Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Christmas tree

Let's make a nice Christmas Tree with recycled magazines!

  1. Magazine
  2. Hot glue or universal 
  3. Spray, if wanted, to decorate the tree.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Paper snowflakes

In nature, no two snowflakes are exactly the same. Try making different shape cut-outs to come up with your own unique snowflakes.

Below is a diagram of the six steps to make a paper snowflake
  1. Start out with a square piece of paper. You can also use square coloured origami paper.
  2. Fold the square diagonally in half.
  3. Fold the resulting triangle along the middle to come up with a smaller triangle.
  4. The most crucial and perhaps the trickiest step in making a paper snowflake is dividing the triangle into three equal sections. The most accurate way to do this is to use a protractor to divide the angle at the triangle's apex (the corner opposite the longest side) into three sections, each with a 30-degree angle. If you don't have a protractor, you can estimate the size of the sections as you do Steps 5 and 6.
  5. Once you've marked out the three equal sections, fold the left section towards the front. Similarly fold the right section towards the front.  Flip the entire shape over so that the side with the horizontal edge is facing front. Then, cut along the horizontal edge so that you come up with a wedge.
  6. While keeping the wedge folded, cut out random shapes out of the edges.

 Examples of our student´s great work!!!

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Body Construction

After the example of different types of male bodies shown below,

draw the equivalent with the female body.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Watercolour collage landscape

   After explaining the different watercolour techniques (wet-in-wet, wash, dry brush, rubbing alcohol, salt, scraping, etc.), the students will freely practicepainting with the watercolours.

   Once they have a good understanding of all the possibilities that watercolor can create, they will create their Lanscape:
  1. Before we start the strips of paper have to be torn. Use a watercolour paper.
  2. They will paint the strips of paper to represent textured parts of a landscape
  3. Each students will paint between 7-8 strips of paper to use within their landscape and combine it with colored construction paper to complete the finished work. 

Art at Becker Middle School

Friday, 14 October 2016

positive and negative shapes.

 A shape will be either:
  • Positive. Term to describe the figure or subject. 
  • Negative. Term to describe the background.
  But, not always is it easy to distinguish the difference. Look at the examples of the contrast and ambiiguity of positive and negative shapes given below:

yin yang
Shigeo Fukada

    This project helps to understand the concept of positive and negative shape, as well as teaching them the symmetry concept.

Teach kids art

The use of negative space: 30 brilliant examples

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Onomatopeia project

Onomatopoeia. Is an enviromental sound presented without ballons, in bold or 3D text in upper case. Sometimes it has exclamations points. This is a method of drawing attention to text, it often highlights onomatopeia and reinforces the impact of words such as Bang or Wow.

To explain this exercise it is interesting to look at some artworks by the Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein.

Watch the following tutorial: Drawing an onomatopeya.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016


Having fun with balloons!!!
Each student will draw a face on the balloon, afterwards a picture will be taken.


Friday, 20 May 2016

The Circus

Come one, come all to THE CIRCUS
E. Sohail

L. Palmer

M. Noboa

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Pau. Atlas y Axis

    Pau Rodríguez Jiménez-Bravo, who signs just as Pau, is a comic book artist, graphic humorist and Spanish Illustrator, born in Palma de Mallorca, in 1972. His most recognized work internationally is the saga of Atlas & Axis.

     The Saga of Atlas & Axis is a series of comic adventures which is led by two antropomorphic dogs.

Pau came to our class and tought the students the history of comics and how to draw some popular characters.
Students sketches

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Sant Jordi/ Book Day.

    Saint George Day commemorates this Saint's supposed death on the 23 April 303. In addition, he is the patron saint of countries such as Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Georgia, England or Portugal, and cities such as Timbuktu (Mali). 

    In Spain it is the autonomous communities of Aragon, Catalonia and Balearic Islands, as well as the towns of Alcoy (Alicante), Cáceres, Golosalvo Burrows (these last two in the province of Albacete), Lucena (Córdoba) and Santurce (Vizcaya).

    Due to the fact that in 1995 the UNESCO proclaimed through on April 23 as World Book Day coinciding with the day of the commemoration of the Holy, in regions such as Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, there is a popular tradition that combines both commemorations through the exchanges of gifts of Red Roses (St. George) and books (book day).

   Students will create their own bookmark. They can decide which character /object they want to draw (Saint George, the Princess, the dragon or the rose)

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Zentangle Art

      Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through a very specific Method from an ensemble of simple, structured patterns called tangles on a 3.5-inch (89 mm) square paper tile. Zentangles are not only exquisitely beautiful, they are fun and relaxing to create.(

    After a day of practicing zentangle patterns, students were asked to create either a landscape or an animal.

    1. Landscape
Maria de los Ángeles Sánchez
Melanie Noboa
Maria Nicolau

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Remarkable Uses of Shadow in Advertising

    Creativity seems to never run out. This time, we'll see the incredible use of shadows in advertising.


Thursday, 10 March 2016

Paul Klee

      Paul Klee (18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was a Swiss-German painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually deeply explored color theory, writing about it extensively (...) He and his colleague, Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, both taught at the Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture. His works reflect his dry humor and his sometimes childlike perspective, his personal moods and beliefs, and his musicality. (Wikipedia)

      We will work with basic shapes and colours as Paul Klee did.
  1. Draw and cut out a basic shape in different sizes.
  2. Paint with tempera both sides of the shape.
  3. Glue them and put a string.
  4. Decorate the class with all of them.
These are the students' artworks. They look nicer when hunged from the ceiling.

Front and back of one artwork

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Tactile Textures.

Create a composition with tactil textures after the adjustable lamp. Each student will draw the lamp from their own point of view in the class.
Technique: Collage

Aranzazu Ortiz

Eva María Ruiz

Monday, 7 March 2016

Visual Textures.

Look at the circle with the texture's example that you will reproduce in each object.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Textures and patterns

Exmples of student's textures and patterns