Lanterns Light Up Matahui School

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This is our latest article in Lizard News, you can read the full article below.

Matahui School students have been busy creating colourful Lanterns to enter a national competition as part of the annual Wellington Lantern Festival and is designed to inspire creativity and imagination in young people all over New Zealand.

The whole concept of painting on a transparent surface was a new experience for our students. We tested applying the paint using a PVA and paint mix, we looked at blending primary colours to create hues and secondary colours, we used different application techniques to create a textured look and thought about how the light will shine through. Students quickly discovered they were able to correct any blemishes and make changes as they went.

Seeing the final lanterns lit up in an ethereal, magical, school bush environment was a fantastic end to some well thought out lanterns. The Lanterns were difficult to take photos of and to do justice to, as they are absolutely stunning.

Our students at Matahui School would really appreciate people going on to: https://www.wellingtonlanternfestival.co.nz/national-competition and vote for their amazing lanterns. Voting opens 15th April and runs until 1st June 2021. Winners are announced shortly after voting closes, with the winners invited to the Wellington Lantern Festival in October. Up for grabs is a fabulous New Zealand travel package and $1000 voucher toward their school’s art fund, plus there are two runner up prizes.

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