Simple Matariki Wharenui

Shared by Susan Mackay Super easy Matariki art completed in 1.5 hours ✨Children were given instructions on drawing the Marae, own choice for patterns, vivid, dye, paint splatters and twink used for the Matariki stars.

PVA and Oil Pastel Monsters

Thank you to Melinda Narayan for agreeing to share these super monsters her class did. The outlines are black paint mixed with PVA glue, whilst the colours are all oil pastels.

Natural Art

Credit to Michelle Moth Looking for a way to bring some nature into your classroom? This is a great way to teach children a technique, without restricting their creative expression. There are limitless ways that littles pieces of nature can be displayed using this method.

Taniwha Art

Thanks to Tim Faville for sharing the prompts he used with the class, some of their planning and of course the final results!This artwork can be recreated with chalk, crayons and dye. Simply chalk the areas where you would like the dye to saturate and crayon everywhere else!

Perspective Art

Scroll down for step-by-step instructions. Credit: Aaron Sargeant

Mana Māori

Year 5 & 6 Tauhara Primary School “Mana Maori” art inspired by Sandra Silberzweig. Mixed media – vivid, acrylic paint, pen paint, chalk pastel, nail polish, paua paper and tinfoil. Credit: Kristy Northcroft

Paint Pouring

I mixed PVA glue and water 50/50. Poured into little cups. Added acrylic paint then had kids pour each little cup of paint onto canvas. Tip it and voila! Bit messy so did it in small groups. Other kids worked through math pages and reading writing activities to keep them busy. Credit: Geraldine Yaworski

Koru Family Trees

Koru family trees! We wrote our pepeha around the outside but I’ve edited them out here for privacy purposes.  Credit: Megan Gooding