Art Portfolio's are coming home this week! All of our Carrcroft artists are so excited to share their world art with you! Today we spent time reviewing all of our project from around the world and sharing our favorite works of art!
Videos of students talking about their favorite works of art coming soon!
What does Aboriginal mean?
Aboriginal Art is art made by the indigenous people of Australia. It includes works in a wide range of media including painting on leaves, wood carving, rock carving, sculpture, and sand painting.
Dot painting consists of various paint colors like yellow ( Sun), brown ( soil), red ( desert sand), and white ( clouds and sky). These are traditional Aboriginal colors. Dot paintings can be painted on anything though in Aboriginal times they used to paint dot pictures on rocks. Mostly indigenous Australians painted images of nature like animals, hands, or lakes. They used to paint stories and legends on caves and rocks to represent their religion as well.
Carrcroft artists grade K-5 embarked on a three week creative process that started with tracing their hand or creating an Australian animal on construction paper. Using oil pastels, scissors, pencil, and crayon each student added unique and intricate dot designs inside their work of art. During the second session each student designed a background for their hand or animal using Australian dream time symbols. Each work of art tells a story about the person or animal using these special symbols. Finally, we experimented with dot painting on top of our background using tempera paint, sticks, straws, and Q-tips.
After completing our Australian masterpieces each student had the choice to write a detailed dream time story about their project or write a letter to Ms. Sipress asking her questions about her trips to Australia. I will post photos of both in the art gallery below!
Australian Art Gallery