Understanding & making art: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in early childhood settings

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This module introduces the richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. We explore ways educators and young children can approach art appreciation and art-making inspired by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. We also look at some specific art works and the contemporary artists behind them.

Join gallery educator Jo Krabman in a exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and discover ways that educators can encourage children to create and think critically about art and the art-making process. Featuring video interviews with artists, gallery curators and early childhood educators, this module will provide a range of strategies, tools and resources that you can use to develop young children’s understanding of artworks.

 

Learning objectives (3-6)

  • some general concepts that underpin an understanding of all art forms
  • a range of strategies, tools and resources that educators can use to develop their own and young children’s understanding of art works
  • how to apply general art concepts to a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts
  • how to explore children’s art, and
  • some examples of educators using reflective, respectful art practice with children.

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Description

Jo Krabman is an experienced early childhood teacher and director currently working as an early childhood educator and TAFE teacher in Sydney, NSW.

Jo is passionate about art in early childhood. After studying Art History and Curatorship she worked as Gallery Educator (Children and Families) at the National Gallery of Australia for 10 years. She has presented talks and facilitated workshops and professional development including art making and art appreciation to early childhood and primary educators, TAFE and university pre-service teachers, gallery and museum educators and parents. Jo has worked closely with the NGA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art collection, curators and artists to create curriculum resources and education programs for schools and teachers and public programs for children and families.

Jo Krabman collaborated with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators and artists in the creation of the module Understanding and making art: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art in Early Childhood Settings.

Portfolio photograph courtesy of C. Newman, ACT.

Additional information

Presented by

Jo Krabman

Links to the National Quality Standard

Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice, Quality Area 5: Relationships with children

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

2 – Know the content and how to teach it

Course Duration

60 Minutes