jueves, 15 de enero de 2015


Students from the IES LAGUNA DE JOATZEL: 

Congratulations from the tourguides!!!! They were absolutely fascinated with you. Excellent behaviour.You all have shown interested, a great sense of humour and a great attitude in general.

Now lets check you knowledge about our  visit: 

What is the MNCARS?  It is the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

What type of art exhibites the Reina Sofía? S.XX and Contemporary art.

Where is it?  It is located in Madrid, near the Atocha train and metro stations, at the southern end of the so-called Golden Triangle of Art (located along the Paseo del Prado and also comprising the Museo del Prado and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza).

Which is the most famous master piece of art in the Museum? Certainly the most famous masterpiece in the museum is Picasso's painting Guernica. Guernica was moved to its current permanent location in a purpose-built gallery at the Reina Sofia Museum in 1992

What was the Museum's building originally?  The central building of the museum was once an 18th-century hospital. An example of Spanish Neoclassical architecture. The actual building was designed by architect José de Hermosilla and his successor Francisco Sabatini. He latter did a majority of the work, although only one-third of the proposed project by Sabatini was completed.

When was it opened as an Art Museum? The building has been functioning as the Centro del Arte (Art Center) since 1986 but was established as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in 1988.

What have we seen? THIS

 Visita comentada

De la mano de artistas como Pablo Picasso, Isidre Nonell o Joan Miró esta visita comentada revela cómo distintas identidades individuales y colectivas confluyen en las primeras décadas del siglo XX. Los alumnos son interpelados acerca de esta circunstancia por medio del análisis de obras en las que aparece el cuerpo y la personalidad como objeto de estudio físico y simbólico.
La mujer del cambio del siglo o la figura del artista de vanguardia que proyecta sus inquietudes personales sobre su obra, son algunas de las identidades que aparecerán reflejadas en las piezas que componen el itinerario. De este modo, los voluntarios culturales del Museo Reina Sofía plantean a los grupos del primer ciclo de Secundaria una exploración tanto formal como conceptual que, a modo de recorrido dialogado, tiene lugar en la salas de la Colección 1.


1. Take notes (written and also sketches) from everything you find interesting, so we can comment the visit and your notes in class. 
2. Select one piece of Art (the one you like the most) think about a personal interpretation of this piece of art. It could be a drawing, a painting or an sculpture, or a mix of techniques.
3. Do your own piece of Art based on the one you have choosen. (You can work individually or in groups of maximum 4 people).

Check these interpretations of works of Art done by students from an Elementary School using geometric figures:

martes, 13 de enero de 2015


These are some of your wishes for the new year... excellent drawings. Drawing your dreams is the first step to make your wishes come true. Next step: believe in yourself, think positive.

lunes, 12 de enero de 2015



The circumference is the outline of a circle.


A circle is a flat shape made by drawing a curve that is always at the same distance from the centre. 


The Radius is the distance from the center to the edge.
The Diameter starts at one side of the circle, goes through the center and ends on the other side.
The Circumference is the distance around the edge of the circle, that is the outline of the circle
Note that the Diameter is twice the Radius:
Diameter = 2 × Radius


A line that goes from one point to another on the circle's circumference is called a Chord.
If that line passes through the center it is called a Diameter.
A line that "just touches" the circle as it passes by is called a Tangent.
A line that intersects the circle is called intersecting or secant line.
And a part of the circumference is called an Arc.


There are two main "slices" of a circle.
The "pizza" slice is called a sector.
And the slice made by a chord is called a segment.
               circle slices

Common Sectors

The Quadrant and Semicircle are two special types of Sector:

Quarter of a circle is called a Quadrant.             Half a circle is called a Semicircle.