Dot Paintings After Yayoi Kusama

2nd and 3rd graders made lots of dots!

We watched a video of the book, The Dot, by Peter Reynolds and looked at the installation and painting work of Yayoi Kusama for dot inspiration.  After chatting about scale and using different sizes, colors and lines with dots, I let the kids go loose in watercolors. They could choose to place their dots on a figurative object or simply create an abstract work.  We talked about the differences between both.