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Illustration Workshop with Lisala Halapua

16 Aug 2020
1pm - 2pm
Join us at the museum for an hour of storytelling in English and Tongan, drawing and colouring fun! This workshop is suitable for ages 5-10.
Event type: 
Art, Workshop/Seminar
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Waikato Museum
Address: 
1 Grantham Street, Hamilton
Region: 
Waikato

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Join us at the museum for an hour of storytelling in English and Tongan, drawing and colouring fun! This workshop is suitable for ages 5-10.

Finalist in the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards For Children and Young Adults, New Zealand-Tongan author and illustrator Lisala Halapua brings his Tongan grandmother's stories to life in his Island Fables picture book series: Ko Kumā mo FekeThe Mouse and the OctopusThe Worm and the Whale and The Mouse and the Ant.

 These mnemonic stories teach children how our environment sustains us, fostering an appreciation for the Pacific's unique eco-system and the interdependence between land and sea resources.

 Lisala uses brush and watercolour with dip pen and sumi ink. The images are based on actual locations and represent the Tongan eco-system from which the story is derived.

 

This event is part of Hamilton Book Month

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Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

22 Jul 2020

For an inspirational experience, visit us on the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct. Our exhibitions and activities tell the stories of this region and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science.