These projects are painted in the style of pointillism. The second and third graders learned about the artist George Seurat and how he caused viewers to mix colors with their eyes rather than actually mixing colors before painting. The students also learned the time consumption of pointillism as they created their paintings which all turned out beautifully!
This project was inspired by Claude Monet and his painting of lily pads. (He was a French artist just like George Seurat!)
The students learned about the art genre, impressionism, texture, and how we perceive things differently depending on how we look at them. Lily pads are generally a circle, but from an angle we see them as ovals. The project was completed with tissue paper, construction paper, and a LOT of glue. They look wonderful!
Each student painted their background with either warm or cool colors and then used lines to create the corner of a room. We used bottle caps as paint brushes to repeat a circular pattern as our wall paper, and then each student brought in an object of their choice to draw from observation. After coloring in the objects we cut them out and put them in our corners, they each turned out wonderfully!
This project was so much fun, not just for the kids, but me too! We traced different sizes of caps and lids to create the circles for our bubbles. Then we talked about the reflection of light and certain colors we may see. After completing the, "bubble background," we each chose our favorite color to create a bubble wand and used plastic wrap to make it look like we just dipped our wands in the bubble jar.