the significance of dot painting to Australian Aboriginal peoples and their culture
the techniques and common features used to create Aboriginal dot paintings
that dot painting is a modern style of art used in Aboriginal cultures.
Use the content of the PowerPoint to record any new information on the dot painting poster from the earlier lesson.
Display slide 52. As a class, discuss reasons why the students at Geoffery Bardon’s school might have used dots to conceal the sacred meaning of The Dreaming. Brainstorm and list the techniques used in Aboriginal dot paintings.
Display slide 53 and explain the dot painting activity to the students.
Provide each student with a blank sheet of art paper and a range of paints and paint brushes. Ask the students to create a dot painting artwork of their foot. Monitor and support the students as they complete the activity.
Once the students have finished, gather together as a class to share artworks. Make a class foot display of the dot painting artworks under the heading ‘We Walk Together as One’.
Encourage more capable students to use fine dot painting techniques in smaller segments with a range of colours.
Encourage less confident students to use use thick dot painting techniques in larger segments with one or two colours.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities