Pointillism - AKA Painting with Q-Tips!

Happy Saturday!

After a longggg week, I am basking in the gloriousness that is a weekend :)

This morning my hubby and I stole away for an early morning date: delicious donuts and a crisp walk through a beautiful park.

We are sooo excited about our little boy joining our family in May, but I am already starting to feel the shift in relationship between the two of us. We want to savor the time we have left as a family of two.

This week was chocked-full of fun activities in the classroom, more of which I'll be sharing about this week. Today, I'm going to share a quick and easy art activity that we tried.
We've been studying different art techniques and this month we focused on pointillism. We studied George Seurat, a French painter known for his pointillism paintings:
GEORGES SEURAT(1859-1891) Detail: 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Île de la Grande Jatte', 1884 (oil on canvas)Pointallism | .Georges Pierre Seurat was a French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising a technique of painting known as pointillism.
Each student was given a piece of paper, some paint, and q-tips.
We discussed primary colors and secondary colors, and then experimented with how to blend the different colors to create new paint options.
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They brainstormed a little and then got to work!
The beauty of pointillism is that up close, it looks like a bunch of dots, but when you hold the paper away from you, the picture comes into view. 
Here are some of the final products:

It was relatively quick, easy to do, and rewarding for the kiddos.
Why don't you give it a try in your classroom?
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