Welcome to AUSMEPA's marine art pages.
Art is a way to express
ideas in a different language. It is most successful when it can be understood
by the many rather than the few. However, the art in the following pages is to
encourage the expression about and to serve as a demonstration of learning about
the ocean. And it is fun.
There are many ways to
communicate through the arts and the next pages of art activities may provide
an inspiration, to help stretch the imagination, rather than describing a 'one
way only' approach.
The materials suggested in
the activities reflect lateral thinking, as art so often does. The limiting
factors are what you have at hand, what can be sourced easily and economically
as well as thinking outside the box.
These activities may
provide a good partner to science or sustainability units of work in the
classroom. Or they can stand alone. Although some will be provided, it will be
useful to search for images and links for a better understanding on each topic
it before starting.
The activities are not
rated for age as almost all can be adjusted up or down to suit.