Art Animals: Pukeko Stomp (*NZ)
A clearly laid out full-colour PDF presentation. This is a great art unit to combine with a science inquiry into New Zealand Flora and Fauna. The Pukeko has become an iconic symbol of New Zealand culture and is regularly represented in various forms of art. This art lesson explores the habitat of this well known wetland ground bird, including the plants and water. NZ picture books have been recommended as reference among a list of resource links and a clear and comprehensive photo journal of each step of the process has been provided, along with student and teacher exemplars of work in progress and completed work. This unit incorporates art elements of space (foreground, middle ground, background), texture (weaving) and colour hues (paint mixing). Students explore colour mixing and layering to achieve variety and depth. Enjoy the step-by-step instructions in this unit, brimming with colour photographs of authentic student work. The examples in this unit were created by 8-9 year olds. Landscape layout suitable for viewing through data projector for junior/middle primary or can be used for independent viewing by senior primary students. Presentation consists of 73 slides (pages).
Examples in this unit were made by Y4 students.