Tuesday, 12 August 2014

What's the Point?

Inspired by an activity in one of Lily's art books, the girls had a little art lesson in pointillism today. Using cotton buds and paint, they made pictures by building up little spots of colour in complementing shades. I talked about the technique of pointillism and how it was used by Impressionist artists and I then read them "Katie meets the Impressionists" by James Mayhew. The girls had fun and hopefully learned something at the same time!

We were inspired by an activity in one of Lily's books 

We love the Katie books by James Mayhew, which introduce children to famous artists and paintings. Lily immediately recognised the picture on the cover as I have a print of Monet's 'Poppy fields' hanging in our hallway.

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