9 Carving - Wood

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Komene

The aim of this course is to provide students with opportunities to develop basic chisel skills. 

Students will learn about 2-3 whakarei (traditional Māori surface patterning), their symbolic representations, how to draw them, apply them to wood and carve them. Whakarei will then be applied to a carving representing ‘whānau’

This is a one term option that leads into Year 10 Whakairo Rākau (10CAR) next year and further enhancement of the skills learnt in year 9.

Course Overview

Term 1
1. Health and safety
2. Ngā karakia
3. Tikanga Māori (cultural practices)
4. Basic Whakarei 5. Design and create a taonga using the whakarei learned
6. Finishing and embellishments