Thursday, November 15, 2012

3rd Grade Aboriginal Handprints

The 3rd  grade students were able to combine the old and modern Aboriginal Art into one piece of Art.  Students were able to add their handprint (which originates from the cave art of Australia) and then fill their space with dots/symbols (which is from Modern Australian Art).  Students also learned about the warm/cool colors and had to choose one color group for their art.  Aboriginal art originates from Australia over 30,000 years ago.  Aborigines began painting on rocks and inside caves with earth tone or neutral colors.  Students learned that back then they couldn’t go to the store to buy paint; they had to find things in nature to make their own paint.  Today Aboriginal Art has three main characteristics, dots, symbols and/or animals.  Aborigines filled their space and did not leave any negative (empty space) in their art.  The Aborigines used symbols in their art to document their travels and experiences.  Students learned that different countries/cultures have different meanings for different symbols.   Students were also introduced to REPITION and UNITY and how to create/find that in a piece of art.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I am a student teacher in the Northern Territory of Australia, and I have just completed my first EVER lesson plan. I wanted to thank you for sharing your art room with other. I used your Indigenous Arts painting as the basis for my unit of work.
    So thank you so much :)