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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Art Club Aboriginal-Inspired Paintings
Here are a few of the finished Aboriginal-inspired acrylic paintings. I LOVE them!
The first through sixth graders started with photographs of Australian animals, paper sacks, and a sharpie.
We talked about the dream time paintings of the First Peoples of Australia, and how they adapted their traditional symbols from body, bark, sand, and rock wall paintings, to using them in acrylic paintings in the 1970's.
After drawing with Sharpie, we wadded them up a few times to soften the paper, and then ironed them flat. We used a limited palette of warm earth tones along with black and white, but with all the color mixing, the kids came up with some WONDERFUL colors!
I'll have to share more with you in at least a couple more posts, I just LOVE them. (Oh, I think I already said that... ) :D