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The Aboriginal tribes of Australia created these paintings as a means to tell ancient sacred tales. The first were scratched into the sand and wiped away after the ceremony to not reveal sacred secrets. As paintings were later put on canvas, these sacred elements were eliminated or hidden by dots. The symbols represent the sacred elements of the stories while the dots were a means to hide the secrets from those outside the tribe. Today, these paintings are in museums and depicted on all types of clothing and pottery for people to own. The third graders have taken original symbols to create their own story in oil pastel. Then they surround the symbols in dots with tempera paint to create these beautiful Aboriginal style art works.
All student artwork is showcased throughout the hallways of Lace School and is
updated several times a year by Misiora as students progress through art
An annual Art Festival in early May is the culminating activity for Lace students. Each student in the entire school will have works of art on display for parents, families, and friends to view.