Animals in Art: Dot Paintings

The 8th graders have chosen their Australian animals or insects and drawn them out on colored paper. Most of them have gotten pretty far if not finished with adding colors within their animals. They are using both ends of a crayon to achieve the different sized dots withing their paintings using acrylic paint. Below are examples of the animals in progress.

 Before moving on to their backgrounds, students were required to practice creating a pattern. The required pattern is a series of repeating circles that uses 3 colors and 2 sized dots. Colors should repeat in the same order and dots should alternate between large and small. Students will be able to use this technique on their backgrounds as soon as their animal portion of the paintings are complete.