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The koru is the Maori name given to the new unfurling fern frond and symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol in Maori carving and tattoos.

The koru is the Maori name given to the new unfurling fern frond and symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol in Maori carving and tattoos.

Children draw themselves and ask the question What is your name? and say My name is..... In Te reo

Children draw themselves and ask the question What is your name? and say My name is..... In Te reo

Mihi and koru project. First develop mihi and publish on computer. Draw Koru, each steam indicates family larger ones parents smaller ones yourself and siblings. Fold and cut in thirds, pastels on top, warm and cold colours. Mid section shading with pencil. Bottom section collage with newspaper and newspaper the same colour as the inside of the koru in the top section. Am not responsible for this idea, borrowed from wonderful teachers at Tamatea Intermediate , thank you Mrs McPhee you rock!

Mihi and koru project. First develop mihi and publish on computer. Draw Koru, each steam indicates family larger ones parents smaller ones yourself and siblings. Fold and cut in thirds, pastels on top, warm and cold colours. Mid section shading with pencil. Bottom section collage with newspaper and newspaper the same colour as the inside of the koru in the top section. Am not responsible for this idea, borrowed from wonderful teachers at Tamatea Intermediate , thank you Mrs McPhee you rock!

The Maori culture of New Zealand creates beautiful pieces of artwork featuring Koru designs. Master this motif in a colorful painting.

The Maori culture of New Zealand creates beautiful pieces of artwork featuring Koru designs. Master this motif in a colorful painting.

To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too, then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.

To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too, then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.

It is the fourth day of school tomorrow and I am crazy busy!  So I am posting more photos from summer art camp.  These turned out so lovely in person.  The iphone photos do not do them justice!  I had the children draw with sharpies, paint and then sprinkle salt on the wet paint.  The …

It is the fourth day of school tomorrow and I am crazy busy! So I am posting more photos from summer art camp. These turned out so lovely in person. The iphone photos do not do them justice! I had the children draw with sharpies, paint and then sprinkle salt on the wet paint. The …

I like myself by Karen Beaumont - book with art activity.  Regular drawing or picture of face.  Add hair with watercolor blown through straw...from like in book "Even when I look a mess, I still don't like me any less."

I like myself by Karen Beaumont - book with art activity. Regular drawing or picture of face. Add hair with watercolor blown through straw...from like in book "Even when I look a mess, I still don't like me any less."

Brilliant!!! milk+food colouring have kids paint their toast, pop in toaster, butter and serve!

Brilliant!!! milk+food colouring have kids paint their toast, pop in toaster, butter and serve!