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Making a splash with art


Titahi Bay Intermediate School are set to make a proper splash with their ‘Tapa Cloth’ fish in the Art Action gymnasium at the 2011 Festival of the Elements this Waitangi Day, February 6, at Te Rauparaha Park, Porirua. The Art Splash is just one of many activities for children of all ages and interests on the day.

The year 7 and 8 students have been studying the meaning of Pacific Island Tapa Cloths and have made their tapa creations as a gift to the Elements Festival. “We have made fish shapes because of the water theme of the Festival” says student Grace Davies. Fellow student Reno Ngaoluangraj adds that they have learnt that “Tapa Cloth is a sacred art form and is often given as a gift for important occasions”.

As part of their social science model, the students have also been learning about the importance of marketing and promotion. Esmee Elias-tito, a teacher at Titahi Bay Intermediate School, believes that the Elements Festival is the ideal venue for Titahi Bay Intermediate School to demonstrate their artistic talent – come along and you be the judge!

The day begins with an opening ceremony at 12 noon and continues through to 7:30 pm. It is the best FREE family day out on Waitangi Day on offer anywhere.

For more information about the Festival of the Elements 2011 check out the website

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