Wednesday 1 June 2011

Dot art

We couldn't study Australia without doing some Aboriginal/indigenous Australian dot art. We started by getting on line and looking at some examples and then I printed out the symbols and their meanings from one of the many sites we looked at, sorry I don't remember which one. We got out the acrylic paints and cotton buds and I found some wood (actually unused shelves). Ebi-kun wanted to paint an kangaroo, so I helped by sketching the shape for him to start with.
We both agreed it was very relaxing doing this type of painting and I am sure we will be doing it again sometime soon. Here is Ebi-kuns kangaroo....
and of course, I had to have a go too, so here is my platypus....


  1. I love how these turned out. Very cool!

  2. So cool!! He must have lots of patience to be able to finish this kind of activity!
    He is so cute.

  3. Well, as an Aussie, I think you both did a fabulous job!

  4. Yes they are awesome!!!!! I can`t believe how good ebi-kun`s is- wow!

    We did things like this in primary school a lot. It was always fun!

  5. These are incredible! I LOVE LOVE! Nice work. I hope I can squeeze this art project in one day soon.
    : )

  6. thank you! Ebi-kun has a great concentration span even from when he was little he was able to 'work' for long periods, maybe it is the Japanese DNA lol. He doesn't like not to finish something, which is a good thing - most of the time but then there are times when you need to get out of the door and it is a problem.

    Lulu - I don't remember doing this at school but I do remember studying Oz when I was 7 because my teacher had been on her hols there (it was a big thing back then!) I did a project on platypus and have had a softspot ever since :o)


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