WINNER New Zealand Post: Best first book at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
FINALIST Librarian’s Choice Award at the LIANZA Children's Book Awards
This collection of 15 projects offers children aged 7 and over a range of unique māori art experiences. Practical skills cover sculpture, photography, design, paint, mixed media, collage and more. Easy-to-follow instructions include illustrations of the steps involved, using everyday craft materials, recycled and found objects. Examples of taonga (treasures) created by leading contemporary artists are shown alongside each project with a brief explanation of the object, its purpose and use in the past and present.
While teaching as a museum/art gallery educator, the author had numerous requests from parents, teachers and educators over the years for ideas on how they could teach art and māori culture to their children. These projects have been compiled in response to those requests, along with research and observation about how children connect with art. By engaging in these projects children will recognise that art takes many forms and can be enjoyed by everyone.
This book will appeal to anyone looking for art activities that focus on māori art and culture, and will suit both girls and boys. An emphasis on upcycling means that the ideas are accessible to the budget conscious without compromising on quality. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, primary school teachers, early childhood educators and community youth groups will find it a valuable resource.
15 featured artists - 15 art activities for kids
Author: Julie Noanoa & Norm Heke
Publisher: Potton & Burton
ISBN: PB 9781927213131
Pages: 82, colour throughout
Published: Oct 2014
Size: 230 x 260 mm
The Hardback edition of this title is now out of print.