Raranga Courses

Māori Basketry Technique

RARANGA COURSES 

We currently offer five courses in Raranga: 

  • MODULE 1 - Māori Weaving Foundation
  • MODULE 2 - Ngā Kete
  • MODULE 3 - Kete Whakairo
  • A Bundle of Fun!
  • Whariki Part I

We also offer courses in Taaniko, Hieke, Piupiu, Maro and Korowai

Enrolment in Raranga Courses will start in the week of 18 February 2019

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MODULE 1
The Matrix

MAORI WEAVING FOUNDATION


Pre-requisite: None

Suitable For:
Absolute Beginners as well as those keen to refine their Raranga technique

Time Required: 8 - 12 weeks very Part-time


In this course you will 

  • Gather harakeke - NZ Flax
  • Prepare harakeke for weaving
  • Hāpine whenu - soften harakeke for weaving
  • Understand Basic Tikanga - cultural values associated with Māori weaving

You will also weave:

  • Kono - simple four-cornered basket
  • Konae - simple two-cornered basket
  • Kono Roa - simple oblong basket
  • Tāpiki - finish
  • Whiri Mekameka
  • Whiri - 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10 plait 


*Minimum Value of course $600

Course Fee $220 NZ 


Payment Plan: $79 a month for 3 Months


*The minimum value of the course is based solely on what it would cost to buy four of each of the three items that you will learn to weave in this course.  Most students weave at least 3-5 of each item during the course, saving money weaving baskets for their home and as gifts while many also go on to sell their work, exceeding the cost of the course many times over.

Yes! I'm interested in enrolling in Module One 

MODULE 2
The Matrix

NGA KETE


Pre-requisite: Module 1 of The Matrix

Time Required: 3 - 6 months Very Part-time

By the end of this course you will have woven:

  • Kete Whiri 
  • Kete Whiri Rua - for moenga pepi (baby sleep baskets)
  • Kete Timata

PLUS - you will be able to 

  • dye whenu (weaving strips)
  • split whenu for finer kete


*Minimum Value of course $1200


Course Fee $420 NZ


Payment Plan: $79 a month for 6 Months

*The minimum value of the course is based solely on what it would cost to buy two of each item that you will learn to weave in this course.  

Yes! I'm interested in enrolling in Module Two: Nga Kete

MODULE 3
The Matrix

KETE WHAKAIRO

Pre-requisite: Module 2 of The Matrix
Time Required: 4 - 6 months very Part-time

By the end of this course you will have woven six kete whakairo, each with a different pan- tribal pattern. 


*Minimum Value of course $1500


*The minimum value of the course is based solely on what it would cost to buy one of each different patterned kete that you will learn to weave in this course. 

 

Course Fee $420 NZ


Payment Plan: $79 a month for 6 Months

Yes! I'm interested in enrolling in Module Three: Kete Whakairo

WHY OUR COURSE FEES ARE SO LOW


Our course fees are set at very reasonable levels when compared with most courses on offer in tertiary institutions. We do this to make our teaching and expertise available to as many people as possible who wish to learn with us.

*Our course fees are not subsidised by the Ministry of Education or eligible for student loan. We do not assess your weaving against the NZQA framework. Most people who enrol with us do so because their goal is to acquire the skills and knowledge that we are renowned for rather than a formal qualification. However, if you complete all five modules of The Matrix and you demonstrate the values of the school in your work and conduct, we will invite you to a formal graduation where you will be presented with a certificate of graduation. You will also be listed as a graduate of the Hetet School of Māori Art on our website.

OPTIONAL EXTRA
A Bundle of Fun!


Pre-requisite: Module 1 of The Matrix: Foundation
Time Required: 8 - 12 weeks very Part-time

This course will give you the foundation skills and the confidence you need to weave Raranga.
By the end of this course you will have woven:

  • a tissue box cover
  • a konae with flap for a purse
  • a six footed basket
  • decorative stitch

AND learn to cast on with fine whenu

 
*Minimum Value of course $600

Course Fee $220 NZ 


Payment Plan: $79 a month for 3 Months

*The minimum value of the course is based solely on what it would cost to buy four of each of the items that you'll learn to weave in this course.  Most students weave at least 3-5 of each item during the course.

Yes! I'm interested in enrolling in the Bundle of Fun! Course

OPTIONAL EXTRA
Whaariki

PART I

Pre-requisite: Module 2 of The Matrix
Time Required: 8 -12 weeks very Part-time
 

By the end of this course you will have woven a whariki and know how to weave a plain whaariki of any size.

 
*Minimum Value of course $600


*The minimum value of the course is based solely on what it would cost to buy a small, plain whaariki.

 

Course Fee $220 NZ


Payment Plan: $79 a month for 3 Months

Yes! I'm interested in enrolling in the Whaariki Part I Course

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