'"Positive Voices, Creative Writing and Arts Group" by Chris Georgopoulos! Together WE share the Australian Aboriginal ART Culture! My First Australian "Dreamtime" Project! The "Dreamtime" for Aboriginal people is the time which the earth received its present form and in which the patterns and cycles of life began. Australia Aborigines created stories to teach each other about the "Dreamtime"; these stories taught about life, including birth, love, food gathering, hunting, warfare, marriage and death but also about the Creation. The Aboriginal traditional way to educate about the Aboriginal History, Culture and Laws was storytelling, using a combination of Arts form such as painting, singing, music and dancing to illustrate the ancient "Dreamtime Stories". My FIRST teaching LESSON, My FIRST AU Workshop is with theme: "DOT Painting". "DOT Painting" is the traditional visual art form of the Aborigines in Western Australia Central Desert. The canvas is covered in small dots of paint which create patterns and symbols. These symbols can easily be recognize by those familiar with the "Dreamtime" Story illustrated. Bright colors are now more common with the use of acrylic paint, but traditional DOT painters used natural pigments such as ochre, crashed seeds. Dot paintings today are recognised globally as unique and integral to Australian Aboriginal art. On the surface the dot is simply a style of Aboriginal painting! Thank You Very Much Chris!"
View the photos of this very first workshop in the gallery.