2.2 Level Three - Art making towards a folio

  • Posted on: 31 May 2017
  • By: HollyRamsay
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Term two
(Pre- requisite is level two visual art, if you have not completed a level two art folio you must negotiate with a visual art learning adviser prior to entry of this course).
This course supports making a body of art work suitable for NCEA at level three and to produce examples of your own art suitable for application into tertiary art/art design courses. You will have the opportunity to prepare and enter into the scholarship exam if you choose to. The year concludes with the completion of a three panel A1 size folio. This years work may also become a submission proposal for an art gallery to exhibit your work.
You will have two opportunities to curate and display your work in a public setting. You will work on a theme of your choice supported by an investigation into existing artists and their work. We will regularly discuss social, political, philosophical, metaphysical and environmental issues. You will develop skills for working independently and learn how to put your own work in context. The fields/subjects available for study are; design, painting, printmaking and sculpture. You can enter into more than one field or subject. We will start by investigating media techniques and researching what is happening in the visual arts today.
Art making is hard work, very rewarding and takes time so allow for this when planning your timetable. Time management and completing regular homework is very important to develop a full year study suitable for your folio. Do not forget that the creative process and developing ideas leads to many career pathways. Lets get started and have heaps of fun.
Homework: 2 hours per week or additional studio time each week
You will need: an A3 spiral bound visual diary, 2B, 3B, pencils, fine tip black sharpie, painting students need brushes and paints to be advised, design and photography students need access to laptops/computers with Photoshop and Illustrator and a digital camera.
additional costs may be incurred for printmaking and sculpture students and is individual.
The dates for our group exhibition in a public space are 22 June-7 July 2017