4th graders did an Aboriginal piece of artwork (artwork from Australia). We looked at how the early artists of Australia painted. One of the most common characteristics were the use of "shimmering" dots. The students painted using a q-tip in bright flourescent colors.
We added a boarder for the background/frame.
Students had to think about using unity (of the dots) and variety of colors to make the hand stand out. They had to use contrast of colors and paint neatly to find their hands. Here is a link that I went to when I found the idea: artiswhatiteach. Thanks for looking!!