Students will learn about the importance of balance and how to create it in art using pointillism. They will demonstrate their understanding of balance by sorting famous works of art and creating their own pointillism artwork.
Students will describe the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical and horizontal and vertical.
Students will work in groups to sort famous works of art into two categories: symmetrical and asymmetrical.
Students will explore famous works of art that utilize dots for creation.
Facilitate a discussion on the different types of balance and how it is achieved.
Teach vocabulary words to students: symmetrical, asymmetrical, horizontal, vertical, color, and pointillism.
Expose students to famous artworks that use different types of balance and dots.
Guide students in utilizing color to create balance.
Teacher Prep Time
Student Studio Time
Supplies and Materials
Learn About Balance & Explore Artworks
Learn about balance, how it is created, and how emotion is represented in art.
Explore a few famous works of art created with dots. (e.g., pointillism paintings created by Seurat and Australian Aboriginal dot painting)
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