How to Teach Aboriginal Art in the Classroom

In 1970 , the leaders of the aboriginal tribes of Australia invited artists to paint his “dreaming” , which is the position of an individual in his spiritual mythology , to prevent the loss of their culture. As far as this Artwork able to teach students about the history of Australia , ecology and biology of the country, and around the Aborigines . Aboriginal ” Dreamtime ” is created all its concepts , myths and spiritual beliefs . The earth itself is an integral part of these beliefs , and it is a non-linear storytelling in which the ‘ union of past and present . Aboriginal Art inspire students in their creative activities while learning about another culture .




1 . Showing maps of Australia, signs of flora and fauna, and posters of Aboriginal art.

Distributes along the wall and the front of the room. Instruct students to ask questions about the pictures .


2 . Read the myths of Aboriginal students . Explaining Aboriginal ” dreaming ” and ” dream”. Dreaming is the place of the individual in the broader field of Aboriginal mythology , while the dream is in the general mythology of the Aboriginal peoples .


3. Search the Australian plants and animals used in Aboriginal art .

The study of traditional instruments such as the didgeridoo , and aboriginal music . Watch DVDs Aboriginal art , if the kids are in middle school and high school.


4. Discuss the traditional painting techniques of making that the aboriginals used . They used ocher ground-up , clay and coal make traditional paintings . Discuss the colors are mainly used .


5. The didgeridoo is an aboriginal instrument that is usually painted .
Turn cardboard paper towel rolls and paints to create didgeridoo. The student will design your own didgeridoo painted with stains on them. As a result , children may try to play with them.