‘Traditional Colours’ Exploring Indigenous Art
Term: 3 Year: 2007
Ashwood School is a school for students with a mild Intellectual disability. The Secondary section of the school were studying Aborigines so the art sessions were spent in discussion about the form Aboriginal Art took, the colours they used and how these colours were applied. The work on display is an example of the various techniques they used to create their own work. We used the resource pack “Australian Indigenous Art” and the “Rock Art”
- Red, yellow and orange food dye was painted on to white cotton. A tracing was made of an animal, bird or fish with black marker and then patterns were added to the tracing.
- White paper was coloured with brown food dye, again the tracings were made and then cotton buds dipped in bleach were used to draw outlines and patterns on to the paper.
- Boomerangs, didgeridoos and bullroarers were painted with dots by dipping pieces of dowel rod and skewers into paint to apply.
- Each child took a turn at spraying one another’s hand with a weak solution paint (brown, black and white) to achieve the effect of a wall painting.