Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Mr Collins shared the story with us, 'The Seven stars of Matariki'. After hearing one version of the story of the matariki stars, we looked at how we could create some pastel art to represent the Māori new year.
We talked about how pastels can be blended easily and colours can layer overtop of other colours. It was good to choose colours that complimented each other but we didn't have to.
When we had finished creating our art. Miss Waghorn sliced it into three pieces to be glued onto black paper (this made us a bit worried at first). Pictures cut into three pieces like this are called triptych's.
Learning about the Māori new year let us compare it to other new years celebrations that we already knew about. It was fun and a lot of learning.