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An Introduction to Aboriginal Art PowerPoint

Teach Starter Publishing
PowerPoint, PDF | 54 pages | Years: 3 - 6

A 54 slide editable PowerPoint to use in the classroom when learning about Aboriginal art.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom when learning about the history and different techniques of Aboriginal art.

This teaching presentation includes key information, discussion points and class activities for:

  • rock art
  • sand drawings
  • bark paintings
  • body painting
  • Wandjina artworks
  • x-ray art
  • cross-hatching
  • dot painting.


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  • Marie Oc

    Hello, I wondered if this resource was created in consultation with the Aboriginal community? I would like to use it in my classroom so just checking how the resource was created and where the information was sourced from. Thank you!

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      Hi Marie, Thank you for your question. I can tell you that the resource was not created in collaboration with a particular First Nations people or community, but at the time the resource was made, Teach Starter was working with Dirrabou Consultancy who ran a full-day workshop with our staff, helping to clarify and increase our own awareness and understanding of how to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into the resources that we make for you. For more details, please visit our blog at https://www.teachstarter.com/au/blog/teach-starter-learns-embedding-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-perspectives/

  • Paul (Teach Starter)

    Hi Ann, We're sorry to hear you're having trouble. The video link in Lesson 2 is working for us. It might be worth checking that your browser isn't set to block pop-ups or content from YouTube. If you continue to have problems, please contact us at [email protected] and we'll see if we can help you work through the problem.

  • Janeen

    Hi Catherine, thank you for this additional suggestion!

  • Janeen

    Hi Catherine

  • Catherine Strong

    dip a toothbrush in paint and flick it with your thumb works well or paint and a little water in a spray bottle?

  • Keiron Throssell

    Any ideas on how to do the ‘blow’ painting?

    • Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hi Keiron, thank you for contacting us. Blow painting is commonly done using straws with the end dunked into paint, then keeping the paint inside by closing the top end with your finger. Once in position, you blow through it onto the paper.