Aboriginal art originated in Australia over 30,000 years ago. Many of the aborigines traveled long distances and recorded their travels by using symbols. The symbols they created using only lines and dots in a repeated pattern. Aboriginal art has many of the earth tone colors because they used to make their paint from materials in nature. UNITY and REPETITION are seen throughout the aboriginal art we looked at because of the repeated dots used to create symbols. The students were able to create their own piece of aboriginal art using dots and aboriginal symbols and earth tone colors!