Beautiful Ngahura Leaves

The effects of time passing are part of our daily lives. Room 11 observed the passing of time when the seasons changed from Summer/Raumati to Autumn/Ngahuru. All around us we could see the glorious display of deciduous leaves changing colours. We were amazed at the patterns and colours we could see while having a close up look at the leaves.

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Tegan found this spectacular leaf leaf

Room 11 was inspired to create the colours and patterns that we observed. To do this we combined drawing with crayons and pastels with painting using dye. The children explored space organisation, warm and cool colours, straight lines, thick lines, repetition, and contrasting colours. It took nine steps for the children to complete their paintings. 

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Rikihana filling in his leaf shape with warm colours

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Tegan and Louie applying dye

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Rhenyk and Jacob  applying dye

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The next step is filling in the background

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Tegan, Riley and Grayson 

The end results were as beautiful as the leaves we observed.

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 Lacey, Rikihana and Isa  

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Tiarni, Casey and Jacob  

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Dorian, Mackenzie and Skye

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Grace, Louie and Henry

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Jack, Kauri and Rhenyk

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Keywords: seasons, passing of time

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