A newly fallen blanket of snow, snowflakes falling steadily through the air, and an easy winter art project, perfect for a winters afternoon! This winter scene is made with nothing but dots! Be inspired by famous artist, George Seurat for a fun winter dot painting the kids are sure to love. We love simple winter activities for kids!
HOW TO MAKE A WINTER DOT PAINTING
SEURAT AND PONTILLISM
Famous French artist Georges Seurat was the developer of a very scientific way of painting known as pointillism. He used tiny dots of pure color, side by side to build form in his paintings.
These tiny dots of paint when very close together, give the viewer’s eye a chance to blend the color optically, rather than the artist having the colors readily blended on the canvas.
Pointillism art is done with oil paints and is basically just painting with dots. In a more complicated description, it is a technique where you do not mix the pigments of color but instead have varying dots of color that require the viewer to combine the colors. Their mind and eye do it for them.
Create your own Seurat inspired winter scene with our free printable below. Grab your paint and let’s get started!
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WINTER DOT PAINTING PROJECT
- Winter Trees printable
- White paint
- Black paper
STEP 1: Print out the trees template and cut around it.
STEP 2: Place the template on top of black paper.
STEP 3: Use toothpick to outline the tree design with dots.
STEP 4: Remove the template and then fill in the winter scene with white dots of paint.
STEP 5: Cut off the edges of the black paper around your dot painting.
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