the significance of cross-hatching to Australian Aboriginal peoples and their culture
the techniques and common features used to create Aboriginal cross-hatching
the traditional terminology used to describe Aboriginal cross-hatching.
Use the content of the PowerPoint to record any new information on the cross hatching poster from the earlier lesson.
Display slide 46. As a class, discuss reasons why it may take an Aboriginal artist a whole year to complete a large cross-hatching painting. Brainstorm and list the traditional techniques and colours seen in Aboriginal cross-hatching artworks.
Display slide 47 and explain the cross-hatching activity to the students.
Provide each student with a blank sheet of art paper. Ask the students to create a cross-hatching artwork using paint, pencils or crayons of their hand. Monitor and support the students as they complete the activity.
Once the students have finished, gather together as a class to share artworks. Encourage the students to explain the personal significance of their designs.
Encourage more capable students to use fine line cross-hatching techniques in smaller segments with a range of colours.
Encourage less confident students to use thick line cross-hatching techniques in larger segments with one or two colours.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities