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Kia ora, Talofa lava, Malo e leiei, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia orana

Welcome to the Art Department at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate

Visual Arts is a subject where you can develop your creativity and craftsmanship by learning about established art practices and art conventions appropriate to sculpture, painting and photography. It is a subject that helps you study methods and ideas from established artists, demonstrate an understanding of various art conventions and allows you to produce a body of work that integrates art conventions and art ideas.

The skills you develop and practice in Art will be very useful in many careers including, Curatorial work, Artist, private art teacher/tutor, architect, printmaking, Visual Merchandiser, graphic pre-press worker, sign writer. Anything that requires creativity and practical art skills.

You will learn these skills through understanding of art conventions, researching artist models and art ideas.

Extra Curricula Opportunities

Each year, there are planned art trips for our senior students. This is to allow our students to get further exposure to practicing artists, researchers, artworks and galleries, creating a better insight in the field of visual arts.

Career Pathways with Art

Any career where you need to use the skills of analysis, research, presentation, practical skills appropraite to sculpture and painting:

  • Curatorial work
  • Artist
  • Private art teacher/tutor
  • Architect
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Graphic pre-press worker
  • Sign writer
  • Anything that requires creativity and practical art skills

Course Information

Level 1 Art

Course Title: Art

Course NCEA Level(s): 1

Course Code: ART101

Course Aim and Description:

To provide students with the art making skills and knowledge necessary to progress to Level 2 Painting or L2 Sculpture.

To explore and develop a range of art making techniques and media such as drawing, painting, collage, photography, photo editing and sculpture.

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
AS909131ASInt4Visual Arts 1.1: Demonstrate understanding of art works from Māori and other cultural contexts using art terminology.
AS909141ASInt4Visual Arts 1.2: Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media.
AS909151ASInt6Visual Arts 1.3: Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice.
AS909161ASExt12Visual Arts 1.4: Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media.
TOTAL:26

Level 1 Art

Course Title: Visual Art Foundation

Course NCEA Level(s): 1

Course Code: VAF101

Course Aim and Description:

This course aims to provide student with the art making skills and knowledge necessary to progress to Level 2 Art Foundation, Level 2 Painting or Level 2 Art Foundation.

Student will explore and develop a range of art making techniques and media such as drawing, painting, collage, photography, photo editing and sculpture.

This course has a main focus on practical work.

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
AS909141ASInt4Visual Arts 1.2: Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media.
AS909151ASInt6Visual Arts 1.3: Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice.
AS909161ASExt12Visual Arts 1.4: Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media.
TOTAL:22

Level 2 Art

Course Title: Painting

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: PAI201

Course Aim and Description:

Provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to progress to Level 3 Painting.

To explore and develop a range of painting techniques and media.

To develop students research and analysing skills within the Art field.

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
AS913062ASInt4Painting 2.1: Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to painting.
AS913112ASInt4Painting 2.2: Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting.
AS913162ASInt4Painting 2.3: Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice.
AS913212ASExt12Painting 2.4: Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within painting.
TOTAL:24

Level 2 Art

Course Title: Visual Art Foundation

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: VAF202

Course Aim and Description:

Provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to progress to Level 3 Painting.

To explore and develop a range of painting techniques and media.

To develop students research and analysing skills within the Art field.

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
AS913112ASInt4Painting 2.2: Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting.
AS913162ASInt4Painting 2.3: Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice.
AS913212ASExt12Painting 2.4: Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within painting.
TOTAL:20

Level 2 Art

Course Title: Sculpture

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: SCP201

Course Aim and Description:

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
AS913092ASInt4Painting 2.1: Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to sculpture.
AS913142ASInt4Painting 2.2: Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to sculpture.
AS913192ASInt4Painting 2.3: Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established sculpture practice.
AS913242ASExt12Painting 2.4: Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within sculpture.
TOTAL:24

Level 3 Art

Course Title: Painting

Course NCEA Level(s): 3

Course Code: PAI301

Course Aim and Description:

To develop knowledge and understanding of a range of art-making media, materials and techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpture, collaging, photographing and the use of Photoshop.

To develop skills to present work in a way that is professional, systematic and aesthetically pleasing.

To develop research skills and extensive knowledge of methods and ideas within the painting field.

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
AS3ASInt4Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to painting
AS3ASInt4Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established painting practice.
AS3ASExt14Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practise
TOTAL:22

Level 3 Art

Course Title: Sculpture

Course NCEA Level(s): 3

Course Code: SCP301

Course Aim and Description:

To develop knowledge and understanding in a range of art-making media, materials and techniques such as drawing, sculpture, collaging, photographing and the use of Photoshop.

To develop skills to present work in a way that is professional, systematic and aesthetically pleasing.

To develop research skills and extensive knowledge of methods and ideas within the sculpture field.

Standards

Offered

LevelAS / USInt /

Ext

Credit ValueTitle of Standard
AS914493ASInt4Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to Sculpture
AS914543ASInt4Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established sculpture practice
AS914593ASExt14Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within sculpture practice.
TOTAL:22