For the last 2 weeks the children and their friends have been working together on a mixed media, Aboriginal influenced map of Australia.
First the kids used magazine scraps to collage a map of Australia. We got in some geography by showing which areas are forested and which are desert.
|Youngest group beginning their map collage|
|Collage base complete|
Once it was dry we added Aboriginal dot symbols to show the location of major cities. The children then decorated a mini canvas each with an Australian animal.
|R's lizard mini canvas|
|L's possum mini canvas|
Next we mounted the mini canvas pictures onto our map. They turned out pretty good I think and it was great to work as a group on a single art work.
|Little kids canvas|
|Big kids canvas|