In honor of one of our favorite permanent exhibitions, we are going to begin our blog posts with a craft inspired by the artist, Theora Hamblett, a folk artist known for her trees done in the style of pointillism. We did this project with our Day Camp kids. The suggested age would be 3-5 years old.
Washable paint (green, black, white, yellow, orange)
Cups for water
Newspaper for table
Blue construction paper
1. Paint the bottom of the construction paper (suggested color: green) to imitate the ground or grass.
2. Paint the tree trunks first with stripes of color using the Q-tips on the construction paper. We suggest using black, white, and gray, like the original artist.
3. Create dots of leaves on the tree and on the ground with the Q-tips. Use bright colors such as orange and yellow to imitate autumn leaves!
Let the finished product dry for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. Now your kids are pointillism experts!