VISUAL ARTS

Visual Arts is powerful forms of expression that recognise, value, and contribute to the unique bicultural and multicultural character of Aotearoa New Zealand, enriching the lives of all New Zealanders. Through movement, sound and image, Visual Arts transform people’s creative ideas into expressive works that communicate layered meanings.

Level 1, 2, 3

Visual Arts: Community Art

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience a community art project such as mural, sculpture, and/or exhibition.

Students develop visual literacy as they transform visual, tactile, and spatial ideas to solve problems, and celebrate their own and others’ visual worlds.

  • Leads to: Level 1/2/3 Visual Art subjects, Community Art, Cultural Art 1 & 2, Theatre Art
  • Cost and Materials: $50, students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: Completion of Junior Visual Art preferred, Subject to HOD approval
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr C Lee

Visual Arts: Cultural Art 1

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience cultural art conventions of Māori, Pasifika, European and/or other culture.

Students develop visual literacy as they transform visual, tactile, and spatial ideas to solve problems, and celebrate their own and others’ visual worlds.

  • Cultural Art 1 is a first half-year Semester course (approximately 15 weeks)
  • Cultural Art 2 is a second half-year Semester course (approximately 15 weeks)

Students may take both Semester 1 and 2 Cultural Art courses.

  • Leads to: Level 1/2/3 Visual Art subjects, Community Art, Cultural Art 1 & 2, Theatre Art
  • Cost and Materials: $50, Students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: Completion of Junior Visual Art preferred, Subject to HOD approval
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr C Lee

Visual Arts: Cultural Art 2

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience cultural art conventions of Māori, Pasifika, European and/or other culture.

Students develop visual literacy as they transform visual, tactile, and spatial ideas to solve problems, and celebrate their own and others’ visual worlds.

  • Cultural Art 1 is a first half-year Semester course (approximately 15 weeks)
  • Cultural Art 2 is a second half-year Semester course (approximately 15 weeks)

Students may take both Semester 1 and 2 Cultural Art courses.

  • Leads to: Level 1/2/3 Visual Art subjects, Community Art, Cultural Art 1 & 2, Theatre Art
  • Cost and Materials: $50, Students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: Completion of Junior Visual Art preferred, Subject to HOD approval
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr C Lee

Visual Arts: Theatre Art

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience a stage design project for Kapa haka, Fiafia and/or school production.

Students develop visual literacy as they transform visual, tactile, and spatial ideas to solve problems, and celebrate their own and others’ visual worlds.

  • Leads to: Level 1/2/3 Visual Art subjects, Community Art, Cultural Art 1 & 2, Theatre Art
  • Cost and Materials: $50, Students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: Completion of Junior Visual Art preferred, Subject to HOD approval
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr C Lee

Level 1

Visual Arts: Painting & Printmaking

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience the Visual Art disciplines of Painting and Printmaking developing their strengths in the process.

Visual Art can be great preparation for any career that requires fine motor skills, presentation skills, an eye for aesthetics and creative thinking; architect, interior designer, theatre stage designer, photographer, graphic designer, advertisement producer, logo/branding designer, sign writer, magazine/book designer, packaging designer, fashion/accessory designer, fabric/textile/pattern designer, jeweller, weaver, carver, glass artist, potter, fine artist, tattoo artist, art historian, art critic, teacher, art therapist, illustrator, animator, movie maker, website/video creator, curator, personal style/make-up artist and more.

  • Leads to: Level 2 Visual Art subjects: Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Community Art, Cultural Art 1 & 2, Theatre Art
  • Cost and Materials: $65, Students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: Completion of Year 10 Visual Art preferred, Subject to HOD approval
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr C Lee

Visual Arts: Photography and Design

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience the Visual Art disciplines of Design and Photography developing their strengths in the process.

Visual Art can be great preparation for any career that requires fine motor skills, presentation skills, an eye for aesthetics and creative thinking; architect, interior designer, theatre stage designer, photographer, graphic designer, advertisement producer, logo/branding designer, sign writer, magazine/book designer, packaging designer, fashion/accessory designer, fabric/textile/pattern designer, jeweller, weaver, carver, glass artist, potter, fine artist, tattoo artist, art historian, art critic, teacher, art therapist, illustrator, animator, movie maker, website/video creator, curator, personal style/make-up artist and more.

  • Leads to: Level 2 Visual Art subjects: Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Community Art, Cultural Art 1 & 2, Theatre Art
  • Cost and Materials: $65, Students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: Completion of Year 10 Visual Art preferred. Subject to HOD approval
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms J Dickerson

Level 2

Design

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience the Visual Art discipline of Design at a deeper level of understanding, developing students’ strengths in the process.

  • Produce a body of work within Design to show understanding of art making methods and ideas
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of digital creative tools – Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign
  • Develop an understanding of the many aspects of Design from logo design, illustration of children’s book, to fashion design

Design can be great preparation for any career that requires fine motor skills, presentation skills, an eye for aesthetics and creative thinking; architect, interior designer, theatre stage designer, photographer, graphic designer, advertisement producer, logo/branding designer, sign writer, magazine/book designer, packaging designer, fashion/accessory designer, fabric/textile/pattern designer, jeweller, weaver, carver, glass artist, potter, fine artist, tattoo artist, art historian, art critic, teacher, art therapist, illustrator, animator, movie maker, website/ video creator, curator, personal style/make-up artist and more.

  • Leads to: Level 3 Visual Art subjects: Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Community Art, Cultural Art 1 & 2, Theatre Art
  • Cost and Materials: $90, Students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: There is an expectation that students will have to be at a certain skill and knowledge level in order to cope with the transition to the next level of study. The step up to Level 3 is considerable. This in mind, the prerequisites to doing Level 2 Visual Arts is: Successful completion of Level 1 Visual Art portfolio/ Design & Visual Communication/Digital Technology/subject to HOD approval
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms J Dickerson

Painting

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience the Visual Art discipline of Painting at a deeper level of understanding, developing students’ strengths in the process.

  • Generate and develop ideas using drawing processes and procedures in painting
  • Produce a body of work within painting to show understanding of art making methods and ideas

Painting can be great preparation for any career that requires fine motor skills, presentation skills, an eye for aesthetics and creative thinking; architect, interior designer, theatre stage designer, photographer, graphic designer, advertisement producer, logo/branding designer, sign writer, magazine/book designer, packaging designer, fashion/accessory designer, fabric/textile/pattern designer, jeweller, weaver, carver, glass artist, potter, fine artist, tattoo artist, art historian, art critic, teacher, art therapist, illustrator, animator, movie maker, website/video creator, curator, personal style/make-up artist and more.

  • Leads to: Level 3 Visual Art subjects: Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Community Art, Cultural Art 1 & 2, Theatre Art
  • Cost and Materials: $65 Students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: There is an expectation that students will have to be at a certain skill and knowledge level in order to cope with the transition to the next level of study. The step up to Level 3 is considerable. This in mind, the prerequisites to doing Level 2 Visual Arts is: Successful completion of Level 1 Visual Art portfolio/ subject to HOD approval.
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr C Lee

Photography

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience the Visual Art discipline of Photography at a deeper level of understanding, developing students’ strengths in the process.

  • Demonstrate digital photography
  • Generate and develop ideas using drawing processes and procedures in photography and design
  • Produce a body of work within photography to show understanding of art making methods and ideas
  • Developing a comprehensive knowledge of digital creative tools

Photography can be great preparation for any career that requires fine motor skills, presentation skills, an eye for aesthetics and creative thinking; architect, interior designer, theatre stage designer, photographer, graphic designer, advertisement producer, logo/branding designer, sign writer, magazine/book designer, packaging designer, fashion/accessory designer, fabric/textile/pattern designer, jeweller, weaver, carver, glass artist, potter, fine artist, tattoo artist, art historian, art critic, teacher, art therapist, illustrator, animator, movie maker, website/video creator, curator, personal style/make-up artist and more.

  • Leads to: Level 3 Visual Art subjects: Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Community Art, Cultural Art 1 & 2, Theatre Art
  • Cost and Materials: $100, Students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: There is an expectation that students will have to be at a certain skill and knowledge level in order to cope with the transition to the next level of study. The step up to Level 3 is considerable. This in mind, the prerequisites to doing Level 2 Visual Arts is: Successful completion of Level 1 Visual Art portfolio/ Design and Visual Communication/Digital Technology/subject to HOD approval.
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms J Dickerson

Printmaking

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience the Visual Art discipline of Printmaking at a deeper level of understanding, developing students’ strengths in the process.

  • Generate and develop ideas using drawing processes and procedures in printmaking – chine colle/collagraphy/etching/ screen printing/transfer/laser cut/mono print/woodcut
  • Produce a body of work within printmaking to show understanding of art making methods and ideas

Printmaking can be great preparation for any career that requires fine motor skills, presentation skills, an eye for aesthetics and creative thinking; architect, interior designer, theatre stage designer, photographer, graphic designer, advertisement producer, logo/branding designer, sign writer, magazine/book designer, packaging designer, fashion/accessory designer, fabric/textile/pattern designer, jeweller, weaver, carver, glass artist, potter, fine artist, tattoo artist, art historian, art critic, teacher, art therapist, illustrator, animator, movie maker, website/video creator, curator, personal style/make-up artist and more.

  • Leads to: Level 3 Visual Art subjects: Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Community Art, Cultural Art 1 & 2, Theatre Art
  • Cost and Materials: $65, students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: There is an expectation that students will have to be at a certain skill and knowledge level in order to cope with the transition to the next level of study. The step up to Level 3 is considerable. This in mind, the prerequisites to doing Level 2 Visual Arts is: Successful completion of Level 1 Visual Art portfolio/Design & Visual Communication/Digital Technology/subject to HOD approval.
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr C Lee

Level 3

Design

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience the Visual Art discipline of Design at a pre‑tertiary level of understanding, developing students’ strengths in the process. Emphasis is on personal development of a unique artistic vision. Self‑discipline, motivation and a commitment to artistic growth is critical.

Design can be great preparation for any career that requires fine motor skills, presentation skills, an eye for aesthetics and creative thinking; architect, interior designer, theatre stage designer, photographer, graphic designer, advertisement producer, logo/branding designer, sign writer, magazine/book designer, packaging designer, fashion/accessory designer, fabric/textile/pattern designer, jeweller, weaver, carver, glass artist, potter, fine artist, tattoo artist, art historian, art critic, teacher, art therapist, illustrator, animator, movie maker, website/video creator, curator, personal style/make-up artist and more.

  • Leads to, Tertiary courses: Architecture, Art History, Art, Therapy, Animation, Design, Fashion, Fine Arts, Film, Jewellery, Photography, Style & Beauty, and more
  • Cost and Materials: $100, Students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: Successful completion of Level 2 Design
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms J Dickerson
  • UE Approved

Painting

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience the Visual Art discipline of Painting at a pre‑tertiary level of understanding, developing students’ strengths in the process. Emphasis is on personal development of a unique artistic vision. Self‑discipline, motivation and a commitment to artistic growth is critical

Painting can be great preparation for any career that requires fine motor skills, presentation skills, an eye for aesthetics and creative thinking; architect, interior designer, theatre stage designer, photographer, graphic designer, advertisement producer, logo/branding designer, sign writer, magazine/book designer, packaging designer, fashion/accessory designer, fabric/textile/pattern designer, jeweller, weaver, carver, glass artist, potter, fine artist, tattoo artist, art historian, art critic, teacher, art therapist, illustrator, animator, movie maker, website/video creator, curator, personal style/make-up artist and more.

  • Leads to, Tertiary courses: Architecture, Art History, Art, Therapy, Animation, Design, Fashion, Fine Arts, Film, Jewellery, Photography, Style & Beauty, and more
  • Cost and Materials: $80 Students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: Successful completion of Level 2 Painting
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr C Lee
  • UE Approved

Photography

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience the Visual Art discipline of Photography at a pre‑tertiary level of understanding, developing students’ strengths in the process. Emphasis is on personal development of a unique artistic vision. Self‑discipline, motivation and a commitment to artistic growth is critical.

Photography can be great preparation for any career that requires fine motor skills, presentation skills, an eye for aesthetics and creative thinking; architect, interior designer, theatre stage designer, photographer, graphic designer, advertisement producer, logo/branding designer, sign writer, magazine/book designer, packaging designer, fashion/accessory designer, fabric/textile/pattern designer, jeweller, weaver, carver, glass artist, potter, fine artist, tattoo artist, art historian, art critic, teacher, art therapist, illustrator, animator, movie maker, website/video creator, curator, personal style/make-up artist and more.

  • Leads to, Tertiary courses: Architecture, Art History, Art, Therapy, Animation, Design, Fashion, Fine Arts, Film, Jewellery, Photography, Style & Beauty, and more
  • Cost and Materials: $125 Students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: Successful completion of Level 2 Photography, Students must provide their own camera with a good lens (35‑70mm)
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms J Dickerson

Printmaking

This course is designed to give students the chance to explore and experience the Visual Art discipline of Printmaking at a pre‑tertiary level of understanding, developing students’ strengths in the process. Emphasis is on personal development of a unique artistic vision. Self‑discipline, motivation and a commitment to artistic growth is critical.

Printmaking can be great preparation for any career that requires fine motor skills, presentation skills, an eye for aesthetics and creative thinking; architect, interior designer, theatre stage designer, photographer, graphic designer, advertisement producer, logo/branding designer, sign writer, magazine/book designer, packaging designer, fashion/accessory designer, fabric/textile/pattern designer, jeweller, weaver, carver, glass artist, potter, fine artist, tattoo artist, art historian, art critic, teacher, art therapist, illustrator, animator, movie maker, website/video creator, curator, personal style/make-up artist and more.

  • Leads to, Tertiary courses: Architecture, Art History, Art, Therapy, Animation, Design, Fashion, Fine Arts, Film, Jewellery, Photography, Style & Beauty, and more
  • Cost and Materials: $80 Students may need to purchase some specialist items
  • Entry Requirements: Successful completion of Level 2 Printmaking
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr C Lee

FUTURE CAREERS

Artist, Exhibition Curator, Architect, Tertiary Lecturer, Teacher, Interior Designer, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Art Director, Set/Screen Production, Advertising Specialist, Film/Video Editor, Industrial Designer, Sign Maker, Makeup Artist, Art Therapist, Art Historian, Museum Curator, Conservator, Arts Administrator, Heritage Officer, Marketing Specialist, Auctioneer, Archivist, Museum Education Officer, Journalist, Producer, Tertiary Lecturer, Teacher, Exhibition/Events Organiser, Antique Dealer, Actor, Broadcaster, Producer, Director, Theatre director, Stage Manager,  Drama Publishing, Script and screenplay writer,  Performing of any kind, Tertiary Lecturer, Teacher, Community Group Manager, Artistic Director, Screen and Set Designer, Therapist, Drama Therapist, Arts Administrator, Photographer, Florist, Arts Manager, Personal Assistant, Inspirational speaker, Spokesperson, Corporate Training, Composition, Performing, Radio & TV, Audio Engineering, Music Production, Live Sound Work, Instrument Making and Repair, Music Industry Jobs, Teaching, Music, Therapy, Music Publishing, Music Retail & Wholesale, Arts and Culture Administrator