The dot is a picture book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. The story focuses around a little girl called Vashti who discovers her artistic talent. Vashti has very little self confidence in her artistic ability and becomes frustrated that she cannot draw anything. Her teacher helps her discover that she has a real flair in Art by encouraging her to start by drawing a dot.
When Vashti becomes angry and frustrated, her teacher says “Just make a mark and see where it takes you!” So with her teacher’s encouragement she begins with a small dot. The next day the teacher asks Vashti sign it and she has it framed on her wall. Vashti is suddenly dissatisfied with her dot and so she tries different approaches to explore creating Art using just a dot. Suddenly, Vashti has created a whole Art show.
In Year 5S we were really inspired by Vashti’s story and decided to create out own artwork based on the dot. We hope you enjoy our Art 😊.
This term we will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians as our World Around Us topic. In Art we have been creating Egyptian Sunset paintings using watercolour paints. We began by painting a wash of colour fading into reds, oranges and yellows to represent the sunset, then we started to draw our pyramids, camels and palm tree silhouettes. Once that had dried, we began to paint our silhouettes black. We hope you enjoy looking at our final piece.