Level 1 Visual Arts

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Hambridge

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: Researching, observational drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, art journal documentation, folio presentation, exhibition of artwork.

Tangata whenua have the option of creating artworks reflective of Maori art within painting in 11ART. All students will research established Maori, New Zealand and international artists whose art will inform a body of work for the year. Art mediums include drawing, painting and printmaking. Students will generate artworks for the Internal and External Achievement Standards offered in this course.

This course leads to Level 2 and Level 3 Visual Arts Painting/ Design/Photography, and tertiary study for a wide range of careers: graphic design, product design, display design, interior design, architecture, packaging, magazine and book design, animation, illustration, computer graphics, fashion design, textile design, photography, creative industries, and education.

Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement in Year 9 or Year 10 Visual Arts is preferable but not essential. Have an interest in drawing and painting. If you are new to Art, you must seek approval from HOD Visual Arts, Mr Hambridge.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

All course related materials for use in class will be supplied by the school. A list of recommended materials for use at home is as follows: A3 Sketchbook, Shading pencils HB and 2B, Black fine line pen size 0.5, acrylic paint with a basic range of colours, watercolour set and a selection of paint brushes.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90914 v3
Visual Arts 1.2 - Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90916 v3
Visual Arts 1.4 - Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


Lynfield College has procedures and guidelines for the administering of assessments.  Click HERE to go to the school website with more information, and links to the appropriate Year Level Assessment Guides.

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