Saturday, March 7, 2009

Koru Art Designs


Room Ten have begun looking at the Koru (a design based on the fern frond (pitau)). We begun by talking about the Koru, its meaning and how it is part of a fern. Drawing the koru and having free exploration was the next task so we got our our art books and started exploring. We have just been looking at making Koru designs in a small ruled frame as this defines the area and is easier to fill in. Room Ten also looked at and discussed som Koru designs found on the web and used these as motivation and inspiration for their own designs. We will be refining this stage and the looking at using pastel and black dye as the final medium for presentation. If there is anyone else in NZ or around the world who is doing something similar and would like to share designs we would love to hear from you.

10 comments:

  1. Miss F, We would love to work with you on this! Another great opportunity for us.

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  2. Hello just checked the blog now and very surprised to see that the koru artwork is up already, great work Miss Feasey, I like the way you put music on it.
    Jessica

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  3. I like how you incorporate your culture into your classroom. In my school, the students have very little shared history. We don't have a specific set of cultural identities we can use (except very generic ones). It seems like our students base their shared culture around the popular music on the radio. In effect they don't have the shared history so they have to create their own.

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  4. The koru designs are very impressive. I love the one that has someone poking their eyes over the edge of the page well actually its very funny.

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  5. like the camera angles, the art looks great looks like theres some talented people in our class

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  6. Hi I am Dandarra(MIS Rm10 student)
    I really like the art and its great how you put the music in it's so awesome

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  7. Shenae (rm10 student)March 11, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    I think that was a cool slidshow the art was awesome.

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  8. I think that this is very cool how we are learning about maori art in our class. It is a time for us to get creative, by starting off with one kuru and then we start to attach more and more kuru paterns on untill our simple one kuru desighn turns into a huge kuru family.

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  9. I really liked the koru designs they make me wish i could draw like that they are really awsome and i enjoyed watching them.

    shannon rm10

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  10. I really like the koru designs and the way you have layed the slideshow out, it looks very very funky.The slideshow looks great and the photos are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tyla (RM 10)

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