Level 1 Maori Visual Arts
This course is for students that have an interest in Maori art and culture, but are not currently art students. This exciting new course offers learners the opportunity to strengthen their personal cultural identity through viewing and making art works as well as participating in group activities, trips and workshops.
A major component of this course will be attending a bone carving workshops at the Aotearoa Bone and Stone carving studios. Learners will be making their own bone carvings and learning about how to prepare natural resources and create traditional jewelry.
Learners will also be engaged in trips to view Maori artwork, and will be learning research, literacy and practical skills throughout the year. Learners will be able to work together and individually in a variety of ways to be creative and to make connections between themselves and the community.
Some of the main projects that will be happening through the year are bone carving, wood carving, exhibiting, photography, sculpture, participating in karakia and trips to Marae and the Museum.
This course offers a range of NCEA achievement standards and Unit Standards that contribute towards your Level 1 Certificate and also offers literacy credits towards Level 1 Literacy.
Some pathways that this course can lead to are Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Toi Whakaari, Bachelor of Jewelry Design, Bachelor of Spatial Design, Tourism, Apprenticeships in carving, creating a family business and many more.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$25 course costs. This covers the transport to the various trips as well as materials and tools for carving.
Recommended Prior Learning
Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 27 credits.
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