Ms Rachel's Polynesian Adventure!
The children took a trip to the land of white sand beaches, beautiful marine life and islands surrounded by miles of open ocean. They explored the ancient art of 'tapa, kapa and messi' making. These textiles are created from mulberry tree, shaved from the bark and beat into a wonderful textured paper. This paper is then printed on with various tribal patterns often involving agriculture, ceremonies, and of course sea life. Our students explored this through the use of Manila paper, charcoal, conte crayon, marker and oil pastels. Their work was directly inspired from patterns and designs from Tahiti, Vanuatu and Fiji.