Teen Art Gallery: Pointillism

I'm very excited about our August Teen Art Gallery. We are doing the technique of pointillism. Pointillism is when you apply small dots or strokes of color to a surface so that at a distance, the dots blend.
Pointillism was invented by Georges Seurat (pronounced Sir-ott) in the 1880s. One of his most famous paintings in this technique is "A Sunday on Grand Jatte." His style was much different than the paintings popular at the time.
In pointillism, a limited color palette is often used. This is because using dots of pure color placed so that they optically overlap makes a purer color to the eye than mixing paint. In other words, if you have lots of yellow and blue dots placed close all around each other and then look at it from a distance, it will look greener than if you mixed that same amount of blue and yellow paint.
If that piqued your interest, we are doing tiny pointillism for this month's Teen Art Gallery. Stop by the teen area to either create your masterpiece or get your tiny canvas. We will also have additional resources on the pointillism technique. Supplies will be available from August 1st-August 15th. All entries are due by Tuesday, August 15th to be displayed in the teen area.