I have also had a lot of people ask me about Aboriginal Art, so I thought
this may be of interest to some of you also.
There are many different types and styles depending on where the art comes
from, as there are hundreds of different tribes / language groups in
The most important aspects are,
Way of communicating the dreamtime stories
Different art mediums, ie cave walls, sand, body, bark, rock art
All from birds eye view, dot painting or xray art.
Also the modern Aboriginal artists
There are many good books, but you may find it hard to locate them in the USA??
Aboriginal Art and Spirituality by Rosemary Cromlin is very good
I have produced an Aboriginal Education Resource Worksheet File of
photocopy masters for teachers. It is aimed at upper primary through to
lower secondary. It was put together with Aboriginal students, parents and
community members.I spent the last 3 previous years working as an
Aboriginal Education Specialist teacher, but I'm now back in Art Education.
It includes a lot of Aboriginal reference material, like dreamtime,tribal
groups,didgeridoo, Noongar words, Aboriginal Art, word sleuths, design
worksheets, traditional Aboriginal Art etc. This may be of interest to
some of you. They are practical worksheets for students. If you are
interested, please email me at denise.au
Don't Forget that the journey is just as important as the destination
Don't Forget that the journey is just as important as the destination !!