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.