Lesson Plan

Color Combinations

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Explore color through an examination of pointillism and light. Class members view Georges Seraut's famous painting on a computer, zooming in and out to see the details and effects of the technique. They then cover how light and color are related, create a color wheel, take a look at a modern example, and try their hands at pointillism. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Coordinate with the science teacher and examine color in art class at the same time your pupils are studying it in science
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  • Combines art and science to build a more complete understanding of how color works
  • The title of the artwork is listed as A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884, but is more commonly know as A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the La Grande Jatte