Georges Seurat Art History Workbook and Activities - Pointillism - Art Distance

Georges Seurat Art History Workbook and Activities - Pointillism - Art Distance

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This art history packet introduces students to the artist Georges Seurat. Students learn about the artist through web links and videos, complete pointillism worksheets, then use pointillism to re-create and then color some of his famous paintings. Finally students create a tropical fish using pointillism as their final project.

18 Worksheets Included:

High Resolution Poster of “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” by Georges Seurat

About the artist information sheet with examples

Instruction sheet

More resources sheet with links to movies

Color Theory Pointillism worksheet

3 Coloring Sheets of Seurat’s art in black outline form with color guides.

Compare/Contrast Short Answer Worksheet for two of Seurat’s Paintings

Value Scales/Spheres worksheet

Free Pointillism and Stippling Demonstration Video link in worksheet packet

Tropical Fish Contour Line and color identification Worksheet

Worksheet for final Tropical Fish drawing with colored pencil

Student example of pointillism tropical fish done with colored pencil

Extension Activity

Color Theory Pointillism KEY
Value Scales/Spheres KEY

Compare/Contrast worksheet KEY

Ways to use in the classroom:

As an introduction to a famous artist and their work.

Worksheets culminate with student creating their own pointillism artwork.

To support other drawing skills such as:

contour lines, shading in color and color theory

As early finisher work or as a quick art substitute lesson.

TpT EASEL: Use TpT Easel to easily print or digitally assign individual pages to students.

Note: There are options on how to give students color reference other than to print these sheets in color. You can project the example using a document camera or have students look up artwork on a chromebook or smartphone, for example.

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National Visual Arts Standards:

Middle School Standards:

VA:Cr2.1.6: Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.7: Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

High School Standards:

VA:Cr1.1.HSI Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

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A note about artwork used in this resource: The work contained in this resource was drawn by Sabrina Wingren using Georges Seurat's work as a guide. The work of this artist has been released into the public domain by its author. Any student artwork included is used with express permission.

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