Today we studied Georges Seurat and the style that he created, pointalism. We examined a photograph of Seurat and learned a little about his life. He was a shy man, who was described by friends as an organizer. Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grand Jatte was painted over two years and Seurat made over 60 sketches while creating this masterpiece which hangs in the Art Institute in Chicago. France offered to buy it back, but they were refused. Seurat was often so engrossed in painting that he did not even acknowledge friends who came to visit. To maximize his time, he would often only eat chocolate. Then we practiced his technique while making sailboats and decorating an elephant with many dots.image