Pointillistic trees

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Kindergarten and first grade students have explored the art movement of pointillism.

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Students used tempera paint and cotton swabs to create dots of color on their tree paintings.

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Pointillism is a post-impressionist school of painting exemplified by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19th-century France, characterized by the application of paint in small dots and brush strokes.

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Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image.

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The term “Pointillism” was first coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of these artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation.

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Students used a variety of green hues along with yellow and red to create the color on their tree paintings.

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After completing their trees, students spent the next week using the same technique on the background.

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Students added many hues of blue and violet to their background.

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The students enjoyed this project as they had to focus on where to place their dots of color as they created their images.

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This was a great project for students to explore new art movements and techniques.

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