Middle School Dot Painting

I am teaching art to middle school students this year at New Horizon Academy. Our first project was learning about Aboriginal Dot Painting and the students really enjoyed seeing the video’s of the Australian artists and their art. Here are their versions of dot painting.

You can access the Australian Dot Painting powerpoint lecture Aboriginal Dot Painting.

Our next project was Chinese Calligraphy. Will post pics soon.

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.
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One Response to Middle School Dot Painting

  1. Gwen Cicone says:

    thanks for the link and the great examples. I am starting my unit on Aboriginal Dot painting today. I just finished my unit on Japanese Sumi-e and Manga with the 7th grade.:)

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