Māori Arts – primary education visit
Toi Māori – he toronga kura tuatahi

Explore the diverse toi Māoritoi Māori Māori arts and create an artwork inspired by what you’ve seen. Available Term 3, 2016.

  • Learning areas and strands The Arts – Understanding the Arts in Context; Developing Practical Knowledge; Developing Ideas; Communicating and Interpreting. Social Sciences – Identity, Culture and Organisation; Continuity and Change
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Suitable for Year levels 1–8
  • Next available Term 3 - 2016
  • Cost $6.50 per student (teachers and parent helpers go free)
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The education programme

Guided by our educators, your primary school students will:

  • experience Te Papa’s magnificent collection of Māori taongataonga treasures
  • understand the special significance of toi Māoritoi Māori Māori arts in Māori culture
  • investigate the meanings of symbols and patterns used in kōwhaiwhai (painted scroll ornamentation), tukutuku (woven lattice work), and whakairo (carving)
  • sketch your favourite Māori designs and patterns to take back to school to create your own piece of art. As a class combine your artworks to make a waharoawaharoa gateway.

Māori and Pacific Art programme

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’Matariki Caper’ woven garment, 2006, New Zealand, by Kohai Grace. Purchased 2008. Te Papa (ME023998)

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’Matariki Caper’ woven garment, 2006, New Zealand, by Kohai Grace. Purchased 2008. Te Papa (ME023998)

Contact us

To make a booking or discuss your visit options contact:

Education Coordinator
Email: reservations@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: (04) 381 7443