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.