Category Archives: art

Non-fiction texts – Arts

Following on from my last post about a couple of non-fiction books I bought in Bilbao, I’ve decided to share some other non-fiction texts that I’ve collected over time. In fact, I’ve concluded that I need to do it in several posts as there are quite a few, so here is part one which includes […]

Guernica – Speaking to mankind

I’ve been asked to share the following project to ensure that as many people as possible hear about it and have the opportunity to participate. I wish I was a teenager again as I think I’d have jumped at the chance!   GUERNICA: SPEAKING TO MANKIND “Guernica is to painting what Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is […]

Guernica

A beautiful, moving video of the Picasso painting Guernica, presented here in 3D. The music makes it all the more haunting. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_65LYLzvvI&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999&border=1]

Linking art and language learning.

I’ve mentioned before how I think that language learning should not be a stand alone but creatively integrated into the curriculum. Today I’ve been alerted to a couple of videos that I can see being used to do just that, using works of art as the stimulus for speaking activities. Helen Myers (of ALL President […]

Dali in Prague

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Dali in Prague, originally uploaded by George*50. Whilst searching for a picture for my previous post, i came across this one. As a fan of Dalís clocks and a soon to be fan(?) of […]

Reporting back from PLS #6 – ¡Mira Miró!

The last session I attended on Friday at PLS was a really tough choice – so many I wanted to attend but I chose ¡Mira Miró!, ‘a West Sussex KS2 cross-curricular Spanish / Art project, developed by María Roberts (MFL advisor) and Jane Sedgewick (Art advisor) to escape subject silos.’ Maria introduced the project, designed […]