Be inspired by the watercolours of early botanical artist, Georgina Hetley. During the 1880s she was commissioned to capture the beauty and scientific details of Aotearoa’s diverse botanical treasures. Georgina travelled independently throughout ngā motu sketching and painting for her publication, “The Native Flowers of New Zealand”. Ākonga will sharpen their drawing skills and have some unpredictable fun using different watercolour techniques to create an assemblage of favourite flora, while learning about the medicinal qualities of these native plants.
Learning Areas and Strands: Visual Arts
Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for: Year 5 - 10, maximum 30 students
Availability: Term 3 Only
Cost (per student): $2.50 primary, $4.50 secondary
The education programme
Based in the museum classroom, your students will:
Visit the Georgina Hetley exhibition and sketch a range of native plants
Learn about the medicinal qualities of some native plants
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