We have a range of pictures of New Zealand artists work on display in the art room for children to look at and to provoke discussion. Recently we decided to add some of the work by Hundertwasser, an artist who spent half the year in New Zealand and half in Germany. He is famous in New Zealand also for his design of the Kawakawa toilet block. His work links to sustainability and provokes us and the children to look at composition using circles and lines - both universal forms in art.
Learning to write requires control over circles and lines and this art focus has had the added spin off of children beginning circles and going round and finishing where they began - just like making letters.