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!!!

 First Palete. Twelve free printable snowflake templates to fold and cut into beautiful paper snowflakes. If you are looking for non-folding templates, check out these snowflake coloring pages.

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.

Let's create our Artwork
  1. We start by doing the lettering and colouring it in (using one colour). Then we will cut it out carefully.
  2. The next step is to collage an entire sheet of paper using newspapers, old dictionary pages, etc. Then to draw a shape, such as an explosion or a cloud, on the back, and cut it out.
  3. Finally they will glue their shape onto a new sheet of coloured paper, they cut it out, leaving a border. Then they glued that onto ANOTHER sheet of paper, then glued their word on top.

Onomatopoeia Art: We started by talking about what onomatopoeia are, then we spend some time looking at some comic books, and some artwork by Litchenstein, Next, I showed the class a short video from the original Batman movie, and had them call out the onomatopoeias that flashed on the screen.:

Created by Artisan des arts

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)

How to draw a rose:

Students bookmarks:


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
    2. Animals

Beatriz Medina

Raquel Baseira

Timo Kessler

Miriam Gelabert

    3. Face
Leo Hortian