Our Uni student Jane did
some paintings during her Prac with our class which examined the use of
dots by Australian Aboriginal artists.
Before the Europeans came to Australia, dots
were used to decorate the body for special ceremonies.
Now, many contemporary Aboriginal artists
use dots to paint on canvas and paper.
How to Make a Dot Painting.
- pieces of black art paper
- coloured Brenex squares
- red, yellow, orange, and white paints
- cotton tips
- motivational pictures of artworks by
1. Trace the outline of your hand
onto a coloured Brenex square.
2. Cut around the outline.
3. Repeat for the other hand.
4. Decide where you are going to paste
the hands so that it makes an interesting design.
5. Glue both hands onto the black paper.
6. Dip the cotton tips into the paint and
create a design on the hands or on the background.
7. Refer to Aboriginal artistsí pictures
for inspiration on your design.