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Room 18’s class mural was inspired by local New Zealand artist Warren Pohatu. We spent the first few lessons looking at examples of the artists work and discussing how to work with pastel. This was a whole class project and each student contributed to the final piece. Everyone was given a jigsaw piece to complete using pastels and as the pieces were completed the small jigsaw piece was placed on the corresponding number on a grid. As the students started bringing down their jigsaw pieces they could begin to see that when they combined their pieces with others they were contributing to an overall image (our class mural). Room 18 used blending, mixing and layering of pastel effectively to match the colours to their piece of the jigsaw. This was a great lesson that all seemed to enjoy!