24 05 2013

Paper weaving made from coloured card on a sheet of paper


Basically, weaving consists of passing threads through a series of horizontal threads, known as the weft, and through the vertical threads, known as the warp. Weaving is one of the most ancient forms of human creativity.
Baskets and textiles would not have been possible without weaving


There are many different skills involved in weaving. You can start practising now!


Procedure: Fold one sheet of paper horizontally.


Draw a line about one inch from the open end of the folded paper. This is the limit of cutting.


From the fold, make irregular cuts up to the line. Cuts need not be straight. (The irregular cuts make a more interesting finished product.) Unfold and lay it flat. This will serve as the “warp” and the “loom.”


Measure and cut from the second sheet of paper, one-inch wide by nine-inch strips. These will serve as the “weft.”

Begin by weaving one “weft thread” over one “warp thread” then under the next warp and over the next, etc.

Continue this process alternating over and under with each weft thread. If the previous weft thread went under the warp thread, the following row will begin by going over the warp.

This project can be expanded to challenge the creativity by using more colours, making the weft threads thinner and the designs more detailed. The warp can be measured using rulers and will result in more precise designs. The simple over-under sequence can be altered from every other warp to every second or even third warp to form a regular pattern that will differ from the standard “checker board” style design.

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Make an abstract composition using the strips of card to créate different effects.


22 05 2013

To use linear perspective an artist must first imagine the picture surface as an “open window” through which to see the painted world. Straight lines are then drawn on the canvas to represent the horizon and “visual rays” connecting the viewer’s eye to a point in the distance.

The horizon line runs across the canvas at the eye level of the viewer. The horizon line is where the sky appears to meet the ground.

The vanishing point should be located near the center of the horizon line. The vanishing point is where all parallel lines (orthogonals) that run towards the horizon line appear to come together like train tracks in the distance.

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Let’s see some results…


21 05 2013

Last Thursday, 14 professors from various European nationalities (Italians, Danes, Belgians, Bulgarians and Germans…) came to visit us in class.
Were an hour with us looking at how are our art in English clases.

We had a good time and tried to do our best for them!


12 05 2013





9 05 2013

One point perspective:

It  is a type of linear perspective exactly the same as parallel perspective it combines a mathematical systems along with a vanishing point in order to represent three-dimensional objects on a two dimensional surface. This is achieved by intersecting the lines that are draw either horizontally or vertically. From the vanishing point the lines radiate outwards giving the illusion the viewer is looking into the picture and can sense the depth of distance. Therefore when typically drawing railways,roads,buildings or halls using one point perspective it gives the illusion that’s the object is directly facing the viewer, and gives a sense of depth.


Two point Perspective:

It uses exactly the same method as One point Perspective does however, T-PP has two vanishing points usually 90 degrees apart on the horizon and all lines radiate from those points.

(fuente: Art College Blog)

And now we are going to practice how to draw with perspective…. You can choose bewteen 1 or 2 points… Let’s go outside of the classroom to draw the school building!


3 05 2013

Just a simple exercise for you to draw in a different way… Let’s do a plastic fork that I give you. It’s a simple machine to draw  but today you have to do it white on black, with a piece of chalk on the black card I give you.

Your finished result will look really awesome!



1 05 2013


Hello! I’m Peter Alaimo, the English language teaching assistant at IES Llanera. I’m from the beautiful and almost always sunny California! It has been quite a change coming from the United States to Spain, but I think I have adapted well. Of course, the first thing I’ve noticed that is different from where I’m from us the climate. I hear many people complain about the rain and how it would be great to live in California where it’s always sunny, but I’m very happy here. I think the rain is refreshing. Right now I live in Oviedo, and am having lots of fun exploring the city and meeting the people from Asturias and learning about the culture here. At IES Llanera I’m having a wonderful time working with the students. Apart from learning English, we have done lots of fun projects to show that English is much more than just a class students must take. I try to communicate to them that in English you can tell jokes, make friends, and have a lot of fun. From what I see, the students are reacting very positively! I hope that things continue going well and that I continue to see these wonderful students speak more and more English! 


1 05 2013

Last friday (the 26th) Peter and some of you went to San Cucao to do some Workshops with the children. Science, Art and Music… It was a good experience!

Let’s see a photo of you all