9 Whakairo Rakau (Wood Carving)
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.
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
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