Year 11 Toi Māori

Course Description

In Year 11 Toi Māori, students will gain a greater understanding of the significance of Māori art forms in both traditional and contemporary settings. Students will continue to learn about the appropriate use of Māori designs, symbols and patterns, using a range of materials to create both 2D and 3D artworks. The Year 11 Toi programme interweaves daily cultural practices such as taumata (Karakia/ngā kupu a ngā Tūpuna/mihimihi/Waiata) and fosters the values of whanaungatanga - others, whakaiti - humility and manaakitanga - respect.

‘Kia whakatōmuri te haere ki mua’ to walk into the future our eyes must be fixed on the past.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Tikanga when working in a Toi Māori space and when using different taonga/materials (kokowai, rakau/wood)
  • Elements of Māori Art and design from a Mātauranga māori perspective (traditions)
  • Practical skills to be able to create works of art
  • Develop an awareness of how their work reflects and transmits Māori ideas
  • 2D - drawing, mural painting
  • How contemporary design expresses Māori ideas about the world
  • 3D - introduction to whakairo

  • Making and using kokowai (traditional pigments used for kowhaiwhai)
  • Identifying different whakarei with a focus on Ngāpuhi whakairo
  • Creating taonga pūoro/musical instruments from rakau/wood - purerehua and porotiti



Resources Required

A4 Visual diary
Pencils (HB,2B,6B) erasers,