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Aboriginal art for kids

  1. 1. Aboriginal Art From Australia
  2. 2.       Aboriginal people are indigenous (the first) Australians. They tell stories in words and pictures about how the world began. They call this Dreamtime. Their stories are called ‘Dreamings’.
  3. 3. Can you point Australia on the map?
  4. 4. Australia’s deserts
  5. 5. ABORIGINAL ART TECNICHE They used their fingers or sticks for painting. There weren’t any art shops where they could buy brushes! Aboriginal art includes lots of symbols for the natural things around them.
  6. 6.  Aboriginal art uses 'Earth Colours'. Why?    
  7. 7. ABORIGINAL COLOURS • Black represents the night and the aboriginal people. • Yellow represents the sun, it is the sacred colour. • Red is the colour of the land and the blood. • White is the spirit colour
  8. 8. These are the colours of the desert. Aboriginal artists made their paints from natural materials. Aboriginal paintings also use lots of dots.
  9. 9. ABORIGINAL INSTRUMENTS • Aboriginal traditional music consists of rhythmic singing supported by few instruments. • Traditional Aboriginal instruments are almost always percussive involve beating , for example: handclaps, body slapping or hitting of clapsticks. The most important non- percussive instrument is the didgeridoo.
  10. 10. LET’S WATCH A VIDEO • http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=c5Sou45vT1s
  11. 11. Let’s have a look! • https://www.google.com/search? hl=es&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw =1024&bih=641&q=world+map&oq=world+& gs_l=img.1.1.0l10.13709.15195.0.18095.6.6.0. 5.602.T_w97cRwPTo#hl=es&q=aboriginals+pa intings&tbm=isch&i
  12. 12. Can you answer the following questions? 1.Where did the aboriginal people live? 2. Where does the aboriginal art come from? From which continent? 3. The aboriginal told stories. How did they call these strories? 4. Can you name some of the deserts in Australia? 5. What technique did they use for their paintings? 6. Can you name same of the aboriginal symbols? 7. What are the main colours of aboriginal art? 8. Where did they get the materials for their paintings? A) from the sea. B) from the nature C) from the desert
  13. 13. Let’s create a dot painting. Watch the following video.Pay attention to the technique: http://www.youtube.c om/watch? v=uFgwtBYbUDc • Now use your imagination and create your own aboriginal painting. • Choose one of the aboriginal symbols that you like best. • Use your pencil for drawing it and colour with dots.
  14. 14. “DREAMTIME” You are going to watch a video about an aboriginal story: • http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=xDJrnldb08o LET’S PAINT: • Draw with the pencil a picture inspired by the dreamtime. • Use construction paper. • Paint the picture, using the dot’s technique.
  15. 15. A COLOURFUL TAPESTRY Activity group • In this activity you are going to work in a group to design a tapestry. • Draw a draft on a piece of paper . • Later copy the draft on the fabric. • Finally colour it with dots. Materials • Pencils, piece of papers, a fabric, sticks and paints.
  16. 16. The boomerang • the Australian Aborigines are one of the few cultures in history that never have used a bow and arrow, they depended on the boomerang for hunting .
  17. 17. LET’S MAKE A BOOMERANG • In the following art activity we are going to use modelling clay: 1. Shape the clay into a boomerang. 2. Let the boomerang dry for a week. 3. Draw a design similar to the aboriginal ones and paint it with sticks.
  18. 18. Let’s make a rain stick How to make a rain stick: • http://www.enchantedlear ning.com/crafts/music/rains tick/ What is a rain stick? • It is a tool that was used in some Native cultures to bring rain during dry periods. • It was made from cactus and has today been adopted as popular musical instrument around the world.