Thursday, June 1, 2017

Morena Whanau, Here is Area 8's latest MoveMprove session
We have learned, small shapes, L shape, wide shape,
Forward rolls, landing, bar and upper body strength, walking on the beam

The children are really loving this programme and improving their
co-ordination and motor skill development

There's so much going on here at TCS

Monday, May 29, 2017



Hey there TCS whanau, Area 8 completed their cycle skills with the good people from Pedal Ready today.  Thankfully the weather was clear for us.  Thank you to Matt Shipman, Sheryl and the crew for all the encouragement and learning that was made.  Madasin Manhire rode a bike today.  AWESOME

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Kia Ora Whanau
I feel like my writing to this project is closure for us as a class.  So I just wanted to share with you the Kaupapa and story of the light installation piece as well as my reflections on this journey.

We were given this brilliant opportunity and we took it on for variety, for mystery and because my boss, the principal said so.  Then we met our artist, a very young and very capable open and energetic fresh personality.  Jess Weichler is an amazing person.  So interested in the possible and so open to potential.  We immediately loved her - as we felt she, us!

Once the idea of light installation art was exposed to the children, they were unitedly inspired.  Especially that Jess herself had created works based on the idea of  using technology.  She then wanted to know us.  And she worked hard for each child's trust.  The most important being, their names.  Being American, Samoan and Maori names were not her first language.  Even so, she found a way that worked for her, to acknowledge us and pronounce the children's names perfectly.  For that, I will always be grateful to her.

Following this, Jess slowly introduced the scope of the work to the children.  She explained to them that they were chosen to express their values as people and that these values would become the basis of the work we would create to show our community.  This process occurred as an open discussion, brainstorming in groups, recording as an open class brainstorm.  We than collected these ideas and created a list of commonality.  These than became our shared projects.  Namely, culture, patterns, music and finally religion.

Jess helped us to see that these recurring ideas were equal to the main values we held as a class.  She helped us to see that we could create an art piece that reflected these values.  Therefore these would than be our assignments.  Following this process we created working groups that would than have assigned jobs that would ensure, children were on task and responsible, on time and creative within the constraints of the available resources we had and the process of draft, problem solving, adaptation and time constraint or dead line were real to us.  In short we were a typical artist working to a brief and a deadline.  At times this pressure was alluring, however, towards the end, this pressure is 'butterflies in stomach', 'heart beating over time', anxious stuff.  We loved it!!

The children love: their culture: they love who they are! They value music, why?
because they are exceptional and love how music moves, not only themselves but others, they also love visual art, pattern, colour shape, tone and creative freedom.  Finally, Suhayb Muhammud really wanted religion to be present in our work, the children all agreed that religion (for them)  with culture formed the basis of who they were,  religion and culture to them are inter-changeable.

So here we have our work, called 'True colours, Area 8, 2017' and this is the story....

Many many ions before you, there was nothing, Te Kore, a time where nothing and no one was.  NOTHING?...NO ONE?...

However there was, there was God, there was Muhammad, There was Io, there was Consciousness.  But all was dark.

After a time, Tane Mahuta chose to try and seperate his parents, to know space, to know height, to know width, to know creativity, to know his potential.  And so with some of his brothers consent he tried and he succeeded.  He seperated Ranginui for Papatuanuku, his parents and created a space for his siblings to know freedom. However, there was no light.  darkness remained and so this was the next problem to be fixed.

Tane Mahuta went to visit his siblings, Tangotango and his wife Wainui.

Tane Mahuta asked Tangotango and Wainui for their children.  He asked to take their children and their names are, Tama-nui-te-ra (sun), Te Marama (moom), Nga whetu (stars), Hinatore (is like a glow stick, phosphorus light), Te Parikoikoi, Hinerauamoa (a very lean and petite star).

Tangotango had built a house and in this house he placed his children.  Te Ra he put on the inside of the door, Te Marama on the centre rafters and Nga Whetu in patterns in the ceiling, then towards the back were Hinatore, Te Parikoikoi and Hinerauamoa.  Tane went to Tangotango and asked for his children to make light in their new space.  Tangaotango agreed and so Tane was able to take these children.

When he had seperated his mother and father there were still vines linked between them.  So Tane got his famous ax Te Awhirorangi and he cut these chords and used them to weave and create three baskets.  The first one was Raururangi, and in that basket he put the Sun.  The second was Te Kauhanga and he put the Moon.  The last basket Te Ketenui o te Mangaro o te kupenganui and he put all the other objects.  He went out and found his cousin Tama Reriti who had a canoe and they put their baskets inside their canoe and paddled out to a place called Paiwai o te Rangi and thats where the place where the skyline meets the ocean and there they began to travel up into the sky.

After a time they let out their anchor and Tane had put, Hinatore, Te Parikoikoi and Hinerauamoa into the sky but alas there wasn't much light.  So he carried on with the stars.  He remembered how the stars where placed in the rafter the (ceiling) of the house Tangotango built.  This memory helped him to decide that he would put the stars up in patterns (constellations) in the sky. So he started to arrange the first stars, the pot, rehua and scorpius all put up by his hand.  After some time he thought gee this is neat this is going to be amazing.  He was so filled with emotion he wanted to perform a Haka and as he did he became so engrossed in his haka at the end he tipped over the basket.  All the stars came out and spilled across the night sky - left in their position for ever.

So when you look into the milky way and you see the black parts of the sky are the inside of the basket that was tipped.

Matariki has 9 stars.  Some are male and some are female, they all have names and they all provide a meaning for us.
Image result for matariki, rangi matamua

Pohutukawa: eldest, female.  She carried the dead across the night sky night after nught
Tupu a nuku: female, connected to everything we grow always below rangi.
Tupu a rangi: male, all the things that grow above our heads, birds, fruit
Waiti: female, crystal clear fresh water
Waita: male, connected to all of the animals in the ocean
Waipunarangi: female, connected to the rain
ururangi: male, connected to the wind.
Hiwaiterangi: female, the star you wish upon. The desires and wishes of people, Hiwa great star of wishes could come down to make ones wishes come true.
Matariki female, comes in late June.

Why is Matariki at the end of June? June is todays calendar.  Pipiri starts with the lunar moon.

Look for Matariki in the phases of Tangaroa on the first clear day.
Image result for maramataka-maori lunar calendar

Matariki comes from late June going into early July.

Now there was light but the light was just shimmering light.  So Tane continued to put Te Marama i the sky.  Still there was some light and that was good.  However, all light was not around us until Tane place Te Ra into the sky.

This story is represented on our sculpture with,
Tane Mahuta the weaving, Tama nui te ra, Te Marama, Nga Whetu o te rangi

The Koru and the flowers in the weaving represent our culture, our spirituality

Religion and Heaven are represented with the Cross and the Angel.

Our 'coders' created the colour scheme you see when the lights are powered.

This journey was just awesome to us all and we thank Jess so much for all her understanding and time.  But, especially her techno knowledge that held so much learning for us.




Friday, May 19, 2017

Kia koutou whanau

So we had an amazing night at the Walter Nash Centre launching our wee sculpture to our community.  We were lucky to have many of our class attend, dispite the rain.  We were more fortunate that our tamariki brought along their loved ones to see not just their work.  But more importantly, what they as people value as young ones.  It is always a pleasure to be among these future leaders, for me.  However, I have to say that this process has definitely consolidated for me the absolute necessity for creative freedom in learning.  I hope you enjoy the rest of the blogs from these children and the more recent photo's from the launch night.

We would like to take this time to thank with all our hearts ...

Jess Weichler, teacher, artist and techono brillianciary (no thats not YET a word!)
Sinead - Librarian and over all organiser of hot chocolate - marshmellows and bicikes (this is very very culturally most important! thank you :-))
Beckie Lockhart: overseeing brilliant youth motivater: thank you



Heny, Justine, Tihei getting ready to present their readings.

Good turn up for a really wet night.  Thanks guys

Our Parents first understanding of the light aspect of the sculpture

The Yellow that Loto had to create twice.  The tower of recycled bottles was lovely.

Jess speaking to our parents about our sessions.

''True Colours", Area 8, 2017


PLEASE READ ON, IF YOUR CHILD'S WRITING HAS NOT YET BEEN SUBMITTED YOU SHOULD FIND IT NOW!

all my best

Ms Tokona

Lux Light


My group is Eunice,Brody,shalom,Ryan and me. Our Responsibility and  Job is to put brown on a Wing to look like an angel.We are making an angel because it's part of culture and religion.  These are things that we value.Is it going it’s good but we need to put on the head,neck,eyes,mouth,body,arms,ears and legs on oue angel.


What challenges have there been? It was hard to cut out the brown feathers and do everything else - and thats just the paper version, our first draft.  


Next we tried hard to use our paper version to help us make a plastic or wire version.  It hasn’t been easy!


At the start my class Area 8 said ‘culture,music and patterns’ means who we are and


Where we from. That’s when suhayb said Religion is all about who you are and the culture you believe in.


So we all agreed yeah thats about it.Then we started making sculpture stuff about our culture koru,moko,moon, stars, sun, cross, weaving. It's made by recycled stuff but the important thing was to wash it out and clean it because if we didn’t then it will be yuck,gross and smelly :(

Ben 10 - aka. Benjamin Faapusa


Madasin’s Lux Light Art                       



Area 8 are a part of the lux light art festival the 2017.First we met our teacher.Jess she is an art expert and  has the same hair as me except Jess’s has brown and ginger hair.Jess teachers all over wellington.

30/3/17
On the 30 of the 3rd of 2017.We saw Jess,I said “can I please do something for u” Jess said “yes you can do the flowers please” I said “yes please I will love to do the flowers”for u”.when I did the flowers with some of my friend’s Caleb,Tiga,Eunice,Tihei, and Amileah.Today was so much FUN and I was very HAPPY
By Madasin Manhire Maddy


5/4/17
Lux light Art
Area 8 made a koru out of bottle’s and then we made weaving which  means Tane  Mahuta for going and making the first baskets.  The three Kete Tane Mahuta made to carry the sun, moon and stars up to the sky is why the we put the weaving there. This is also where we put our flower’s .We made some star’s, some moon’s but one sun.     

Madasin

Four weeks ago there was a lady named Jess who came to our school to teach art as sculpture to my class.  She is an artist and she has made art for her community using technology. When she first came we played a game, it was snowball fight. I kept on throwing scrunched up paper at Jordan. We all had to write three things about ourselves then scrunch it up and throw it at one another.  Why? Basically because we each would keep one snow ball, read it out loud and as a class try to figure out who had written the facts.  It was like ‘guess who’.  When Jess said stop we grabbed the closest one to us. Nathalie had mine.

The first task we had to listen very carefully to instructions.we talked about what was important to us as people and as a class we agreed on patterns,culture and music.

After that we we're given jobs and Tiga was the project manager (to keep us on track) ,Caleb and Isabelle were the builders (to work with materials), Jordyn was the documenter(to ask questions and write about our day) and i was the coder.

A coder is a fun thing to do because you can make different colors like yellow,green,red,lime,purple,white even dark blue with a little device hooked up to a computer programme. The coders are Brody,me,Loto,Suhayb and Bella. When Loto made yellow Brody deleted it but Loto made it again. We used numbers to create colours like yellow, blue like teal and dark pink.

On the second week it was building time.my friends were building the sun.

The first time Jess came we knew this was a big journey.The next time she comes it will be her last time so we're going to have a shared lunch.

Kyzah

I am apart of the lux light festival 2017.

Our art teacher was a female called Jess she has long curly brown hair and has

cute purple glasses. She is a teacher that teacher’s schools around wellington
about art sculpture as well as technology education for the lux light festival in wellington.

Her first challenge was to learn all our names and what we liked to do.

About four weeks ago when she first came to our classroom i was so excited to meet her.

When she came into our class she showed us her own art and showed other

photographs of other people’s light art, we were inspired because it was so cool.

I was so amazed!  While jess wrote on the board we shared our ideas together of things that mattered to us.

We were sharing our ideas of what to base our values on in the category of ‘gallery’. She told us the other schools she visited had themes like, playground, culture and stuff.  Our’s was going to be gallery.

Our whole class voted on pattern , music , culture , and religion.

Justine

Jordyn.T       


Area 8 is apart of the lux light festival 2017. First we met Jess.  She has long nice curly hair.  When we sat on the mat Jess got us to play a game that is like a snowball fight in summer. This was so cool and different but full of fun with loud laughing! when i threw the paper ball i threw it on suhaybs head.

Jordyn

Area 8 is apart of the light fest 2017.  first we met our teacher named jess she has orange hair

kind of.  She is an artist and she mostly gives us  ideas. after she introduced herself she begain wanting  to know our names and she gave us a game that was fun.

She showed us her creations and then we started to make our own which has characters like  tane mahuta, the sun, the moon, the  stars, angels, the cross and flowers. Thank you jess.

The lux light festival is this year on wellington city streets at the wellington  waterfront. The light

festival is all about light art sculptures that use light and technology.  This year there are three

brand new light art categories like circus.  

Jess is our teacher, she gives us ideas. And helps us to see the best in ourselves like miss tokona. We are starting to do our work.  We are making a cross, moons, tamanui te ra, the sun angel and tane mahuta

My group has Emmanuel, me, henasy, suheyb and  rosanna.  Emmanuel and me are the builders.  Heny is the writer, suhayb is the coder and rose is the pro manger. It has gone pretty good and we've done well. I am currently building a cross to symbolise Religion and Tane Mahuta another symbol of belief and culture.  We thought that the cross shape could not only show religion but also the letter ‘t’ for Tane Mahuta.

Our challenges so far have been the steps in building in our groups.  We have started with paper and moved onto other materials that can be waterproof.   It's taken ages to make the first copy and then make a good copy so that we learn to fix the problems.  

The thing that i love is music and culture when i hear beautiful music i feel it and my soul.  And my soul feels wonderful and beautiful.  In the Maori culture we have  beautiful gods like papatuanuku and rangi and all the other beautiful gods.

Jordan Leef


The lux light festival by Eunice Lenati

The Lux Light Festival is this year on Wellington city, streets and our waterfront. The light festival is all about Art Sculptures that use light and technology. This year there are three brand new themes. They are Maori light art, playground light art and circus

                                                     The time we met Jess

Thursday the 3rd of March 2017 was the day that Area 8 met Jess an art teacher that has brownish ginger hair (sort of) and was here to help us with our sculpture for Lux Light. The first thing we did with her was this, she’d give you a piece of paper then you’d go and write down three random things about yourself then crush it into a ball and when everyone’s done that we’d have a ball fight and at the end of the game we’d grab a random ball sit on the mat read the piece of paper and we’d try to guess who’s paper it was. After that Jess started showing us other art sculptures starting with her own which was cool because her art sculpture was a sculpture that you could be involved with, like there would be a button that you could touch and lights would go on. The next thing we did was voting, Jess gave us each 3 pieces of paper write down what we think should be on our sculpture. We  ended up voting on Religion, Culture, Patterns and Music.

                                            Information about my wonderful group

I am the Pro Manager of my group and my name is Eunice and in my group are Brody (the Coder), Shalom (my Documenter), Ben and Ryan (my two Builders) and together we work on the… ANGEL. But so far our Angel looks like a little  girl with airplane wings which is sort of embarrassing but still. We needed the glue gun to glue our angel parts together but we didn’t know who took the glue gun from Ms Tokona's desk so now we are on a search for the gun ( the glue gun). A few days later we found the glue gun on top of Ms Tokona's desk and also found out that another teacher in our school called Mr G took it so yea. Now we have a chance to finish our Angel. YAY!!!  ^-^

                                               What we are doing today

Today is thursday our day with Jess and is also our day of fun because who would want to do work instead of Fun Art, well anyways today we have been finishing off our sculpture so everyone is busy including me my job is to burn the bottom of the bottle to make it look like a flower with burning candles which is sooooooo fun. OH and also my angel looks much better probably because it’s made out of wire, like yesterday i had to make an angel out of wire and when i mean make i mean bend wire to the shape of an angel which was hard since the only help i got from my group was them holding the wire for me so that i could do the shape of the angel, i felt like i was doing all the work. And it’s all worth it because now my angel looks cute ^.^ :P .

                                            How i felt about our ideas

The first day with Jess was also the day that we did our planning like i told you in paragraph 2 ended up voting on Religion, Culture, Patterns and Music which are all wonderful things but i forgot to tell how i felt about them so i’ll tell you now… Religion i believe that when Suhayb (a boy in my class ) mentioned it while we were planning i had really strong feelings for Religion and really wanted it on our Sculpture. Culture was another idea that i had strong feelings for and really wanted to have this part of our sculpture like in patterns or colour. Patterns uh i thought is was sort of the same as culture a bit. Music of course i wanted a musical part of our sculpture because we are a musical class ukuleles, guitars, xylophones, drums and these harp things which are all pretty cool but it will be hard for us to get music on our sculpture. ^-^

                                    The meaning of our Area 8s Sculpture
This Paragraph will be about the meaning of area 8s Sculpture. Our sculpture is a Koru on a black flat wide piece of wood that has bottles formed into a Koru, which represents culture, strength,growth and spirituality.

We also have this weaving corner that represents Tane Mahuta and how he brought back the three kete of Knowledge back to earth and also separated Papatuanuku from Mother Earth. On our sculpture we will also be having a Angel, a moon, a sun, a Cross, Stars and Flowers. The Angel and the Cross represents Religion like God and Jesus. The Moon, Sun and Stars represent light because it’s a light sculpture for the Lux Light. And the flowers are there to decorate the Weaving corner. :)

Eunice

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017
The lux light festival is this year in Wellington city) and our water from the lux light festival is all about art sculptures that use light and technology. This year there are three brand new themes. They are Maori light art playgrind light art and ciras light art.  
women and she is good at art. Roseana and Suhaeb and Henasy\ Jordan and me was working together.we were building stars and flowers white plastic bottles. From Emmanuel.


Wednesday 22 march 2017
The lux light festival is in Wellington city and our waterfronts. The light festival is all about art sculptures that use light and technology. This year there are three brand new themes and they are maori light art playground light art and circus light art. I am apart of the sun group we make it out of cardboard and tinfoil but we used the hot glue gun to make sure nothing comes out.
Caleb McCall

The Lux light festival is this year in Wellington City,streets and our water front. The light festival is all about art sculptures the use light and technology.. This year there are brand new themes. They are Maori light art. Play ground light art and Circus light art.

We were apart of the 2017 lux light program. There was a girl named Jess. She came to our class Area 8. Jess is pretty tall, she has a white skin tone, she has Red,Brown hair. Hazzel coloured eyes. She also has a funny/conspicuous personality, she is the person to run the lux light program/helper. So we always play a certain game. So Jess would throw a rubbery/soft ball at us and she will say our name and we will put our hands up and she will throw the ball at us and we will do the same. It’s been really important to Jess to say our names correctly.  LIke Alapeta, that would be so new to her because she is an American.  So Jess tried harder than so many teachers.  In the third week she knew us all.  She is amazing!

So our group is...Eunice as the Program Manager, Me/Brody as the coder, Shalom as Documenter and Ryan,Ben as the Two builders. We are making an Angel for the taita central lux light. All of our groups are making a certain designArt and on Thursday this week we are going on TV to show off our Project for the lux light program

Brody



Lux Light

My group is Eunice,Brody,shalom,Ryan and me. Our Responsibility and  Job is to put brown on a Wing to look like an angel.We are making an angel because it's part of culture and religion.  These are things that we value.Is it going it’s good but we need to put on the head,neck,eyes,mouth,body,arms,ears and legs on oue angel.

What challenges have there been? It was hard to cut out the brown feathers and do everything else - and thats just the paper version, our first draft.  

Next we tried hard to use our paper version to help us make a plastic or wire version.  It hasn’t been easy!

At the start my class Area 8 said ‘culture,music and patterns’ means who we are and

Where we from. That’s when suhayb said Religion is all about who you are and the culture you believe in.

So we all agreed yeah thats about it.Then we started making sculpture stuff about our culture koru,moko,moon, stars, sun, cross, weaving. It's made by recycled stuff but the important thing was to wash it out and clean it because if we didn’t then it will be yuck,gross and smelly :(
Ben 10 - aka. Benjamin Faapusa




Tuesday, May 9, 2017
































































Kia ora koutou Whanau,

We have been working on a light sculpture project most of term 1, 2017.  Its about to be launched at Walter Nash Stadium on Thursday evening.  Please come along if you like. Please stay online and read Area 8's memoirs from this experience.  
Kia ora koutou, Na Ms Tokona :-)


The Lux light Festival is this year on Wellington City, streets and our waterfront. The light festival is all about art sculptures that use light tech. This year there are three brand new themes. They are Maori light art, playground light art and circus light art.

Area 8 got selected to be featured in the Lux light festival 2017. Jess is our art teacher for this 6-week session, Jess loves to be in New Zealand, she had a life of an U.S American. She also says to, “I wish to live here forever” when I asked, “How do you personally like NZ?”. On Thursday 3rd March Jess introduced herself and to know a little bit more about us eventually saying some of our names wrong. Starting from the ‘Let me know you’ game to some oducts and then moved on to some instructioning from, Workshop rules to jobs that people fit with. Isabelle was Project Manager but it didn’t go well….

I’m now Programme Manager, Kyzah  is Coder, Jordyn is Documenter, recording whatever we do, Isabelle is now builder like Caleb is. I’m Pro Manager like i said, I control the jobs and setting, I also have to encourage my team and help them. My groups building Te Ra (The Sun) Building it was fun but cutting and planning it, not so much. That’s why i like being Pro Manager!

Today we were rushing our constructing (that rhymes) and the coders finally got their chance of purpose when they actually coded the lights! There were groups to do certain things like making flowers, taking the labels off things and other types of stuff! I don't know what the coding process is, but they said it's easy… I don't know what they meant by this is easy!? Also i got wet because I was helping Ryan and Isabelle take the labels off and then I filled up the bottle and poured it on my head because Ryan said it wakes you up. Now → THAT← was funny…

In the first day of this program was when Jess suggested we’d think about our creative features and also think about what could be the theme of our adventure. Almost actually most of us agreed with culture. Something related to culture? Like who we are? These are some of the questions that I was thinking about during the conversation. We also mostly agreed with some other ideas that popped up in our heads like our music that we obviously have a big heap of, Patterns related to culture like a koru, turtle or even other things…But the best one in my opinion is kinda religionist sort of? But religion was the best of mine because heaps of them exist like the 7 Maori gods or the most recognizable cross that Jesus himself saved us on or the all known God. That’s why my religion, I love it.


Tiga Nanai


Area 8 is apart of the LUX LIGHT FESTIVAL 2017.First we met Jess, Jess was an art

teacher that goes to schools everyday to help students with sculptures.On the first week

we met Jess she had long brown hair and she had a light skintone, the first thing she

wanted us to do was… We had to write  three or more facts about ourselves and then when

everyone was done she said to scrunch up our paper and throw it. But after she said throw

it she told us to not throw it hard because we would hurt our classmates.”GO” Jess said, I

Hide behind a desk to not get hit but I got up Jordyn hit my forehead. “AHHH” I said as

Jordyn was laughed I threw it back at her, “STOP” Jess said loudly. By the end of that

Everyone had a different paper, we all went back to the matt Jess called people to read  

out the paper that they were holding until Shalom was whispering to me “I have your

paper”.  She knew that she had my paper because everyone knows i love football and I am

Athletic. After that Jess showed us some cool pictures that used buttons to turn on, then

We planned what our four themes Music, Culture,Religion  and Patterns.

In our group we have Roseanna as the pro manager me as the coder Henasey as the

documenter and Jordan and Emmanuel as the builders.The builders job is to put thing like

Wires and using sandpaper to smoothen out materials. The documenters job is to is to

Question their group about what their doing and what their challenges. Me as the coder

my job is to turn LED lights on using wires and a computer. Lastly the pro manager's job is

Not to be a boss but to nice and caring about her/his  group.     

Suhayb


Area 8 are apart of the lux light festival 2017, first we met jess
When jess first came, she looked pretty.

Jess gave us a piece of paper, we had to write about yourself.
We scunched our paper we stood and went around the classroom. We threw our papers, so the person can get the other person's paper. We came back on the floor. We read one at a time and if they guess that person's paper it's that person's turn.

We shared our own values based on our theme, gallery. We voted on religion, culture, patterns and music.

Lux light blog
My group: eunice, brody, ryan, and me

My responsibility/ job is a documenter. A documenter is to write some questions and then ask one of your mates if they can answer to the questions.

We are making an angel and we are working really well. We are starting our feather on our angel’s wings. We are so happy that we are working so hard.

Well our challenges during our building is to figure out how to stand our    angel longer because it’s going outside to the museum.

Today on the 30th of march, we are doing our best weaving and finishing it of cause the visitors are coming this week, next week we are putting these beautiful colours.

Our sculpture shows koru, religion, weaving and angel. Koru is kind of like a wave and its on our wood and we put bottles on the koru. Weaving means created light  that tane mahuta made. Religion represented because people believes in god and people goes to church every sunday. The angel means the helpers of god. Other sources of light in our sculpture are shown by strength and growth.

Shalom


Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Lux Light Writing !!!
Area 8 Was Apart Of The Lux Light Festival 2017.

On Thursday Area 8 Meet A Girl Called Jess. Jess Is
Someone Who Goes Too Many Different School In

Wellington. I Think She Is the World's Best Art Teacher

At All Schools. Jess Is Also A Professional Art Teacher

To She Also Looks Like A Buzzy Person. When We Meet

Her She Started Learning Our Names, She Also Learnt

About Us A Lot. Jess Showed Area 8 A Light

Sculptures Technology. That Was when Area 8

Was Starting To Make There Own Gallery. Area 8

Voted On Religion, Culture, Patten And Music. When

We Started Making our Lux Light It Was

Representing Tane Mahuta. We Got Put Into Two

Groups The People In My Group are,

Suhayb, Henasy, Jordan And Emmanuel and I. I

am The Pro Manager Because My Teacher Said.

Suhayb Was The Coder Because He Is So Smart.

Hensay Was The Documenter Because She Has Neat

Writing. Jordan And Emmanuel Were Builders In Our

Group Because They Are Responsible For The Things

They Do Together. Yesterday Area 8 Was Starting To Add More Designs

To Our Art Sculpture. Then My Teacher Miss Tokona Called on me

Shalom And Also Alapeta To Start Weaving Things For Area 8’s

Sculpture The Weaving Was Made Out Of Silver Stuff. From our principal                                            for Our Sculpture

Shows spirituality And Faith And It’s Important To Know About These

Things. The Koru Which Means Culture and Grouth

Roseanna



Jess is an art teacher that goes to schools all over Wellington. She has brown hair, white skin with a bit of freckles. She is apart of the Lux Light Festival.

In my group is Alapeta, Bella, Madasin, and Amileah. My group is amazing. We always work together. My responsibility is the documenter. A documenter is to ask their group some questions and then you will right their amazing ideas on the paper. I  love the responsibility that jess gave me. The challenge throughout making our cross was the part when we were trying to do our cross. Everyone in my group was freaking out like a warrior.

Today we were working with our art teacher Jess. Me,and Justine were helping doing the sun and the angle group by putting this shining thing on the corflute.” Our classroom is a disaster” Miss Tokona Shouted. There was bits and pieces of mess everywhere. We had so much fun!

I feel like culture is apart of love and language. As a class we said that culture, patterns and music represent who we are. When we talked about religion we decided that it was important to us too.

Our sculpture shows that we've been working hard.it shows culture, religion, creation, and patterns that mean growth, strength, and spirituality. The weaving is something Tane Mahuta had done. Tane Mahuta created light by pushing Ranginui ( Sky Father ) up to the sky and pushed Papatuanuku (Mother earth) down to the ground.Religion is represented by growth, strength, and spirituality. The angel means love and heartfelt joy to everybody. Other sources of light in our sculpture are shown by Tane Mahuta. The three kete are Aronui, Tuatea, and Tauari.

Natahle


30/3/17
On the 30 of the 3rd of 2017.We saw Jess,I said “can I please do something for u” Jess said “yes you can do the flowers please” I said “yes please I will love to do the flowers”for u”.when I did the flowers with some of my friend’s that are  Caleb,Tiga,Eunice,Tihei, and Amileah.Today was so much FUN and I was very HAPPY
By Madasin Manhire Maddy

The lux light festival i this year on wellington city,streets and our waterfront.the light festival is all about art sculptures  that use light and technology.this year there are three brand new themes.they are maori light art,playground light art and ciras light art.

Four weeks ago there was a lady named Jess who came to our school to teach art as sculpture.  She is an artist and she has made art for her community using technology. When she first came we played a game, it was snowball fight. I kept on throwing scrunched up paper at Jordan. We all had to write three things about ourselves then scrunch it up and throw it at one another.  Why? Basically because we each would keep one snow ball, read it out loud and as a class try to figure out who had written the facts.  It was like ‘guess who’.  When Jess said stop we grabbed the closest one to us. Nathalie had mine.

The first task we had to listen very carefully to instructions.we talked about what was important to us as people and as a class we agreed on patterns,culture and music.

After that we we're given jobs and Tiga was the project manager (to keep us on track) ,Caleb and Isabelle were the builders (to work with materials), Jordyn was the documenter(to ask questions and write about our day) and i was the coder.

A coder is a fun thing to do because you can make different colors like yellow,green,red,lime,purple,white even dark blue with a little device hooked up to the a computer programme. The coders are Brody,me,Loto,Suhayb and Bella. When Loto made yellow Brody deleted it but Loto made it again. We used numbers to create colours like yellow, blue like teal and dark pink.

On the second week it was building time.my friends were building the sun.

The first time Jess came we knew this was a big journey.The next time she comes it will be her last time so we're going to have a shared lunch.

Kyzah



Area 8 is apart of the lux light festival 2017. First we met Jess.  She has long nice curly hair.  When we sat on the mat Jess got us to play a game that is like a snowball fight in summer. This was so cool and different but full of fun with loud laughing! when i threw the paper ball i threw it on suhabs head.

Jordyn