The children had previously observed a variety of
art works by Australian indigenous artists.
In particular, paintings on rocks walls which was evidence of early
civilisation. They identified types of
lines, shapes , patterns and colours that were often repeated in the symbols
drew lines and shapes they liked and
created their own patterns and symbols, inspired by the art work they had
their favourite Australian animal and filled it with their own designs trying
to create a balance between the black and white. The background was prepared and painted to
represent a cave wall and their animal was
collaged onto it.
Michelle AshfordArt Specialist