Science/Art Collect some fresh green leaves and provide students with hand-held magnifying glasses. Under direct light, examine the cells in each leaf. Trace the leaf and then have students make the tiny cells on their own leaf. Outline the leaf darkly, leaving the cells light. Compare this finished project to works of pointillism. Discuss how many tiny parts can come together to form a whole picture. Talk about the number of pixels in digital pictures. Show photos with various numbers of pixels. What differences do the students see? What does it tell them about the tricks of the eye?
Students will learn about the style of art known as pointillism and the artist (Georges Seurat) who created it.
Pointillism – Georges Seurat
Using this lesson students can create a pointillist artwork from a supplied still life.
Pastel Pointillism Landscape
The purpose of this lesson is for students to gain a better understanding of the "pointillist" movement/style and the artists associated with it ("Seurat", etc.) and for students to develop skills using oil-pastels.
Learning about Pointillism
Students will learn about George Seurat and the style of painting known as Pointillism.
This project is great because the students can have fun painting with an object not ordinarily used while learning about perspective, color theory and art history.