Māori Design Master Class I, II, III

Māori Design Master Class I, II, III

Karangawai Marsh MMVA held three master classes in January 2022 to support her exhibition in the Gavin Gifford Gallery – He Marangai ki te Whenua, on at the Te Awamutu Museum til 20th March 2022.

Karangawai holds a Master of Māori Visual Art from Te Toioho ki Āpiti at Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University in Papaioea Plamerston North. She is now a Senior Tutor at Toioho ki Āpiti, founder of RaRau Mai (Māori language, whānau arts initiative), and project coordinator for Ora te Toi (annual art exhibition).

Karangawai is a 3rd generation Te Ataarangi kaiako and active member for 20 years and is currently preparing for her PhD with a focus on Māori language arts initiatives.

This group of workshops were very popular with the public with some amazing original designs being created on every level and with multi-media. The Māori Design Master Classes were held as shown:

Māori Design Master Class I: Tues Jan 18th, 2022: Two sessions; 10.30am-12pm or 1pm-2.30pm

Kōwhaiwhai – simple pattern design starting with the koruna to create multiple interconnected pattern designs.

Māori Design Master Class II: Wed Jan 19th, 2022: Two sessions; 10.30am-12pm or 1pm-2.30pm

Kōwhaiwhai Hikuwaru – intermediate pattern design using positive and negative space.

Māori Design Master Class III: Thurs Jan 20th, 2022: Two sessions; 10.30am-12pm or 1pm-2.30pm

Kōwhaiwhai Hikuwaru – Porotītaha – create interconnected patterns with shapes.

Cost: $2 per class per session

Ages: Open to all ages, all children need to have adult supervision.

Skills: Beginner – advanced

Bookings: Essential

Limited to 10 participants only for each class. PHONE: 07 872 0085 or EMAIL museum@waipadc.govt.nzto book your space.

Note: Prior level class must be completed before moving onto the next class level.

What’s in Your Backyard October School Holiday Programs

What’s in Your Backyard October School Holiday Programs

DezignaBug!

Get ready this school holidays for some creative DezignaBug activities! We’ve created some awesome activities that test your creative styles. To celebrate our new Curioseum Bug activities we’re getting buggy with it!

Register: Not necessary

Dates: 4th – 8th October 2021 and 9th October first week. 11th – 15th October 2021 and 16th October.

Time: 10.30am-3.30pm Mon-Fri and Sat 10.30am-1.30pm

Cost: FREE

Type: Virtual Activity for the first week and in the Museum for the second week.

Ages: All ages with adult supervision

The first week of the holidays 4th – 9th October we have created Virtual Activities so you can pick up a DezignaBug pack, use the Youtube link to see the ‘how to’ videos. These are FREE packs for all our locals. Please remember to bring your button drawings in so we can make it into a button. Also, bring your 3D DezignaBug in to take a photo of it in our Diorama!


Make a DezignaBug Badge!

Printed DezignaBugs will be available for you to colour in. A Museum host will make your chosen one and make it into a badge (limited to 1 badge per child).


Create a DezignaBug!

From or bug-part templates, use the lights to draw and colour in your DezignaBug!


Make a 3D DezignaBug!

From the materials available build your DezignaBug 3D Sculpture. Then, post your DezignaBug in the Amazing Bug World Diorama!


DezignaBug Hunt!

Use your detective eyes to find backyard critters around the Museum, go into the draw for a cool prize pace, 2 to be won!

Matariki Workshops 2021

Matariki Workshops 2021

Join the lovely Oriwa Morgan-Ward as she presents fun-filled creative activities for all ages about Matariki, this July School Holidays!

Toi Oriwa will take you through a myriad of mātauranga Māori mahi toi art and creativity through a series of workshop events.

Click one of these tabs to see what’s happening each day.

Check out our FB event pages and share with your friends by clicking here!

Resources: Provided within the cost of each workshop.

Bookings: Essential, 10 participants per session.

Phone the Museum reception today for bookings on 07 872 0085.

All children must have adult supervision.

Poi Making Workshop with Oriwa

Tues 13th & Tues 20th July July, over two weeks, two sessions per day:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

With materials supplied, make a set of poi, learn the waiata gong in terms reo Māori and the skilful actions of how to work your poi!

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click this link to see Oriwa demonstrate the poi and what you can expect in the workshop.

Click here to see our FB event info

Tī Rākau Stick Game with Oriwa & Awatea

Wed 14th & Wed 21st July, over two weeks, two sessions per day:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Every participant gets to design their very own tī rākau and learn the waiata/song in Te Reo Māori along with the actions to the game. A great cost effective whānau activity of skill.

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.

Ukulele with Oriwa and Awatea

Thurs 15th & Thurs 22nd July, over two weeks, two sessions per day:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Ever wanted to lean Ukulele in a fun environment? Bring your Ukulele to this fun workshop and lean basic chords, strums and participate in a mini concert!

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Please note: Bring your own Ukulele to use in this workshop.

April School Holiday Programme 2021

April School Holiday Programme 2021

ANZAC CRAFTS

A time of commemorations for New Zealanders and Australians who fought in the world wars.

For the first week of the holidays we have ANZAC craft workshops for the whole whānau.

Click one of these tabs to see what’s happening each day.

Check out our FB event pages and share with your friends by clicking here!

Resources: Provided within the cost of each workshop.

Bookings: Essential, 10 participants per session.

Phone the Museum reception today for bookings on 07 872-0085 or call in to the Museum reception at 135 Roche Street, Te Awamutu. 

All children must have adult supervision.


Make your own Poppy

Tuesday 20th April, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Participants learn about the different poppy colours and what they symbolise. Once you’ve chosen your colour and materials, make your own unique poppy to take home or put on our commemoration wall on the Front Porch Gallery.

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.


Make a clay Poppy

Wednesday 21st April, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Participants learn about the different poppy colours and what they symbolise. Once you’ve chosen your colour and materials, make your own unique poppy to take home or put on our commemoration wall on the Front Porch Gallery.

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.


Make a clay Poppy

Thursday 22nd April, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Participants learn about the different poppy colours and what they symbolise. Once you’ve chosen your colour and materials, make your own unique poppy to take home or put on our commemoration wall on the Front Porch Gallery.

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.

Waitangi Day Activities 2021

Waitangi Day Activities 2021

A national day of affirming our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

What are the ways in which you are learning about our nation’s history pre 1840-2021?

The Museum has developed some fun ways to support learning and understanding of Māori culture, and its place in our nation’s history.

Click one of these tabs to see what’s happening each day.

Check out our FB event pages and share with your friends by clicking here!

Resources: Provided within the cost of each workshop.

Bookings: Essential, 10 participants per session.

Phone the Museum reception today for bookings on 07 872-0085 or fill in the form below. 

All children must have adult supervision.


Tī Rākau Stick Game with Oriwa & Awatea

Saturday 6th February, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Every participant gets to design their very own tī rākau, learn the waiata song in Te Reo Māori and actions to the game. A great test of skill while learning its significance in Māori culture.

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.


Māori Design Badges with Oriwa

Monday 8th February, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Learn basic Māori design inspired by kōwhaiwhai and whakairo carving patterns, then make your own unique badge!

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info

Christmas 2020 Creative Workshops!

Christmas 2020 Creative Workshops!

Join the lovely Oriwa Morgan-Ward as she presents fun-filled creative activities for all ages.

We know it’s the end of the year, and you might be looking for something to do or just want some last minute fun before we close for the year. Check out what we have in the Museum for everyone!

Also check out our FB event pages and share with your friends by clicking here!

Resources: Provided within the cost of each workshop.

Bookings: Essential, 10 participants per session.

Phone the Museum reception today for bookings on 07 872-0085 or fill in the form below. 

All children must have adult supervision.


Tī Rākau Stick Game with Oriwa & Awatea

Wed 16th Dec, two sessions:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Every participant gets to design their very own tī rākau and learn the waiata/song in Te Reo Māori along with the actions to the game. A great cost effective whānau activity of skill.

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.


Hine and Tama Paper Dolls with Oriwa

Monday 21st Dec, two sessions:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Learn about traditional Māori clothing and accessories. Each participant receives their own Hine or Tama Paper Dolls to design amazing outfits.

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info


Poi Making Workshop with Oriwa

Tues 22nd Dec, two sessions:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Each participant receives their own materials to make a set of poi and learn the waiata song in Te Reo Māori along with the skilful actions. Another fun activity for the whānau or kids of all ages!

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click this link to see Oriwa demonstrate the poi and what you can expect in the workshop.

Click here to see our FB event info


Māori Design Badges with Oriwa

Wed 23rd Dec, two sessions:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Learn basic Māori design inspired by kōwhaiwhai and whakairo carving patterns then make a badge out of it for you, or as a present for someone else!

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here for our FB event info