The windows of Pātaka’s atrium feature an installation of tessellating geometric patterns of colour by New Zealand artist Shannon Novak. When the sun shines through the windows it floods the floor and surrounding surfaces with rainbow-coloured shapes. Shannon Novak has synesthesia, enabling him to see specific colours when he hears certain sounds.
Our programme explores fundamental theories of light, colour, pattern and sound. Your students will be able to create music together using
Shannon Novak’s coloured patterns as notes. They will also
produce cellophane artwork to flood your classroom(s) with
The Arts, Visual Arts: Students will explore a variety of materials and tools and discover elements and selected principles PK.
The Arts, Music: Students will share music making with others, using basic performance skills and techniques CI.
Science: Physical World – Students will explore everyday examples of light and colour.
Maths: Geometry and Measurement – shapes and tessellation
Find out about the phenomenon of synaesthesia and how it affects the five senses
Create a fact file/display board about the rainbow and spectrum of colours
Discover what happens when prisms hang from windows on sunny days
Experiment mixing primary paint colours to make secondary colours
Investigate how we see different colours reflecting off objects