Wednesday, 19 September 2012
aboriginal dot painting
8 year olds
After a discussion about how and why Aboriginal people make their dot art, the children drew an image of a lizard or a tortoise as a base for their art. They decided on what land features they wanted to include in the negative space. They drew the ideas onto brown paper lightly with pencil. They added colour using acrylic paint and cotton buds. They aimed to make the dots uniform, small and close.
They used the same images on a flat river stone. The surface is great to paint and draw on. This was not straight forward for many though as the area is small and they needed a steady hand.