Students study Monet, learn the art of pointillism

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Ferriday — It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it can also be said that beauty is in the eye of the creator.

When Natasha Poole’s fifth grade class got a lesson in impressionable art, they took to the chance to create their own works of art by dipping and dabbing cotton swabs and the occasional fingertip or two.

Besides making their own masterpieces, part of the goal was to use dots to create an image or pointillism, as would 19th century French Impressionism artist Claude Monet — who created landscape-type scenes using the method.

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A few of the young artists chose the same genre while others chose to depict life a bit more close up and created portraits of themselves and others.

The theory was introduced to the students by their French teacher Mariana Joos and though the kids may not have created pieces that will be shipped off to the museum, they did enjoy the lesson.

Brianna Ceaser explained it best when she said “It’s fun!” And that’s exactly what you’d expect a fifth grader with full access to paint and the green light to say.