This module introduces the richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. We explore ways educators and young children can approach art appreciation and art-making inspired by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. We also look at some specific art works and the contemporary artists behind them.
Join gallery educator Jo Krabman in a exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and discover ways that educators can encourage children to create and think critically about art and the art-making process. Featuring video interviews with artists, gallery curators and early childhood educators, this module will provide a range of strategies, tools and resources that you can use to develop young children’s understanding of artworks.
At the completion of the course, you will understand:
- some general concepts that underpin an understanding of all art forms
- a range of strategies, tools and resources that educators can use to develop their own and young children’s understanding of art works
- how to apply general art concepts to a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts
- how to explore children’s art, and
- some examples of educators using reflective, respectful art practice with children.
Suitable for early childhood education and care workers at all stages of their careers. This module will take an estimated one hour to complete.