Saturday, March 3, 2012

Kowhaiwhai Art

This week we have been learning about Kowhaiwhai Patterns.  We are recognising Kowhaiwhai patterns and appreciating their meanings.  We practised sketching the various shapes with 6B Pencil.

KORU - represents birth and the unfolding of life.  We worked on keeping the stems the same width most of the way down, just letting them widen slightly at the base.  We made sure the koru ends in a round bulb.

KOIRI - The koru is repeated or turned in on itself.  It represents self reflection or nurturing.  The bulb heads may not touch the stem.

MANGO PARE - this shapes represents the hammerhead shark.  It is all about strength, courage and power.

We practised these shapes many times.

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