The art of discovery

This year the Level 1 Art Design and Photography class embraced the opportunity to enjoy education outside the classroom.

Students visited Maungauika (North Head) and Lake Pupuke as part of their internal assessment. The assessment focus was on site-specific information related to Aotearoa New Zealand’s Māori foundations and connections looking at turangawaewae and kaitiakitanga.

Students spent the day learning about the history of the area and taking a range of photographs, notes and visual drawings of the two sites. In class, students will develop these visual resources into a series of artwork using their photographs and the Adobe Creative Suite programmes focusing on the theme “Ko Wai Au?” (Who am I?).