Australia Class

Well I haven’t been posting anything about my Australia class and thought I should provide an update. This is the 4th time I am teaching my once a week class for students from Sacred Heart School in Allentown, PA. The class is listed as “Australia, the Dreamtime and Boomerangs” Many things are learned. Over the past 5 weeks we have learned what the Dreamtime is and read several Dreamtime stories. The students learned about Aboriginal art and tried their hand at painting their own. We learned the science of how boomerangs worked, decorated “Roomerangs” and learned to throw them. We have listened to aboriginal and Australian folk music. We even made PVC didgeridoos and attempted to play them. It is all fun and educational. Below are some photos from the art class. They show the art in progress and final paintings. I am quite impressed with how they turned out.

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Craft Shows and Classes

I have a few craft shows coming up so have been trying to add both regular stock and a few unusual items. One of the unusual ones is this Rhino boomerang. I saw a photo of the unfinished original by Herman Anhari. I used that to attempt my own version and after painting it, I am very happy. It flies well too!.

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In order to paint it correctly, I had to do some up close and personal research of a real Rhinoceros!

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Another new boomerang is this Toucan, based on one I received from Alberto Sabal from Argentina.

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Other than trying to make a few boomerangs, I have been back teaching my once a week class for students at Sacred Heart School in Allentown. This week the students learned the science behind boomerangs, decorated “Roomerangs” and learned to throw them, listened to aboriginal music and read a Dreamtime story. It is a fun and educational class.

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