Demonstration of Dot Painting
Demonstrator, Faith Vicinanza
Tuesday, January 7th
2 pm – 3 pm
The defining criterion for a dot painting is the technique used – that it is produced by repeated imprints of a paint covered brush, dotting stick or other implement onto the surface of the painting and that in doing so, there are recognizable ‘dot’ marks on the canvas. 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. Dot painting, however, seeks a level a perfection and precision in the dots that is not inherent in pointillism. Admission is free but seating is limited. Please call to make a reservation. 203-586-1474.
Faith Vicinanza works full time as a cyber security professional, but her poetry and artwork are her passion. She has been writing and painting from a young age, is a photographer, a mosaic artist, and always trying new things as she did in the fall of 2018 when she stumbled across dot painting and has focused primarily on dot painting for the past year culminating in a themed exhibit at Arts Escape through Dec 13th. She is a grandmother and has done art projects with her grandchildren since she can remember. Dot painting is also referred to as Dot Mandalas, Aboriginal Dot Painting, or Pointallism.