By Jake Tedesco
Using a Pointillist technique students will create a landscape inspired by Seurat’s painting The Seine
from La Grande Jatte. Dots of pure primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) plus black and white will be
placed next to each other and students will be able to see how they “mix” and create colors that are
not in our initial palette.
• Introduce students to the artwork of Georges Seurat and Pointillism.
• Explore color interaction by using the method of applying dots of pure color to create other
• Discuss the organization of elements in a landscape.
• 8 1/2″ X 11″ 67 lb. Vellum Bristol Cover Paper: Cut into two pieces 5 ó” X 8 ó” each
• Drawing pencil (preferably with no eraser)
• Unsharpened pencil with eraser
• Dick Blick tempera paint: red, blue, yellow, black, and white
• Small reusable plastic pallets (or disposable paper plate palette or soufflé cups with lids)
• Paper towel
• Glue stick
▪ Distance Learning Tips – Suggestions to help make this experience enjoyable for all.
▪ Elements of Art – Resource sheet with vocabulary used by artists.