4th graders are studying the life and art of the Australian Aboriginees. We looked at the country of Australia, the historical Aboriginee lifestyle, and the many styles of Aboriginal painting. We noticed how the Aboriginees painted on the ground, on rainsticks, boomerangs, and even on bark! The subject matter of their art was often animals that were special to their ancestral stories. They also often used many dots and patterns it their art.
We were inspired by their painting style and drew our own patterned animals on crumpled bark paper! We then used Q-tips to create the decorative dots on the frame.