2 06 2020

Dear students,

In this video by the National Gallery you can learn about the last activity of this weird course…

Pay attention and follow the steps and you will create your own art work.

By the way, you can have a look at the National Gallery Web Page and find many interesting art subjects…

Please, once you finish your work, send me a photo of the results.

Go for it!

OP ART (13th-24th APRIL)

13 04 2020

 Dear Students

How are you doing? I hope you are ok! :)

These two next weeks we are working with the OP ART! We are going to learn how to create different grids and shapes.


Op-art, also known as optical art, is used to describe some paintings and other works of art which use optical illusions.

Op art works are abstract, with many of the better known pieces made in only black and white. When the viewer looks at them, the impression is given of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibration, patterns, or alternatively, of swelling or warping.

A true Op Art piece “teases” the eye. Straight lines may appear curved, lines wriggle, flat areas undulate. The eye is tricked into seeing things which are not so. Areas may appear to be flattened or stretched. The eye may often be unable to focus when viewing an Op Art piece.

In the mid-20th century, artists such as Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley and M.C. Escher experimented with Optical Art. Escher’s work, although not abstract, deals extensively with various forms of visual tricks and paradoxes.


Experiment with perspective; use grids, shapes, and lines to create patterns and illusions.

  • Your piece should be designed in black & white on a graph paper. Each square mesures aproximadamente 10×10 cms. Use a black felt tip pen.
  • Sketch at least 4 different ideas. You have to copy four of the grids you have got. There are 8 of them. Choose only four. If you have a hard time starting the sketches - you can follow the steps.


30 03 2020

Do you want to impress your friends with this jumping frog?.

The artist Samuel Tsang practices what he calls “Mind-FOLD-ness” using the creative pastime to promote feelings of wellbeing and relaxation.

Here you have this step-by-step tutorial to guide you to make an origami jumping frog.


  • A square sheet of paper

How to do:

  • Clic in the link below (image) You will have to wait for a while for it to download…
  • Once you are in the page, click in the upper left corner. You will see four icons. Click in the frog.
  • Then go slide by slide by clicking next in the button.
  • Take a paper, relax and follow the steps…

Jumping Frog

Once you have done the exercise, make a Photo and send it to me!!

I will make a presentation with all of them so that you can see your friends’ frogs!

Remember, relax and enjoy while your are working on it! This is really important

If you want to go further, you can decorate it drawing its eyes, skin … as you want.

If you want to invest more about this Artist Samuel Tsang you can watch his videos in this channel:


16 03 2020

Queridas alumnas y alumnos

En estas fechas difíciles, ahora más que nunca, tenéis que demostrar que como jóvenes sois responsables, solidarios y colaboradores….Y lo mejor que podéis hacer es seguir aprendiendo y formándoos. Pero esto no significa, por supuesto, que perdáis la alegría y las ganas de vivir que demostráis todos los días en clase!!

Para aprovechar estos 15 días en casa, vamos a seguir trabajando el tema de polígonos regulares estrellados,  trabajados de una manera creativa….RECICLANDO!!!!

…Utilizaremos los rollos de cartón del papel higiénico, material muy valioso estos días :))

Os pongo unas fotos de los posibles ejercicios. Por supuesto se pueden variar e innovar. Cada uno hasta dónde quiera llegar. También podéis pintar el resultado. Siempre adecuaos al material que encontréis por casa.

Material necesario:

Rollos de papel higiénico, de cocina, cartón (de envases, cereales, galletas….)

Tijeras, cútter

Pegamento o celo o silicona caliente o grapadora….

Temperas, colores, rotuladores….

Recomendaciones para trabajar:

  1. Organizar bien el lugar de trabajo. Colocaren la mesa, de manera ordenada, todo el material necesario.
  2. Pensar, antes de empezar, en el proceso que vas a seguir para trabajar (recortar formas, hacer un boceto jugando con ellas, pegar…)
  3. Poner la música que más te guste (con un volumen que no despierte al resto de la casa ni a los vecinos)
  4. Investigar formas posibles hasta llegar a la que mejor te parezca. Busca inspiración por Internet. (En Pinterest hay mucho material) Y una vez que lo tengas claro, pegar todas las partes entre sí.
  5. Diviértete mientras trabajas.

Si te “enrolla” la actividad puedes incluso dibujar el resultado de tu obra en una lámina o papel….

Y si en algún momento, estando en casa, te aburres o te sientes agobiado/a… dibuja, dibuja y dibuja… Puedes ponerte un modelo (con unos rollos de papel higiénico vale) y con un lápiz y un papel…. puedes pasar un rato maravilloso contigo mismo.

Cualquier cosa que necesitéis o cualquier duda que tengáis, podéis escribirme a

Un beso grande, se os quiere

“¿Qué seria de la vida si no tuviéramos el valor de intentar algo nuevo? “

Vincent Van Gogh

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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!