Year of the Dog

Term: 2 Year: 2006

Year Of The Dog 1
Year Of The Dog 5
Year Of The Dog 4
Year Of The Dog 3
Year Of The Dog 2

Visual Art & Lote Japanese

Topic : “INUDOSHI” – Year of the Dog

A Visual art unit integrating Japanese culture, Drawing, Printmaking & collage


  • Teaching resource
  • Clip art visuals
  • Dog books
  • Geometric patchwork designs

Unit overview

  • Read one version of the origin of the Asian Zodiac.
  • Then discussed the roles of the Dogs and their relationship with humans
  • We looked at the clipart illustrations of dogs;  Discussing the simplification of complicated shapes
    & underlying geometric shapes
  • Children practised drawing simple dogs and then transferred their chosen design onto print foam.
  • The best print was then mounted & framed in a unique and funky style of presentation

 Janine Sutton- Teacher