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


30 04 2013

Last week Tim, a boy from The Nederlands came to our scool to learn some spanish.

He was with us in Art class, helping with English.

Here you have a Photos of your words to him.

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24 04 2013


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To start this new week with a bit of creativity…Para empezar con creatividad esta semana

21 04 2013

Fuente: http://www.mymodernmet.com

Some Dutch Teachers in class

19 04 2013

Yesterday we had four visitors in Art class who were with us, drawing and sharing our time. They came from Holland to visit us.

Some teachers of IES Llanera and the duch teachers are preparing an interesting experience about teaching throuth a WebCam.

In a few weeks we we’ll have a lesson with the duch students. I’m exciting about it, and you?

Here you have some Photos of our visitors

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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16 04 2013

Negative space isn’t the place your mind retreats to when a painting isn’t going well. 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.