Aboriginal Art and Technology

Aboriginal Art
NC links include Art & Design – investigating the material, visual and tactile qualities of natural materials and applying them to technical and creative outcomes.

Science – Changing Materials.
Literacy – Dreamtime Story-telling based on hunting or gathering.

Please note, our minimum charge is for 3 hours or a half-day session because of transportation and set up costs. A full day is charged at 5 ½ hours.

The package includes preparatory materials and at least a half-day of follow-up activities Prices are inclusive of materials.

All sessions are delivered by qualified teachers/Forest School leaders.

In Brief – Half or quarter day package in which Aboriginal Art, technology and design is explored.

Experiences – Making a variety of pigments from natural materials, including charcoal and ash. Mixing pigments and utilizing the pigments and other natural materials, such as downy featherto decorate a ‘found’ item, such as a pebble or a piece of wood or tree bark. Studying hunting tools used by Aborigines and utilizing stones for grinding seeds to make simple foods. Camp fire story-telling based on food-gathering .

Timing & Numbers – Up to 30 children for 3 hours or two groups of 30 with 1 ½ sessions. Minimum booking, half-day

Target Group(s) – Adaptable to Reception to Year 6.

Aims. To explore simple hunter-gatherer technologies for providing foodstuffs and materials for decoration(Changing Materials). To explore how hunter-gather technologies enable people to subsist in otherwise hostile environments.
To explore how forces and friction work in the use of a bow and arrow.

Spirituality and the concept of home.  To explore how the Native Americans of the plains utilized temporary shelters and how a nomadic lifestyle affects how we see ourselves and what we value.

To explore the circumstances and pressures dictating migration patterns of plains Native Americans.