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. Maori students will research established Maori 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.


Level 2 Visual Arts - Design, Level 2 Visual Arts - Painting, Level 2 Visual Arts - Photography

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.

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 permission from HOD Visual Arts, Mr Hambridge.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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
A.S. 90915 v2 Visual Arts 1.3 - Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice
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
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.


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