Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art. (Leonardo da Vinci)
Ko te tokitope, ko te whao ngau, he tohu mauri
Ko te tātaki kawai he whakaara wairua
Ko te taumata atua, takaia ki te koroawai parirau
E hikina ai i tōna taongatanga ki te matakite, ki te rangatiratanga
(Ngā Toi i roto i te Marautanga o Aotearoa, 2000)
"So much to see, so little time!" Click on me to hear me speak!
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Teach the Teacher
WHO IS THE TEACHER NOW?
Last week some of the year 7 art
block invited their teachers to their last printmaking lesson and turned the
tables on them. The students became the teachers and the teachers the
students. Everyone had a wonderful
time learning and teaching drypoint techniques. Well done all of you.
Mr Frank shows particular
aptitude for printmaking ,
or was it amazing teaching by Heaton Students?
Mr Naidoo immortalised in print
On Friday morning
I had the opportunity to spend time in the art room under the tutorage of Cara,
Olivia, Daniela and Joe R. It was fantastic. My tutors talked me
through sketching, drypoint onto plastic and the print making process. They
were very patient and full of praise for my efforts. I look forward to my
next invitation to spend time in the art room and be the student!
to bad weather in the Antarctic our visiting artist Capt. Matt Gauldie had to
reschedule coming to Heaton. He eventually flew into Christchurch at 2:30am on
Wednesday 22nd February, an auspicious day. Amazingly he still found the time and energy to come and talk to us
and show us his latest painting from the Antarctic.
also spent some time with some of the Art extension who were producing a series
of images inspired by his ‘Earthquake Patrol’ painting which they saw at Canterbury
Museum this term..
are incredibly grateful to Matt , and the NZ Army, for his time and the advice
and inspiration he gave students at Heaton.
Explaining about the trucks, they are very old.
amazing and dedicated are just three words to describe Captain Matt Gauldie.
was an amusing time for us because we managed to hear about some of the experiences he had whilst being a
Defence Force Artist .
Gauldie showed Art Club, Art Extension and the Rhodes Art Class his detailed
artwork from the Antarctic. His watercolours were very realstic and full of
great texture .
Gabby with her work in progress
He was extremely impressed with the artwork that Extension Art is producing for an Earthquake Exhibition. He also gave them some helpful pointers.
Everyone was very impressed by Captain Gauldie and we wanted to thank him for inspiring us to paint.