Maui is a god in NZ Maori folklore and one of the achievements attributed to him was that he slowed down the movement of the sun across our skies so the the people of his village could get all their work done, This art lesson responds to the climactic part of the story when Maui confronts the sun in all its splendour. NZ picture books have been given as reference among a list of resource links and a clear and comprehensive photo journal of each step of the process has been provided, along with student and teacher exemplars of work in progress and completed work. This unit incorporates art elements of space (foreground,middle ground, background), line (cultural shape and form) and texture (collage). Students colour their own paper which they then use to build their composition. Other curriculum links also include: Science - day and night, Social Studies and Literature - Myths and Legends.