These beautiful pieces are examples of tempera batik techniques.
They were inspired by the work of New Zealand artist Raewyn Harris
Students painted their design of the koru plant and used tempera paint to add color. They were encouraged to use information acquired after studying color theory. They painted several layers. Black India ink was brushed over the entire piece and left to dry. The ink was washed off the work using gentle pressure.
Students used silver or gold paint pens to emphasis the spiral shape and show transition.