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Grades: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Art Era: 1960's - 1980's
Art Movement: Pop Art
Featured Artist: Keith Haring
Art Vocabulary: Pop art, portraits, body shapes, free form shapes, outline, trace, art mannequin, Keith Haring.
Lesson currently exhibited in the Carrcroft Cafe
According to Aboriginal belief, all life as it is today - Human, Animal, Bird and Fish is part of one vast unchanging network of relationships which can be traced to the great spirit ancestors of the Dreamtime. Students at Harlan & Carrcroft created their very own dream journeys across Australia using traditional aboriginal painting techniques.
Indigenous Australian art (also known as Australian Aboriginal art) is art made by the Indigenous peoples of Australia and in collaborations between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians. It includes works in a wide range of media including painting on leaves, wood carving, rock carving, sculpture, ceremonial clothing and sandpainting.
Dot painting consists of various paint colours like yellow (the sun), brown (the soil), red (desert sand) and white (the clouds and the sky). These are traditional Aboriginal colours. Dot paintings can be painted on anything though in aboriginal times they used to paint dot pictures on rocks, caves etc. Mostly Indigenous nature like animals or lakes and of course, the dreamtime. They used to paint stories and legends on caves and rocks to represent their religion.