A lot of dots for a painting

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With students of the sixth grade, we observed that the smallest element of visual language is the POINT. Is it possible to make a work of art made only of points? The Australian Aboriginal art confirms it, as well as the optical artist Bridget Riley, or the contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama.
punto nell'arte
we have made this painting in mixed media. to make the painting you will need:
– Drawing paper
– Tempera paints or acrylic paints and brushes
– Oil pastels
– 2 or 3 cotton swabs
classroom work takes 3 hours
1. we start preparing a background in tempera with three colors, with solid colors divided into three colored areas

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2. When the tempera is dry we can draw many small circles with oil pastels. The colors must highlight on the colored surface, so it is better to choose light colors on dark surfaces and vice versa, or very contrasting colors and complementary to each other (eg. Orange on blue). The circles can follow the shapes painted or create other shapes, circles, lines, waves, etc. ..

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3. Using a cotton swab, we paint the dots with tempera painting, one for each circle, choosing the colors more visible and contrasting, such as white, blue or red.

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Comments

  1. Christine Garmong says:

    WOW! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this lesson. One I will be doing with my sixth grade.
    Thanks, Rteachr

  2. Donna Staten says:

    These are great! Donna Staten

    • Hi Donna! Thanks for your comment! This work is really funny for children, it’s simple and effective. Kids can create very precious works of art easily, and express themselves. 🙂

  3. This lesson is wonderful! I will be trying it tomorrow. Beautiful! Amazing how simple yet complex and expressive the finished pieces are. Thank you!!!!

  4. Cool! Thanks for the idea!

  5. Shelley Menhennet says:

    Such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.
    Shell

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