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Aboriginal Art

Year 8 Spring Term Project

Laura Oswald

on 23 April 2012

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Aboriginal Art Year 8 Spring Term Project Week 3-5
Group Collage Week 1-2
Study Page Week 6-8
Design Work Weeks 9-12
Clay Tile Homework Tasks 1) Research 5 interesting facts on Aboriginal Art.
2) Complete study page with appropriate colours and present factual information.
3) Produce a colourful A4 poster promoting the top ten clay rules.
4) Produce a storyboard on how to produce a clay tile using illustrations and annotations.
5) Complete any outstanding design work. The Aborigines, native people of Australia, share a rich and interesting history. Part of their lifestyle includes the creation of beautiful works of art. Aboriginal art -- also known as Indigenous Australian art -- incorporates the use of natural substances such as wood, bark, stone and natural pigments.
Introduction to the subject with a lesson on Australia and the Aboriginal people. To include:
Pictures of the Aboriginal people and their way of life.
An Aboriginal folk story to illustrate the native way of looking at things.
Task: Compare and contrast the differences between your life and what life is like for an Aboriginal child of your age. Consider the Australian climate, landscape and diet.
Learning Objective:
To give pupils a wider picture of the indigenous lifestyle to enable them to understand and relate to the art in a deeper way.

Dot art is an ancient way of creating artistic designs, first utilized by the Aboriginals. The Aboriginals used dot art to paint their bodies for ceremonies and then began to paint canvases to make profit.

With a continuous history that spans at least 50,000 years, the native peoples of Australia have their own unique culture, art forms and set of traditions that differ from anywhere else in the world. Secluded from outside influences by the Indian and Pacific Oceans until English settlement began in the late 18th century, the ancient customs and art practices of the Aborigines have remained relatively unchanged for thousands of years.

Most ancient Aboriginal art was created to portray and narrate the "Dreamtime" stories, which are the creation myth of the Aborigines.
Like many indigenous people of the world, the Aborigines of Australia used perishable materials including tree bark, carved logs, and natural pigments to create some of their earliest art pieces. Aborigines used ochre, a natural paint made by grinding hard rocks colored by iron oxide into a fine powder and binding it with a fluid such as blood or saliva. In contemporary art, an acrylic binder is often used to bind the ochre, which comes in a wide variety of colors from pale yellow to a dark, reddish-brown. Patterns and symbols passed down through the generations were created using ochres, charcoal, colored clay and other organic materials and applied with stencils, hair brushes or crushed sticks, or one's hands.

Produce a title page for the project using imagery from Aboriginal worksheets.
Include factual information on Aboriginal Art.
Apply colour using a range of watercolours and pencils in appropriate, authentic aboriginal colours. Introduction Working collaboratively to produce a collage of an animal.
Explore different collage techniques such as: ripping, cutting, overlapping, hole-punching, shredding and use a variety of pre painted papers. Producing a design based on research of an indigenous animal of Great Britain. Pupils creating a clay tile of their chosen design. They will learn a variety of clay techniques to make, paint and glaze their tiles. Meanings of signs and symbols Please note: individual teachers may set subsidiary homework tasks to support pupil learning. The clay that you are using is professional clay and as such needs to be treated with care.
For your work to be successful and to fire properly you need follow these rules:

• Do not eat or drink whilst using clay.

• Do not eat clay.

• Do not throw clay.

• Clay tools can be very sharp, do not run with them or throw them.

• Always wear an apron or cover your clothing.

• Always wash your hands after using clay. Clay left on your hands can cause an allergic reaction.

• Clay must be cleared up properly as clay dust is dangerous. Always clear away clay with a wet cloth or sponge to avoid dust.

Using clay

• Clay MUST be kept covered if it is not in use as it will dry out.

• Clay must be joined properly with a ‘clay slip’ glue and scoring technique.

• All sculptures must be hollowed out, any air trapped within the clay will result in your sculpture blowing up in the kiln.

• If you are allergic to clay you may wear latex gloves.

If you do not understand please ask
Clay Rules Creating a test tile Making a test tile is the perfect way for you to learn about clay before you make your final piece. It is a good opportunity for you to explore many techniques such as joining, mark making, coiling and getting a feel of the tools and clay. Task 1: Roll out a small tile as shown. You will need a cloth, rolling pin, clay knife, template, ruler and piece of clay.
Task 2: Remember to put your name and class number on the back.
Task 3: With your spare clay and a selection of tools create a variety of marks and textures on your test tile as shown. You must demonstrate joining, coiling and mark making.
Task 4: Follow the instructions to cleaning and packing away your materials and equipment to ensure a safe and clean environment. Kneading
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