Friday, March 7, 2014

Pointillist Painters.

My wee Kinders have delved into the world of pointillism.  I think my Kinders have a better understanding of pointillism than some of my older students.  The minds of these little artists are truly amazing.

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884

The actual painting is about 7 feet by 10 feet and housed locally in our very own Art Institute of Chicago.  The Kinders were PUMPED when they found out the painting was here in Chi-town!  One of the wee ones announced to the class:

"This painting is by another famous artist.  Not the guy who chopped off his ear and painted the yellow house."

This is of course, the same kid who declared he was taking "artistic license" with our last project.


I want to give credit to Kids Art Market, who totally inspired this awesome lesson!

The Kinders used leftover sumingashi paper from our Sochi and Suminagashi project (check it out here) to create their little moons.  I wanted the moons to pop out from the paintings, but was fresh out of pop up dots.  BUT, all the leftover scraps were put to use.  I chopped up the scraps because there is still a lot of sticky stuff left on the remaining scraps.

Final pieces were sprayed with green glitter liquid watercolor paint.  When you add glitter to ANY Kinder project, the kids are ecstatic.  Not Miss French Fry so much, because I've been finding glitter everywhere.  I reached over to pet my dog last night and lo and behold, she had green glitter all over her muzzle.

Art (and glitter) really is all around us.