Aboriginal Art Classes for children is a project for children to learn about Aboriginal Culture and learn how to create sellable Aboriginal art. It brings indigenous heritage closer to children, gives them a place to express their feelings and learn about both art and history.
Childs Vision employs an Aboriginal teacher, therefore creates workplaces for Aboriginal people, and pays for all the necessary painting equipment IE Canvases, Paint, Didgeridoo wood, Boomerang wood.
Aboriginal Art has survived for over thousands of years and continues to be one of the oldest art forms practiced today.
Aboriginal Art consists of symbols that were used as a means of communication; communication of their lives on earth, their rituals, food, customs and also to show constellations and for ritual decorations. In many ways this is an opportunity for children to express their feelings and deepest thoughts. On the back side of the paintings they can write short stories what they are choosing to tell with the symbols. Also, doing art provides them with inner peace and feeling of happiness from what they have created. Art has always had therapeutic effects and we are trying to help children to feel better through art.
Children have a safe place to learn and be creative at the same time. Each session has a maximum of 5 children to give teacher the availability to work with each child individually. All classes will be put through out in the nature or at partnering schools. We will start with schools in Alice Springs, Uluru and Brisbane.
Once children have learned how to do the Aboriginal paintings they will also be able to sell their art at the Surfers Paradise markets to stop fakes coming from China and would give the kids great self-esteem seeing their work succeed.
One of the benefits is carrying on Aboriginal Culture among today's youth. It is important to keep traditions alive and teach children to respect their ancestors. Also, children will have a new place where they can express themselves and learn about their indigenous heritage at the same time.