Witch's House
If you want to learn about this celebration and practice its vocabulary, click on the pictures: (remember: right button of the mouse AND OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW, in order not to go out of this blog)

You should choose English, of course

About Halloween
Working in class
Dressing your Halloween
Bloompetals. Create your own pumpkin cutting it with a knife. -->Read carving instructions.

Squigly's Games. Puzzles, jigsaws...

JibJab videos. As always... terrific, in Halloween, too. Did you know it? You can do it as well but you will need to register (although it's free).

 Some Quizzes to practice your vocabulary:

Happy Halloween 2013! Editing an image.

This is an online software you will never forget! Upload your picture and...

Enjoy while working:

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Symmetry with IT

Line symmetry - Reflection symmetry - Mirror symmetry
Multiple line symmetry
  • Snowflake Creation. Multiple line symmetry.
  • SymmeToy. You can download it (it's free). It is a program to create paint patterns, symmetry roses, tessellated art and symmetrically decorated 3D polyhedron models.
Rotational symmetry




Discovering SYMMETRIES

You have been given one Halloween character to complete the missing part. You can not trace or fold it, nor measure more than 15 or 20 points (by using the drafting compass or a ruler) in order to get the mirror image by symmetry.

A symmetry task:

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Sand Art

Let's see if you love this video. You can practice next summer on the beach, but, if you cannot wait for that, use a table and flour, although I'm afraid it will not be the same.

If you want more information about this Israeli artist, Ilana Yahav, take a look to her work, you can visit her website here.

Did you enjoy? Let´s see another one:

Now, it´s your turn.

Be a sand artist
I know that it is not the same, but there is an online software to create your own sand picture. Its name is  thisissand. Use the mouse to start and the sand begins to fall. To change the colour use the letter "C" in your keyboard, to erase what you have done use the letter "E", and with the arrows you will use the different colours you have selected before. Try, its funny!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Your tasks: Names

MY NAME IS... 1st C ESO IES Isaac Newton on PhotoPeach

What's my name? 1st D ESO IES Isaac Newton on PhotoPeach

What's your name? 3rd A ESO IES Isaac Newton on PhotoPeach

SAY MY NAME 3rd C ESO IES Isaac Newton on PhotoPeach


Names exhibition on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Visual Communication

We are surrounded by images ...

Categories of art

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This is a task I like doing when we begin a new course. It let me meet you, know your names and, by the way, we work with a "popurrí" of items which we are going to work with along the next nine months.

I realize you don't understand very well what your are doing now. Don't worry. We will hang them on our walls and we will have good references for the different topics we are going to deal with such as technical drawing (parallelism, perpendicularity, Thales Theorem), image, colours, textures, visual elements, design process, sketches, typography...

You will see your drawings published in this blog very soon....

Graphic Design

what is graphic design from Steve Quinn on Vimeo.

Look how typography has been used in T-shirts: