Pointillism Technique Using Ink Dabbers

A gumball machine art project is a great way to learn about optical mixing in a study of pointillism and Georges Seurat. Kids create their own masterpieces and learn about primary and secondary colors in the process.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Offer different paint pallets so kids can see various secondary colors created
Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure kids can leave their drying artwork where they worked on it, as the gumballs will likely roll off the page if moved before they are dry
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Pros

  • Take-home printable can be cut out and distributed in kids' folders to explain to parents what they have been learning
  • Full-color sample is provided
  • Reference material about Seurat is included
Cons

  • None