lunes, 7 de enero de 2013

Classes Schedule 1º E.S.O.


In this activity you are going to practise with the rulers and the measurements. You have to design your class schedule, but with one condition : you cannot use words or letters. So, the days of the week, the different subjects and even the playtime ( recess) have to be represented with drawings or symbols.

The materials you need for this activity are:

  • a blank sheet in your sketch pad
  • a ruler
  • a pencil
  • coloured pencils or crayons
  • felt tip pens.

Draw a rectangle with 5 columns and 8 rows, with the following measurements:

  • Each column is 4 cm wide.
  • Wider rows are 2 cm high and measure 1,5 cm for the narrow ones.

Calculate how wide the margins should be around your drawing, so it is well centered.

When you measure, make sure you take these steps on both sides of your card, so that the straight lines are parallel.

Create a symbol for each day of the week and for every subject. Use your imagination and be creative.

Erase your pencil tracings once you have applied colour.


Una muestra de los más que inetresantes autorretratos que se hicieron algunas alumnas de 4º el curso pasado con la técnica del collage.

The Dot 1º E.S.O.


In this activity, you are going to practice with the expressive possibilities of the dot. Remember that dots don't always have to be round, they can have almost any shape. What they usually have in common is their small size.

The materials you need for this activity are:

  • a blank sheet in your sketch pad
  • a pencil
  • coloured pencils or crayons
  • felt tip pens.
  • a compass

Let´s start: You have to draw outer space just using dots. All the planets and stars will be represented by dots in different sizes and shapes.

To create a 3D impression you should use these four ideas:

  • Size: Objects which are closer look bigger than the ones farther away.
  • Overlapping: Objects in the background are hidden by closer ones, which lay over them.
  • Clarity: Colours seem brighter and we can appreciate textures with more detail in objects closer to us.
  • Shading: to create the impression of volume try to apply colour in the same direction of the shape.

Step 1: Draw some big dots. These will be the nearest planets.

Step 2: Draw more dots, smaller than the first ones and hidden by them.

Step 3: Draw more dots, everywhere, but make them smaller and smaller.

Step 4: Apply colour. Remember to use brighter colours for the planets which are closer to us. Use felt tips pens to increase this feeling.