First we talk a little about the history of Australian dreamtime painting and Aboriginal art. Next we talk about how we could make it our own. Students trace their hand with pencil onto black 8x8 paper. They begin by choosing 3 colors of paint and use those for the hand. We dot paint with the back of a paintbrush. Next day when the hands are dry, students draw a simple background design with pencil and use white tempera for the designs dots.
Aboriginal Hand Dot Paintings. "We took a virtual tour to Australia, learned a bit about the Aboriginal people and their art work and then used that as inspiration to create our own hand paintings using warm colors and lots of dots."