Clay Divisionism

In our Crafty Saturday class today we took a look at George Seurat's Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and Paul Signac's Women at the Well to learn about Divisionism (also called Chromoluminarism) which was the characteristic style in Neo-impressionistic painting, defined by the separation of colors into individual dots or patches which when observed the eye blends the colors together!

                   

Like the Neo-impressionistic painters of the 1800′s, Little Artists used small balls of clay to create a beautiful flower to welcome Spring!

  

The first step was to mix the clay so we had all the colors and shades we saw in our flowers.  Its always a surprise when you realize there are so MANY colors!  Starting in the corner of a sticky piece of foam we began to place our pea sized balls into place slowly blocking in the shapes of color we see.

  

  

Little by little our Spring Flowers were complete!

   

   

See You at the Next Studio!