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!


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:


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!



24 04 2013


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Drawing the negative spaces

18 04 2013

Negative space is the space between objects or parts of an object, or around it. Studying this can have a surprisingly positive effect on a painting.

In her book Drawing on the Right Hand Side of the Brain Betty Edwards uses a great Bugs Bunny analogy to explain the concept. Imagine Bugs Bunny speeding along and running through a door. What you’ll see in the cartoon is a door with a bunny-shaped hole in it. What’s left of the door is the negative space, that is the space around the object, in this case Bugs Bunny.

Clic on the image to read a tutorial: How Negative Space is useful in a painting

Drawing chairs!

17 04 2013

 Activity and assessment

  1. Draw a designated chair which is placed in front of you
  2. You should try to do it as best as possible, as if you were a photograph camera.
  3. Try to think in proportions, different parts and directions of the lines.

Let’s see the results…

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Drawing Your Hand on the Plastic Picture Plane

22 03 2013

What you’ll do:

1. Rest your hand on a desk or table in front of you (the left hand if you are right-handed, and the right, if you are left-handed) with the ringers and thumb curved upward, pointing toward your face.

2. The viewfinders and plastic Picture Plane will help you get started. Try out each of the Viewfinders to decide which size fits most comfortably over your hand, which you should be holding in a foreshortened position with the fingers coming toward you.

3. Pick up your uncapped marking pen, gaze at the hand under the plastic Picture Plane and close one eye.

4. Choose an edge to start your drawing. Any edge will do. With the marking pen, begin to draw on the plastic Picture Plane the edges of the shapes just as you see them. Don’t try to “second guess” any of the edges. Do not name the parts.

5. Be sure to keep your head in the same place and keep one eye closed. Don’t move your head to try to “see around” the form. Keep it still.

6. Correct any lines you wish by just wiping them off with a moistened tissue on your forefinger. It is very easy to redraw them more precisely.

After you have finished:

Place the plastic Picture Plane on a plain sheet of paper so that you can clearly see what you have drawn. I can predict with confidence that you will be amazed. With relatively little effort, you have accomplished one of the truly difficult tasks in drawing—drawing the human hand in foreshortened view.

Let’s see how you work in class…

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10 02 2013




21 01 2013



Make your own stamps - Ex libris

26 03 2012

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Make Your Own Stamps

By Marik Berghs and Jessica McBrayer

What You Need:

A block of wood, more than 1/2″ thick (Outside dimensions can

vary, but remember the surface will determine the size of the

print and you’ll also want to be able to pick it up by the



Permanent marker


White liquid glue (school or craft)

Ink for print-making, found at any art or hobby store

Paper, fabric, or wood to print on

Water to clean your stamp


What You Do:

1. Lay down newspapers to protect your work surface.

2. Create your stamp by gluing a piece of paper to your block of wood.

3. With a pencil, draw a design on the paper. It should have strong outlines as these lines

will be the part that will leave a print.

4. Use a permanent magic marker to draw over and darken your design.

5. Glue your string over your design outlines. Keep the string as close to the lines as

possible. Let this dry completely.

6. Now use the tip of the glue nozzle to lay down a thin line of glue over the string outline.

The dried glue will be what makes the print. If the glue spreads too much, your outline will

be fat when you stamp your design. Let this dry until the glue is transparent.

7. Use your paintbrush to paint the glue-covered string. You can also ink your stamp on a

stamp pad if you have one that’s the correct size. Work quickly enough so that the ink

doesn’t dry before you can apply the stamp.

8. Take your inked stamp, and stamp your design onto a nice piece of paper or fabric. Let it


9. Carefully color the inside of your design with colored pencils and crayons. If you are using

this on fabric make sure you use fabric or textile paint.

With your custom built “stamp”, you can now create originals designs for greeting cards, repeat

motifs for wrapping paper, or decorate your own unique tee-shirts or pillowcases!

Did You Know?

Japanese woodcuts were first used around 800 years ago.

Woodcuts make art when a raised surface is inked and pressed against paper.

Sometimes the woodcut is put into a press and paper is rolled over it, but each time a

print is made the woodcut has to be re-inked. This is a much faster method of creating

many copies of the same image than by drawing or painting them one at a time.

In a traditional woodcut, the cut is made by cutting out the negative space. This activity is

the opposite in that it has you raising the design’s outline higher than the background to

create a positive space.

One of the most famous Japanese artists, Hokosai, created a series of woodcuts

called 36

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