Year 9 Contemporary Māori Art

Course Description

This course introduces and builds confidence when using Contemporary Māori Artist models. Students will use a wide range of art-making media to explore themes of identity in Aotearoa. Students will take inspiration from their pepeha and explore art making practices within a modern learning context. 

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity: You will explore a range of contemporary art making techniques and media, and apply these in the style of Māori artist models.
  • Explore your own pepeha as a base for generating imagery. 

  • Visual Literacy: Learn to use Māori images/symbols and patterns to describe and express your own ideas about identity

  • Contemporary Kowhaiwhai and taniko pattern design.

  • Critical Thinking: Use Artist models and knowledge about your whanau/ancestry to create your own designs and outcomes.
  • Effective Drawing and Painting techniques.

  • Time Management: Develop time management skills to meet deadlines in a creative field.
  • Extension into Print-making, Stencilling, Sculpture or Digital outcomes.

  • Produce quality finished outcomes to take home and share with your whanau. 

Resources Required

All resources are supplied for use in class.