ArtMuse67

Musings about the importance and impact of art and art education in the 21st century.

Musings about the importance of art and art education

3rd Grade Aboriginal Art

♠ Posted by ArtMuse in at 8:41 AM
I'm not sure why I never thought of this, but pencil erasers make GREAT "dot painting" tools. Here area a few from my leave replacements lesson:The kids really got into making the dots.  I had to stop the lesson and let them know it's o.k. for them to leave some brown paper around their animal, otherwise we'd still be doing this lesson from September!







2 comments:

did you happen to read a good literacy text that connects with this or a slideshow to show aboriginal art first? Love to hear how you connected the culture. :)

Hi Carissa,
My leave replacement happened to teach this lesson when I was out on maternity, so I don't know if she used a PowerPoint or book to introduce the lesson. However, in the past whenever I've taught aboriginal art I've always shown a PowerPoint that had facts about the culture and the meanings behind the dot paintings. Here's a post on a project I did with second-grade where I put in a couple of key points from some of the concepts I taught them. Hope that helps, and thanks for posting and checking out my blog!

http://artmuse67.blogspot.com/2012/01/2nd-grade-aboriginal-art.html