Saturday, 22 October 2011

Aboriginal inspired Dot Paintings

This week the children made aboriginal inspired dot paintings. We saw that the aborigines made artworks of things that were important to them; fires, campsites and kangaroos were just some of the reoccurring themes.
So I asked the children what was important to them and they made lots of suggestions; family, flowers, myself, pets and even mobile phones were some of the answers.

So the children drew out what was important to them on a sheet of A2 paper and then chose 4 or 5 colours to make their painting. Some of the children drew around their hand like in one of the examples, to represent themselves.

They made the dots using the rubber on the end of a pencil. To get a nice dot every time and equal spacing between the dots was a challenge - it required a lot of concentration!

Here are some of the finished ones, enjoy!

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