A model robot is used as the subject for this Pointillist painting. Using cotton buds and a basic paint palette, the picture is gradually built up using a series of coloured dots to create a single image. There is animated reference to the Pointillism movement and to Pointillist painter Georges Seurat as well as some of his works to set this in context and add an element of art history. The robot picture is shown as it is constructed stage by stage from a single dot to completion. Children are encouraged to use and experiment with this technique on their own creations.

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A natural activity for studying non-European Aboriginal art work and techniques used to construct it. Starting point for studying the Pointillism movement and the work of Pointillist painters including Georges Seurat. Complements work in the Pop Art style using pixelated images such as those found in magazines or on computer monitors.