Monday, February 6, 2012

4th Grade Aboriginal Dot Paintings

Fourth Grade Artists are studying the art of the Australian Aboriginees. These native people of Australia use dots of paint to create their images. A lot of their painting subjects are animals. Fourth Graders each chose a native Texan animal, and had to draw the outline of their animal, then cut it out and include it in their artwork as a black silhouette. Then students drew one or two x-ray drawings: an image of one of the animal's bones or organs. The last step was to add patterns of dots to their animals using tempera paint and swabs. Students also included an Aboriginal symbol, concentric circles, on the backgrounds of their artworks. The concentric circle stands for family, or a village.

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