Ms Maggie Mo's Australian Aboriginal art lesson: students draw hand or animal on black paper, cut out, glue to brown paper. Make dots with sticks. Takes 4 to 5 art classes. Unity, variety, contrast, emphasis. Narrative art (symbols tell a "story")

Ms Maggie Mo's Australian Aboriginal art lesson: students draw hand or animal on black paper, cut out, glue to brown paper. Make dots with sticks. Takes 4 to 5 art classes. Unity, variety, contrast, emphasis. Narrative art (symbols tell a "story")

Flip Flop Fish - Art for kids using recycled materials and inspired by Australian Aboriginal X-ray art.

Flip Flop Fish - Art for kids using recycled materials and inspired by Australian Aboriginal X-ray art.

From exhibit "Aboriginal Art, Grade 4 - eraser dots mosaic - each child assigned a different color like the fingerprints

From exhibit "Aboriginal Art, Grade 4 - eraser dots mosaic - each child assigned a different color like the fingerprints

I first saw pendants made from washers in 2009 in Australia, painted by Aboriginal artists with their traditional dot patterns.  Since then I've seen various takes on this craft.  This is my version.

I first saw pendants made from washers in 2009 in Australia, painted by Aboriginal artists with their traditional dot patterns. Since then I've seen various takes on this craft. This is my version.

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