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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dot Art by Grade 2

One of my fabulous colleagues here gave me many many many bags of "cotton-tipped applicators", which are 6" thin wooden sticks with a tight cotton swab on the end. PERFECT for dot painting.

I did not give too much instruction for these, just a bit of background info on Australian Aboriginal dot art with a few pictures from Google Images as visual aides. Then they each got a handful of swabs and went to work. It was their last class of the year and they only had 45 minutes (less after instruction), so they were free to work without any real guidance from me. Most did not finish, but I posted some that were done (or nearly done...)

I think they did a lovely job! Check some out...
Love this one! She worked so hard!!

This is a volcano! Nice!

This was my sample work!


  1. What a great job your students did with Aboriginal dot art! It takes a lot of patience to create these.

  2. Outstanding artwork from your students.
    The colors and patterns are amazing.

    I agree with Mary that this project was a test in patience for your second graders.

  3. I just discovered your blog via a comment you left on another blog, saying you only had 14 followers. Well, now you'll have another one! I've been exploring and like what I see.

    Something to think about -how to get people to find you - when I only had a few followers, I used to check every new follower and see if they had a blog, and check it out. But now that I have a lot of followers (maybe too many?) I can't do that any more :-( so for all I know you may follow my blog. So what I'm saying is, if you want to get more followers, leave more comments and bloggers will click to see who you are!

    By the way, this is an ambitious lesson for last class of the year! We usually play Color and Shape Bingo, scrub tables, sort materials, and do general all-purpose cleanup. If we do artwork, it's something using leftover materials.