Post-Impressionism: Pointillism

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How can little dots in two colors make a third color? Experiment with pointillism and color mixing with a series of activities. After viewing paintings by Seurat and watching a teacher demonstration, pupils create samples of three different secondary colors. They then fill in a pattern using the same technique.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Does not include paintings by Seurat, so you'll need to find your own examples online or in a book
  • The plan references pattern worksheets for students to practice on, which are not included; however, pupils can easily create original pieces or use pages from a coloring or stencil book



  • Each step of the process is paired with a color image
  • Provides the opportunity for practice and mastery of pointillism

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