Year 3 have been continuing their journey of ‘Art Through the Ages’ this week.
After studying Aboriginal art last week, and creating our own dot hand paintings, we looked at another art technique that uses dots: pointillism. Devised in the 1800s by the French artist, Georges Seurat, pointillism uses small dots of paint of different colours on the canvas and when seen from a distance, the colours seem to blend together using the science of optics.
We discussed the differences and similarities between Aboriginal art and pointillism and the children then created their paintings using the pointillist technique.
From volcanoes, to sunsets and rainbows, to the Titanic, the children really enjoyed using this style of painting to create their unique artwork.