Experience Toi Whakarākai-Raranga

March 13, 2018

Open noho to all those interested in pursuing a career in the traditional art of weaving - limited spaces!


Friday 16 March (pōwhiri 5pm) - Sunday 18 March (approx 1pm)
Te Wānanga o Raukawa Ōtaki Campus, 144 Tasman Road, Ōtaki

This is an invitiation to anyone with a genuine interest in enrolling in the Heke Toi Whakarākai (Raranga) -  Diploma in Design and Art (Weaving).

  • Experience life as a student at Te Wānanga o Raukawa
  • Meet the pūkenga (tutors)
  • Course overview provided
  • Have a go weaving
  • Enrol on the Sunday (remember to bring two forms of I.D)
  • Meals and accommodation are included

Register here to secure your place!

This one year diploma introduces you to traditional concepts in design and practise.  You will develop an understanding of traditional design – its components and the world it was born in. The world of natural materials, their collection and preparation is explored through the medium of woven taonga.  The techniques of tāniko, whatu and raranga are employed to create indigenous fashion and other woven art forms.  Iwi, hapu and reo studies will enrich your learning and appreciation for taonga held by your whānau hapū and iwi.  

This tohu is perfect if you are seeking to stimulate your inherent creative self both in the visual and language arenas and is the first year of study toward the three year degree programme.



For more details or to register contact pip.devonshire@twor-otaki.ac.nz or ph/text 027 303 7245.  Please feel free to share among your networks.

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