Friday, August 23, 2013

Art Reflection

This weeks creative strand task was kind of the same as last week as it revolved around finishing our Polynesian woodcut designs. I really enjoyed this week as I got to start printing my designs on paper. Starting with yellow and building our way to the last colour black.  But sadly I didn't get to finished my printing as there as been a lot going on and not enough time.  This week I learnt that printing has to be done really accurate and that you have to be very patient to let the paint dry.  Overall it has been a great week and I cannot wait till the next time when I get to finish of my work.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

My Self Explaining Roads Project

Above is my movie about what we researched about in extension. It is a movie about what Makerita and I did to get answers from the year 3s and 4s. The questions we asked the little kids were about self explaining roads and streets . Self explaining roads are streets/roads around Glen Innes with Plants and Roundabouts in the middle of them.  I hope you enjoy my movie.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Information On Apirana Taylor

 Apirana Taylor attended Te Aute Collage and from there Massey University. He choose to not continue University when he rediscovered his passion for writing poetry. At the age of 21 he took a notebook with him writing poetry while he walked around New Zealand. 

Since then he had been working at some very labouring jobs such as Building sites, labouring and cleaning toilets. Apirana has frequently been hired as a teacher. Through choice he had worked at these occupations as he felt these were the kind of surroundings he'd find the kind of material he wished to write about.  He has won awards for his plays, short storys, poetry and acting. Which is pretty cool because he comes from a long line of directors, writers and actors. 

He earns a living mainly as a poet storyteller and actor. Magical Storytelling and wonderful poetry is what he is commonly known for. He has been regularly invited all of the country to present his work. He has also been invites twice to both Europe and India to read his Poetry. I cannot wait for this Thursday as we can talk to him and other people like him. 

Courtesy of Apirana Taylor.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Maori Reflection

This week I was in the creative strand for reading we had to choose two different woodcut patterns and mix them together to make your own design

The things that I enjoyed was learning how to carve out my woodcut design. And seeing my finished product on wood and cut out. This Art design was really fun and I can't wait to do it again.

The things that I didn't really like was waiting for the other kids to finish printing their woodcut design on paper. Another thing that I didn't enjoy was my fingers getting cramped from holding the carving knife for to long.

What I found Interesting was learning different patterns and finding the Samoan name for them. Another thing I found interesting was trying to draw the different patterns and getting it right.

I learnt how to hold a carving knife properly and I also learnt different ways and patterns of the Polynesian design. I really liked carving and having a different experience.