Dream Houses Years 1–4

Curriculum Links: Visual Arts – Mathematics
Cost: Free

During the Te Tuhi programme ‘Dream Houses’ we learn about artists who make art about architecture. We will think and learn how geometric shapes have inspired art, artists and many great buildings around the world.

In the art studio we will be inspired by the art of sculptor Gregor Kregar and will use a combination of different shapes, colour and paper to design a tangram-styled artwork of our own dream house.

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Learning Outcomes 

Visual Arts, levels 1–2

Understanding the Arts in Context
During our pre-visit exercise we will develop our ideas and understanding of shape, colour and transformation and how they influence art and artists. 

Developing Ideas
During our pre-visit exercises we will develop our ideas and understanding of architecture and how architecture as well as art is influenced by geometric shapes.

Developing Practical Knowledge
During our visit we will use a combination of different shapes, colour and paper to design our own dream house.

Communicating and Interpreting
During this school programme we will share our ideas and thoughts about the art we see and make. We will listen to how others have created their art.

Mathematics

Geometry: Shape, transformation
During our pre-visit exercise ‘Hidden shapes’ we will find and look out for specific shapes hidden in the buildings we see. During our visit we will use different types of shapes and organise them on paper to help show our dream house.

Key Competencies

At Te Tuhi all our workshops are designed with these key competencies in mind:

Thinking

Success Criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Share my opinions about the ideas we are discussing about the artworks
  • Share my questions and confusions I have about the artworks and how they are represented
  • Add to other people’s ideas in group discussion

Using language, symbols and texts

Success Criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Make connections and think deeply about the artworks I see
  • Listen carefully to the specialised art language that the Te Tuhi facilitator shares with us
  • Respond in oral, visual or writing when sharing my ideas

Relating to others

Success Criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Listen actively when people are sharing their opinions
  • Take my turn to share my ideas and opinions
  • Work quietly in the art studio so that others can think and concentrate on their artwork to produce their best work

Participating and contributing

Success Criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Use my time productively by engaging in sharing my ideas
  • Listen actively to the ideas of others
  • Take a risk and share my questions or confusions to help my understanding

Managing self

Success Criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Use a quiet voice when I am in a gallery space so other visitors can reflect on the artworks without disturbance
  • Walk quietly and sensibly and show respect in the public gallery and art studio
  • Use the gallery time to think deeply about what I am seeing and link my experiences to the artwork (important ‘think time’)

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