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In this course you’ll learn about Māori art conventions, designs and practices to develop your skills with kuru/tā/pao (mallets), whao (chisels), karakia and the carving process.

During this course you’ll design and carve at least one two-dimensional piece and one three-dimensional piece, which will include at least one mahunga (head) and one manaia (beaked figure).

Venue:

  • This course takes place one day per week over three weeks.

Cost:

  • $280 (excl. GST)

Unit Standards:

  • 23013 – Apply Māori art conventions, designs and practices to develop whakairo.

Future Career Opportunities:

  • tohunga whakairo (master carver)
  • an artist
  • art restoration expert
  • cultural art educator
  • a student on the Creative Industries Vocational Pathway.

Where to from here?

  • STAR Māori Art Design
  • STAR Māori Art Drawing Techniques
  • Kāwai Raupapa - Introduction to (Māori) Art. (Level 3)