Friday, June 29, 2012

Term 2 Highlights.

The topic for the term is art alive. I love art! I have drawn and re-created a famous picture by Van Gogh, Picasso, Daniella Hulme, Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. At the beginning of the term we had an Art Alive immersion week learning about all 5 of these wonderful artists.

Another big thing that has been going on this term is P.E.P.A. It was the biggest event this term! People were going in and out of rehearsals and taking lunchtime off to learn new steps. This performance was run by Ms Muliaumaseali’i. It was spectacular event! There was smoke running along the stage, the rappers were very talented and the hip hop and ballet dancers were excellent!

There have been some very fun times like the time where we had a sleepover in the school library. We were raising money for the 20 hour famine by not eating for a whole 20 hours. It was really fun! We played games and watched a movie. We also had a quiz and I won this bracelet for answering one of the questions right.

This term has been a lot of fun and I can’t wait until next term.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Art Alive Project.

Everyone has a special place. It can be in the park, at the beach or even overseas. My special place is in Tahiti, at a wharf in one of the Australs islands, Tubuai. We went to Tahiti in 2011 for a family reunion. We were staying at a hall in Tahiti and not so far away was the wharf. We went there all the time to swim and jump off the side of it. The wharf is very special to me. It was a very happy time for my family and I. Tahiti was also the best trip I had ever been on in my life so far.

Henri Matisse is a very colourful artist. That is why I have decided to use his style of art, Fauvism. Fauvism is a technique that he created using bright and bold colours. Blue, red and green are the colours he liked to use the most.  When I look at his painting, I can see he also uses patterns and motifs. In my painting, I have used bright colours to paint my setting. I included some Tahitian patterns to represent my time in Tahiti.

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Noble Relic of a Noble Race by Charles Goldie.

For the Art exhibition, the extension group have decided to recreate one of Charles Goldie's many wonderful paintings. This painting I have chosen to reproduce is called ‘A noble relic of a noble race’ and was painted over 100 years ago.  This is a wonderful painting of Te Wharekauri Tahuna, a maori tohunga or priest. Goldie painted maori people and was inspired by their mokos because he thought they were dying out.

I had a bit of trouble drawing the painting.  I learnt in the process that if you want to make your picture look 3D you need shading.  This was the hard part for me. To shade, you need to move up the colour wheel in hyperstudio, starting with a darker colour and fading it out. If I could draw it again, I would make the shading around his face a bit better than what I have done. 

This experience has made me wonder about the moko. Like why do they get a moko in the first place? Why is it so important to maori people and what is a moko supposed to represent? 

When people walk away from all of our paintings, I want them to be blown away. Our paintings are all very intelligent and awesome. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Features of a Narrative

He triples in size if you anger him. His pale skin turns green in almost an instant. he turns into the mighty hulk! At first the government thought of him as a threat to society, but now use him as a weapon to fight crime all over the nation. His black hair almost covers his bright green eyes.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Static Image

What is a static image? It is a photo or painting that is stil and has no movement. Staic images could be posters, paintings, drawings as well as photos and newspapers. This is a static image of a tree in a field. It is a wide shot so the looking at the picture can see the whole thing. The lighting is from the sun focusing on the scene. I find a bit odd that the grass is yellow on one side and on the other side it was green. It is a calm and happy scene in my opinion.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Robyn Kahukiwa Project

Upoko Whero is the name of the painting that Robyn Kahukiwa created. I have recreated it for my Taonga time project with Mrs Tele'a. To create this movie we had to use time lapse which in this case is drawing a line one by one and copy them onto different cards. You keep doing this until you have drawn the whole picture. Then you put it all into a movie. In the end it shows the process of your picture and how you have used the texture.