Georges Seurat for Kids | Biography and Lesson Resources
Art Lessons and Printable Resources for the Elementary Art Student
French artist, Georges Seurat (1859-1891), is one of the most unique artists of the modern era. The focus of this collection of free art lesson plans and resources is to provide elementary school students with free lesson materials to learn about and appreciate the art of this famous artist. Some of these activities are simple to prepare and enjoy. Others may require a trip to the art store.
Georges Seurat was born on December 2, 1859 in Paris, France. His father Antoine Chrysostom Seurat was a native to Champagne, and his mother Ernestine Faivre was a Parisian. He also had a brother and a sister, Emile and Marie-Berthe.
Georges first studied art by taking drawing lessons with sculptor Justin Lequiene and then continued his education at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His first art studio was shared with two friends. Later he moved to a studio of his own...
This free printable Georges Seurat word search worksheet helps students to build reading skills while learning about Seurat. Tell your students how many words there are to find. Then ask them to complete the word search worksheet by identifying the keywords biography and circling them on the worksheet.
Your students will have a blast, and the homeroom teachers at your school will be thrilled that you included an activity like this one in your art lesson plans.
Students will learn about pointilism, and about Georges Seurat, the artist that created this style of painting. The project for this lesson is to create a pointillist painting using colored sticker dots. Students are to draw a picture, and then use it as a guide as they apply several hundred colored dots.
Very young children could begin with a coloring page.
Sticker dots in a variety of colors
Pen or magic marker (optional)
Art examples (optional)
Optical Color Blending
Take a moment to color a Georges Seurat masterpiece.
This art masterpiece coloring page of Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (excerpt), will give children an opportunity to interact with a piece of art in a way that they may have never experienced before. Not only will they look at this masterpiece, but they will interact with it. As a result, it will leave a much more lasting impression of the artwork and possibly a greater appreciation for art in general, than had they only looked at it.
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