Hello, my name is Rick Roser,
my Aboriginal school workshops have been engaging kids for over 30 years now… from first days at Prep right through to the last days of High School
…and by all accounts they are great fun, insightful and highly educational………and %100 hands on.
…and with big shells of ochre, hundreds of emu feather hair decorations… scores of firemaking sticks, dozens of didgeridoos, enough boomerangs, spears, necklaces, arm bands…making them, using them, keeping some…what’s not to love?
…Because the Students learn real skills in a such a memorable way the activities have proven invaluable for Teachers to use as Indigenous references across the curriculum
…..real Indigenous information and culture shared and evaluated in a relaxed learning environment for all kids…
with real Ochres and Emu Story
FIRE MAKING Story
with Fire Sticks
EMU FEATHER HAIR DECORATIONS
with Ochre painting and story
and SPEAR throwing with a Woomera
Alternatives/Back up for Inclement Weather/Circumstances etc…
String making with natural fibres/Net
tool Making/Didgeridoo Playing
All the good things,
all hands on
– fully accredited & perfectly safe…
providing a positive introduction to Aboriginal culture.
Storytelling is a major part of each session.
Murals and installations as well
Some of my art and artefacts have been collected by National & State Galleries, Museums and private collections.
… Timetable as your school requires..eg : 5 X 1hr, 2 X 45 minute sessions, double ups etc.
Each individual activity takes approx 15 mins so there are usually the 4 main activities to a 1hr.session.
All materials are supplied
The workshops are best located in an undercover outdoor area close to the oval.
$400 to $550 part day + Gst.
$900 (Per School Day) + Gst
……………..Travel costs may apply
Re: Ochre, the workshops cover ochre painting and start with the Emu dreaming story telling, where volunteers may get painted with the Ochres.
Great designs for faces/hands/arms/hair/Tshirts etc.
Ochre is natural Kaolin clay and brushes out….Wear an old shirt to get it painted with Ochre!!!
Re: Hair decorations…Exquisite Emu feathers, Beeswax and Ochre hair decorations applied as a Dreamtime story progresses, Great fun learning and doing. Children keep the emu feather head dress and all may be painted up.
Re: Fire making, Only I can rub two sticks together so fast I make a tiny spark… and then catch that spark in a pinch of puffed up grass… and coax it into a tiny flame… But everyone likes to try…Not a chance…Sorry…Fully accredited and perfectly safe.
Sometimes incorporates an acted out story especially for the younger audience…
Re: Boomerangs show our first attempts to fly. A variety of hunting, returning boomerangs are shown and demonstrated, different throws and their use for hunting or different conditions etc.
Re: Spear & Woomera…a Spectacular example of a simple invention. Technology making a huge increase of physical power.
Re: Didgeridoos – wait til you hear them practicing the Frog song.
PVC nylon water pipe didges … sound better – and everyone can play.
Aboriginal Art&Culture Resources Kit on Cd
Aboriginal Art of Ochre Painting on DVD
Aboriginal Art of String Making on DVD
Aboriginal Art of Fire Making on DVD
Emu feather hair decorations