Pogo sticks are used to show how a large-scale Pointillist picture can be created with imagination and space. Pads are attached to the pogo sticks which are then dipped in paint. The artists literally hop across the canvas, painting dots in sequence as they go. Finally, a single large image of a kangaroo has been created using multiple dots of different appropriate colours. This shows how it could also be done on a large scale in a school playground using sticks with dabbers, pads or sponges in a similar way.

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Pupils could experiment with finger painting to create a larger image made up of many different coloured dots. The same effect can be replicated in the classroom in miniature using cotton buds, paintbrush handles or pencils dipped in paint. Experiment by dotting oil pastels, marker pens or stippling paint onto paper or cloth to recreate a similar effect.