Acrylic Paint-Australian Aboriginal Life Map
- What do you see? Finding the elements of art in Aboriginal painting.
- How does repetition create movement? SHOW ME.
- How do symbols change, depending on the society?
- What three principles of design do you think are most important in this style of art? WHY?
- What are the aboriginal artists communicating in their art?
3-Self Expression, 4- Technique, 5-History and Culture
- Find four images that appeal to you. Print these images and paste them in your sketchbook.
- Find an example of one artist and explain how s/he uses symbolism in his/her art.
Idea Development: (In sketchbook)
- Map your life so far. Recall ten major events/memories/people/places/ and symbolize each one. (Please do not use symbols that do not have any connection to Aboriginal art work)
- Use these symbols to create a composition.
- In your sketchbook make three thumbnail sketches, showing three different ideas.
- At this point, you will receive your square, with black lines and shapes that you must also include.
- Choose your favourite and enlarge it and add colour, with water colour paint, crayon and coloured pencil.
- Assessing questions: Does it show Aboriginal style? Does it POP? Is there balance and unity?
- Paint the sides of your square.
- Using acrylic paint, create your back ground.
- Using acrylic paint and stencils, back of brush, sponge, create major shapes.
- Using acrylic paint the details.
- Critique your traditional aboriginal art work life map.
- Please remember that your individual piece must fit with the whole in order for it to be successful.
Questions to ask when critiquing/assessing yourself and others
Is the art in the style of the Aboriginals?(HISTORY AND CULTURE)
Does the art create a GREAT IMPACT on my audience?(TECHNIQUE)
Has the artist explored a variety of ways to paint his/her life map?(SELF EXPRESSION)
Has the artist organized symbols in an interesting and unique way?(CREATING)
Create a map of your bedroom in the style of the Aborgines.
Use three stencils to create a painting on cardboard in the style of the Aborigines.
Create a 5-7-5 Haiku poem about your life map.