Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pencil Stamp Pointillism


We've been reading generally about impressionism, and specifically about pointillism, this week.



The younger girls decided to try their hands at a simple, pointillism project from Joyce Raimondo's Picture This! Activities and Adventures in Impressionism.


First, they drew the outlines of flowers, with grass underneath, and a sun above.


Then, using the eraser ends of pencils dipped in paint, they stamped on dots of primary colors...


...filling the shapes with single colors...


...then going back over them with additional primary colors, and finally a touch of the secondary colors, they were trying to suggest.



They might not have created Seurat's, but they got the point.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

13 comments:

Christy said...

Love this!

Phyllis said...

This is a great way of learning impressionistic pointillism! I have heard of using an eraser for it, but I love the way the colors are layered. We are going to have to do this when we get to Seurat.

Wonder Mom said...

Oh, this activity reminds me of my first year of teaching (in the public school system). I SO need to do this lesson with my OWN kiddos!

Thanks for the reminder... ;0)

Raising a Happy Child said...

This looks great! Point well taken :)

Charlene said...

I this on Pinterest about a week or so ago and have been wanting to try it....after seeing your post, I really want to try it now!

Looks great!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Charlene - Was it a pointillism project, or pencil stamping? I need to get back over to pinterest, there are so many fun ideas there!

Ticia said...

I tried to do something similar to this with my kids and they did not have the patience to achieve it. Your kiddos projects turned out so great!

Debbie said...

This looks like a lot of fun.

Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing!

Art For Little Hands said...

I love this idea. So simple and so fun. I can't wait to do it today with my 7 year old.

PrairieJenn said...

Love it! We'll be trying this for sure:) We've done this with fine tip markers, but I like the boldness of the pencils. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

We love the comedian Brian Regan. He has a bit about art--how he said "I love art" around some art snobs and hilarity ensued. They ask, "Do you like Monet?"
His reply: "I love monet. In fact, I spent a lot of "monet" when I was in Pair-ee (Paris)."
"So what's your favorite Cezanne?" they ask.
He says: "Win-tear" (winter).

I'm requesting the books you used for my homeschooled kids. Now my kids know the names "Monet" and "Cezanne," we can segue into learning what those guys were about! I recommend looking up Brian Regan+art on YouTube.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Jennifer - Thanks - I will!