Anyways, for art Art 1 we study the pointillism work of Georges Seurat and I was always amazed that the man painted huge paintings with dots the size of a pencil eraser. But I needed a project to get that point across to my students. So I took the idea of that former student and I shrunk it down. Instead of a 12 x 18 piece of paper (yes that is what size she thought she could cover with dots and not lose her sanity) I made the project into a 4x6 piece of paper. So about the size of a postcard. Then I talk about how to do color blending with your eyes and how to mix the colors of construction paper to create a picture that looks like it has been layered.
The overall project takes about a good week to week and a half. Not because it is necessarily a difficult project, but it is a time consuming project to punch and glue all of those dots. I have learned over the years to either bring earplugs or just tune out the constant whinning that prevails over the classroom. Also a few reminders that I could have been this worse by asking for a bigger project helps with the attitude issues. In the end when they come out really nice both of us forget the complaining.