About This Course(Online)
Students will learn about the history of the Indigenous Aboriginal people of Australia and their Dot Art Students will choose a list of native aboriginal spirit animals or they can choose one from their own imagination
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Online Course description
In this lesson my goal is to bring the traditional Aboriginal Dot Art to students helping them to appreciate another’s culture, all while learning about symbolism and abstract design. Aboriginal Art is art made by the Indigenous people of Australia. It includes works made in many different ways including painting on leaves, wood carving, rock carving, sculpting, ceremonial clothing and sand painting. Aboriginal art is closely linked to religious ceremonies or spiritual rituals. In this lesson students will learn about the history of Aboriginal People and their Dot Painting by getting a brief herstory by viewing the YouTube Herstory below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0WfqQAbV0o Next, students will be asked to choose an animal that best represents their personality for this project. The animal can be chosen from “the list below” of native spirit animals or from their own imaginations. Next grab your pencil or black sharpie marker and a piece of white construction paper to sketch your silhouette (this will be our centerpiece). Now grab your scissors and cut out your silhouette and glue it to the center of your black construction paper. Lastly, the aboriginal people were very strategic in how and why they chose certain colors to represent their works of art. They used a variety of colors such as yellows, browns, reds, blues & whites. These colors represent the sun, soil, the red desert, blue sky and white clouds. What colors will you choose and why? Next grab your Q-tip or use the bottom of your paint brush and start with whatever color you wish. Begin to dot paint going clockwise around your silhouette. Please be sure to change Q-tips or wipe the bottom of your paint brush before you choose a new color. Continue your dot paint in many different designs and please keep in mind that a successful painting should have a pattern that uses the whole paper with lines going off the edge of the page. If time permits……. once the lesson is complete each student will present their finished painting to the class in a “virtual styled round table” discussion. They should be able to explain why they chose their animal and what their symbols and/or colors represent or mean to them.
Online Course requirements
Materials *Black Large Construction Paper 9x11 or bigger (for the backing) *Q-Tip or the Bottom of a Paint Brush (to paint our dots) *White Paper (the centrepiece) *Pencil & Black Sharpie Marker *Glue Stick *Acrylic Paints: White, Red, Orange, Blue & Yellow *Palette or Plate (for your paints) *Paper Towel *Your Imagination