Sunday, 30 October 2011

Aboriginal Inspired Art

I teach 1 out of the 5 year 1 classes and we created art that was inspired by some famous paintings done by Aboriginal artists in Australia. Students noticed that dots and vibrant colours are a big feature of Aboriginal art.  First, we drew a picture of an animal found in Australia on black paper. Next, students dipped a wooden stick into acrylic paint and filled in their image with colour. Finally, we created a background using a paint brush and acrylic paint. Year 1s did a great job of carefully placing their dots onto their paper.

This activity was done in Term 3 during circus spendita rehearsals so many students either didn't create an animal or a background. I think the background looks fantastic without an animal on it!

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