Nga Taonga Tuku Iho
Koru – new beginning, new life
Over the next couple of weeks , Room 17 will be learning about Nga taonga o nga Maori. Taonga means treasures. We will be learning about the different types of materials Maori used in creating these beautiful art works. Maori found art in their surroundings, flora & fauna etc..
As a focus for art, we will create our own art piece to be shown at the school Art exhibition in term 3.
Here are some various types of materials used today;
1.Mother of Pearl 2. Bone 3. bone & paua
Start thinking about a possible design for you to make. Remember not too make your designs too detailed as the material we are using breaks easily.
Think about the meaning of your taonga/ special treasure. You may need to research a little before designing.
Search using the following key words; whakairo, pounamu designs, Maori art.
Bring your ideas for Wednesday morning’s brainstorm.
Our mini inquiry is ‘What is the purpose of marae? What is Maori art & it’s meaning?’
Have you got any ideas? Start blogging now!