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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A complementary activity to the study of Pointillism. Pupils could dot paint onto a variety of coloured papers to replicate a Pointillist effect. Dot and dab with coloured pencils, felt tips, crayons or pastels to create a similar effect.