Tūrangawaewae: A place to stand Years 10–13

Curriculum Links: Visual Arts – Social Sciences
Cost: Free

During the Te Tuhi programme ‘Tūrangawaewae: A place to stand’ we look at artists who talk about tūrangawaewae and how it inspires their artwork. An understanding of tūrangawaewae will also help us reflect our place in the world.

During our Te Tuhi visit we will use a variety of materials and imagery to design individual symbols. These will be used to make a waharoa or gateway for our class and let visitors know about who we are.

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Learning Outcomes

Visual Arts, levels 3–4

Understanding Arts in Context
During our pre-visit exercises we will learn about tūrangawaewae and how artists can express their tūrangawaewae through the art they make.

Developing Ideas
During our pre-visit exercises we will begin to develop our understanding of our own tūrangawaewae. During our Te Tuhi visit we will use this knowledge and understanding to help develop our own ideas before and while making our own art.

Developing Practical Knowledge
During our visit we will use a variety of techniques and materials to create an artwork that expresses our tūrangawaewae.

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.

Social Sciences

Identity, Culture and Organisation
Place and Environment
During our pre-visit exercises we will learn about our own and other’s tūrangawaewae. This will help us learn more about each other’s culture, identity and standing places.

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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