On Wednesday, our activity was boomerang painting.
First the students learned about some of the symbols of traditional aboriginal artwork. Did you know that when aboriginal artists paint, it’s usually from the perspective of looking from a height down onto the land? That is why there are so many dots – because everything starts to look like a dot when viewed from high enough up. Symbols are also often used to tell a story. For example concentric circles often represents a campsite. Here are some other symbols.
It was a sunny afternoon (and we’ve had quite a lot of rain recently) so the students were keen to sit outside and paint. We used acrylic paints onto plywood boards. Our teacher, Josie, also had a go and she was quite proud of her boomerang for which she’d created her own symbols.
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