1.1 level two and three art making - term one

  • Posted on: 30 January 2020
  • By: HollyRamsay
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Term one
(Pre- requisite is level one visual art, if you have not completed a level one art folio you must negotiate with a visual art learning adviser prior to entry of this course).

*This course runs each Monday and Wednesday in yellow and red blocks
This course supports making a body of art work suitable for NCEA at level two and three. The year concludes with the completion of a two panel A1 size folio. You will also have two opportunities to display your work in a public setting (this is optional).
*There is also the opportunity to do a self directed course of study this year that does not include NCEA standards but allows you to develop examples of work suitable for you to promote yourself as a visual artist. For self directed students; you will be expected to critique and goal set with the NCEA students weekly if you can not manage to comply with these course requirements you may be taken off the roll.

The work:
You will work on a theme of your choice supported by an investigation into existing artists and art movements. Studying other artists gives you ideas and supports you to move forward and strengthen your own practice. We will regularly discuss social, political, philosophical, metaphysical and environmental issues to support you to put your won work in context. You will develop skills for working independently and learn how to discuss your ideas in a supportive environment with your peers.

The fields/subjects available for study are; design, painting, printmaking and sculpture. You can enter into more than one field or subject fro NCEA. Photography is by individual negotiation.

We will start by investigating media techniques and researching what is happening in the visual arts today.
Art making is hard work, very rewarding, it also takes time to develop ideas and technical skills, so allow for this when planning your timetable this year. Homework is expected.

Some materials will be provided.
NCEA Credits available - one internal assessment standard and one externally assessed standard are available at level two (16 credits) and three (18 credits)