2 Maori and Pasifika Art (2MAPA2)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Ferguson

Art and Maori culture collide. Using students' own cultural backgrounds as a starting point we will research and learn about the symbolism, meaning, and value of these art forms. We will learn some methods and techniques of how to produce some traditional art forms from Maori and Pacific cultures. Then we will investigate how this visual culture is still thriving in Aotearoa, with modern changes in style technique and materials, including embracing technology. There is scope to develop art in the community and for the community (or wider Christchurch community).

Course Overview

Term 1
Artist model research and artwork production.

Term 2
Sculptural/artmaking techniques, artwork production and internal assessments assessed.

Recommended Prior Learning

Learning within senior levels of 1 & 2 of the Visual Arts would be an advantage. Consultation with Learning area leader would be required if the above courses haven't been undertaken.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary Course Contribution
Course Fee $20.00 for in-class materials and resources.
Possible Field Trip opportunity to deepen and reinforce learning at an approximate cost of between $15 to $35 covering travel expenses and entry fee. * to be confirmed during the course depending on available exhibitions and events and added to statements as they occur.

Optional Items - Recommended for home purchase and use
Dedicated learner laptop (Chrome book suitable) with learners own headset recommended.

Course-related Art Kits are able to be purchased from National Art Supplies at a cost of $50.86 using the following link. (National Art Supplies Link) Items may need to be replenished throughout the year depending on learner use.

While the same items can be purchased separately from other art suppliers, we believe the quality of the items and the fact that the pack is individually labelled, delivered to school and ready for the start of the school year provides excellent value for money and convenience.

The Art kit for this course includes
A3 ECO Sketch Pad Portrait
A3 Heavy Duty Wallet
Black Gel Pen
Round Nylon Brush #8
Flat Nylon Brush #1/4
Flat Nylon Brush #1/2
Flat Bristle #6
Set of 8 Acrylic Colours 75ml
Mesh Pencil Case

To keep costs low, we recommend only buying the items of stationery you do not have. Your child is welcome to bring items from home, perhaps purchased in previous years and repurposed to save money. This could include erasers, headphones, scientific calculators and padlocks for the lockers if they already have one.


Please be aware, our charges may change