Art and Literacy Lesson CULTURE - Roimata's Cloak *NZ (sgraffito, crayon-dye resist)
Techniques are teacher guided and includes extensive student choice opportunities.
Suitable for primary / elementary and middle school.
Inspired by the New Zealand book Roimata's Cloak, by Esther Tamehana.A great art lesson for the start of the year, explores sgraffito and drawing with profile portraiture and New Zealand native trees. This is a PDF resource with links to the New Zealand curriculum. This unit will provide a term's worth of learning as follows:
1) Develop Practical Knowledge in the Visual Arts (P.K) - Develop my observational drawing skills, Explore the use of Pastel / Paint & Crayon/Dye as a medium,
2) Develop Ideas in the Visual Arts (DI) - Contrast warm & cool colours for effect,
3) Communicate and Interpret the Visual Arts (C.I) - Share my choices for cloak patterns,
4) Understand the Visual Arts in Context (U.C) - Discuss the importance of the cloak in Maori culture.
Lessons are step-by-step and easy to follow. Contains lesson sequence, unit plan, self assessment, teacher assessment. Full colour and brimming with progress photographs. Students create a final work showing themselves in a cloak decorated with elements of their life, set in a New Zealand setting. Can be adapted to reflect traditional cultures from around the world. Examples in this unit were made by Y4 students.