Friday, 24 March 2017

ART

ART
*This term we decided that we would focus on using pastels and aim to work on blending our pastel colours.
*For our first piece of artwork we used the Nikau Palm as our inspiration and created the amazing artwork you will see. We chose Nikau Palms because we see heaps of them when we travel to Punakaiki which is only 25 minutes
*First we blended our pastel colours for the background and then we painted the silhouette with black paint.

Some information about Nikau Palms


The Nikau palm is the southernmost member of the palm family, a group that is usually tropical or sub-tropical. There are over 1100 palm species around the world, including some of the world’s most useful plants such as the oil palm, banana, coconut, and sago palm. Although a number of palms have been introduced to New Zealand and are planted around our towns and gardens, the Nikau palm is our only native palm species. A Nikau palm usually grows about 10 to 15 metres tall. It is easy to recognise in the bush with its circular trunk, which is ringed with evenly spaced scars from fallen leaves. The fronds are up to three metres in length.
Two of the easiest places to see Nikau palms are Punakaiki in Paparoa National Park and Kohaihai at the start of the Heaphy track, where a mild climate encourages their growth year-round.

18 comments:

  1. hi my name is kani
    I go to waima school
    I am a year 6
    I am 10 years old.
    and I like post

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  2. Hi my name is Manaia and I go to te kura o waima and I really love your guys art you guys have such creative minds and wish my mind could be as creative a syour guys

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    1. Hey Guys

      I would like to thank you for leaving so many wonderful comments on our class blog. I really like how you worded them and I think our art is pretty cool too. I really like all your thing links that your class posted on your class blog maybe our class could do some thing links too!!

      Yours Sincerely

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  3. Hello my name is charlamaine and i like all the colours on your guys trees they look amazing and they look real to me and cool and everything i want to say it is gust a great.

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  4. hi my name is bijanni I go is waima school

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  6. Hello, my name is Kartia and I am a student in Pohatu class at Hay Park School. I really like the video that was about your art. It made me think of my class doing our turtle art. Have you thought about getting some student to talk about their art in screencastify.

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  7. Hello, my name is Kartia and I am a student in Pohatu class at Hay Park School. I really like the video that was about your art. It made me think of my class doing our turtle art. Have you thought about getting some student to talk about their art in screencastify.

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  8. Kia ora I'm Emalea from Gilberthorpe School.
    Wow that art is really amazing! how did you do it?
    My favorite part is when you guys showed all of the paintings they look fabulous

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  9. Kia ora Shiakrn here from gilberthorpe school. Your art is fantastic I wish I knew how to do it.

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  10. Kia ora Kareem here from gilberthorpe school. The art is fantastic! I wish I knew how to do it because I really want to see how complex it is. I like how this is accurate.
    Goodbye

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  11. Kia ora I'm Emalea from Gilberthorpe school nice blog!
    This art is SPECTACULAR!!
    Anyway I have already commented but who cares, I can do another one!
    That art is absolutely cool!
    Well good bye!

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  13. Hi my name is kaunteya.I am from gilberthorpe school.I really like the art that you guys did.But maybe you should add more stuff like more words.Bye.

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  14. hi my name is francis and i like your art and the music in the video

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  15. My name is Samara and I go to Te kura o Waima. The music is great and the art is fantastic and awesome.I liked the way you did your video in it.It was amazing and cool.We did pencil sketching with Mrs Colebrook. good bye and see you later. by samara

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