PRODUCE SOME POINTILLISM

This week on 5 Minute Fun, it’s Art Week – with daily videos showing you how to produce excellent art.

Plus, we’ve recruited little people to help us review an art exhibition and an art magazine for children. Today’s video shows you how to do Pointillism.

It’s to celebrate The Voluntary Art Festival, which makes it sound like art is usually done under duress. And it quite often is in our houses, because some of us mummies (whisper it) just aren’t very good at art. But when someone gives us a foolproof method for producing something good, well, we like it a lot more. Thanks 5minutefun team!

So, what is Pointillism?

It was primarily invented in the late Victorian era by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. Small distinct dots of colour are used to create an entire picture. Old Georges and Paul would have been using paint and a brush, but our kids might use felt tips or stampers, or even dot paint with their fingertips.

Here’s what your small person learnt:

Just like Madonna in the 1980s, our small people were learning to EXPRESS THEMSELVES today. They painted their idea of a tree using paint in a new way. And that, my friends, is what art is all about.

We’d love to see your trees. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @5minutefun.