Stone Painting

Find a smooth stone or rock – you might have some in your own backyard, or search around creek beds or beaches.
Your mob would have used natural materials such as sticks and ochre (a pigment found in rocks and clay), but you can use paint brushes, cotton buds and paint – poster or acrylic paint is best.
Make sure the stone is clean and dry. Use your brush, cotton bud or even your finger (check with an adult first) to decorate your rock. See the pictures below for some ideas about traditional patterns, symbols and shapes.
Different mobs used different symbols and patterns. Dot painting is typical of many Aboriginal artists however it’s not really considered a Wathaurong pattern.
Wathaurong art tends to feature cross hatching and circles.