year 11 - 'Getting started' - term one
This course runs for a full year and ends in the beginning of term 4.
Year 11 students who are passionate about art making and feel they would like a challenge, want to develop theirskills will love this course. You will work on a theme or topic that develops throughout the year and includes your interests. You will need to do homework and work consistently throughout this course. 2-3 hour homework a week is recommended.
Your art making will also be supported by an investigation into how other artists have made their art and how art fits in your world. You will draw using a variety of media from dry to wet, make prints and paintings, display your work and make a portfolio. This course will give you strong transferable skills if you want to continue on and do level 2 and 3 NCEA art and/or have plans to have a career that has an arts focus.
There will be plenty of opportunities to share and discuss ideas about art that maybe social, political and environmental. You will have opportunities to display and exhibit (this is optional).
You don’t have to be great at drawing to do this course, you do need to be able to commit to a process of learning so that your skills develop.