Saturday, February 22, 2014

Our Art Workshop at Te Tuhi Contemporary Art Gallery: I AM NZ

Two weeks ago R13 went to Te Tuhi to do the I AM NZ workshop. We did a lot of preparation before the visit. We learned about all the reasons we love and appreciate Aotearoa/NZ; we looked at the artworks of some NZ artists who are inspired by NZ and their cultural heritage The first group of photos on this post show the work of the artists we studied for our own inspiration:

At the galley we worked with Jeremy Leatinu'u and we used the personal designs we had drawn at school to etch our own artworks. We each used an alphabet letter to create our own sentence:
Yes! We are Aotearoa New Zealand as we are proud of our country. We also felt proud that we worked together to create a unique collective artwork for our classroom window.

We etched our designs on mylar transparency sheets that had been covered with a layer of black paint. We prepared plates for the next class after our group.

The concentration was amazing...

We scratched with long building nails...

Mrs Houghton helped by scratching her own letter...

Teryn explores the effect of backlighting...

Can you see some NZ symbols that inspired Artemas?

The one and a half hour workshop passed too quickly- we had to finish our designs back at school

Choosing coloured backing paper...

We were really proud of our efforts.
Thank you Jeremy!!

We always love discussing the current artworks on display at Te Tuhi.

We looked at a Matariki painting at the gallery and discussed the NZ symbols in it

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