With Matariki just around the corner again, my year 5-8 class has started learning more about the Māori New Year. This year we decided to make mixed media stars (whetū) as part of our learning.  In…

With Matariki just around the corner again, my year 5-8 class has started learning more about the Māori New Year. This year we decided to make mixed media stars (whetū) as part of our learning. In…

Last year, all of the year five and six students made manu tukutuku to be shown at our annual Calf Club. The idea came from the book ‘Māori Art for Kids’ which you can find here. Here&#…

Manu Tukutuku- Kites

Last year, all of the year five and six students made manu tukutuku to be shown at our annual Calf Club. The idea came from the book ‘Māori Art for Kids’ which you can find here. Here&#…

Another awesome Art Attack activity- this one was undertaken by Year 7 and 8 students. Students designed their own designs for a pou, an upright, supporting structure that is part of a wharenui (Mā…

Art- Pastel Pou

Another awesome Art Attack activity- this one was undertaken by Year 7 and 8 students. Students designed their own designs for a pou, an upright, supporting structure that is part of a wharenui (Mā…

With Anzac Day fast approaching, and the 100th anniversary of Anzac troops landing at Gallipoli, I thought it was a fitting time to start learning about the First World War with my students. This i…

Anzac Day Art- Poppy Field

With Anzac Day fast approaching, and the 100th anniversary of Anzac troops landing at Gallipoli, I thought it was a fitting time to start learning about the First World War with my students. This i…

I did this activity with a year 4-6 class, as a way of exploring light and dark, building colour, and using dots as a way of creating visual art. You will need: Paint Pencils Scrap paper A3 cartrid…

Pointillism- Art Activity

I did this activity with a year 4-6 class, as a way of exploring light and dark, building colour, and using dots as a way of creating visual art. You will need: Paint Pencils Scrap paper A3 cartrid…

My students and I did this art activity in two different ways. The first time, we used contrasting pastel colours to fill in the shapes. The second time, we used charcoal pencil and focused on shad…

Cubism Still Life

My students and I did this art activity in two different ways. The first time, we used contrasting pastel colours to fill in the shapes. The second time, we used charcoal pencil and focused on shad…

On a blustery, stormy Friday afternoon, the students of Room 2 were doing art. Inspired by our surroundings, we created this ‘wild weather’ art. The completed work was laminated and dis…

Art- Wild Weather

On a blustery, stormy Friday afternoon, the students of Room 2 were doing art. Inspired by our surroundings, we created this ‘wild weather’ art. The completed work was laminated and dis…

This year, my class did a lot of study around Anzac Day and World War One. They learnt the history of the war, researched their family involvement, and wrote and presented speeches about what Anzac…

Anzac Art- Antique Letters and World War One Medals

This year, my class did a lot of study around Anzac Day and World War One. They learnt the history of the war, researched their family involvement, and wrote and presented speeches about what Anzac…

Publishing writing work seems to always take forever, right? This little trick (by no means an original idea) takes some of the effort out of presenting, and makes for an awesome wall display. You …

Art- Writing Frames

Publishing writing work seems to always take forever, right? This little trick (by no means an original idea) takes some of the effort out of presenting, and makes for an awesome wall display. You …

This year my students asked me if we could do something to take home as a gift for Mother’s Day. I wanted to choose an activity that was suitable as a gift for anyone, not just Mums, as my st…

Art- Mother’s Day Bouquets

This year my students asked me if we could do something to take home as a gift for Mother’s Day. I wanted to choose an activity that was suitable as a gift for anyone, not just Mums, as my st…

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