Our garden is hosting a vegetable garden made by the pupils. The focus was to discover the seasonality of vegetables, and also that is very important to know what we eat. We saw the growth of the vegetables, from the seed to the fruit.
The Project was developed at the Magnani Rocca, a museum were pupils could see some famous painting. We focused on Giorgio Morandi, an italian painter. The final product was to reproduce his paintings, and we made it in a wonderful place with peacocks and giant trees.
As a preparatory work the students were encouraged to analyze the most important paintings by Arcimboldo, a XVI century Italian painter known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of items such as fruits, fish, meat and vegetables. Afterwards the pupils created their own works of art depicting heads made of local food and using different techiniques: collage, painting, etc.