Yesterday Billy went to an Aboriginal Art Printmaking Workshop with wonderfully talented artist and local homeschool mum, Bernie Meyers.
She showed the kids a CD of Aboriginal Art firstly, to get them inspired. Then they moved to the tables and drew their own designs on paper.
Once they were satisfied with their designs, they traced or redrew them onto a foam block - like a piece of thin styrofoam. Using pointy instruments, they had to make sure the grooves were deep enough so they wouldn't get inked.
They inked up their plates and then used Bernie's printing press to make copies of them. They all looked fantastic, but some of the kid's work just blew me away, like these ones:
This is the 1st in a series of workshops Bernie is running on the theme of art around the world. Next month is Spanish folk art. The kids will get the chance to display selected pieces at an exhibition next year!