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Aboriginal Hand Print
(art + history; art + social studies)
"One old man in Arnhem Land remembered being carried as a child on his father's shoulders as his father climbed up a log leaning against a rock wall. His father then sprayed his hand with red ochre against the rock, leaving a stencil he could still recognize many years later. The main function of the stencils was to record people's presence and association with a site." — Aboriginal Art Online

The stenciled hand print and aboriginal style drawings help children to relate to the man from the Australian Aboriginal Culture stated above, while helping them to understand the use of line in art. A black paper with white splattered paint was used, but white paper with red (ochre) splattered paint would make a nice impression also. Construction paper crayons make bright, bold, linear designs around the hand stencil.

Grade Levels K-4
Subject:
Arts and Humanities, Art History, Visual Arts
Level:
Upper Primary
Grades:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan
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Date Added:
08/22/2019
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States
Language:
English
Media Format:
Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML

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