Students learn about the Maori people of New Zealand and artist Raewyn Harris. Students create koru designs using oil pastels. The koru is the Maori name for an unfurling fern frond known as the ponga plant that grows in New Zealand. It symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace and is an integral symbol in Maori art and tattoos.
4 sessions; 50 minutes per session
Students learn about the art and life of the Maori people of New Zealand.
Students become familiar with the koru art of Raewyn Harris.
Students demonstrate how to draw a spiral through the creation of a koru design like that of the Maori and artist Raewyn Harris.
Students learn a variety of oil pastel techniques and demonstrate that on their own drawings.
black card stock
pencils and erasers
stylus sticks for scratching into oil pastel (optional)