Year 10 Toi Māori

10TOI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

In Year 10 Toi Māori, students will develop an understanding of the cultural significance of Māori art forms with Māori kaupapa, te reo, tikanga, and manaakitanga interwoven into the programme.  

‘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:

Develop these skills:Explore this content:
  • Tikanga when working in a Toi Māori space and when using different taonga/materials. (Uku/clay, harakeke/flax, 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 transmit Māori ideas.
  • 2D - drawing, painting, printmaking.
  • How contemporary design expresses Māori ideas about the world.
  • 3D - working with uku/clay, harakeke/muka, feathers, rakau/wood.

  • Making and using kokowai (traditional pigments used for kowhaiwhai).

  • Identify and sketch traditional and tribal designs used in whakairo (carving).


Year Levels/Departments:

Year 10



Resources Required

A4 Visual diary
Pencils (HB,2B,6B) erasers,
Fine pilot pens (black)