Australian Aboriginal art is one of the oldest continuing art traditions in the world. Much of the most important knowledge of aboriginal society was conveyed through different kinds of storytelling—including narratives that were spoken, performed as dances or songs, and those that were painted. In this lesson students will learn about the Aboriginal storytelling tradition through the spoken word and through visual culture. They will have the opportunity to hear stories of the Dreamtime told by the Aboriginal people, as well as to investigate Aboriginal storytelling in contemporary dot paintings.
The BSU Introduction to Art is intended for an undergraduate course in art and art history. It incorporates OER material primarily from Saylor Academy and Lumen/Boundless Art History along with original additions by this editor. Educators may use this adaptation as parts of modules or as the entire reading for a course.
This resource is a complete course in art appreciation/art history for an art 100 or arthist 101 level. It is most complete in its art history sections including non-Western art. The introductory materials on techniques and media are not as comprehensive, but the art period overviews are very good. There is a complete list of sources, licenses, and attributions located at the end of every module. This resource lends itself to inclusion in a modular fashion and there is a fee-based LMS integration available if desired. Quiz files and lecture slides are also available, although that may also be on a fee-basis.
Video introduction to simple comics reading, how comics are representational, and the vocabulary of comics. Also includes a brief list of the possible jobs in creating a comic such as writer, artist, penciler, and inker.