Paint Shirts Using Pointillism

Hey guys! We love painting shirts, most of the time I paint designs on the shirts for the kids to wear but today I let the kids paint their own shirts using the Pointillism technique.

Pointillism– is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism.”

I remember using pointillism in a middle school art class and being so fascinated by how all of the tiny dots come together to make a picture. So, when we saw an episode of Creative Galaxy on Amazon Prime one day and I knew they would love to try it. If you haven’t seen Creative Galaxy with your children, you should.

Creative Galaxy is from Out of the Blue Enterprises the same makers of Super Why and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Creative Galaxy is an animated art adventure series that supports creativity. The show allows children to create along with its characters by using art, crafts, music, stories and dance to express creativity. The interactive episodes encourage children to get excited about their own creative ideas and to use art and creativity to solve everyday problems! If you think the first season of Creative Galaxy sounds fun, you’re in for a surprise. Season 2 will debut on Prime Video on Friday, September 16! I can’t wait to see what they have come up with this season.

We used Arty’s ( the main character in Creative Galaxy) idea of using pointillism and we decided to use it to paint shirts instead of paper.pointillism

So, let’s get started!
The materials needed are t-shirts, fabric paint, Q-Tips and tape.
We also used glow in the dark Puffy fabric paint just to add something extra to the shirts.


Since my daughter is a little bit younger I used masking tape to help give her a little bit of a design.


Then I let her paint it however she wanted.


My son decided to make a monster face and outline it in glow paint.


She says that her design consists of flowers and the ocean. I think it is wonderful, art is all about
being creative in your own way.


What inspires you to get creative?

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  • Leigh
    September 19, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    That turtle design is really dainty. This should be a very fun activity and yes it’s all about being creative. Keep it up!

    • Ashley Brown
      September 20, 2016 at 9:28 PM

      Thank you.

  • Ashley may
    September 20, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    This is such a fun idea. My son would love this. He loves that show too.

    • Ashley Brown
      September 20, 2016 at 9:29 PM

      The show is really fun, isn’t it? Let me know how your son likes the craft.

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