Aboriginal art and culture hands on school workshops, activities and Indigenous resources for schools. … Indigenous Studies Incursions … Accredited – Education Queensland Programs Touring Queensland Schools ….P/12 & Special needs.

Grad.Dip. Art Education
Indigenous Presentations, Performances, Installations & Resources
Aboriginal Events Management    Ph: 0422 275 601 P.O. Box 800 Burleigh Heads Q. 4220
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Ingenious DISCOUNT AVAILABLE…for Aboriginal school visits

ATTN  Head of Curriculum; Indigenous Studies

Hello, my name is Rick Roser, Aboriginal workshop presenter and I would like to visit or revisit  your school.
I have over 30 years experience presenting Indigenous workshops in Qld schools,
always with strong cross curricular links, very positive, long lasting, even spectacular outcomes…

These hands on workshops have proven excellent for engaging kids and with big shells of ochre, millions of emu feather hair decorations, scores of firemaking sticks, didgeridoos, boomerangs, spears, necklaces, arm bands…what’s not to love? (please see the activities below)…..real Indigenous skills and culture shared and evaluated in a relaxed but controlled learning environment.

All the good things, all hands on – fully accredited & perfectly safe… and providing a positive introduction to Aboriginal culture. 

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 
My art and artefacts has been collected by National and State Galleries, Museums and many private collections andthe authentic Indigenous tools and materials provided at the hands on workshops are in themselves a fascinating display and offer great insight into our vast Aboriginal heritage. 

Aboriginal Campsite Activities available in the workshops are :

OCHRE PAINTING with real Ochres and Emu Story

FIRE MAKING  with Fire Sticks

EMU FEATHER HAIR DECORATIONS to accompany the Ochre painting

BOOMERANG Throwing and SPEAR  throwing with a Woomera



                            Story telling and Cultural Information with all workshops to illustrate the many  interrelationships between Aboriginal art, customs, skills and storytelling, science, technology, numeracy and literacy, even music and fashion

Alternatives/Back up for Inclement Weather/Circumstances etc…

DIDGERIDOO WORKSHOPS includes how to make the sounds and circular breathe
String Making Workshops with Natural fibres
Stone Tool Making
Folded Leaf Baskets with Picca (Bangalow) palm leaves
Also Murals, Installations, Bush Tucker Gardens , Shelters, Kangaroo Skins, and Bush Cooking (Needs Prep + Fish/Roo etc+$200)


Further info below..                   

… Timetable as your school : 5 X 1hr, 2 X 45 minute sessions, preps might double up etc.

Each individual activity takes approx 15 mins so there are usually 4 activities to a 1hr.session.

All materials are supplied 

The workshops are best located in an undercover outdoor area close to the oval.        
Students might break up into groups of 4. Demonstrations & Instructions may include references to Dreamtime stories, comparable European legends, scientific and historic facts…After about 15 minutes we move on to the next activity and so on.

COST              $450 per session +gst (2 Hrs Single/Double class or 2 X 1 hr sessions)
                         $990  (Per Day) + gst
                   or  $7 per student for large groups (over 100/whole school up to 600 X 1hr)
OR AS YOU REQUIRE, any configuration you need  we can CHEERFULLY improvise 

 Thank you for taking the time to read through all this,

I do hope you find this outline of interest and look forward to hearing from you.

All the Best 
 Rick Roser                            

Further info…

Re: Ochre, the workshops cover ochre painting and start with the Emu dreaming story telling, where one volunteer (then everybody if they want–and they will insist) gets their face painted in 2 colours.
Giving an insight into the development of rituals and traditions, story telling. Ochre is like talcum powder and brushes out….Wear an old shirt to get it painted with Ochre!!!  Great designs for faces/hands/arms/hair/Tshirts etc.

Re: Hair decorations…Exquisite Emu feathers, Beeswax and Ochre hair decorations applied as a Dreamtime story progresses, controlled and fun. 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…$200… reward…Fully accredited and perfectly safe.
Can also incorporate an acted out story that culminates with a spark of fire, great story telling session especially for the younger audience…

Re: Boomerangs show our first attempts to fly. A variety of hunting, returning, hook boomerangs are shown and demonstrated, different throws and their use for hunting or different conditions etc. 
Plenty of boomerangs, one person at a time to throw only when I say Neext!. and Kids have to behave if they want to throw the boomerang

Re: Spear & Woomera…a Spectacular example of a simple invention and technology making a huge increase of power. Show our use of science and technology to increase our physical abilities.

Re: Didgeridoos -, wait til you hear them practicing the Frog song. About 50 + PVC water pipe didges …the nylon ones sound better – and everyone can play.

Also available
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

Storytelling is a major part of each session so please also look at my Brave Ant Colouring in Book
useful for eg. for… “People and their Beliefs”07 A4 Brave Ant BLC

or if you need to…..
· Share knowledge of central indigenois ideas in a non-written medium.

· OR
Y ou need to choose two (2) of the following to research and share:
– Roles in the family
– Laws and discipline
– Connection to the land/Spirituality
– The Arts (dance, music, visual art)
– Dreamtime stories
– Hunting/food/cooking
– Decision-making

…..real Indigenous information and culture shared and evaluated in a relaxed learning environment for all kids...


…EVEN MORE Info…this link goes to my old site


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