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In a message dated 4/16/00 3:18:50 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Can anyone give me some ideas/lessons on teaching Seurat and pointillism
3rd or 4th grade. We have already done projects on color and complementary
color. I'd like to use paint and tempera is all I have to work with. Do you
think they can grasp this concept at that age and be successful in making a
painting? Thanks for in info Chris SC >>
I do a simplified version of "The Grande Jatte' with cotton swabs and the 3
A directed lesson. Color addition. Recognizing primary mixes.
Draw a horizon line, draw a curving line of distant trees just above it.
Draw a curve from horizon line at edge of paper down to about half way across
at bottom (river bank). Draw a tall tree from bank to top of page, add
branches and foliage, draw a reclining figure on bank under tree. Add small
boat with triangular sails, add its reflection in the water, add some cloud
shapes in upper half, add their reflections in the water. (sky).
Begin with blue dots all over except in boat sails and clouds and
reflections. Add yellow dots over the blue to make green in the trees along
the horizon line, in the branches of tall tree, on the tree trunks and the
person and the boat hulls...everywhere except where it will remain white. Add
red to tree trunks and branches and boat hull, and reclining figure. The
third color makes brown of course.
With each new color the picture takes shape. Add more of each color to places
where the darkest shades are needed.
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