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Puncher Pointillism at Ayala Museum

by on Jun 22nd, 2012

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From April to May, the Ayala Museum held a bunch of art workshops for the kids. One of these focused on   George Seurat’s famous pointillism art! I love how complex and simple this activity can be!


So before the actual art activity, a brief intro about George Seurat  and pointillism was given.

From wikipedia: Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of pure color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism. The term Pointillism was first coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of these artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation



Part 1 of the art activity was PUNCHER POINTILLISM! So instead of the usual painting with pencil erasers, the kids were given punched paper to create their masterpiece!


What you will need:

  • Puncher (and lots of time)
  • Different colored paper (front and back should have the same color)
  • Blank paper
  • Glue
  • Pencil (optional)


What to do:

Just hand those kids those “punched papers” and let them start getting creative! Some might want to do an outline first! Smile


This process helps the younger kids understand how pointillism works.


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The kids had so much fun playing with the punched paper afterward. They kept throwing it in the air!


Part 2: Pointillism with oil pastel

In school, the younger kids could do the puncher pointillism while the older ones could use some oil pastel or paint!


What you will need:

  • Different colored oil pastel/crayon
  • Paper

What you will do:

Outline what is needed beforehand so it’s easier. However, you can also just hop right in and start doing the activity!


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The activity was really simple, yet kids were able to explore their creativity! Gonna do a similar activity with big circles with my toddlers soon!

*Ayala Museum sponsors Art Workshops like this every summer. To stay updated, visit their website at


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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