Fourth grade students in Michelle Block’s class at Winthrop Avenue School examined the artwork of Georges Seurat, the founder of the pointillism
movement, rendering his style in the subject of a lighthouse, the district’s symbol.
Bellmore was designated a Lighthouse District in 2019 FranklinCovey Education as a result of the district’s development training and consistent practice of its leadership principles and core values, which are incorporated into its nationally recognized Bellmore Stars Character Development Program.
Students first watched a video on pointillism, learning that darker values are created when dots are placed close together. Likewise, spreading dots apart creates higher and lighter values. Students learned how to mix colors by placing them together on a page and allowing the eye to blend them. The class concluded with the students’ renderings of a lighthouse in the pointillism style.