Wish you were here Years 3-6

Curriculum Links: Visual Arts - English - Social Sciences
Cost: Free

During the Te Tuhi programme ‘Wish you were here’ students will learn about artists who connect culture with place. Students will think about cultural heritage and the place we live in — Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Combining portrait and landscape art making, with a combination of art materials, students will tell their personal story of the place they live in and their cultural identity.

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Learning Outcomes

Visual Arts, levels 1–4

Understanding the Arts in Context
During our visit we will see and learn about the art of Auckland artist Bepen Bhana and his exhibition Postcards from the Edge. We will learn how the artwork was made and the inspiration behind it. We will also see how the ideas in this exhibition connect with the drawing we create in class and the artwork we make at Te Tuhi.

Developing Ideas
During our pre-visit exercise we will develop our ideas in exploring our cultural heritage and identity and our home here in Aotearoa NZ. We will later use our drawings to help develop a finished artwork reflecting our cultural heritage and identity and our home Aotearoa NZ.

Developing Practical Knowledge
During our visit we will learn to use a range of art tools and materials and follow a similar process the artist Bepen Bhana has undertaken to create a finished artwork reflecting our cultural heritage and identity and our home Aotearoa NZ.

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

English

Speaking, Writing and Presenting – Processes and strategies
During our pre-visit exercise we will think about our cultural identity and communicate our ideas in classroom discussion and through writing and drawing. This will help our learning and understanding of our cultural heritage and identity and emphasise the important connection between oral, written and visual language.

Social Sciences

Identity, Culture and Organisation / Place and Environment
During the pre-visit exercises students will have the opportunity to learn, think and share knowledge and experiences of their own culture, the culture of their classmates / school as well as the wider community.

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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