Design a Christmas tree

We had a wonderful opportunity to take part in the Towncentre Taupo Plywood 3D Christmas Tree Project. These recycled plywood boards were delivered to us ready for painting. A group of passionate designers and painters took on this challenge.

The group talked about some ideas. Our ideas included beach theme, Christmas theme, game theme and our Wairakei logo.

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Mrs Griffin used our ideas to create 4 different designs.

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We spent 4 weeks painting the trees. There were many challenges when painting on wood. We learnt to control a paint brush and apply paint to the boards smoothly.

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Once the boards were finished they were picked up and taken to the center of town for display.

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I love painting. It was fun painting to Christmas trees. I can’t wait to see them in town.  

–Violet

I really liked painting the trees. 

–Amber

The bright colours were nice.  

–Brooke

Key Competencies-Participating and contributing

Students were;
  • Contributing to our local community
  • Working together

Key Competencies-Managing Self

Students were;
  • Learning to act independently
  • Interacting effectively with others

The Arts-Visual Arts

Students were;
  • Using their imagination to create a design
  • Sharing their Christmas tree designs with others
  • Exploring how to use paint brushes
  • Exploring how to apply paint to wood
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