ART108: “KEEP CALM & KORU: MĀORI VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN”
Offered: 2022 Term 1 and 2022 Term 2
Days and time: 4 weekly sessions in March 2022. Meets Tuesday evenings from 4:30-6:00pm. Term 2 day and time to be determined.
Dates: Tue 8 March, Tue 15 March, Tue 22 March and Tue 29 March 2022.
Location: EarthDiverse, 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (see map below under Location tab).
Distance learning options: Please note that this is a practical in-person course. All attendees must show their Vaccine Passes in order to attend in person. However, given the ongoing Covid crisis, we are making this class available via Zoom so that others may attend from the safety of their own homes.
This four-session practical workshops meets on Tuesdays beginning 8 March 2022:
- Tuesday 8 March: An overview of the background and history of Māori design and a look at cultural appropriation, followed by a practical session on Kowhaiwhai design.
- Tuesday 15 March: Māori designs and their meanings, Part I, followed by step by step instruction on producing these designs.
- Tuesday 22 March: Māori designs and their meanings, Part II, followed by step by step instruction on producing these designs.
- Tuesday 29 March: Under Meg’s guidance participants will create their own piece using the designs they have studied, and they will be encouraged to incorporate their own cultural identities within their work.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Distance Learning: Please note that this is a practical in-person course. All attendees must show their Vaccine Passes in order to attend in person. However, given the ongoing Covid crisis, we are making this class available via Zoom so that others may attend from the safety of their own homes.
Meg Barlow-Rolleston is a sixteen-year-old of Māori and Irish descent, who is extremely passionate about her Māori background and hopes to grow her culture through the opportunity of being one of EarthDiverse’s Junior Lecturers. From a young age, Meg has always found art to be an outlet and, through the incorporation of her art and culture, has been able to retain knowledge in her kete matauranga and produce meaningful and intricate toi that display thoughts, feelings, connections, and Māoritanga. Meg attended kohanga reo, kura kaupapa and is in wharekura currently; hence, she is a fluent speaker of Te Reo Māori. Meg has taken art classes throughout her schooling and has plenty of knowledge on Māori designs and art that she would love to share. Meg has been a Kapa Haka tutor and has been involved in Māori performing arts. She also won a regional art competition for the health sector incorporating Māori designs and values. Meg is looking forward to sharing the richness and depth of the Māori world through visual arts and enriching your life as an inhabitant of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
This course has no on-line distance-learning component and meets in-person at EarthDiverse’s classrooms only.
All you need to bring for this practical workshop are:
- A3 art book (A4 can also work, but A3 is ideal)
Cost per person per Term (4 class sessions in this Seminar series):
- Waged: NZ$75 (includes GST + online registration fee)
- Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): NZ$65 (includes GST + online registration fee)
LOCATION: All in-person classes are held at the EarthDiverse offices and classrooms located at 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (located just north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station) (entrance is located on the side of the building, see map below). Those looking for parking for our evening classes can park just in front of the building in any of the available car parks. Daytime parking can be found in our dedicated car parks, marked on the map below, or free 2-hour on-street daytime parking can be found just in front on Anglesea Street.
DISTANCE LEARNING: This 4-week course has no on-line component and is offered as an in-person class only.