Junior School

Year 4 Pointillist Art

05 May 2021

In Year 4 Geography lessons, we have been learning about Modern Europe. This term’s focus is France. Pupils have been learning about the climate of France and how its coastline has changed over time. This has been linked to a study of depictions of the French coastline by famous French artists. We examined the physical and human features of the landscape and discussed how and why they had changed over time.

Year 4 learnt about the artist Georges Seurat and his use of conté crayons, then created oil pastel crayon sketches of the Grand Union canal. These preparatory sketches were used to create a larger work, based on the styles of Seurat, where the image was built up in layers of coloured dots, and Morisot, who used light brush strokes in her paintings. The children’s pictures were painted in watercolours, using small brushes.

4EL really enjoyed experimenting with different media and undertaking the challenge of creating an image of a landscape without sketching it in pencil first. We will give feedback on each other’s work as a follow-up session, comparing the pictures with the original photos and the crayon sketches, before suggesting what went well and any improvements.

Here are some of the finished pieces:

      

 

Miss Emma Lipinski

Year 4 Teacher 

 

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