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.