Thursday, December 17, 2015

2nd Grade Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal art originated in Australia over 30,000 years ago.  Many of the aborigines traveled long distances and recorded their travels by using symbols.  The symbols they created using only lines and dots in a repeated pattern. Aboriginal art has many of the earth tone colors because they used to make their paint from materials in nature.  UNITY and REPETITION are seen throughout the aboriginal art we looked at because of the repeated dots used to create symbols.  The students were able to create their own piece of aboriginal art using dots and an animal that originates from Australia.  Students also learned how to create the secondary colors from the primary colors.  Students were only given the primary colors and had to mix them to create the secondary colors for their background.

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