Arts & English for young learners

18 June 2010

About bilingual art class

Filed under: General — mariahagi23 @ 9:20

María Heredia 1B: El proyecto ha sido realmente interesante y lo he pasado muy bien pero creo que se podrían mejorar las explicaciones en inglés ya que en ocasiones no se comprende realmente bien y luego no hay tiempo para rectificar los errores cometidos en algunas láminas. Por lo demás muy bien :) 

Mi opinión sobre la clase bilingüe de plástica.

Filed under: General — mariacdgi23 @ 9:18

Hi !!!

Este año tuvimos la asignatura de plástica en inglés. Pensé que iba a ser muy difícil, pero al final no lo fue. Nos lo pasamos muy bien e hicimos salidas y actividades muy divertidas y entretenidas. Tuvimos un auxiliar de conversación que nos ayudaba a dar las clases. Me gustaría que otro año hiciesemos más salidas y actividades complementarias que no aparezcan en el libro.

                                                                                                             MARÍA CARRACEDO DE VEGA 1ºA

My opinion

Filed under: General — pablosagi23 @ 9:15

Well, I pienso that la seccion bilingue is very guay. Only le falta a bit de salideishions. Me likeria have un ten.

                                                                           anonimo 3

10 June 2010

Happy summer… least, sunny!

Filed under: General — teresacd @ 21:15

richardperiodico.jpgThat´s not a farewell party, in fact, only we desired to say “Thanks for all and see you soon, Richard!”

8 June 2010

Solar Furnace

Filed under: General — aidazlgi23 @ 23:09

I chose this diferent building because I like it, I think it´s very originalthis building was created for save the sun rays and the high temperatures and use for others activitis like for example the industry.It is constracted in France but exactly in Odeillo a village next to the Pirines. This space is used also for activitis of snow.On the image I like more the reflex because it is strange, the sky is on the floor and the floor is on the sky. The best polyhedric  shapes that you can see easier is of course the four cubes.

31 May 2010


Filed under: General — mariacdgi23 @ 21:15

I chose this building because I never seen a library so original.sin-titulo-1.jpg

The National Library of Belarus is now located in a new 72-metre high building in Minsk, Belarus. The building has got  twenty-two floors and was completed in January 2006. The library’s new building was opened on 16th June 2006. It is in the form of a rhombicucoctahedrom (diamond). The  building is covered with glass panels. Behind the glass there are a lot of colour  lights. They create an illusion of a giant colour display. Every day the library delivers about 12,000 documents. The authors are M.R. Vinogrodow and V.V. Kramorenko.

María Carracedo de Vega 1º A

27 May 2010

Chrysler Building

Filed under: General — ceciliaacgi23 @ 17:27

 I chose this building because I saw it and I like its style so much and the city where it is. The Chrysler is 319 meters high and it was the world’s tallest building for eleven months. The Chrysler Building was designed by William van Alen. They started to build it in 1928, and they opened it to the public in 1930. The building has seventy-seven floors; in the corners of the  sixty-first floor there are  eagles gargoyles. The upper floors of the building are narrow. The Chrysler has a square prism form and the windows of the upper floors have triangular form.Cecilia Arias Cañedo-Argüelles 1ºB

26 May 2010

Filed under: General — pablosagi23 @ 21:33


      BROOKLYN BRIDGEI chose this scene because I really like it. It was built between 1870 and 1883 and, at the time of it’s opening was the largest suspension bridge in the world (measuring 1825 meters long, and piles of light is 486.3 meters), a record of light until 1889 was built the Forth Bridge, with a maximum span of 521 m. It was also the first steel wire suspension. Since then it has become one of the most recognizable symbols of New York. It is an emblem of nineteenth century engineering was so innovative at the time the use of steel as construction material on a large scale. It is so well built, currently still in use. Many of the photographs like “skyline” (type horizon) representing New York City are taken based on the figure of the bridge.

                                             Pablo San Miguel Arce 1ºA

24 May 2010


Filed under: General — belenrrgi23 @ 13:22


It was designed by architect and engineer Santiago de Calatraba. It was built between 1989 and 1992 in Barcelona. Built of steel, it is 136m high and represents an athlete with the olimpic flame. Its exterior consists of white metal plates. This made as it it is a sundial on the square in Europe.

22 May 2010

Sydney Opera House

Filed under: General — candelambgi23 @ 21:30


The Sydney Opera House is a cultural place in Sydney, Australia. I chose that building because I think it’s very amazing.

Jørn Utzon, a Danish architect, designed the Sydney Opera House in 1957. It’s a modern-expressionist building with white and cream tiles, though, from a distance, a uniform white appears  that creates an original texture. He uses steel, metal and granite too. To make the dynamic form in the roof, Jørn cut triangles in a sphere. They imitate shells, bird wings or boat sails. They can wash themselves.

It is one of  the most famous performing arts centres in the world. Lots of ballets, plays, operas and music productions are represented there. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007. 

                                                                                                                              Candela Megido Blanco  1ºC

14 May 2010


Filed under: General — miguelasfgi23 @ 9:10


Clock Tower - Palace of Westminster, London - September 2006-2.jpg I chose this picture because I like his style and form.Westminster Clock Tower, popularly known as “Big Ben”, was built as part of the new building designed by Charles Barry.The body of the tower (61 m) consists of brickwork with stone cladding; the remaining 35 meters form the needle cast iron which crowns the tower. The tower is located on a base of 15 meters wide and has an estimated weight in 8667 tons . The four watches are located at 55 meters.

                                                                              MIGUEL ANGEL SASTRE 1ºB

13 May 2010


Filed under: General — illanrngi23 @ 21:32


The roman collosseum is a collosseum built in Roma in 70 a.C. Vespasiano was the emperor who wanted to build the amphitheater in the middle of Rome.

It is called a  collosseum beacause near the amphitheater there were a statue called El Coloso De Neon. The collosseum is made of stone and it is more than 50 meters high and 188 meters in diameter. It has a lot of decoration made of spheres (which are in the walls) and some columns.

The collosseum is a big cylinder and an amazing building because, in those years it was more dificult to build a building of this size.





10 May 2010

The Temple “Kukulcán”

Filed under: General — iratxeecgi23 @ 20:32

temple kukulcan

Temple kukulcán (Chichén Itzá, Mexico)

I selected this building because I like it. The Mayan city won first prize  in ”The seven wonders”. It was a construction of the Mayan civilization in 11 BC.The Temple is called Kukulcán and has a geometric pyramid design. It has nine levels (like a big staircase), and four principal facades with a central staircase in each of these. It is a pyramid-shape but it hasn´t got a vertex but a small temple on the top of the platform. It has snakes decoration because this building is in honour of the mayan god Kukulcán; the translation at Spanish means: “Serpiente emplumada”. The material is  mainly  stone. The geometry of the pyramid construction alows you to observe different phenomenons of light and shade. This phenomenon happens in the equinox and solstices every year.

The best adjectives for describing this temple are: well-balanced, amazing and symmetric.


 Iratxe Esteve Cuesta 1ºC

5 May 2010

Taj Mahal

Filed under: General — Aitor del Rivero Cortazar @ 18:39

aitor.jpgMy choice was the Taj Mahal because I like it and it is one of “The Seven Wonders”. The principal architect was Ustad Ahmad Lahuri, a Persian Muslim (I can not find more information on the arquitect). The Taj Mahal was built in the 17th Century because a wife of the Emperor died and he wanted something in her memory. It has a lot of  spheres. To build the Taj Mahal they used white marble. The best adjetive for describing it is “impressive”.

Aitor del Rivero 1ºA

The link to your next task…

Filed under: General — teresacd @ 6:00

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Filed under: General — pelayofagi23 @ 5:51

                  THE TOWER OF PISA

       torre-pisa.jpg       torre-de-pisa.jpg                                                            

       The tower of Pisa is the belfry of a cathedral situated in the Italian city of Pisa. This builiding is famous because it’s leaning at about 4 degrees but, prior to the restoration work performed in 1990, it was leaning at about 5.5 degrees. It’s made with white marble, it’s 55 meters tall and it weighs 14.700 metric tons. The tower of Pisa was started to be built in 1173 and it was finished in 1372. There were many architects of the Tower of Pisa, but the first of all was Bonano Pisano. This leaning building combines the Gothic elements of the belfry and the romantic elements of the towel.  Inside the tower there is a spiral staircase and in the top there are seven bells (the biggest of them weighs more than 3 metric tons).  

The best adjective for describing this builiding is leaning.

(Excuse me if in my sketch the tower is more leaning than in the photo)

                                                                                        PELAYO FERNANDEZ ARIAS 1ºESO A


Filed under: General — teresacd @ 5:51

The famous paintor Claude Monet was born in the capital of France, the huge and well-konwn Paris in 1840 and he died in Giverny in 1926


Filed under: General — teresacd @ 5:50

Maillot was born in Rousillon (France) the 8th december of  1861 and he dead the 27th september of 1944 in Banyuls with eighty-three years old.

He was  a painter and sculpter and his sculptues were made of terracota and his pictures were very softs without bright colours.

He decided at an early age to become a painter and moved to Paria in 1881 to study arts.

Maillot´s preference were the females body for his sculptures.

In this picture there is a girl with a long pink drees. She is walking on the beach with a white umbrella. The technic used is oil on cavas. The expression of the girl is very peculiar because she seems to be angry or concentrated depending on how you look

New exercises

Filed under: General — teresacd @ 5:50


21 March 2010

“L’Evasion de Rochefort” by Edouard Manet

Filed under: General — pelayofagi23 @ 13:01

    Edouard Manet borned in Paris in 1832 and died also in Paris in 1884. In the beginning, he was a realist artist but, some years later, he becomes an impressionist artist. In his profesional career, he meets others famous artists like Velázquez or Monet. Probably, his most famous picture is “Olympia”.

    His picture L’Evasion de Rochefort represents three fugitives in a boat who are sailing toward the ship that will pick them up. In this picture, Manet used the impressionist technique of short brushstrokes and he painted with oil on canvas. The element that makes this picture so different is the solitude that makes that little boat in that big and electric sea.


20 March 2010


Filed under: General — mariacdgi23 @ 18:04


This picture was painted by André Derain. He was born in Chatou on 10th June 1880. He died on 8th September1954. This style was the ‘fauvisme’.

His father was pastry-cooker. When he finished the Baccalaureate, he renounced to his engineering-degree in order to paint.

This image represents the Charing Cross Bridge. The road and the houses are painted with flat colours. The clouds of the sky and the water of the river are painted with very little brushstrokes, near the new-impresseonism style.  This is a picture painted with oil on canvas.

I think that this picture represents the autumm in London.




19 March 2010

“THE GLEANERS” (Jean-François Millet)

Filed under: General — Aitor del Rivero Cortazar @ 19:05

Jean-François Millet was born on October 4th of 1814 in Gruchy and he died on January 20th of 1875 in Barbizon.His style was impressionist and realist. He studied with a painter named Paul Dumouchel. Millet usually painted country people.“ The gleaners” is representing the effort of country people. Millet used the realistic style and he used too the canvas techique. The element that makes this picture so different is: the main characters are women and they aren´t only wifes or mothers but workers too.gleaners1.gif

pardigon afternoon by Henry-Edmon Cross

Filed under: General — illanrngi23 @ 11:20

Henry-Edmons Cross was born in Douai on 20 May 1886 and he died of cancer on May 16 1910 in saint-Clair . His style was neo-impressionist. He was Joined in 1878 in Academiques Ecoles the Dessin et d’Architecture the Lille. In 1905 he held its first exhibition in the Gallery Cross Druet 5 years later he would die.

                                                                         PARDIGON AFTERNOON

The image represents the depicts a landsape breght and sunny colours. There are Very pure colors and the light shining bright caracteristics. The exaltation of the colours and the directness of the oppositions.

                                                                                                                               MIGUEL ANGEL SASTRE


Gustave Courbet : “The stormy sea”.

Filed under: General — teresacd @ 11:20

Gustave Courbet was bornd in 1819 and he died in 1877. He was French. And when he wnt to Paris he studied Fine arts. He painted using the realism techinique. He characterize for a masterly technique, a palet , simples compositions , figures model sodil and bulkys traces of very empast paint , he use there with a palett knife. The painter was defined as a radical man, both in politics and in painting. Courbet traveled to Etretat, a small city with : steeps of limestone rock , soft light, the violence of the storms or the indolente of the sqells to proportion he new subjects of his picture. His picture: “The stormy sea” ; represent the wild part of the nature. This is the storm and disquieting sea. He used to fabric his picture the oil above linen. He used three horizontal lines : in the beach , there are two boats,the swells of a dark green and white for the frath , and the sky is cloudy. In the picture a stormy sea is represented where you can see a big wave.He used the realism technique.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Julia Álvarez ; 1º B.

Edgar Degas “la Clase de Danza”

Filed under: General — carlossvgi23 @ 11:19

Name: Edgar Degas (1834-1917).

Style. Impressionist.

The image represent a ballet class.

The thecnique was used is oil on canvas. He used colds and light colours.

Biography: Edgar Degas was born in Paris on 1834 into a family of bankers. His desire was painting but he began to study law. He brake off his studies in 1853. He painted historial pictures and realistic portraits of his relatives. From 1870 he painted ballet subjects.Dega’s ballerinas made him popular. Degas regulary went to the Paris opera house and visited the backstage and the dance studio. He was intrested in the training and the rehearsals more than the stage performance. He was dead in1917.

The pictures show the most  espontaneous natural and ordinary gestures of the ballerinasafter the effort of practising.

“the toilet”

Filed under: General — pablosagi23 @ 11:10


Pierre Benard was born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, on the third of october in 1867 and died in Le Cannet, on the twenty-third of January in 1947. He is generally regarded leader of the Nabis movement. he studied at the university of Paris. In 1887 he took up painting and took courses at the Académie Julian and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1899 codifies advertising artist (with a notice of champagne) and meets a girl of humble origin named Maria Boursin. Bonnard marries her and had two children: Charles and Andree. Bonnard was deboted to drawing naked woman. The image depicts a naked woman on the toilet. Pearly colors that cloud elements. Far from photographic realism, this nude, caugh in broad daylight, glows with beauty, sensuality and fulfillment.

Crepúsculo by Charles Guilloux

Filed under: General — illanrngi23 @ 11:01

Charles Guilloux was an employee of the Natinonal Library who was born in 1866 and he died in 1946 . He was a symbolistic painter. After 1891 hes pictures become more famous in expositions. His most famous picture is “Crepúsculo”, this painting represents a city near the sea until it is falling the night. The colours are more or less black in the  city but for the sky and the water Charles uses blue, pink and yellow. This is a diferent pucture because the city is black becasuse it is against the light.

                                                                                                                                                              ILLÁN RIESTRA NAVA

                                                                                                                                                                                                       1º B

17 March 2010

The stormy sea.

Filed under: General — albadtgi23 @ 0:00

storm                                         Gustavo Coubert

  • Gustavo Coubert.He was born in 1819 and he died in 1877.
  • He was French. And when he wnt to Paris he studied Fine arts. He painted using the realism techinique
  • In the picture a stormy sea is represented where you can see a big wave.
  • He used the realism technique.
  • He used a dense raw material with the palette knife.

16 March 2010

Dance class

Filed under: General — martagggi23 @ 23:56

la-clase-de-danza.jpgEdgar Degas was born in 19 July of 1834 and he daid in 27 September 1917. He was a French artist and her movement was Impressionism.

By eighteen, he had turned a room in his home into an artist´s studio. in April 1855 he wnt to study in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and in July 1856 he traveled to Italy, where he moved remain for the next three years.

it represents ballerinas at the end of a class.

The Technique used was oil on canvas.

Instead of posing, the ballerinas are shown in their natural state.

He used white colour, purple and a lot of colours more lighter.

The toilet

Filed under: General — maravillrmgi23 @ 22:21
le toliettePierre Bonnard ( Third of October 1867-23th January 1947 ) was a French painter, printmaker and a founding member of Les Nabis.
In 1891 he met Toouse-Lautrec and began show his works at the anual ehibition of the Societé des Artistes Indépendants. In his twenties he was a part of Les Nabis, a group of young artists committed to creating work of a symbolic and espiritual nature.
The theme is a woman in her toilet. It´s an excuse to paint a nude woman and was still very common in the 20 th century.
He used Oil on Canvas. The predominats colours are light pastel colours. The composition is very vertical and It´s divided in two parts. One part shows the bedroom and in the other part shows the mirror with the reflection of woman´s body.


The diferent elements used are: the very short brushhtrok and the light colours.


There is different the composition too.
                                                                       MARAVILLAS REY MUGUIRO 1 ESO C


Filed under: General — covadonggtgi23 @ 22:19

bathersPaul Cézanne was born in the south of France in 1839 and he died in 1906. He was a Post- Impressionist painter. He married with Maria- Hortense Fiquet and he had a child with her.

Baigneurs :

Paul Cézzane painted this picture in 1890. Cezanne used oil on canvas in this painting. He painted a lot of paintings related swimmers. Each element in the picture is treatad with equal importance.

15 March 2010

Girl in the Garden- Mary Cassat

Filed under: General — candelambgi23 @ 20:20

girl in the gardenMary Cassat was born on 1844 and died on 1926. She was an Impresionist and she took part in the exhibitions of the Impressionist group from 1879

The image represents a girl sitting in a garden.  She painted a precise drawing with rapid and sketchy treatment. She used a light and lively palette.

The  topic and the colour makes this picture very different.

Port of Camaret.

Filed under: General — raquellfegi23 @ 14:28

port of camaretThis painting was done by Eugene Bourdin, who was born in Truvilole, France, on 12th July 1824 and died in Deauville on 8th August 1898. This painter belongs to the impressionist movement.

When he was young his family moved to Le Havre where he opened a small shop. At the age of 22 he started painting full time. In 1856 Boudin met the young Clude Monet and in 1874 they did their first Impressionist exhibition. They remained friends forever.

The picture “Port of Camaret” is an oil painting on canvas painted in 1872 and it shows a typical maritime scene. The predominant colour is grey and there is much space devoted to represent the sky.

14 March 2010

Dulce et Decorum est

Filed under: General — richardww @ 22:40

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots,
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame, all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of gas-shells dropping softly behind. Gas! Gas! Quick, boys! — An ecstasy of fumbling
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time,
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime. —
Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

In all my dreams before my helpless sight
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin,
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs
Bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, —
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.

The Pink Dress

Filed under: General — iratxeecgi23 @ 22:06

the pink dressFrédéric Bazile is a  french artist (1841-1870)He’s impressionist. In 1862 Bazille moved to Paris to continue studying medicine. But he started to study in Fine Arts Academy. After to fail the medicine’s exams he was painting a full time.

The woman of the image(The Pink Dress)is one of Bazille’s cousin. She is wearing a simple dress with vertical pink and silver-grey stripes, and a black apron. She has her back turnd to the viewer and looks the village. In this place them family spend the summer, on the south of France.

Bazille used oil on canvas. He was interested in representing landscapes and figures in natural ligth, the colours are soft. And He used a very light layers of pigments.

It is interesting to note that the painter finally chose to show his model from the back, thus creating an atmosphere of calm and empathy.

8 March 2010

Works in focus: Orsay Museum.

Filed under: General — teresacd @ 12:51

lemoulindelagalette.gifYou have to write a short speech about the selected picture.It´s not necessary to use more than five sentences including: 

  • Author`s name, birth &death dates, movement or style.
  • Brief biography, only one or two sentences, a summary.
  • Topic of the image, what it is representing.
  • Technique used, colour and composition.
  • What element makes this picture so different.

 If you think that you would need more information, look for it on the Net or in some Art books. activity will be On 17th Wednesday.

5 December 2009

That`s my chance

Filed under: General — teresacd @ 0:20

profile.jpgI love blogging…! It`s fantastic to write some article and that anybody can read in any place over the world!

 I feel myself getting on well with my students, reading and writing, teaching and learning at same time.
Well, now one of my favourite poems, Robert Burns´ “My heart is  in the Highlands”

western_highlands_scotland.jpg(Western Highlands, Scotland - Lochan na h-Achlaise)

Arvo Pärt: My Heart’s in the Highlands

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer –
chasing the wild deer, and following the roe;
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.
Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North –
The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.
Farewell to the mountains high-cover’d with snow;
Farewell to the straths and green valleys below;
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods;
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.
My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer –
Chasing the wild deer , and following the roe;
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

4 December 2009

Hello, this is Richard.

Filed under: General — richardww @ 3:00

richard.jpgHello my name is Richard and I am the language assistant at IES el Piles for the academic year 2009-2010. I am from a town called Warwick deep in the heart of England near to the second city, Birmingham. I studied Spanish and Politics at Coventry University, graduating in November 2009 with a 2.1 after four years of study including an erasmus year at the Universidad de Oviedo.

 My interests include football and motor racing, travelling and getting to know other cultures as well as Politics, my hero being the Iron lady Margaret Thatcher.

30 November 2009

That`s Marta

Filed under: General — martagggi23 @ 15:11

Hi, my name is Marta González Granda I´m twelve years old.My favourites hobbies are:basketball,tennis and swimming.My favourite subject in High School are Maths and Art but Art I´m don´t good.

My favourite food are:pasta,pizza,sandwichess…Guiño I´m going to the HHigh School (El Piles) is a very good High School.

27 November 2009

Hi, I’m Pablo

Filed under: General — pablosagi23 @ 12:32

ChuloHi! My name is Pablo and I’m eleven years old because my birthday is on Dicember the 26.Burla My lucky number is the 16Sin palabras. My favourite sport is football and I play this in a team, the Manuel Rubio, We’re the best.Sorprendido I’m in first course of secundary and my favourites subjets are Maths and PE.Boca sellada I’m interested in music and my music but I haven’t got any favourite singer.Llorando I live in Gijon in Somio.Forrado

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