An introduction to Aboriginal symbols & how to tell stories with them by decorating a wooden boomerang.
About this Experience
This incursion is very hands-on, with every child engaging in the activity of learning to tell a story with symbols by painting their own boomerang.
In the absence of written languages, Aboriginal people used paintings to convey knowledge for thousands of years. Art styles vary greatly across Australia. In this incursion, children get introduced to a number of Aboriginal symbols, and the art of storytelling through symbols. Children will then paint a wooden boomerang to take home at the end of the day.
We supply: Wooden boomerangs, brushes, paint, symbol stamps, display materials illustrating Aboriginal symbols and materials for the demonstration on how to make traditional paint.
We need: Tables and chairs set up for 4-6 children per table in a room with easy access to a sink to clean the resources afterwards.
Session time: 30 minutes.
Age: 3 to 5 years, a maximum group size of 25 is recommended for maximum engagement.
Cost: $605 incl. GST
Educator/s: Henning Gerlt or Sean Candy
Cancellation Policy: To cancel or reschedule, please contact us at least 24hrs in advance.