Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Aboriginal Art

Last week we read the story, Raven.  It was very similar to the story that Dallas Yellowfly told us (see the post before this one!) While we were reading it Mrs. Betts asked us to notice the shapes and colours that were used for the illustrations.  Then we practiced drawing some of these shapes on our white boards.

We noticed that the art work had a lot of symmetry in it and that the colours that were used were mostly colours found in nature - green, red, blue and black - they were colours that the Aboriginal people could make from the berries in their environment. 

They were very simple shapes but very effective when used to create a piece of art.

Do you know the Aboriginal story of the Raven?

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