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Seurat Pointillism Melted Crayon Art for Kids

Learn about famous artist george seurat for kids with this fun, hands-on art projects based on famous artists.  Come join us as we discover pointillism for kids through melted crayon art for kids project. This project exploring pointillism art for kids is fun for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. SO as you dive into learning about famous artists for kids, make sure you learn about Seurat. Plus don’t miss our famous artists worksheet for kids!
Learn about famous artist george seurat for kids with this fun, hands-on art projects based on famous artists.  Come join us as we discover pointillism for kids through melted crayon art for kids project. This project exploring pointillism art for kids is fun for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. SO as you dive into learning about famous artists for kids, make sure you learn about Seurat. Plus don't miss our famous artists worksheet for kids!

Make famous artists and their art technique come alive for kids with fun art project for kids! This pointillism for kids art project helps kids explore the technique George Seurat began in the late 1800s. This crayon art for kids is perfect for kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students. All you need is a canvas (any size) and crayons!

George Seurat for kids

Seurat was a French artist who lived from Dec 2, 1859 to March 29, 1891. This post-Impressionist artist is best known for beginning the painting technique known as pointillism. Some of  his most famous paintings include the HUGE A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jattee (people of each social class relaxing in a park), Bathers at Asnières (men swimming and relaxing along the Seine River in France), and The Eiffel Tower to name a few. While many of his masterpieces are in the Orsay Museum in Paris, there are various at major art galleries around the world including a large one at the Chicago Art Museum.

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Pointillism for kids

I loved going to the Orsay in Paris as a child where I got to see his beautiful Pointilism paintings!  The basics of a Pointilism painting is a whole bunch of dots that up close doesn’t look like much, but when you look back at the whole work your eye blends the dots together to see a picture. Cool, huh?! Seurat saw the Science in it and was trying to maximize light and feeling in his pictures. It took him 2 years to paint the picture with all the umbrellas below! This type of art is not only a neat style to talk about with kids, but something most kids really get excited about trying themselves!

Pointillism art for kids

We love melting crayons at our house!! So I came up with this project to help Goofy better visualize a Pointilism painting since we don’t live in Paris where we could see it first hand =-) We chopped up crayons (already small nubs).
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We placed them on a small canvas, spaced out, to make Goofy’s pictures of a castle. (He placed them & picked the colors) This is (kinda) what a pointilism painting looks like up close – lots of dots and you can’t tell what the picture looks like yet.
laying out crayon pieces on canvas to make a castle

Melted crayon art for kids

Then we put his artwork on a cookie sheet in a preheated 250 F oven for 20 seconds & TADA! Can you see the castle, blue rounded door, yellow flags, and nighttime sky now? Goofy was amazed at how his picture blended & came to life – just like Seurat’s (sorta) pictures when you stand back to appreciate the beauty of the entire piece.
finished melted crayon castle

Crayon art for kids

I think one of the reasons I love Pointilism so much is it reminds me of our lives. When we look up close at our day-to-day lives sometimes it is hard to understand why things happy or what God has in mind. But when we can step back (as truly only God can do) and see the big picture it all comes together to make a beautiful picture.

     

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Grab our artist report to help kids write down what they learn about famous arists and add a picture of their art project to make a fun keepsake of their homeschool art appreciation class.

Teaching kids about famous artist Monet with this fun Monet art projects. This  easy-to-make tissue paper craft makes a beautiful Monet Art Project for Kids that will brighten up any room while helping to explore a famous artists for kids while having fun creating beautiful art, slowing down to appreciate the pretty things around us, and learning to express themselves too. This art projects for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.  Matisse Valentines Art Projects van gogh for kids Are you teaching your children about famous artists for kids? Helping kids learn to appreciate art and different techniques is such a great activity. Whether you are studying monet, van gogh, picasso, mondrian, or one of the other many popular artists - these artist report pages are a great way for kids to remember what they learn. Use these famous artists worksheets with kindergarten, first graders, 2nd graders, 3rd graders, 4th grader, 5th graders, 6th graders, 7th graders, and 8th graders. Simply download pdf file with artist report template and you are ready to create and learn!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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