This is going to be the third part of our on going “Little Artist” series. As part of our home school curriculum this year we are studying several famous artist and replicating the technique they used and/or one of their famous works of art. So far we have studied Mondrian and Matisse if you would like to check out our previous projects.
This week will will be studying Georges Seurat and adding a fun, fall twist to our art project.
Seurat was famous for discovering a technique of art called pointillism. Instead of using brush strokes Seurat used a method of circular dots. He believed that by doing this it made the colors more brilliant and powerful.
If you would like to read more about Georges Seurat. Making Art Fun has great artist biographies. You can learn more about Seurat here.
Supplies needed for this project:
Acrylic paint in fall colors
First you need to paint a tree trunk.
Then allow it to dry completely.
Next up pick a color and start dotting your leaves on. I tried to encourage the girls to not use the q-tips as a brush. We were going for circular like shape to imitate Seurat’s work.
If it helps you can draw a circular shape lightly with pencil and try to encourage them to stay in the line… or just let them go!
I love that this project is perfect for a 2 year old a 6 year old or even a 10 year old.
After we filled in our trees we added a few, dozen falling leaves to complete the painting.
Now we have some lovely fall art work to display on the wall and can cross “making a fall craft” off of our Fall Bucket List