Friday, March 20, 2015

Pointillism with Crayons.

One of my favorite classes was always art history. I loved studying different art periods and artists. One of my favorite pieces is "A Sunday Afternoon" by Seurat.

I even have this on my dishware! Seurat was the pioneer of art known as pointillism. Simply its a picture made up of little dots. Just remember: Seurat the dot!

Here is a great craft to practice pointillism. You will need:
  • Canvas or thick paper (I used a poster board)
  • Pencil
  • Crayons 
  • Tea light candle 
Yes I said candle. Start off by lightly drawing a picture. I was working on a St. Patrick's Day project so I drew a rainbow. Next pick your first color. Take all the paper off your crayon. Light your candle. Heat up the tip of your crayon with the candle. 

Then press your crayon onto the paper or canvas. 

Continue with all the colors you need to complete your piece. 

This was a really fun project and would be great for older kids with supervision over course. 

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