|This year we are focusing on the cultures from Australia and New Zealand. Here are a couple of books illustrated by an Aboriginal artist in a contemporary dot painting style.|
|The 3rd graders looked at maps and globes before we first drew our abstract sea-scape with Australia, Tasman Sea, New Zealand then the Pacific Ocean. They then traced over their drawing and created different weighted lines. This created more interest and added to the movement. Next we watched Perpetual Ocean (1080p HD) an animation of the ocean's currents created by NASA. They then drew movement lines to represent the currents around Australia and New Zealand with water based markers. We then painted over the lines with water and last water color using a wet-on wet watercolor technique.|
After comparing Aboriginal dot paintings with other styles of Aboriginal art we were able to identify the dot painting style. We watched this youTube video called Aboriginal art dot painting being demonstrated by an Aboriginal artist.
|Students are enjoying this process and making many connections. All of their art is looking great! Keep up the good work!|