Thursday, 10 May 2012

Collaborative Aboriginal Art Map

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


  1. Oh...these photos look great...i must get u to send them via email if that's

  2. Wow! What a great effort done by sweet kids! I am very impressed by their job. It is a wonderful example of collage-making Aboriginal Art of Australian map. All other photos are also looking beautiful.

  3. Hello,
    I am interested in having one of these artworks feature in an education document that I am working on. Could I please get you to email me so that we can discuss further?