Smiling like Sunshine: Exploring Art with Kids: Seurat

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Exploring Art with Kids: Seurat

I have been meaning to explore the masters of art with Defne for ages. I finally got round to it thanks Red Ted Art's new challenge: Kids Get Arty.
Last weekend we took our art books from the shelf and I showed Defne(5yo) Seurat's masterpiece: A Sunday afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. I told her about pointillism and we talked about how long it would  to make a picture this way. It took Seurat two years to finish this picture!
When I asked Defne to imagine starting a picture at 5 years old and finishing it at 7, she found it very funny and unbelievable but once she started her own masterpiece she understood how long it takes ;-)
Defne used a cotton bud for her picture. 


A castle and a lovely sun shining!




She showed great concentration and  enjoyed making a picture using a different medium.

10 comments :

  1. Wonderful! My son was also intrigued that it took Klimt 3 years to do the artwork that we explored - it really is such a long time. Quite a life time for our kids, isn't it.

    Love the castle, it is beautiful.

    Thanks for joining in with Kids Get Arty! The next on is mid July :-)

    Maggy

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  2. It's hard to imagine working on the same project for that long.

    In our household, I think my husband's probably the only one with the attention span to do something like that and the rest of us would end up with 52 started-but-set-aside paintings. :)

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  3. So cute. I think exposing children to art (and poetry) when they are young is so important.

    Good job!

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  4. Love the cotton bud idea. Much easier than using a brush.

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  5. Love the cotton bud idea, it would soak up the paint really well. Your daughter's castle looks wonderful.

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  6. What an absolutely lovely painting! She has really understood the concept, and made it her own.
    Congratulations to the artist!

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  7. That worked out very well! I love how concentrated she is. What a great way to teach about art. Vicky from www.messforless.net

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  8. Her artwork is lovely! I have been meaning to try this type of art with my daughter for awhile, and glad to see your post to remind me!

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  9. Wow! Can't believe it took that long! What a fun picture and I love the painting with q-tips technique!

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  10. I am impressed that she had the patience to stick with this! Her work is fantastic!

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