Easy Pointillism Art for Kids
Benefits of art are numerous including fine motor skills, neural development, creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Art technique POINTILLISM was developed by artist George Seurat. In this technique, coloring is done by dots to create pictures or images by dots of same color together forming the details.
Kids of 3 or 4 years of age can also try the art by Pointillism. And it is a very good way to exercise fine motor skills, improve hand-eye coordination, get more control over fingers.
Pointillism is more of a science than art.Georges Seurat
This is a very easy technique to teach painting to kids with very little material required:
- White paper or paper plate
- Poster colors
- Q-tips/cotton swabs
First we painted few alphabets using Q-tip dipped in color to understand the concept and get a hang of technique.
Then we painted some colorful rainbow with cotton clouds. It was super fun and 3-year old loved placing the dots on the sheet.
With his increase in understanding of concepts and nature, and interest in art; we decided to repeat the Pointillism activity after almost a year. This time painting a nature scene with different colors.
Instead of a paper, I took paper plate this time for 2 reasons – thickness and make the scene look beautiful inside a circle.
This time, we involved more details like sun, mountains, trees, sky and river. It was amazing to see his increased focus and attention to details. See the final result:
I drew the outline of sun, mountains and tree; and guided the little one to color. I loved how the orange sun is standing out in the blue sky.