Friday, July 29, 2016

Aboriginal Art in Room 13

Hi we are Dylan and Olivia from Room 13. For art we are doing Aboriginal dot painting.

You might have some questions about Aboriginal dot painting, well, we are here to answer those for you!

Question: What is Aboriginal dot painting?
Answer: Aboriginal dot painting is the traditional way of painting that the Aboriginals in Australia used. They used bark and clay to make dots to tell stories.

Question: Where does Aboriginal dot painting come from?
Answer: Aboriginal dot painting is from

Question: What did we use to create our Aboriginal dot paintings?
Answer: You need some cotton buds and paint.

Question: Why is Room 13 doing Aboriginal dot painting?
Answer: We are doing Aboriginal Dot painting because we watched this video that explained how the koala lost its tail.

Question: What was the story about how the koala lost its tail?
Answer: Koala and Tree Kangaroo were best friends until one day when there was a drought in Australia. Tree Kangaroo worked hard to find water by digging a big hole, however Koala did not help at all. When Tree Kangaroo found water in the hole, Koala jumped in and tried to drink it all! Tree Kangaroo was angry at Koala’s selfishness, so he pulled Koala out of the hole by his tail… and his tail came off! Now Koala has a short and stumpy tail. You can watch the video here:

We looked at a lot of Australian animals drawn in the traditional Aboriginal way. We saw Koalas, lizards and kangaroos. This art inspired us to use our hands in our dot painting.

Room 13 loves doing Aboriginal dot painting because we dip the cotton buds into the paint and it is relaxing and a lot of fun.

Did you know Yendarra is an Aboriginal name??

Thank you for reading our Term 2 Week 9 blog post.

By Dylan and Olivia.

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