Each week in First Language Time we get together with other students from across the school who share our home language. Over the last two terms we have worked together to prepare lots of different pieces of art for the school exhibition.
First we explored patterns within art across different cultures. Some of our art was inspired by a trip to Te Papa where we saw a great exhibition about patterning and studied John Pule’s work. We created our own patterns using symbols to represent important things in our lives. Some of us chose to create a piece of artwork based on an important place or object from our culture. Another group of students created cardboard stencils to produce amazing rubbings. Our art creations are on display outside our wharepukapuka (library).