Friday, February 26, 2016

Signac Lesson Extension Activities

Paul Signac is a fascinating pointillist artist.  Ready to learn more about him?

Learn


  • Paul-Signac.org has an extensive collection of online images created by Paul Signac.  It is a great place to explore!
  • Watch curators discuss Signac's work at ArtBabble

Create

Read


  • I haven't found any great children's books focused on the life of Paul Signac (If you know of one please pop me a message and let me know!
  • This book, Paul Signac, 1863-1935, however is a great alternative.  It is an enormous volume covering Signac's greatest works, and is available at most local libraries.

Consider

  • God created our eyes to combine lots of images into a complete whole without our conscious knowledge.  Signac and other pointillists took advantage of this in their scientific approach to color mixing.  Try your own hand at tricking your eyes.  

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Paul Signac

This month we are looking at the work of neo-impressionist Paul Signac.

Paul Signac
French
1863-1935

Signac was one of the world's first pointillist painters, using small dots and strokes of paint to form his images. He spent a lot of time on the seacoast, painting the landscapes he encountered.
Paul Signac with Palette
photograph
1883

Grand Canal Venice
Paul Signac
oil on canvas
1905
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio

This month we will be creating pointillist bags that will be filled with treats for children.  To complete this project each child will need:

  • 8 1/2 x 11" scrap paper (this will be used as a measuring tool, so size is important) *1 sheet per child
  • Crayons - minimum 8 color set, we recommend Prang *can be shared
  • Navy thread, 1 spool *can be shared
  • 3/4" ribbon, 1 yard any color- *1 per student (can use 1/2 inch or 1 inch if that is what you have on hand)Masking tape *can be shared
  • Acrylic paint,12 piece set, we recommend Reeves *can be shared
  • Paint Palette (can substitute a few paper plates) *1 per student
  • Optional: Small package of baby wipes or paper towels

See you at 6:30 on Friday, February 29th!