Pointillism Inspired Umbrella

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Objective:
Creating ways to explore Pointillism 
Skill Development:  Art Education
Minimum Age:  Preschool
Messiness:  Medium

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Umbrellas for Spring:

On our watercolor paper, these first graders traced around an umbrella stencil using blue Oil Pastels.  Typically, I'm not a fan of stencils or templates, but for this activity, it worked out well.

Then they painted with blue watercolor on the outside of their umbrella.  I reminded them that it was okay if the watercolor went over the line.. to think of it like rain on the umbrella (plus the inside of the umbrella will be covered later with paint)

Special Sensory Surprise:

We handed out slices of lemons. They were all so confused, which I adore.  I asked them to touch the lemon, smell it, asked them what they thought of when the smell it, and many children asked if they could lick it, which I say yes to, of course.

I explained that the lemon is an acidic food and then asked them to squeeze drops onto their watercolor.  Their squeals are Fabulous!  I think it looks like rain drops, don't you?

Q-tip Painting:

Now it's time to Paint!  Paint brushes? Nope, not today. We handed each child three pre-bundled sets of q-tips (one side for one color of the rainbow).

{My favorite color is Rainbow so of course, I love rainbow inspired activities and art but the students were allowed to choose the colors and designs they wanted}

Pointillism 🌈 Rainbow Style:

The Artist of the Month is Georges Seurat, a French painter who developed Pointillism. His famous piece, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, took him 2 years to finish and is 10 feet long. As part of our projects this month, each grade will be taking a portion of his artwork and adding their own flare to it. The Fabulous First Graders have added their own spring time spin to the umbrellas

 

Uniqueness: 

Look how different and unique each of these turned out!

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Pointillism 🌈 Rainbow Style. The Artist of the Month is Georges Seurat, a French painter who developed Pointillism. His famous piece, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, took him 2 years to finish and is 10 feet long. As part of our projects this month, each grade will be taking a portion of his artwork and adding their own flare to it.

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