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Interested in Whakairo (Māori carving)?
Do you want to learn more about the tikanga, whakapapa, and kaupapa associated with this traditional art form? Under the guidance of our expert tutors, you will get hands-on experience and learn a broad range of techniques and skills in this traditional Ngā Toi (Art). You will also learn to engage in the tikanga and traditions of whakairo. This course will give you the confidence and ability to help you fulfil your dreams of being a carver.
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
Select and apply creative processes, methods, and techniques to create solutions for familiar problems
Compare the processes of others’ and explore artistic evolution and variation, to inform own art form practice
Create and complete Ngā Toi projects, under broad guidance and in accordance with project briefs
Manage project briefs, under broad guidance, to produce Ngā Toi work
All applicants must:
be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences; and
be able to read, write, and communicate either English or Te Reo sufficient to be able to study at this level; and
be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes; and
submit an acceptable portfolio of art work
New Zealand Certificate in Ngā Toi (Level 4) with a strand in Whakairo
Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions